Netflix Picks: What the WAVE 3 News staff is watching

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So, you're probably looking for some new movies and shows to check out on Netflix.

Our staff at Derby City Weekend and WAVE 3 News are sharing their fave picks to help you out.


Amber Powell, Derby City Weekend Producer

Right now, I’m about three episodes into Murder Mountain. It’s a docuseries about the unusually high number of missing person cases in Humbolt County, California, a remote area of the Redwood Forest where marijuana grow operations have been prevalent for decades.

Last weekend, I binge-watched Good Girls, an NBC comedy about three unlikely women who become criminal masterminds after robbing a grocery store. This definitely isn’t the kind of show I usually choose, but after one scene with Rio (Manny Montana), the money-laundering “gang friend”… I was hooked! (I have a thing for bad boys and neck tattoos Lol) Anyway, it’s a no-brainer for any overworked, stressed out wife/mother who has fantasies of risking it all for the chance to become a big-time baller.

The unexpected season-ending cliff hanger of Good Girls is CRAZY! Luckily, season 2 premieres March 3. You can watch it Sundays at 10 p.m. on WAVE 3 News.

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Dawne Gee, Evening Anchor

It is amazing the pool of talent and the crazy array of choices that Netflix has to offer.

My kids finally taught me to turn it on by myself. (Don’t judge me. I’m not tech savvy).

Right now, Black Mirror and The Haunting of Hill House have my full attention and any extra time I might find.

Valerie Paxton, Sunrise Executive Producer

There is so much that’s binge-worthy on Netflix!

Compelling crime shows like Luther and Ozark, beautiful dramas, such as The Crown and GLOW, and feel-good comedies like Queer Eye and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

If you’re looking for a movie to watch with the kids, Coco is emotional, but amazing, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a sweet teenage romantic comedy that parents can also enjoy.

John Boel, Sunrise Anchor

I’m a documentaries guy. Icarus blew me away. The Academy Award winning documentary will forever change the way you watch sports, especially the Olympics. I love the way the filmmaker set out to tell one story, then stumbled into exposing the Russian doping scandal.

Connie Leonard, Evening Anchor & Reporter

What a shocker – Barbie Life in the Dream House is a big hit at our house.

John P. Wise, Director of Digital Media

The Office might be the most binge-able show ever made. If you’re not spending Saturday watching college basketball, throw a log on the fireplace, pour yourself a bourbon, er, hot chocolate, and prepare to spend your afternoon laughing into the evening.

On a more personal note, for those resolving to de-clutter in the new year, as I am, a new-ish series called Tidying Up is supposed to be a game-changer. I may give that a watch.

Holly Ball, Regional Key Account Manager

The Keepers!

It is awesome – a series about a true-life murder cover up and the sexual abuse by some Catholic Priests in Boston back in the 60’s.

Sameera Reza-Cooper, Success Manager

Glow is a Netflix Original Series, and I love it because it’s an almost all female cast and it has drama but a lot of funny parts as well.

Evil Genius is a good crime Netflix documentary. I love crime-related documentaries, and if you do too and haven’t watched this one, it’s about time! It has a lot of twists and turns and has you wondering who set this man up to rob a bank with a bomb strapped to his body.

To All The Boys I Loved Before is a cute Netflix Original movie when you want to watch something light-hearted and easy without feeling bad afterwards (like watching a documentary on someone with a bomb strapped to themselves).

Tawana Andrew, Sunrise Meteorologist

Lucifer: The story is an intriguing one for sure. The devil no longer wants to torture people in hell so he goes to Los Angeles and actually begins helping a detective solve crimes. I like it because it explores how quickly people give in to their desires and how that impacts the decisions we make. I also love crime shows, so that helps.

Black Lightning: This is a smart and fun show to binge watch. I think this is one of the best DC Comic shows developed by The CW. It focuses on a school principal who is an electrical superhero and his family. It touches on various topics from the drug epidemic to racism. This is also one of the few TV shows out there that stars a black superhero and that really drew me in.

The Addams Family: I love dark comedies and over the years I’ve grown to really love Wednesday Addams’s personality. Who doesn’t love a good story about a wacky family dynamic? Plus Gomez has given me one of my favorite movie quotes ever: “I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss.”

Gary Pyles, Creative Director

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: It’s the perfect mix of personality and funny and goes down great with coffee!

Sandy Osborne, Executive Assistant/Human Resources

Black Mirror is crazy!! And, it’s interactive. My granddaughter kept going back because of all of the different scenario’s 😊.

The Theory of Everything (about Steven Hawking) was decent.

Bird Box got a lot of hype but it wasn’t bad.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (it was different).

Rachael Krause, Reporter & Multi-Media Journalist

You: It seems like it would be a forced Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars kind of drama with two of the main characters. But Penn Badgley’s obsession with the girl, Beck, in the story is much more obsessive and disturbing. It leaves you with questions and chills.

Wind River: A native American woman is murdered and instead of letting it fall by the wayside, a newcomer FBI agent moves to investigate with the help of a local hunter. It’s a well-paced thriller that spotlights the issue that missing or murdered indigenous women in the US are often untracked.

Roman Lane, Audience Development & Brand Manager

Bandersnatch – Because it’s from Black Mirror, and it’s a choose-your-story type of plot, which is interactive and interesting.

Black Mirror – Self Explanatory. It’s amazing.

Miles Jackson, Photojournalist


Dale vs. Evil

Shannon Cogan, Evening Anchor


House of Cards


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