Here is the first ever installment in our weekly Netflix recommendations post. Once a week we will give you some recommendations for what we think you should watch on Netflix, movies and TV. Come back every Thursday to see what we think you should watch next and, yes, I know today is Saturday.
“These Final Hours”
My Netflix recommendation is the little seen film These Final Hours which actually came out earlier this year. Set after a large meteorite has collided with earth, we witness the final hours of human civilization through our own eyes as a catastrophic cloud of fire barrels it’s way across the surface of earth. It centers on James who is searching to numb his suffering with drugs and alcohol at a party to end all parties, but his search is sidetracked by Rose, a little girl he finds along the way, and the bond that develops between them.
These Final Hours is not an easy watch. It is a movie that depicts what the world would be like if we all knew we only had a couple of hours to live and it is not pretty. It is also one of the most powerful movies of the year, sporting compelling drama that manages to outweigh the high concept premise with beautiful effect. The acting is powerful and the writing is thought-provoking and honest which gives us the ability to see ourselves in the character’s shoes, which is never the most pleasant experience. It’s a film of great power that is well worth the ordeal it puts us through thanks to its wide emotional resonance.
People may look at Bojack Horseman and assume that because it’s a cartoon with animals and people living side by side it’s for kids. Unexpectedly, this show says more about human nature and life than most serious dramas while still being irreverent, funny and pretty ridiculous at times. This show certainly isn’t for people who can’t stand shows which mix comedy and tragedy so interchangeably but I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to give it a few episodes to prove their first impressions wrong.