4E Flix: Basketballs & Boxes

Now that Spring Break is officially over and your midterms are, hopefully, disappearing, it’s time to get back to the Netflix grind instead of the gym/study grind. While you are deciding which movie or TV show to use to aid your relaxation needs, why not try some of these suggestions from the 4E? We got you covered with another edition of the 4E Flix!

Basketball Wives

Combine tacky, reality TV shows with even tackier women who are romantically entangled with professional basketball players, and you get a ridiculously entertaining show. The reality series follows a group of Miami women who go through the ups and downs of being the wives (or ex-wives_ and girlfriends of the nation’s top ballers. With the NCAA tourney coming up, there is no better time to give this series a shot! (no pun intended)

Buried

Who doesn’t want to stare at Ryan Reynolds trapped in a box for 90 minutes? This movie is on Netflix’s instant que (aka: watch instantly, aka: greatest thing ever), and just oozes with suspense and entertainment from start to finish. Give it a try if you are in the mood for something addictive and heart racing…or just do it for Ryan.

 

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4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

4E Flix: Government Overload

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And the countdown begins: Spring Break is almost here. Before we can head home or fly off to some tropical destination, we need to power through the rest of our midterms. But everyone needs a break every once in a while so we at 4E are here to provide you with some Netflix recommendations to get you through the next two weeks. Good luck everyone!

Parks and Recreation

Parks and RecreationAre you in desperate need of a 20-minute study break? Then put away the books to watch an episode of Parks and Recreation. Although there are already five seasons of this comedy series, you don’t need to start from the beginning to fall in love with the show. Parks and Recreation, which uses a mockumentary filming style like in The Office, is about the lives of local government officials in Pawnee, a small town in Indiana. Amy Poehler stars in the show as Leslie Knope, a perky and enthusiastic bureaucrat in the parks department. Since there is a wide range of characters from Ron Swanson, the staunch libertarian, to April Ludgate, the sarcastic college student, every viewer will be able to connect with one of the characters in this highly addicting series.

The American President

The American PresidentThis 1995 romantic comedy-drama has all of the elements of a great movie: love, suspense, and Michael Douglas. And, to top it off, it’s set in the best city in the world. Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd who attempts to win over environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade after the death of his wife. For those West Wing fans, many elements of this movie are depicted in the popular TV series. If only I could watch this movie for my US Political Systems class!

 

 

 

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4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

 

4E Flix: Geniuses in the 90’s

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Here at the 4E, we try to identify the needs of our readers and meet them. And, let’s face it, it’s absolutely necessary that you have entertaining material to indulge in as you neglect your work and pretend to be studying for midterms. We at 4E also like to tell you what you want to hear: it’s okay, midterms are only worth 25% of your grade…don’t worry, it’s easy to write an essay on two books you didn’t read…there’ll be a curve on that test, and you’ll be at the top.

Take solace in these Netflix recommendations to get you through this.

Sliders

This awesome 90’s sci-fi series (for which there are abundant episodes available) features Jerry O’Connell, often recognized from the more contemporary series Crossing Jordan, as a young genius physics student who travels with a motley crew through different realities attempting to return to his own. Just watching it makes you feel smarter. Ain’t nothing like some low-quality special effects paired with a cast outfitted with a Full-House-esque wardrobe. Just watch and revel in how horrible and screwed-up the alternate realities they visit are–you might appreciate your own more, no matter how grim the outlook of your coming sleep schedule.

Good Will Hunting

We all know it’s not fair you didn’t get into MIT or Harvard. In this classic, Matt Damon is a janitor at MIT when he is discovered as a mathematical genius. He struggles with his traumatized past and is unsure about his present, while being pushed and egged-on by a prominent professor (wish my professors motivated me that much…). His transition from a blue-collar bar hopper to a widely renowned genius is something you could achieve if you watch enough Netflix. It’s a good time to watch this movie ANYTIME (even when you should be memorizing those linguistics terms). Sit back, relax, and marvel at the genius you wish you could use right about now.

 

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4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

4E Flix: Sappiness and Craziness

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching many of you may be in the “lovey-dovey” mood and hoping for a little extra sappiness in your life. Others of you may be spotted wearing all black these days and contemplating tripping the couples you see candooling in Lau. Whatever pre-VDay mood you may be in, we’ve got you covered with some great Netflix choices that’ll help you celebrate or survive this holiday. Oh and let’s not forget … you have midterms coming up. You will never be happier to have a Netflix account.

No Strings Attached

Lets be real. What could possibly be sappier than a couple of friends who agree to have casual sex due to their fear of commitment and then — plot twist — fall in love? NOTHING. Although there have been many, many remakes to this classic love story (“Friends with Benefits,” I am talking about you), this one still proves to be my favorite. Yes, one could argue that Mila and Justin are way hotter but come on … Ashton and Natalie?! You can’t beat their cuteness. Watch it and love it, you romcom lovers. It’ll put you in the perfect mood for that dreaded/anticipated Feb. 14th

Luther

I have heard about this show from not one … not two … but THREE people just this week alone, so I figured it was worth trying out. Although you must be in a specific mood to watch this uber-intense BBC psychological drama, it might be the perfect fix for those of you who are looking to escape the candy hearts and chocolate covered everything. Dark, dangerous and addictive, you will most likely be hooked in no time. Besides, crime dramas have blood and guts, and blood and guts are red, and red is the signature color of Valentines Day, so it works! Right?

