Netflix – Five Things To Watch This Weekend

I don’t know about you, but I am loving Netflix at the moment. There is no shortage of superb shows to keep us entertained.

David Brent: Life on the Road 

David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2’s mockumentary ‘The Office.’  When audiences were first introduced to Brent, the self-proclaimed “Friend first, boss second. Probably an entertainer third” dreamed of becoming a rock superstar. Twelve years on, Brent is now a travelling salesman chasing the dream with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, and a talented rapper Dom (Ben Bailey Smith) in an attempt to gain street cred, Brent cashes in his pension and takes unpaid leave in pursuit of his dream and one last shot at fame and fortune.


From Executive Producer Morgan Neville, Abstract, a Netflix original docu-series, takes you beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.  Go inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers.   Each programme will focus on a different designer, the subjects are: Bjarke Ingels (architect), Christoph Niemann (illustrator), Es Devlin (stage designer), Ilse Crawford (interior designer), Paula Scher (graphic designer), Platon (photographer), Ralph Gilles (automobile designer) and Tinker Hatfield (Nike shoe designer

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

Speaking to a packed house at the Apollo Theatre in London for her debut Netflix Original stand-up special, no joke falls flat for comedian Katherine Ryan who is only the second UK-based act to get a global special streaming in 190 countries. At the end of an extensive sell-out tour across the UK, Katherine explores timely themes including white privilege, family dynamics, the power of celebrity, ageism, Canadian defence protocol, how to relax and that one part of her body she was surprised to learn her ex-boyfriend was paying such close attention to.

Girlfriend’s Day

In a city where greeting card writers are celebrated like movie stars, romance writer Ray Wentworth (Bob Odenkirk) used to be the king. In trying to recapture the feelings that once made him the greatest, he gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a new holiday: Girlfriend’s Day.   Cast includes Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Natasha Lyonne, Ed Begley Jr.


Chef’s Table : Season 3

Chef’s Table features six of the world’s most renowned international chefs, and offers viewers the opportunity to go inside the lives and kitchens of these culinary talents.
Season 3’s chefs include:  Jeong Kwan, Baekyasa Temple (South Korea), Vladimir Muhkin, White Rabbit (Moscow, Russia), Tim Raue, Restaurant Tim Raue (Berlin, Germany), Virgilio Martinez, Central (Lima, Peru)
Ivan Orkin, Ivan Ramen (New York, NY), Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza, (Los Angeles, CA)

As a member of the Netflix Ireland Stream Team I have received complimentary Netflix membership and in return will be featuring Netflix related blog posts. All opinions are my own!

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