I'm thankful for Netflix. It brings in a wide variety of interesting and ridiculous, and therefore, entertaining television.
I was stuck at home sick yesterday and after I finished 3/4 of a season of How I Met Your Mother (that's right), I perused Netflix for other enjoyable fare.
I was hard-pressed to find some quality entertainment but decided on an 80s comedy with Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger. Blind Date was fairly entertaining for about 45 minutes but I couldn't handle how slow the movie ended up being so I abandoned it. Surprising. I rarely shut off a movie.
I then started shuffling through the other instant play movies and almost watched Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. Yeah, I almost went there.
Who bank rolls these movies? Who puts that on their resume?
I finally decided upon The Kill Point. A made for tv mini-series about a bank robbery gone wrong. Seems like an interesting premise. I started watching it a few weeks back, but finally got around to watching the rest of it. It fits every single cliche in the crime story book. One cop who knows how to handle the situation in his own way, a stuck up chief who would rather do it his way because he has the title, a cocky sniper who thinks he's a philosopher, hard as nails female officer who has to be the voice of reason, FBI agent who thinks they can walk in at the last minute and solve it all, and a bank full of Stockholm syndrome victims. On the plus side, it's written like a bad B-movie and the only people who seem to know how to act are the lead cop and the lead bank robber.
Of course my only reason for watching it is Donnie Wahlberg. Yep. The NKOTB singer.
Tonight I think it'll be Hitchcock. :)