5 Hidden Gems On Netflix You Probably Haven't Watched Yet

5 Hidden Gems On Netflix You Probably Haven't Watched Yet

You should give a try when you're all out of ideas on what to watch.
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With hundreds and hundreds of choices to sift through on Netflix and a constant rotation of "out with the old and in with the new," it can become very tricky finding a new show or movie that interests you. Here are five hidden gems on Netflix, shows and movies, that you should give a try when you're all out of ideas on what to watch.

1. Mr. Nobody.

A film starring Jared Leto as the last mortal human on earth. His character, Nemo Nobody, is lying on his death bed trying to recall the memories from his childhood for a reporter writing a piece on him. However none of the stories seem to match up, he's constantly contradicting himself and going in different directions. Mr. Nobody is a truly ambitious movie with a fantastic score and beautiful visuals. An original story with twist and turns at every step, it will surely keep you captivated throughout. I would recommend Mr. Nobody for all to see.

2. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

A documentary on the filming of the 1999 movie, Man on the Moon. Now I've seen both the movie and the documentary, and while the movie is good, the documentary is much more entertaining. We get a glimpse on what it's like to work on set with actor Jim Carrey, and what a wild ride it is. Jim, being a method actor, was in character the entire time, cameras rolling or not. In this movie he is playing the lead role of Andy Kaufman, an eccentric comedian/actor who gained fame in the late 1970s-- the movie's all about his life. Jim also plays Andy's alter-ego, Tony Clifton, an absurd and brazen lounge singer who Andy Kaufman would often dress up as in real life as part of his routine. We get to see Jim Carrey dive head first into both of these roles and throughout the entire documentary all we get is Andy and Tony, no Jim. Wether it's showing up to set with a paper bag on his head, picking fights with his cast members, or driving to the Universal Studio's lot as Tony Clifton to aggressively demand to speak with director Steven Spielberg, this documentary is packed with entertainment from beginning to end.

3. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

Starring actor and comedian David Cross, this TV show is the definition of a hidden gem. Not many people have seen this show, but they should. So basically the show is about Todd being put in charge of selling his company's new energy drink, Thunder Muscle, in Great Britain. Each episode begins with Todd sitting behind a large podium being read off a laundry list of heavy crimes by a judge; crimes that would put anyone away in prison for life. We don't know how Todd could possibly commit such heinous crimes, he seems like a pretty decent guy, but that's what keeps you watching. With alternate realities and dreams within dreams, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is chock-full with twists and turns all underlying worthy comedy.

4. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

A mockumentary about a "Johnny Cash-like" musician played by none other than John C. Reilly. We watch as Reilly's character, Dewey Cox, rises to fame throughout the late 60s and early 70s. With songs that are equal parts hilarious and catchy, great acting, great writing, and witty dialogue, this movie should be a definite watch for anyone.

5. The Birthday Boys.

This is my favorite sketch comedy show on Netflix, and quite possibly in general. It's a group of seven young comedians-- at least one looking familiar as you're bound to have seen them playing a small role in a popular comedic show on TV-- and the wild shenanigans they get themselves into. It's relevant, it's ridiculous, it's smack-your-thigh funny. Whether they're making fun of society, pop-culture, or themselves it's always entertaining and always fresh. They like to keep things new and interesting. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone just looking to have a laugh and take a break from all the intense drama and cliffhangers that they are berated by from all their other shows.


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To the guy that shot my brother...

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To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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If I Had To Choose Between Eating Roaches Over Shopping, I'd Say Hand Me The Roaches Every Time

Over many years, I have developed a strong disliking for shopping.

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Dear Shopping,

I hate you. I hate you with a burning passion.

Sure, I might like looking for shoes occasionally or buying some clothes, but all those times when my mother and sister dragged me along to shop were horrendous. Hours spent staring at aisles in which I had no interest, with the rest of my family bickering about what they should buy and what they should not.

Weekends, evenings, gone in an instant. Parts of my childhood that fell victim to boredom as a result of you. Extreme boredom, stuck with you, spending long minutes and hours with you, without you pleasing me or enticing me in any way. You interest me so little and have never ceased to bore me, even to this very day.

The amount of time and money wasted on you is torturous. I understand the necessity of you, but do you have to be so difficult? You suck the energy out of me every time I am with you. My memories of you when I was younger return in the form of nightmares when I sleep. Endless possibilities of fun snapped away when dragged to you.

Sure, you may be fun for a little bit, with all the goods you have, but multiple-hour trips to Costco? No, thanks. You disgusted me with all those trips to multiple grocery stores at once: one mainstream grocery store, one ethnic grocery store and so on. You have wasted full Saturdays and Sundays scrambling around trying to find the most random items that exist in the most random places in the most random stores.

The only type of you that I can bear is your online version. Amazon saves time, has relatively cheap pricing, good shipping times and a large array of goods. And even Amazon has a grocery option, to save you even more time. And with basically every store going into the online version of you, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more, what's not to like?

But even then, the hassle of payments and shipping, having to return items, looking at reviews, being scammed, are still a burden on anyone's soul. Hunting for the best deals and finding coupon codes only add to the stress. But hey, if it saves some time, its worth it to me.

And I know one thing for sure about my attitude towards you. It will never change. I despise you and will do so for the rest of my life.

Sincerely,

A Shopping Hater

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