I’m starting a new feature here on the blog, called “Netflix Treasure Hunter”. I watch a ton of Netflix while I do my crafting, so I see a lot of good shows, bad shows, and just “meh” stuff. I thought I would highlight some of the good shows or movies that I’ve seen, in case anyone needs a quick recommendation. I sort through the junk and pick out the treasures, so you don’t have to! 🙂
Supernatural and horror movies are a guilty pleasure of mine, so I watch most of the ones that show up on Netflix. Most of them are so-so, but occasionally I find an unexpectedly good one. “Time Lapse” is one of those surprise winners. The story is about three roommates who find a mysterious camera in an old man’s apartment, that takes a photo through their window every day at 8 pm. The catch? The photo shows not what is happening now, but what will happen 24 hours in the future. The friends think it’s cool at first, but trouble brews as more mysterious and dangerous images begin to show up as time goes on.
This film is basically a horror/mystery with a fun and cool concept. It was well written and acted, and had a couple of good plot twists too. It was fun to anticipate what would show up on the camera next, and how the characters would deal with the unexpected images.
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
I’ve been an off-and-on fan of anime for a long time, and I finally got around to watching FMA:B last week. WHY did I wait so long?? I don’t know, because this series is amazing!
The story is about Edward and Alphonse Elric, two brothers living in a world where a minor form of magic, called alchemy, exists. They break a taboo and attempt to resurrect their dead mother, and as a result, Ed loses two limbs and Al loses his entire body…surviving only because Ed binds his soul with an antique suit of armor. They set off to find a way to get their bodies back, and end up on a much more important quest that involves the future of their entire country.
I can’t say enough good things about this show! Wonderful characters, an engaging story, pretty music, and lovely animation make this a must watch. I absolutely LOVED this, and will no doubt marathon it all over again soon. Don’t miss it!
Titanic’s Final Mystery
Lots of documentaries have explored the tragedy of the Titanic, but this one has a cool twist on the formula: it focuses on the science of what could have caused the ship to run into an iceberg on that fateful night. They explore weather patterns, temperature fluctuations, and ocean conditions, and present an argument that the unique qualities of the weather that night caused mirages that may have prevented the lookouts from seeing the danger until too late.
The show has lots of CG animated ships and recreated testimonials that help you visualize the conditions and effects that they talk about. I’m not sure how scientifically sound the arguments are, but I was interested the whole time, and the possible conclusions are fascinating. A fun documentary to watch if you like trying to solve historical mysteries!
So that’s it for the first edition of Netflix Treasure Hunter! Happy watching! 🙂