Netflix Now: Worst Ever Edition

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Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, meaning smelly, crowded, uncomfortable congestion in San Diego, America’s Finest City. I lived in San Diego for a couple years before moving to New York, and let me tell you: Comic Con got really crowded really fast. I remember going to Comic Con in 2002 and it was good-sized but not overwhelming. It just got bigger and bigger from there. The last time I went was 2007, and it was unbearable. Can’t imagine what it’ll be like this year.

If you’re not going to the Con this year, at least there’s Netflix Instant to keep you company. You can watch The Intouchables or the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Or, you can watch For Richer or Poorer, a movie that was made to be seen on a depressing, hungover Sunday afternoon on TBS in the early 2000s.

If you are going to Comic Con, stay safe and have fun! Also, please eat a California burrito with guacamole for me. (A California burrito is a carne asada burrito with French fries in it. It is like manna from Baja.)

After the cut, check out the new stuff on Netflix Instant and get your comic book fix.

  • The Achievers: The Story of Lebowski Fans
  • An Invisible Sign
  • Back to 1942
  • Buried Secrets
  • Dead Man’s Burden
  • Deficit
  • Detective Dee & Mystery of Phantom Flame
  • Doc Martin: Series 2
  • Doc Martin: Series 3
  • Doc Martin: Series 4
  • Don Friesen: Ask Your Mom
  • Done the Impossible
  • Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson
  • Example Short XII 23976 2 Hour
  • For Richer or Poorer
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Part 1
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Part 2
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Part 3
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: Part 4
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Star of Milos
  • Golmaal Returns
  • The Hairdresser
  • The Ice Harvest
  • If You Really Love Me
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • The Intouchables
  • Lab Rats: Season 1
  • Lakey Peterson: Zero to 100
  • The Last Kung Fu Monk
  • A Life in Suitcases
  • The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
  • Mama Africa
  • A Monster in Paris
  • Orange Is the New Black: Season 1
  • Peep Show: Series 1
  • Peep Show: Series 2
  • Peep Show: Series 3
  • Peep Show: Series 4
  • Peep Show: Series 5
  • Peep Show: Series 6
  • Peep Show: Series 7
  • Peep Show: Series 8
  • Political Animals
  • Ring of Fire
  • Sandcastle
  • Settai
  • Son of a Lion
  • State of Emergency
  • A Thousand Months
  • Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal

New additions to Netflix Watch Instantly apply only to readers in the United States. For those in other parts of the world, your choices may vary.

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

The Intouchables

Honorable mention: Detective Dee & Mystery of Phantom Flame

This Netflix Original is Supposedly Good

Orange Is the New Black: Season 1

This Should Have Been Heavy Metal 3: Turbulence

Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal

83.3333 Years

A Thousand Months

I’ll Probably See Familiar Faces in This

The Achievers: The Story of Lebowski Fans

Mediocre-est Movie That Tries to Be Intentionally Bad but Good

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Probably Not as Good as Capitol Critters

Political Animals

I Went Down, Down, Down and the Flames Went Higher

Ring of Fire

Movie I Forgot Existed Until Now

For Richer or Poorer

Best Title for a Forgotten VHS-Era Slasher Movie

The Hairdresser

Best Name for a Barbarian

Done the Impossible

Best Title

Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

Honorable mention: The Last Kung Fu Monk

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.