Listen up, everybody. As a writer, part of my job is to understand my audience. This means, as I type these words, I know I’m writing to a collective of smart lady bosses who work hard and know how to get stuff done.
But even we as bad-ass-bosses need a break every now and then—time to relax and recharge after an exhausting day of taking over the world.
Enter, Netflix: The most glorious, wonderful time-suck of all time. With so much entertainment available at the press of the button, it can be hard to sort through the mess to find the good stuff. That’s why I’ve curated a list of shows and movies to look out for and ones to watch before they’re gone. (Don’t worry, I have excellent taste.)
Netflix has had a good few months of classic, favorite oldie-but-goodie flicks—movies so good they require little explanation or introduction. Perfect for a relaxing night in, consider the following ones for your viewing pleasure:
The Princess Bride
The Shawshank Redemption
The Must-Watch Series
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 2
This is Tina Fey’s latest comedy, which follows the survivor of a doomsday cult after she re-enters mainstream society, and it’s back on Netflix in full force. This season is smarter and even sillier than the last; the characters seem to exist in a world where their preposterous declarations are perceived as rational.
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping
Sometimes I need to break up the monotony of my evening with a little laughter. You too? Well, may I direct you to Patton Oswalt. He has made a name for himself with his outrageous over-the-top but still refreshingly smart comedy.
For the Food and Travel Lover
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Season 5
Celebrity foodie and chef (though I’m not sure when I’ve last seen him actually cooking!) Anthony Bourdain shares his culinary adventures across the globe. This is easy, stress-free entertainment that might just awaken your travel urge or provide you with a few new recipe ideas.
For The Home Improvement Lover
Fixer Upper, Season 2
For the nights you need to eat pizza and cry about the perfection that is Chip and Joanna’s relationship. And their homes. (Oh, wait…just me?)
Leaving Now (Watch before they’re gone!)
A host of films and TV shows are on their way out this month. (You can find a full list here.) And if you want a few suggestions for what to watch before they disappear, here are my picks:
A haunting Sundance Film Festival favorite, Ida is a cinematic masterpiece following a Polish nun during World War II and shot entirely in black and white. Beautiful and moving.
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This timely documentary about online privacy may have you rethinking your passwords. It’s a must watch for anyone in the digital age.