It's done. My annual yet unplanned viewing of all seven seasons of The West Wing is over with. Maybe next will be House of Cards before the second season comes out mid-February. More than likely though I'll go through another unplanned stoppage in use of Netflix. One month I'm using the service non-stop and the next I'm wondering how it got to be so long and why I'm still paying for it. It doesn't help how their service always seems to be in flux just like their catalog. Every month, or week even, seems to be another rumor about how Netflix is doomed or booming (depending on who you ask) and monthly prices will skyrocket.
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|1. Assault on Precinct 13|
Nothing is better, sometimes, than a John Carpenter film. In this classic, not the remake from 2005, a group of cops has to trust a group of inmates as three separate gangs all join forces to attack their precinct. For a long time it was a cult classic but after that remake this original garnered more and more recognition for being an amazing blend of action and suspense.
An adaptation of the musical we join a group of friends as they deal with life, it's complexities, and relationships all at a time when AIDs was new and ignorance about it was rampant. I was apprehensive to watch this musical until a friend finally sat me down and forced me. It's worth a chance and has a touching and impactful message worth seeing.
|3. An Idiot Abroad|
Ricky Gervais isn't everyone's cup of tea. He started out as a radio host with Stephen Merchant and the impossibly stubborn Karl Pilkington. Karl isn't the kind of guy to leave his home town and yet Ricky sends him to wonderful places to experience the sometimes bizarre and enriching cultures all around the world. Maybe not laugh out loud hilarious but a good mix of comedy and culture.