The summer is almost over and once again you’ve found yourself so bored you can’t even pull yourself off the couch to find some food in the fridge. Not to worry! Here are some awesome recommendations for what to stream RIGHT NOW on Netflix!
THE TERMINATOR – Dir. James Cameron (1984)
Save your money and forget about TERMINATOR: GENISYS. If you haven’t already seen the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic sci-fi film, you’re in for a real treat. Chances are you know all about THE TERMINATOR, whether you’re a fan or not, but this movie holds its own today. Of course some of the effects are cheesy and the story might leave a bit to be desired (that’s why there are way too many sequels), but it’s an insanely fun action flick that deserves a viewing or two. This is the film that put TITANIC and AVATAR director, James Cameron, on the map and he’s continued to create classics for three decades since. As far as 80s, sci-fi, action films go, this is the best you can hope for. Shwarzenegger plays The Terminator, a cyborg sent from the future with the task of “terminating” a young woman named Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton. Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn, is also sent from the future to protect Sarah. What she doesn’t know is that the person who sent Reese is her future son, the leader of the cyborg resistance. If this sounds intriguing at all, or if you simply want to quote this film with your friends who have most likely already seen it, make sure to check it out. IMDB
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – Seven Seasons (1997-2003)
Now, before you click away, hear me out. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is a great show. “But it’s for teenage girls!” you might be thinking. True. However, throughout its seven-season run, I can guarantee it’s relatable to any demographic. And it’s just really really fun. Buffy follows the young adulthood of the prophesized “Slayer”, one girl who is given the task of ridding the world of the blood sucking demons for which this show is named. “But I don’t want to watch seven seasons of a girl slaying vampires!” You don’t have to! Buffy faces many more monsters and challenges during her time in Sunnydale, most of which are simply metaphors for real life struggles. That’s what makes this show so relatable. Creator Joss Whedon, now known for directing Marvel’s AVENGERS films, expertly tackled several crises faced by teenagers and young adults, but was capable of putting these crises in demons and other bad guys to not make it seem too preachy. “Well, I tried watching a few episodes and I didn’t like it.” Fair enough. Not everyone will like it, but you should at least try to make it through the first season if it sounds interesting to you. IMDB
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