Rando Recommendations: What Pop Culture Thing Do You Recommend (Not Geek Media)

Jaegermonstrous

Swamp Cryptid
The Half of It (Netflix)- coming-of-age story that's focused much more on the friendship between the two main characters than the typical romance arc.

Fisherman's Friends (Netflix)- based on the story of the real-life a capella group of the same name, it's the perfect movie to scratch more of the sea shanty itch if you didn't get enough of them a few months ago.

Unicorn Store (Netflix)- Samuel L Jackson and Brie Larson in a non-superhero movie! With unicorns that may or may not exist.

Chef (Netflix)- A burnt-out chef tries to restart his career by buying a food truck, and repair the relationship between himself and his young son.

Tallulah (Netflix)- Elliott Page and Allison Janney! What more could you want? Another sort of coming-of-age story about a young woman who kidnaps a baby and goes to her boyfriend's estranged mother for help.

Honorable mention to 'Dave Made A Maze' (Amazon). I'd call it geek media if more people knew about it. Dave, an artist who's never finished anything, makes a maze out of cardboard in his living room. His friends and girlfriend go in after in him, only to learn the maze is much more than any of them anticipated.
 

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The Toys That Made Us is a lovely short and humerous documentary on Netflix, about various toy franchises from our childhood and how they got made.
 

Graybeard

Explorer
I reccomend Top Gear. There have been American versions but, in my opinion, the British version is overall better. Some hosts are better than others. There's just something enjoyable about seeing (mostly) guys driving ridiculously expensive cars and some not so expensive ones and having to complete a bunch of challenges in the process. The original show with Jeremy, Richard, and James as hosts was the best version.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
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I reccomend Top Gear. There have been American versions but, in my opinion, the British version is overall better. Some hosts are better than others. There's just something enjoyable about seeing (mostly) guys driving ridiculously expensive cars and some not so expensive ones and having to complete a bunch of challenges in the process. The original show with Jeremy, Richard, and James as hosts was the best version.
At its best, Top Gear UK is one of the funniest comedies on TV. The camper trip show had me in tears. (Hell, I’m giggling just thinking about it.)

Part of the thing is that the original UK show cast had excellent chemistry. The more recent episodes are getting better, but haven’t gotten there yet.

The US show’s vibe has never gotten close.
 


DrunkonDuty

he/him
Derry Girls on Netflix. Comedy a group of 5 high schoolers and their families. Set in Derry during the Troubles. Netflix.

The Detectorists. I'll second (third actually) this one! Very funny but with a lot of heart. Netflix.

Booksmart. A movie about the 2 friends graduating high school. Schmalzy ending but still very good. Netflix.
 

payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
The A&E biography on wrestler Booker T was even more interesting than the Macho Man one. That guy has one hell of a life story.
 


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