|Written by Erin Maxwell|
Going from feast to famine, November’s offerings on on Netflix are downright anemic. With the exception of the epic return of Bob and Dave to the small screen, there is nothing that really stands out. (Nothing stands out? Marvel’s Jessica Jones on November 20th! – Ed.)
NOTE: Gents, if you are going to use the “Netflix & Chill” line on your next hot date, you are going to be sorely disappointed. Ain’t no girl wants to come over to watch LeapFrog Letter Factory or The Day Kennedy Died. Know what won’t get any lady in the mood? Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure.
It’s like Netflix doesn’t even care about your sex life anymore.
Other dating ploys to consider: “Hulu & Unwind,” “HBO & Hang,” “Vudu & Make Out Because This One Is Obvious.”
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
A giant dog celebrates Christmas. Yeah. Pass.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 1
A Bravo show for people who were really concerned about what Cuddy was up to post-House. The cabler’s first scripted series
Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me (2015)
Beloved actor goes on a vision quest inspired by his Oscar-nominated role as the freedom fighter.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
A look at the final weeks of the Vietnam War when the evacuation led to chaos.
The Last Time You Had Fun (2014)
Boy meets girl and boy meets girl, wine is consumed, hijinks ensue, merriment is had and dysfunction is discovered. Stars the Waitress from It’s Always Sunny.
Robot Overlords (2015)
Brit sci-fier starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley as survivors from the robot invasion that has enslaved humans by controlling their movement with collars. I know, it feels like this is a script that started as a joke on Reddit, but holy hell, I’m going to watch it!
Seven Deadly Sins: Season 1
Morgan Spurlock does for sinning what he once did for the Big Mac: over exam the concept and present a single side.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Super fun and strangely irreverent kiddie show makes it to the big screen for the first time. Worth it for the David Hasselhoff scenes alone.
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines (2014)
Identical twin sisters find each other after years of separation thanks to the help of social media. Documentary explores the way technology is bringing people and society together and its impact on daily lives.
Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
Journalist David Thorpe examines the culture and anxiety that surrounds gay men regarding the “gay” sound in their tenor. A look at the society that celebrates “straight sounding” voices and why “sounding gay” is considered bad.
Julius Jr.: Season 2
The ultimate marketing ploy for Paul Frank: get them while their young…
The Midnight Swim (2014)
Drama about three half-sisters and the mystery surrounding their missing mother, who disappeared after swimming in a nearby lake.
Part sci-fier, part romantic drama, this visual-stunner follows an actress as she tries to make amends for past mistakes.
Amour Fou (2014)
A German writer and his lover comes to terms with the pain and suffering in their lives and opt to die together.
The Runner (2015)
It’s another Nic Cage movie, kids! This time, Mr. Subtle plays a politician whose career is destroyed by a sex scandal.
LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery (2015)
Have kids? Here you go…
Anna Karenina (2012)
Joe Wright directs a visual masterpiece that once again takes the tragic story of Anna Karenina out for a spin. Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the most beautiful people in St. Petersburg.
Call Me Lucky (2015)
A detailed look at the life and influence of Barry Crimmins, a stand-up comedian turned political satirist who helped spotlight the need for social change.
With Bob and David: Season 1
Call in sick. Turn off the phone. Lock the door. Bob and Dave have returned! The duo return to the small screen over a decade after Mr. Show. Honestly, you can stop reading now. Nothing is going to get better than this.
Young & Hungry: Season 2
A sitcom produced by Ashley Tisdale. See above.
Blue Caprice (2013)
Isiah Washington stars in this dramatization of the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.
Dior and I (2014)
Documentary takes a peek into the Christian Dior fashion house as artistic director Raf Simons’ preps for his first collection.
People, Places, Things (2015)
Comedy starring Jermaine Clement as a graphic artist who struggles with his newly-single life, entering the dating scene and the hardships of being a single parent.
Soaked in Bleach (2015)
Yet another Nirvana pic, but this one from the point of view of Tom Grant, the investigator hired by Courtney Love to find her husband, who had gone missing several days before his suicide. An interesting look at the tragic events from 20 years ago…
Tengo Ganas de Ti (2012)
Sequel to Spanish-lingo pic Three Meters Above The Sky, the drama follows Hache as he returns to Barcelona after escaping to London for a few years.
Thriller about an American doctor who goes on the lam from Laos authorities after becoming mixed up in a sexual assault case.
LEGO ninjas. Perfect if you just returned from the dispensary. Or, you know, if you have kids or are a child at heart or something…
Another Marvel original series for Netflix. Krysten Ritter stars as a former spandex warrior who opts to open her own detective agency after her retirement. Co-star Carrie-Anne Moss, and David Tennant help give the series the perfect amount of geek cred.
Sundance TV show about police officer who finds his personal life in shambles after covering a crime for his schizophrenic wife.
Doing whatever a spider can for a third time…
A CGI animated tale that follows a human girl and her alien buddy to attempt to outrun authorities after an alien invasion.
So, this is Patrick Wilson’s version of The Runner (see above). Both receive slightly abysmal scores on Metacritic, so I’m just going to defer to With Bob and Dave again.
A Perfect Man (2013)
Liev Schreiber stars a philanderer who is tricked by his wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn) into a relationship by pretending to be a stranger on the phone.
Best of Enemies (2015)
Historical documentary that looks at the national debates between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal that took place in the late ‘60s.
The Best Offer (2013)
Geoffrey Rush stars was the head of an auction house who finds himself targeted by con artists who play on his loneliness.
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
An engaging look at Cannon Films, the studio that unleashed the cinematic genius of The Apple, Chuck Norris’ Missing in Action, Breakin’, and of course, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, upon the world.