Season 1 and 2 of Bob’s Burgers on Netflix

Season 1 and 2 of Bob's Burgers on Netflix

Being a film major I am often give lists of movies to watch that are offered on Netflix, but sometimes I just want to watch something silly that I don’t have to be so analytical about. For the past few weeks I have been sneaking in episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” during my break and at times laugh so loud that I worry people at the school cafeteria.

“Bob’s Burgers” didn’t grab my attention at first as I thought it was geared towards children, however after constantly seeing hysterical gifs of Tina on my Tumblr dashboard, I decided to give it a try. After the first episode I was hooked on the peculiar sense of humor full of inappropriateness, pop culture references, and puns. The animated comedy illustrates Bob as he struggles to maintain his restaurant open. Along we are introduced to his optimistic wife and his strange kids. Tina, Gene, and Louise are constantly getting themselves into trouble and distracting their parents from their duties. Tina instantly became my favorite character as she illustrates what most pre-teenagers are like, awkward and have a huge fascination for butts. Gene plays the role of the not-so-sharp middle child but his silly ways are rather charming to observe. Last, there is Louise who seems to be the brightest of the bunch, but uses her quick wit for bad rather than good.

The show is really for a particular sense of humor and may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a shot. Personally, I love it and sped through seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix and even reopened my Hulu Plus account to continue watching the show during my free time. Overall, “Bob’s Burgers” is sure to entertain most and possibly make you sigh in disbelief at the use of puns.

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

If you’re a fan of dark comedy films full of action and gore, then “Reservoir Dogs” is for you! This film served as Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut, which soon turned into a cult classic. However, I must admit that I may have some bias opinions, considering the fact that it was filmed in my neighborhood. While it was this fact that played a huge factor in pushing me towards watching this movie, I was beyond impressed by Tarantino’s debut.

The film follows four robbers, whose real names are to never revealed, and go by the nicknames of Mr. Yellow, Mr. Pink, Mr. White, and Mr. Orange. In true Tarantino fashion, the movie does not follow a chronological order, but is quick to drop hints that something has gone wrong with the job, and that an undercover may be the cause. The movie illustrates the prepping and the results of a bank robbery, but never shows the full event itself. There is something that is so fascinating in this way of storytelling, because we see the consequences of certain actions, pushing us to the edge of our seat as we await to learn the origin and source of these results. Suddenly, one is so involved with the story as it becomes hard to resist guessing who the informant may be. The lack of a linear storyline just adds on to the challenge of solving the mystery, but the mystery is simply too good to just give up on.
The addition of gore and cynical humor in the film allows from a distraction from the whole mystery which otherwise would’ve been overwhelming.

This movie is certainly one of my favorites and what’s even greater about it is the fact that is available on Netflix for you to enjoy! Let me know what you think about the movie and what some of your cult favorites are.

Frozen

Frozen

Tired of all the buzz regarding  “Frozen” and wondering when people are just going to Let it Go? Terrible puns aside, I decided to finally watch “Frozen” and found that Disney delivered yet another princess classic with quite the twist.

Disney has constantly been criticized for its illustrations of gender roles, specifically the roles of young female characters. The reputation of a young princess having to find her Prince Charming in order to achieve happiness is becoming increasingly controversial. While this view was challenged with Disney Pixar’s notorious movie “Brave,” “Frozen” adds on to the changing themes seen in Disney movies which have been incorporating the ever evolving norms of modern society.

When the kingdom of Arendelle undergoes a wild winter storm, Princess Anna goes on a journey to search for her sister, Queen Elsa, to stop the storm and bring back summer. Revolving around the theme of “an act of true love” the movie becomes such a joy to watch and brings out everyone’s inner child. With the help of beautiful songs, witty one liners, and loveable characters, the movie delivers a great message about love for young kids and serves as a fantastic reminder for adults.  Additionally, the movie illustrates a rather underlying message about depression and anxiety that many have found a deep connection with. Overall the movie has a storyline that is undeniably amusing to follow with great lessons to be learned.

(P.S. If you watch this movie good luck getting the songs out of your head and when you don’t you’ll understand how awful that pun in the beginning of this post actually was.)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is definitely a must see documentary currently available for streaming on Netflix. This visually stunning film follows Jiro, an 85 year old world famous Sushi master, as he prepares his son to take over his place in the restaurant. The movie illustrates the very professional life of Jiro in such a way that the viewer is equally intimidated and inspired by Jiro’s love for sushi. A perfectionist full of passion, Jiro believes he will never stop learning and constantly pushes himself and his crew to work as hard as possible to prepare their delicacy. The movie is full of charm as the devotion of Jiro’s work is illustrated and guided through the  help of wonderful editing techniques. The meticulous prepping is then followed by the flawless handwork of forming the sushi. The complexity of creating such food immediately is seen as artwork as the film takes in all the beauty through pictures while driven by such a compelling and intriguing story.