Okay, we admit it – we love Netflix. When we’re not reading awesome books or checking out the latest Austin food truck, sometimes there’s no better way to spend free time than by opening up a new show in the Netflix queue and escaping for a couple hours. But with so many great options available to watch, where does one begin? Luckily for you, the Wellington Group ladies have made it simple. From reruns of The Office to amazing documentaries, check out some of our favorite TV shows and movies to watch on Netflix:
- House of Cards
With more drama than 90210, The OC and every soap opera on television combined, House of Cards is a political nail biter with enough backbiting, scheming and Frank Underwood eye-rolling (played by a very convincing Kevin Spacey), you can finish it quicker than an intern running with a SCOTUS ruling.
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Do us a favor and make sure you have your fill of your favorite sushi before watching this hypnotic documentary about the 85-year old Jiro Ono. Considered one of the best sushi chefs in the world with a coveted three-Star Michelin Guide to prove it, we were this close to getting on a plane to Tokyo and snagging a seat at this little ten-seat eatery in a subway station!
- Mad Men
Set in 1960s New York, Mad Men follows the glamorous (and incredibly dramatic) lives of the employees at Sterling Cooper Advertising, centered on the show’s mysterious anti-hero, Don Draper. With spot-on period fashion, humor and a deeply intricate plot, you’ll find yourself wanting to throw on a vintage dress and pour an Old Fashioned while you blast through all six and a half of its existing seasons.
If you think you know a thing or two about wine, try to test your wits against these sommeliers that are swirling, drinking and spitting their way to the very top of the sommelier pole. Watching these guys go through the Master Sommelier test definitely makes you want a glass of vino in hand as it can get intense! Bottoms up indeed.
- The Office
Your wildest office antics will seem tame after watching a few episodes of NBC’s deadpan take on the modern workplace, based on the popular BBC series of the same name. From laughing (and, at times, cringing) at Steve Carell’s Michael Scott to cheering on the office romance between Jim and Pam, this comedy truly has something for everyone.
What are you watching on Netflix?