 

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4E Flix: Pageantry and President-ry

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We are only a few weeks into the second semester, and you’ve begun to realize … “Oh, no. I’m already riding the Struggle Bus.” (The Struggle Bus, SB for short, is an imaginary place frequented by psycho-crazy-hard-working students, slackers and just about anyone who is hung over on Sunday morning.)
We at The Fourth Edition know what it’s like, trust us. We’ve seen you in Leo’s, and we would be judging you if we weren’t the very captains of the SB. You may be asking, how can I get off the SB? Hah. We’re still trying to figure that one out too. While we work on that, you should take some time to sit back, relax, and momentarily forget about your never-ending trip to Shambleyville.

Toddlers and Tiaras

t and tIf you want to feel better about yourself, you should definitely watch “The 1000 Pound Man,” but because you don’t necessarily have cable, try Netflix’s “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Start from the very beginning … I promise you will instantly feel better about your life. Guaranteed. Nothing says SB quite like a crazed, insecure, and attention-deprived pageant mom. It’s disgustingly addictive, and you’ll love yourself — and hate — yourself for it.

 

The West Wing

west wingIf you’re more of an intellectual, you can always catch up on all of those episodes you’ve been wanting to watch of  “The West Wing.” This Aaron Sorkin hit chronicles the life of Josiah Bartlett’s fictional term in the Oval Office. Political intrigue always distracts me from my mountain of gov reading, and I can’t imagine that I’m the only one. Can I get a witness, y’all? Where my gov majors at?? (Answer: everywhere. This is Georgetown after all)

 

 

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4E Flix: The League and MK & A

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Add/Drop is over, you’re stuck in your classes, and it’s now that time to catch up on the reading that you ignored for the past two weeks. On that note, here are some TV shows and movies on Netflix that will facilitate your inevitable procrastination. We’re just looking out for you here at the Fourth Edition.

The League

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This is on my personal list of shows to start watching. It seemed like a big hit over winter break, but in case you also missed it, Netflix has four seasons ready to watch on Instant! The League is a sitcom on FX that follows the lives of six members of a fantasy football league through their inappropriate and hilarious shenanigans. As a die-hard New York sports fan I’d be kicked out of my family for saying this, but RGIII makes a special appearance in one of the episodes and, as a closeted fan of his, I’m eager to watch that episode. Plus Nick Kroll (Ruxin) is a fellow Hoya, so there’s love there.

MK & A

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If you or your family gets Netflix DVDs delivered to your house (not on Netflix Instant), I have some of the best news in the world: Netflix now has all the old MK & A videos — Getting There, Billboard Dad, It Takes Two – the list goes on and I am just too excited about it. They’re all on there. So is “Full House.” The look of my queue just changed with the addition of fourteen Mary Kate and Ashley movies. They’re sandwiched in between A Beautiful Mind and Finding Nemo.

 

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4E Flix is a weekly post designed to help the average Netflixer with nothing new to watch. The Fourth Edition is not affiliated with Netflix in any way.

 

4EFLIX: Revenge and More Revenge

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It’s Humpday, and we at the Fourth Edition know exactly what that means: You have 300 pages of reading to do for class tomorrow, loads of responses to answer, bunches of notes to take and tons of stuff to do. You’re drowning in work … but you really aren’t doing any of it. In fact, you’re probably wasting away time watching some random series on your Netflix account. Enter 4E Flix. This new post is here to aid you in your inevitable procrastination attempts. This Wednesday, and for many Wednesdays to come, we’ll be featuring an addicting series and irresistible movie — both easily accessed on your Netflix account. That’s right, kids: You now can procrastinate and find shows on Netflix without even having to go through the random browsing, so curl up in your bed and get ready to get addicted.. You’re welcome. Without further ado, here are this week’s 4E Flix Picks:

Revenge

According to the old poem, “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet but revenge is sweeter.” This is obviously the case in ABC’s new hit series, which features breakout star Emily Van Camp. (Start drooling now) Van Camp plays the resourceful Amanda Clarke, a young socialite who returns to the Hamptons under a new alias, Emily Thorne, to seek revenge on the powerful people who framed her father for terrorism and ultimately caused his death. Things go awry when she develops a romance with Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman), the son of the mega-wealthy Victoria and Conrad Grayson (Madeleine Stowe and Henry Czerny) — who happen to be Amanda’s biggest targets. Believe us, Hoyas, this show is like a can of Pringles: Once you pop, the fun don’t stop … and neither do the plot twists and steamy surprises. Once you begin watching this show, you’ll probably be wondering how revenge could be so, so delicious.

The Millennium Trilogy: Extended Edition

Keeping with the theme of thrills and revenge, one can’t help but become addicted to the three films in the Millennium Trilogy. Based off of Stieg Larsson’s internationally acclaimed novels, the series follows reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) through a series of events that include kidnapping, conspiracy, lies and cold-blooded murder. Gripping, chilling, and thought-provoking throughout, The Millennium Trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t be discouraged by the subtitles; these films are instant classics. (And just to clarify, they blow the American version out of the water.) (And just to clarify again, the books are always better.)

Procrastinate away, Hoyas.

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