Netflix & Chill #4

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[ photo by Rebecca Loose ]
Young and Hungry
It’s that girl from Hannah Montana / the weirdly identical sister of the creepy “I see dead people” kid from Sixth Sense. She’s now playing a sassy twenty-something trying to make a living as a chef in San Fran. The series starts with her sleeping with her new boss and goes on for two nice long seasons. 

Making a Murderer
If you’ve not already watched this WHAT R U DOING get your butt down on your sofa and cry your eyes out for ten 40-60 minute episodes about the totally messed up cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey who are both still imprisoned for murder. This is more than just a documentary series, it’s a viral appeal for justice.

Jessica Jones
Marvel + Netflix original = she’s so freaking cool. Jessica Jones is an ex-superhero turned private investigator with some unorthadox and badass methods of finding out the truth. 

Aileen & Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
Okay so after binging Making a Murderer I went on a bit of a crime-doc-binge and these were my next endevours. Aileen is already pretty popular but I hadn’t seen it so some of you may have missed it off your radar. It is such an honest and harrowing account of the first convicted female serial killer. Aileen Wuornos was convicted to six counts of first degree murder after killing seven men. She was sentenced to death and was killed by lethal injection in 2002.

Soaked in Bleach & Kurt and Courtney
I didn’t know a great deal about the death of Kurt Cobain other than the basic knowlege of the common story portrayed in the media- suicide. Soaked in Bleach follows a private investigator hired by Courtney Love just days before his body was found. Love’s inconsistency’s led the PI to record the entire case as he investigated which they’ve built into this documentary mostly following the theory that Love was involved in his death. Having watched Soaked in Bleach and taking it with a pinch of salt, I moved onto this documentary which theorised more on Cobain’s death and the solid belief he did not commit suicide.

Matt Shepard is a Friend Of Mine
This documentary is so heart felt and beautiful and such an honor the Matthew Shepard who was murdered in a cold, hate fuelled attack. Shepard had suffered some rather serious abuse through his late teens for being gay until his life was cut short as the result of a hate crime. Matt’s friends and family pay homage to this kind natured boy but also acknowlege the tragic hate and homophobia that ended his life. 

The Propaganda Game
North Korea is near enough mystery to the western world with our opinions of the country only reflecting what we have been shown in the mass media. The Propaganda Game argues both sides of a conflicting portrayal of the communist country. 

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