Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Netflix - What we're looking forward to!

For those of you who are already hooked on Netflix you will already know that there is great viewing just moments away and new programes are always being added to tempt us all the more! For both young and old and no matter the mood there is something there for you to watch. So here are some of the programes we are looking forward to in the coming weeks. 

House of Cards

From the start my husband and I have been hooked on House of Cards. As we watched each chapter we we learned more about how Claire (Robin Wright) and Frank (Kevin Spacey) Underwood and that they are willing to do anything to get what they want within the political world. As a couple though, just when you think you understand their relationship they throw something at you to put you off the scent of knowing who they REALLY are. 
My husband and I stretched out our viewing of the 3 Series of House of Cards so that we didn't have too long a wait until Season 4. Last night we watched the last chapter of Season 3 and thankfully we don't have too long a wait for Season 4 and I'm really looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the Underwoods! 


Flaked is a Netflix production about the story of Chip, a long-time resident of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination. Soon there is a tangled web of half-truths that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his best to stay one step ahead of his own lies. The series also stars David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and George Basil. Executive producers Will Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) co-created and co-wrote the 8-episode series. Ben Silverman (Founder and Chairman of Electus), Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) also serve as executive producers on the show. Electus and Principato-Young are providing production services. 
Flaked premieres 11th March. 


This is an original Netflix documentary series which looks at the primal human need to cook and looks for us to return to the kitchen to save some lost traditions and bring some balance within our lives. 

The documentary is broken into 4 series which examine the physical elements Fire, Water, Air and Earth which have been used throughout the ages and have transformed basic raw ingredients into delicious meals. The viewer is brought on a journey where they meet a variety of people learning more about their cultures and their traditions. 

With help from Aboriginal hunters and a barbecue pit master, we are shown how fire shaped human gastronomy, and weighs our duty to the animals we eat.

Here we see the kitchens of India for a lesson in the value of pot cooking and examines the consequences of eating highly processed food.

Visiting the food labs and Moroccan fields the episode delves into the science of bread-making and the nature of gluten.

This episode discovers how microbes help turn raw ingredients into delicacies like chocolate and cheese and tackles the mysterious process of fermentation.

The series premieres on 16 February 16 at the Berlinale Film Festival in the Culinary Cinema Program, and launches globally on Netflix on 19 February. 

Above are just a small sample of some great offerings from Netflix. What are some of your Netflix favourites?