Netflix has a plethora of movie and TV show titles, but are all of them worth your time? Â While avoiding essays and studying for finals, Netflix seems like the avenue of escape. Â But, itâ€™s only worth it when the shows or movies you watch are actually quality shows. Â If you spend two and a half hours watching a terrible movie, the only feeling youâ€™ll have is regret (and maybe a healthy dose of guilt). Â Taste varies, but these titles will appeal to no one (unless youâ€™re in the mood for secondhand embarrassment).
No matter what anyone told you, we all felt a need to at least check out â€œFuller House.â€ Â We all want to know how DJ, Stephanie and Michelle all turned out. Â Did DJ marry her high school sweetheart? Â Did Stephanie become a world-class dancer? Â Did Michelle find out she had an identical twin? Â
Well, the show answers these, but doesnâ€™t prove very satisfying. Â The setup is hauntingly similar to the original â€œFull House,â€ with DJ struggling to take care of three boys after her husband recently died as Stephanie and Kimmy jump in to provide a helping hand. Â But, the humor is forced, tired, and not nearly as enjoyable as the original. Â In the end, â€œFuller Houseâ€ is simply the ugly cousin of Full House that no one talks about.
During its first three years on air with Fox, â€œArrested Developmentâ€ a cult following that always demanded more. Â Its unique, refreshing humor brought laughs from the toughest of audiences. Â Netflix, seeing a golden opportunity, attempted to satisfy the fansâ€™ hunger by creating a Netflix exclusive fourth season. Â
In the end, it tanked. Â The structure that the original â€œArrested Developmentâ€ was known for was eliminated in Netflixâ€™s aim to give cast members more screen time. Â The writing and humor that was so endearing in the original series was poorly executed in the fourth season. Â Ultimately, fans of the original Arrested Development should just pretend the fourth season doesnâ€™t exist. Â Â
Fan of old films? Â Fan of Westerns? Â Maybe you were excited about Netflixâ€™s original movie â€œThe Ridiculous 6,â€ seeing as it was playing off of the famous films â€œMagnificent Sevenâ€ and â€œSeven Samuraiâ€. Â When you first watch the trailer for â€œThe Ridiculous 6,â€ you expect a funny, diverse, original film that paid homage to the classics. Â 10 minutes into the movie, you understand that it is a Western spoof. Â Youâ€™re given new hope! Â 15 minutes into the movie, however, you realize that, even as a spoof, the humor is just plain bad. Â
â€œThe Ridiculous 6â€ follows six criminals who find out theyâ€™re Â allhalf-brothers. Â Their mission? Â Save their father from a posse of cowboys who demand money. Â â€œThe Ridiculous 6â€ features poorly written characters, jokes for twelve year olds, and several big-name actors who are trying to make a comeback. Â Honestly, the actors canâ€™t be blamed; the writing is the problem. Â The slapstick humor lacked humor in general and the jokes are juvenile at best. Â Save your time and watch a different Adam Sandler comedy.
At the end of the day, hiding amongst the usual quality of Netflix Originals are these ugly gems. Â On a rainy Sunday, they might be fun to watch. Â When youâ€™re distracting yourself from studying, though? Â Choose something with higher reviews.