4/24/12

On our screen lately...

We quit cable!  I was inspired by this post and after talking to Ryan about all the outdoor fun we would be having this spring/summer, it was a pretty easy decision.  Though, if Ryan was living all by himself, he probably wouldn't even have a tv!  It was easy to sway him, so we quit a few months ago, and are doing A-okay.  Especially with Netflix, because it's awesome and has so many documentaries streaming!  And other great things like Portlandia, The Office, and The Wonder Years.  So, for the days we're not outside playing, I like to sit and relax and watch a flick.  Here are a couple we enjoyed lately:
  

Man on Wire - I'm scared of heights and ledges, so this documentary was pretty much the ultimate for me.  An inspiring tale of a Frenchman who devoted his life to tight roping.  When he heard word of the World Trade Center being built in New York in the late 60s, he set his goal to one day walk across the two towers.  I had a mix of emotions watching this, not only for the tight roper and the danger alongside, but also watching the footage of men building and working on the World Trade Center.  





For the Bible Tells Me So - This documentary follows 5 families and how they handle the realization of having a gay child.  It puts bible stories and versus in perspective (i.e. Sodom and Gomorrah) and relates the context to the time period it was written.  Truly an interesting and touching film.










      

Any Netflix shows/movies/documentaries I need to watch??  My queue is getting low!

8 comments:

  1. Cable free is the way to be! We haven't had cable for almost a year, though I must admit to sneaking in episodes of Mad Men when I visit my parents!

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    1. I miss Mad Men like crazy! I watched all the available episodes on Netflix (of course), but heard the new season is full of surprises and so very good.

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  2. Oooo - I LOVED Man on Wire! Such a good one. :) You should watch Killer At Large - it's a great one about the food industry / natural foods. I also recently watched This Film is Not Yet Rated - all about how screwed up our film rating system is. It's very eye-opening!

    YAY for awesome documentaries! :D

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    1. Thanks lady, I added them to my list!

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  3. Man on Wire has always been a favorite of Scott's!

    We just watched Life in a Day...wasn't the greatest thing I've ever seen, but I would still say worth a watch.

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    1. I'm looking forward to watching Life in a Day, even though it didn't know your socks off, I'm glad to hear it was still pretty interesting! I think the concept is so very cool.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Kendra. You just opened a can of worms in the comments section:

    Did you watch the documentary 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey'? It was touching!

    I also really (like, really really) liked 'The Last American Cowboy'. The synopsis says "Join three ranching families in their struggle to nurture thousands of calves from birth to their one big payday of the year." There was on episode towards the end where I cried like a baby!! You'll know if/when you get there. :)

    Also watch 'Buck', the documentary about the man behind the Horse Whisperer.

    Bobs Burgers, Workaholics, Solved, Melancholia, Sidewalls (it's in my Queue), Mary & Max, and the Nightmare Next Door are all TV shows/Movies that are wonderful!

    I've been a Netflix junkie for like two years. I always know when new stuff is added and which movies/documentaries are worthwhile. Enjoy!

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    1. YES! I heard Being Elmo was so very good. And of course I'm adding the other suggestions as well. Thanks, lady!

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