Jack’s Recently Watched On Netflix

It’s really tough to find what to watch on Netflix, so we’re going to start posting lists of movies WE’VE been watching to help narrow down your options. Here’s what I’ve recently watched on Netflix:

Breaking Bad
S5 Ep16
Since Better Call Saul peaked my interest, I wanted to finally power through Breaking Bad. The flip flopping of whether or not Walter wanted to be a drug dealer and his commitment level kind of bored me through the first two seasons, but at least for me, it started getting interesting when Walt and Jessie were fully in the game.

I was secretly hoping that Walt would just take most of the money back and just walk away, but of course that couldn’t happen. Everything went down like it had to, and he tied up all the loose ends so that his family would be secure. I’m assuming Jessie will take care of Brock, which will finally give him a purpose. Don’t get me wrong, Breaking Bad is better than almost anything on television now, but with such hype, I don’t know if it ever lived up to my expectations.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
If you really want to get your blood boiling, then this is the documentary for you!

Sometimes when something seems too goo to be true, it is, and that is exactly the case with Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room. Instead of actually reporting what your company is making, why not just make up some crazy projection based off of nothing and have your company be worth that number? There are too many shady practices to count, and you get a good picture of how such a large company could fall off the face of the earth in a matter of days. As in most cases, greed was the undoing of this former powerhouse.

The Office 
S6 Ep25
Prepared for an epic meltdown, the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch look to contain Michael’s breakup with a married woman. Michael avoids the comfort food presented to him early in the morning, and he seems surpassingly chipper to Pam and Jim. Everything seems too good to be true, however, and Pam asks Michael if he is still seeing Donna, which he is.

Andy takes Michael to meet the husband of the woman he is having an affair with, and eventually, he does the right thing and ends it. My favorite part of this episode is when Michael’s attitude of doing whatever he wants inspires Ryan to make a bold move of his own. After telling Erin point blank that he wants to sleep with her, he is promptly shut down.

This was one of the first episodes where Michael’s moral character is actually a little dicy, but he quickly corrects himself, and falls into a pit of despair by the end of the episode.