This past weekend I was sidelined with a serious case of strep throat (sidenote: I thought once you got past the age of 10 you were free from the terribleness of strep throat, but I guess not) which meant I had PLENTY of time to spend watching Netflix. Once I’d caught up on my normal shows and still wasn’t feeling any better, I started digging around a little bit for something else to keep me entertained while I downed freezie pops, complained, and napped. Turns out there are a few gems on there that you may not be aware of. Whether you’re home sick like I am or are just looking for something to watch when you’re relaxing at night, here are a few Netflix shows and movies worth checking out:
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of
If you grew up on the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, this is a must-watch. It was released in theaters, but is now available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix. It’s a documentary depicting the Backstreet Boys (Men?) getting ready to release a new album and go back on tour in time for their 20th anniversary as a band. Sounds cheesy, but it’s actually really interesting, and gives you good insight into the back stories (no pun intended) of each of the guys. Plus, there’s an epic Nick-Brian fight that you won’t want to miss.
Dogs on the Inside
This is another documentary, and it’s definitely one worth watching, particularly if you’re an animal lover. It tells the story of how both abandoned dogs and prison inmates get a second chance at love and hope by working together inside the walls of a prison. It’s a touching documentary that shows how the animals and the inmates learn from each other, and are able to start trusting once again, despite negative past experiences. Poignant at times, but definitely uplifting, I’d recommend it.
House Hunters International
If you’d love to travel but lack an endless budget, this show is perfect for binge watching. Go along for the ride as couples pick out new pads in Australia, France, England, and all kinds of other countries. You can check out what it would be like to live in other parts of the world, without having to deal with the headache of relocating there yourself.
Freaks and Geeks
This show was only around for one season, but it was a total cult hit. After starting it during my time on the couch, I totally get why. It’s so relatable and funny. If you’ve been through high school and lived to tell the tale, you’ll love it. It’s an easy watch, so hit “play” now.
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–Lauren the web girl