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Netflix Watchlist #2

Now that the exams are over, you all have some time to relax again. And why not do so by watching some interesting Netflix series, movies or documentaries. To make sure you guys aren’t bored during summer break here are some Netflix recommendations for you.

#1 Inside Job

This documentary is rated 8,3 on IMBD which says a lot. So let’s hear what’s it all about. Inside job explains the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over 20 trillion dollars, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with majors financial insiders, corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulations and academia. The documentary doesn’t show the good side of the economy but at least it’s realistic. I have to tell you upfront you do have to have an interest in economics and finance or otherwise it will maybe bore you a bit. But still really educative.

#2 House of Cards

House of Cards is a serie that does not per se involve economic issues but it definitely shows politics and tactics. So for all you Strategic Management students over there, you’ve come to the right place. This serie has five seasons so a lot of episodes to watch. It is rated 9.0 on IMBD which is really high. As a comparison it is ranked as high as Friends. But back to House of cards. The serie House of Cards is an American political drama web television series created by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC’s mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. Set in 2010s Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip. After being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, he initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power.

#3 Suits

The next serie is called Suits. As the title suggest it is about some (handsome) men in suits. This serie has now seven seasons which implies it is pretty popular. Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23, 2011, on the cable network USA, and is produced by Universal Cable. Suits is set at a fictional law firm in New York City. The focal point of the show follows talented college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who initially works as a law associate for Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), despite never actually attending law school. The show focuses on Harvey and Mike managing to close cases while maintaining Mike’s secret.

#4 Mad Men

The last title may be not as obvious as the last three but it’s also one who is part of this list. The serie is ranked 8,6 on IMDB so it definitely is a good watch. It may be a bit slow for some of you but you have to keep watching. Mad Men is set primarily in the 1960’s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners), located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue. According to the show’s pilot, the phrase “Mad men” was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves, a claim that has since been disputed. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is featured in the series, initially as the talented creative director at Sterling Cooper and later a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and the people in his personal and professional lives. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States through the 1960s. The series begins with season one in March 1960 and moves through November 1970 by the conclusion of season seven.

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