While Waiting For Your Quiqee: Relax and unwind with Netflix
Last time on “While Waiting for your Quiqee” we explored the amazing parks and scenic outdoor areas London has to offer. We understand London’s unpredictable weather may affect such a recommendation on a regular basis, so this time we’ve decided to keep things indoors.
This week we are recommending our version of a classic night in activity that we’re gonna call “Netflix & Quiqee”. We feel there’s never been a better selection of content to watch on Netflix, whether you’re looking for a great documentary, series or movie, we’ve got some hot recommendations for you. So put your feet up, relax and unwind. Your Quiqee is on their way.
1. How To Get Away With Murder:
Annalise Keating (Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis), a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defence law, teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder. Annalise, also a criminal defence attorney, selects a group of students, the “best and the brightest”, to assist with cases at her firm. Mysteries arise that test everyone’s limits and reveal dark truths. Plot-twists are in every corner, making the show more suspenseful, exciting, mysterious, and all-in-all amazing.
A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. When Cosimo de’ Medici’s father suffers a sudden death, he finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family.
Producer Frank Spotnitz recently said that he wanted to make a series about the remarkable Italian family which was aimed at those who don’t typically like historical dramas. The result is a period piece that doesn’t depend on pretty settings and extravagant costumes. Instead it’s a murder mystery, taking place at the moment of changeover in the dynasty, with Cosimo de’ Medici. This series has since smashed all ratings records.
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An American television drama series, starring Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) a retired Marine sniper and Afghanistan war hero. He is coaxed back into action upon receiving evidence that an attempt on the president’s life will be made in Seattle, and Swagger is required to figure out where the assassin will be setting up so they can take preventative measures. Suffice it to say that not everything is as it seems, and by the end of the first episode Swagger is on the run from elements of the CIA, Homeland Security, the Russian Federal Security Service, and a defence contractor called Anhur Dynamics. Swagger may be the victim of a larger conspiracy but will be using everything he’s learned during his career to find who’s behind this conspiracy and find the real shooter.
4. Designated Survivor:
A series starring Adam Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) an ordinary citizen, who becomes president of the United States after the original president was devastatingly murdered.
Adam faces this transition when the capital is engulfed by a fireball, killing every member of all three branches of government simultaneously. Before he can even finish his popcorn, he’s being sworn in. Panic sets in throughout the country; How is a new congress going to be elected? Does this president now get to appoint all 12 supreme court justices? Won’t the American people be freaking out and rioting? How will this all work?
Since its initial airing, the series has been subject to high ratings and great reviews from viewers and critics alike.
5. The Crown:
The Crown begins with the Queen’s ascension to the British throne at age 25, following the death of her father King George VI. Over the course of the series, we see an intimate portrait of her life as a monarch, from her interactions with Winston Churchill to her sister’s forbidden love affair. We even catch a glimpse of her practicing her coronation walk with a very wobbly (albeit regal) crown.
Who doesn’t love a good royal moment? We love getting a glimpse inside their world. Even more fascinating than a peek into the British royal family is learning more about Queen Elizabeth II’s early life as a young ruler.
6. Django Unchained
Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the viscous Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South’s most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django’s long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave. Tarantino’s homage to spaghetti westerns is also a powerful film about slavery, as though provoking as it is hilarious.
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7. The OA
The OA is led by Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling, who is also creator and executive producer) a young woman who returns home after a 7-year disappearance. Her sudden return is not the only miraculous occurrence: everyone is shocked to learn that Prairie is no longer blind. While the FBI and her parents are anxious to discuss Prairie’s disappearance, she won’t talk about what happened during the time that she was missing. The OA’s path follows an indistinct and disputed frontier between life and death, forking off into parallel realities and dimensions, stories within stories, questions about consciousness and much, much more.
8. Sons Of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is a motorcycle club that operates both illegal and legal businesses in the small town of Charming. This show is certainly dark and dramatic, but it also manages to throw in raunchy and quick-witted humour that helps alleviate some of the tension in the show and gives some much needed laughs.
Filled with action that will leave you on the edge of your seat, whether it’s kidnappings, shootouts, explosions, or car chases, Sons of Anarchy delivers the action. Filled with additional drama in the show between Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam) and his family, as well as his motorcycle club when it’s pitted against law enforcement or other motorcycle clubs.
If you’re kicked back with friends enjoying a few drinks and you’re running low, you don’t need to pause the action. Let us know and we’ll have a selection of your favourites delivered before the episode ends!
9. The Look of Silence
The Look of Silence is a documentary that hones in on the brutality and horror in Indonesia. A prime example of direct, raw and honest filmmaking, showing you everything… Even if it’s sometimes hard to watch.
The Look of Silence doesn’t just focus on mass murderers who drank the blood of their victims, but also directs its gaze at Adi, the brother of a man who was brutally murdered by the men interviewed in the documentary. He looks and listens as they proudly re-enact their previous murders step by step.
The cinematography throughout The Look of Silence is stunning. There’s a calm and contemplative feel about the documentary, which mirrors how Adi approaches the interviews with his brother’s killers.
10. Silicon Valley
Partially inspired by co-creator Mike Judge’s experience working as an engineer in Silicon Valley in the 80’s, this comedy series follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmer Richard and his group of brainy friends as they attempt to make it big in a high-tech gold rush. They live together in a Bay Area startup incubator loosely run by self-satisfied dot-com millionaire Erlich, who lets them stay in his house rent-free in exchange for a stake in the projects they invent there. But when Richard develops a powerful search algorithm at his day job, he finds himself caught in the middle of a bidding war between his boss, whose firm offers Richard an eight-figure buyout and a deep-pocketed venture capitalist.
If watching Silicon Valley has given you the itch for some new tech, our Quiqees can deliver anything from the latest smart phones, tablets & laptops. The choice is yours.
Philip Crean, Content Executive