We all binge, sometimes it’s Netflix. This week, we had Dean (from the Mass Communication Diploma here at North Metro TAFE) recommend us his top three.
Riverdale – Netflix
Starring – KP Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart & Camila Mendes
Need to fill the void that 13 Reasons Why left? Riverdale is the answer. The series based on the Archie comics follows Archie Andrews and the residents of Riverdale as they try to uncover the death of star football player Jason Blossom. This is a darker twist on the original comic book series with character portrayals performed exceptionally well by the fresh, young cast along with former teen idols Luke Perry and Molly Ringwald.
With the first season just wrapping up, it’s the perfect new binge-worthy show as every episode ends with an intense cliff-hanger.
Watch if you enjoyed – 13 Reasons Why, Pretty Little Liars, Twin Peaks
Twinsters (2015) – Netflix
A heartfelt alternative to the conventional documentary, “Twinsters” is a story that sounds too crazy to be real. American actress Samantha Futerman and French Fashion Student Anaïs Bordier were separated at birth only to learn years later that they are twins after finding each other through social media. Both being raised on different continents, the girls find their way back together and discover their history after 25 years apart.
This documentary goes through highlights of their story with the use of vlogging, skype calls and clever editing techniques. You may find it difficult to keep your emotions in check while you watch. It’s hard not to crack a smile when you witness their first meeting or hold back the tears when they try to reconnect with their birthmother.
Once you start watching you can’t help but become fascinated by the girls’ chemistry and similar, bubbly personalities. Their story will surely put a smile on your face.
The Gift (2015) – Stan
Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall & Joel Edgerton
This psychological thriller introduces a married couple, Simon and Robyn Callem who relocate to the suburbs in LA after Simon lands a new job. While out shopping Simon bumps into an acquaintance from high school, Gordon “Gordo” Moseley. Gordo begins to frequently visit their home bringing them elaborate gifts, making the couple increasingly uncomfortable. It becomes a one-sided friendship as Simon tries to cut ties completely which sends Gordo to the edge.
The film delves into Simon and Gordo’s history leaving you with many unanswered questions throughout. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen the film changes in a direction you would never expect.
Edgerton, who also directed the film, gives a chilling performance as the delusional Gordo and will make you reconsider reigniting a friendship with an old-school mate.
Watch if you enjoyed – Gone Girl, Obsessed, Nocturnal Animals
Written by Dean
North Metro TAFE (Diploma of Mass Communications)