9 Things To Watch On Netflix If You're Staying In For Paddy's Weekend
Netflix and actual chill amirite?
Well done: You've survived Paddy's Day and lived to tell the green tinged tale. So there's no way you're going to trek into town again tonight to battle the rugby crowds for a pint.
No. Way. Much better idea to bring your duvet down to the sofa, order a whopper take-away and Netflix and chill - except actually chill out.
There's a few new releases on Netflix too which are well worth the watch without being too taxing on your mind.
Check out what to watch tonight:
1. Love - Season 2
Judd Apatow's feckin gas series follows a couple who work through all the humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid - this is real-life cringing on the big screen.
The second season continues with the on and off again relationship between Gus and Mickey, and even more characters arriving to throw spanners into the works.
2. Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1
This was only released yesterday and looks pretty slick.
After becoming a lone survivor in a plane accident as a child, Danny Rand, a billionaire New Yorker is left stranded in a mystical Buddhist monastery and trains in kung-fu and the supernatural art of the Iron Fist. Fifteen years later, he returns to New York City...
3. Sing Street
This feel-good movie set in 1980s Dublin sees a teenage outsider attempt to win over the heart of his school crush by forming a band. Very teenage, very fun.
It's Golden Globe nominated and the soundtrack is very impressive.
4. Half Nelson
Ryan Gosling, need we say more?
In his powerful performance as a history teacher at a Brooklyn school, Ryan is well-liked by his students and colleagues, but he secretly spends his evenings hopping bars and getting high.
A female student catches him in a drug-induced haze after a basketball game and they strike up a friendship.
5. The Young Offenders
This homegrown hit was recently added to Netflix and it is GREAT.
Inspired by the true story of a 2007 cocaine seizure off the Irish coast, it follows too young fella who are trying to find the €7m drug bale so that they can sell it off and get mega rich.
6. Designated Survivor
This new Netflix-exclusive series sees Kiefer Sutherland play a regular Joe type guy who's an under-qualified cabinet member thrust into the presidency when most of the US government is wiped out in a bombing.
If nothing else it will take your mind off what's actually going on in the White House right now - this chaos is way more entertaining.
Saoirse Ronan stars in this ultra-moving story of a young girl who moves from Wexford to New York in the 1950's, and got an Oscars and a Golden Globe nod. Based on the book by Colm Toibin, this is a must watch.
Because is it even Paddy's weekend if you don't bawl your eyes out?
8. Black Mirror
This show is PERFECT for a dip in and out viewing, because each episode tells a completely different story, although all are along the same lines of modern humanity's relationship with technology, the internet and social media.
From episodes about rating people on each social interaction, to laptop cameras that spy on you, this is freaky shit but brilliant TV.
Another decent Irish flick, this stars Colin Farrell as a recovering alcoholic fisherman who lives with his daughter, Annie , in a small village on the Irish coast.
One afternoon, a mystifying and beautiful girl, Ondine, gets caught in his nets as he wades along the water.
Kind of like The Lobster, but not as nuts.