Scape Flix: What to watch
From Netflix binge-watching to BBC specials... find out our pick of the
best TV and films out there.
So forget about any New Year's resolutions about watching less television, because there are a range of AMAZING films and TV shows out there.
So check out some of Scape's recommendations on some of the best TV shows/ Films out there.
Deutschland '83 (Channel 4)
In a divided Germany in 1983, Deutschland '83 follows a naive 24-year-old East German soldier Martin Rauch who is pulled from his benign post as a border guard and given a new assignment as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service in West Germany.
Catch up on All4
American Crime Story (BBC)
The powers behind 'American Horror Story' have released the 'riches to ruin tale' of sporting hero OJ Simpson and the murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman, OJ's fugitive 'sprint' and his subsequent trial. All of this and the Kardashian connection are making this a must see!
Catch up on BBC iPlayer
Attenborough's 90's (BBC)
The BBC have announced two brand new Natural History programmes for BBC One and BBC Two with the legend that is Sir David Attenborough for 2016. A special one-off interview with David himself to mark his 90th birthday next year and another programme looking at the enchanting world of bioluminescence. If you are a fan of David Attenborough then this one is for you!
The best of Netflix
Netflix is the perfect way to kick back and relax after a long day at university. It is THE place for 'binge watching' your favourite tv show... which quite often means loosing your whole weekend wrapped up in the life of a drug dealer (Narcos), a war criminal (Beats of No Nation) or a member of the parks team at a local council... all very different but equally interesting!
Netflix has hundreds of the best movies and TV shows to offer, so picking just three wasn't easy! We've not included the likes of Making a Murderer because... well everyone has spent the last two weeks screaming at the TV. So here are our choices;
The Netflix drama Narcos has won critical acclaim for its unflinching depiction of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar and its generally sympathetic depiction of the police officers and politicians who dared to take on the world's most famous drug lord.
The documentary-style series was praised as "devastatingly addictive" by the Telegraph, while Slate called it "exactly the portrayal of the drug war we needed" and the Hollywood Reporter mused that is could be the "critically acclaimed international breakthrough" that Netflix has long sought.
Via; The Guardian.
Beats of No Nation
The first Netflix feature film, Beats of No Nation does not disappoint. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Ibris Elba dominates the screen as the role of Commandant, a war lord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.
Via; Bleeker Street Media
Scape Favourite: Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation is a 'mockumentary' following the lifes of members of the parks and recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. With it's 'silly' humour linked to the likes of The Office and 30 Rock... It is the perfect TV show to binge watch on a Friday night!
Check out Buzzfeeds list of '24 times 'Park & Rec' made you laugh uncontrollably.