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June 25, 2014

Summer Netflix Favorites.


     Ahhh, summer. The season when I have long days at work and no homework to worry about, so it is the perfect time of year to make the most out of my Netflix account! My parents got me my Netflix account for my 18th birthday, and it was one of the best gifts they've ever given me. ;-) (Don't know how I would have made it through college this far without it... I kid I kid! Or do I?) I have both a DVD plan and the instant streaming plan, but this blog post is going to focus on my favorite picks for Netflix instant since that's what's most popular and accessible on most devices. Some of these shows are what I'm currently watching, others are what I watched right after getting Netflix a couple years ago, but all of these choices are what I think would make excellent summer entertainment choices!

     How I Met Your Mother

     I fully credit Jess, my Big in my sorority, for getting me hooked on this show last semester! The first eight seasons are streaming on Netflix and they provided tons of entertainment for me as I got through my spring semester of sophomore year. The ninth and final season of the show just finished, and it should be up on Netflix sometime this fall! This show wasn't my favorite when I first started it, but it grew on me through the seasons. I loved how believable the characters were (especially Barney- I had a guy friend in high school that reminded me so much of him!) and how certain items keep popping up again and again through the seasons. And if you need one more reason to watch- Robin Sparkles. Need I say more?!

     Jab Tak Hai Jaan


     I have posted before that I love all things related to Indian culture. I am obsessed with Indian food, and another aspect of Indian culture that I love is the Bollywood film industry. Netflix actually has a really great selection of Bollywood movies available for streaming, and they all come with English subtitles! This movie, Jab Take Hai Jaan, is one of my favorites. It's a long one... over three hours long, but I love it so much that I've watched it three times! (And that's saying a lot since I'm not a huge movie person to begin with!) This movie is a romantic drama... another surprising factor that I liked it so much since those aren't usually my types of films at all (I usually avoid most Nicholas Sparks films or other overly sappy romantic movies). But this movie is absolutely the most beautiful love story! A small portion is set in India but the majority is set in London. The main reason that I was excited to visit London last winter is because I knew so much of this movie took place there haha!! :-) Anyways,  the movie has a difficult love triangle in it, and is very heartwrenching. It also features some wonderful Bollywood music, below are my two favorite songs from the movie! Seriously, I'd recommend for anyone to give it a try! It might just make you fall in love with Bollywood. 

     Hart of Dixie

     Okay... if y'all don't take any of my other two Netflix suggestions... TAKE THIS ONE. (Caps lock 100% necessary.) This is literally one of the BEST TELEVISION SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN. And I don't say that often! The only other TV show that comes this close to my whole heart is 7th Heaven... which will probably forever be my #1 favorite TV show, but Hart of Dixie is officially a close #2. This show is amazing! I suppose it's time for me to actually to tell you why I love it so much, haha. :-) First off, I love the balance between comedy and drama. It has its serious moments, and they're heartfelt and believeable, but not over-the-top or totally unrealistic. It really seems to portray real life quite well. And it actually has its comedic moments too! Those happen way more in season 2, but so far during the second season I've been laughing so hard that I've cried multiple times. I have literally fallen in love with the characters (and how could you not fall in love with those three good lookin' guys in the cast photo above?!), and I love how its set in a small town in the South. If you don't believe me that this show is good- listen to this! So I told my best friend Jules to try watching it, and we don't normally have the same TV tastes... but she was halfway done with Season 1 within 48 hours!! And within a week she had gotten her whole family hooked on it! Her parents, younger brother and younger sister... they were all watching every night with her. And I can bet you that I definitely don't normally have the same TV tastes as Jules's younger brother. ;-) So my point- this show is GOLD. Watch it- you won't regret it!!! 

     Have you been hooked on any Netflix shows lately? Since I'm almost done with Hart of Dixie (until season 4 comes out on the CW this fall!), I'm trying to decide what to watch next! I'm thinking Friday Night Lights or Greek? A high school friend recommended Friday Night Lights to me and I love Connie Britton since she's the star of Nashville... one of my other favorite shows. But at the same time I want to give Greek a try since I am a Greek at my college, haha! So help me out and let me know what you've been watching! I also enjoy watching documentaries and interesting movies sometimes... my tastes are all over the place. 

     xoxo Miss ALK

    P.S. Stay tuned for some giveaways on here SOON! :-)



  1. I love Hart of Dixie, too! It's so funny but I'm way behind on it...

  2. Great suggestions. I've been a fan of How I met your mother for a long time. It's a good show. I try out Hart of Dixion. Not sure if my guy is going to like it... so I might watch it when he works late. Thanks

  3. I just posted some of my favorites too, summer is the PERFECT time to binge-watch on Netflix! I love heart of dixie and will definitely have to check out the bollywood film!

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  4. Love Hart of Dixie! I'm currently hooked on Brothers & Sisters - even though I'm totally late for that bandwagon, all the seasons are on Netflix so I'm slowly getting through them. I need to check out that Bollywood film though, I have a slight obsession too!!

  5. HART OF DIXIE!!! Ahhh omg, I need to finish up the latest season. But it's SO GOOD! I love how it takes place in the south too :) xo, gina

  6. I absolutely LOVE Hart of Dixie!! I have a girl crush on Rachel Bilson. She is amazing and hilarious. I rewatch the previous seasons every time the new season premieres, as well as while it is on hiatus! I enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother as well, though it isn't one I netflix binge watch... I watched Greek when it was on ABC Family and enjoyed it. It can be a bit much sometimes but I loved it, and still occasionally watch it while I am getting ready for a night out with my sisters!

  7. You have got to try House of Cards if you get a chance. It is clever and funny, and I'm currently addicted!

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  8. These movies will be do back in 3 days." drive 5-10 min home and watch your movies. You've just spent about an hour of your time and $15 only to go do it again in a few days. LOL. A lot has changed since then.Howtogetamericannetflix

  9. Hart of Dixie is the perfect southern show! Amazing in the southern belle department and love how they make the new Yorker assimilate to our southern ways. This show reminds me of home which is perfect!


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