Netflix picks!

Of course all the quick picks are simply my opinion based on my personal taste, but with the plethora of shows available, it’s always nice to have some recommendations from others of what they enjoyed.

So without further ado, our Netflix picks for July 2022 are:

ELITE

This Spanish thriller teen drama series is set in Las Encinas, a fictional elite secondary school and revolves around the relationships between three working-class teenage students enrolled at the school through a scholarship program and their wealthy classmates.

It explores concepts and themes associated with teen dramas, but also features more progressive issues and other sides to its clichés, including diverse sexual themes

 

In season one, after their school building collapses, three working-class friends are offered scholarships to Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain. The scholarships are sponsored by the construction company at fault for the school’s collapse.

 The three are initially ostracized by wealthy students. As the school year progresses, their lives intertwine in a clash of lifestyles, resentments, envy, and sexual attraction leading to the murder of one of the students.

Starring two of the characters from Money Heist (Rio and Denver), this is another triumph for Spanish productions.

I confess to binge watching, and although we haven’t worked our way through all the seasons, (yay! Still more to watch!), it is an exceptional production.



This one gets a solid 9.5/10 from me.

Cobalt Blue


This film follows the story of an aspiring author and his free-spirited sister who both fall for the enigmatic lodger at their home.

When he discovers his lover also in a relationship with his sister, the ensuing events rock their traditional family.

This is a film that highlights the loneliness and fear around same sex love.

There are few productions that leave me gob smacked in the manner in which they have been filmed.

This one did. It is extraordinarily beautiful, and plays to the theme of the title, with bright primary colours vivid in the breathtaking countryside.

If you like intelligent incredibly filed and produced films, this is a must.

It is dubbed, but very well so, so it does not detract at all from the story.

A triumph of a production for the Indian film industry.

This one scores a VERY rare 10/10 from me!

The House of Flowers

La Casa de las Flores or The House of Flowers in English is a delightful Mexican black comedy drama.

It centers around an incredibly dysfunctional upper-class Mexican family that owns a prestigious flower shop, and a struggling drag cabaret, both called ‘The House of Flowers’

It contains several LGBT+ main characters, with plots that look at homophobia and transphobia.

This series was one of the most outstanding, riotously funny, politically incorrect, brilliant pieces of film I have seen in a long long time!

If you love to laugh and occasionally gasp at the politically incorrect, this bloody brilliant satire of telenovela is for you!

The production houses outside of Hollywood are rocking with the incredible productions!

Yet another foreign language (well foreign language for me..clearly not for Spanish speaking people) production which knocks it out the ball park and makes tinsel town productions look cheap and brash (which they generally are)

This is a VERY rare occasion..because this to scores a solid 10/10 from me!

Although these are our “recommendeds”  and “maybe not muchers”, we all have different taste. We may not have liked something very much but it doesn’t of course mean that you won’t.

So give them a try and see how you feel about them.

Full credit to Netflix, and/or the distributor of the film, the publisher of the film or the graphics artist for the images.