WITH ALL THESE RECENT STORMS AND TALK OF CYCLONES, SUNSHINE COAST RESIDENTS ARE IN NEED OF SOME GOOD OLD-FASHIONED TV. WHAT’S YOUR LATEST SHOW?
He’s done it again. Afterlife is the most-talked-about show on Netflix this week. It’s comedian Ricky Gervais’ new project and it’s spectacular. The show bravely takes on taboo topics such as drugs, suicide, depression, cancer and workplace bullying – all the while making you laugh out loud. This show is definitely my pick for Netflix viewing at the moment.
Struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, a writer for a newspaper (played by Ricky Gervais) adopts a gruff new persona in an effort to push away those trying to help. I know, right? Gritty stuff. There’s just something about Golden Globe winner Gervais. He gets it. Life is hard and throws you curveballs all the time. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to be brave in these situations. OK, there’s definitely some The Office feel about this show but because of the heavy premise, it leads you away from the awkward and more to what one could only describe as an emotional roller-coaster. Each episode is packed full of different emotions. You’ll cover more emotions than Melbourne does seasons in one day.
That’s my recommendation for the adults. Now, if you have young kids, the movie Sing is king. We’ve paid for our Netflix subscription a thousand-times-over with the number of times we’ve watched Sing. It’s like The Greatest Showman but for kids. Before I go, I’d love to hear how many people share your Netflix account. We’ve got three families at the moment. I know ... naughty, right? Hit me up on Instagram @davesamash.
For seven years, my little family and I survived without a tele. It was a quiet time: a conscious decision we made for the ocular health of our daughter.
Then one day it was back: the flat, black hole of doom that sits in the corner and demands your attention. Your full, undivided attention. It was back and it wanted us to sit and sample.
What TV on demand created for this generation of info suckers is huge, and it changed the face of viewing entertainment forever.
You can “Netflix and chill” your way through a binge session of Vikings :an exceptionally well-made series that will not only consume you, but it has also provided countless jobs to Australian underwear models including leading man Travis Fimmel.
Perhaps ABC 2, 3, 4, 5 is more your speed. No more test pattern holding screen position while classic Aussie rock underscores are required. There are infomercials, mockumentaries and more.
SBS is also on demand, which means pre-pubescent teens are now fast-tracking their education and jumping straight to the “booby scenes” without waiting or watching the 43 minutes of educational documentary before seeing a fleeting nipple.
When it comes to sport, well by 2025 the word “sport” will have been replaced with the word “FOX” in most urban vernaculars. TV is not what it used to be.
We’ve decided to keep ours, just in case it’s how we travel and eat before too long.
There’s no lying that the Sunshine Coast Community Board gets flooded with “hey, just wondering if anyone can suggest some good Netflix shows? I’m on the hunt for something new?” This is where we come in! I’m not a massive TV watcher because I get easily distracted but one of the best shows that keeps my tooshie firmly placed on the couch is, Formula One Drive to Survive. Now I hear ya. You’re thinking “really, Ash?” While I love my sport, I never thought I’d be one to get hooked on motorsport but yep, I’m there.
I rang my Dad the other night to get him on to the series but nope, it was Sunday night and he was watching MAFS. True story. He’s so hooked, he calls it MAFS, not Married at First Sight. Anyway, I digress. My female friends are even hooked on this doco. Not only does it teach you about the sport, but Formula One Drive to Survive shows you everything that goes on behind it. Their $500 million budgets per car, the $48million driver salaries and the competition between the drivers and even their own teammates.
Let’s be honest, though. This series had me at Daniel Ricciardo. He is hilarious! I’m such a proud Australian. Not only can he pull off the world’s best “shoey” which, of course, is when you pour champagne into your shoe and drink from it. But he’s a sought-after powerhouse in the world of Formula One. With his wit and charm, Daniel gives a great insight into what life is like racing for these huge companies. If you’re not into racing, you’ll be there for the eye candy. I was!