NETFLIX & CHILL (JAN. 2017)

01.05.2017

I know I know…. In my first (and last) Netflix and Chill blog I said I would be periodically blogging about my Netflix suggestions as I come across noteworthy projects, but I’ve been slacking. So here is my second attempt to stay true to my word to keep you all updated on what I’ve found interesting on Netflix. These suggestions are in no particular order after the first, 13th is a MUST SEE. 

 

Documentaries:

 

1.13th

 

13th directed by my favorite, Ava DuVernay, explores the history of black criminality in America and hyper incarceration following the loophole in the 13th Amendment that allowed for criminals to be exploited and treated as slaves: 

 

2. The Central Park Five

 

The Central Park Five tells the true story of the 1989 case of the Central Park jogger who was found brutally assaulted and the multiple miscarriages of justice including the forced confessions and ultimately false convictions of 5 Black and Latino teenagers at the hands of the NYPD, attorney's, and lawyers involved in the case:

 

 

3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

 

Dear Zachary is a tribute documentary of Andrew Bagby's life to his son detailing Bagby's life, personality, spirit, and his tumultuous custody battle and murder by his accused killer... his ex girlfriend:

 

4. The Hunting Ground

 

The Hunting Ground explores the avenues in which elite Colleges and Universities attempt to cover up sexual assault allegations; protecting the perpetrator rather than the victim:

 

5. Audrie & Daisy

 

Similar to The Hunting Ground, Audrie & Daisy tells the story of two young girls who experienced sexual assault, however their allegations faced enormous scrutiny and doubt by their peers:

 

TV Shows:

 

1. Luke Cage

 

Marvel brings us a New York crime fighting series about a bullet proof black Super Hero in a hoodie. Need I say more? 

 

2. Jessica Jones

 

Jessica Jones is a PI trying to rebuild her personal life and career with a few hidden secrets and abilities:

 

3. The Get Down

 

The Get Down is a musical driven drama series that chronicles the lives of kids in the South Bronx in the late 1970's as the beginning of disco and hip-hop merge: 

 

4. Narcos

 

Narcos is based on the true story of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian cartels, and the drug wars that ensued:

 

 

 

 

Once again… if you all have any suggestions, I’m always on the lookout.

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