Otakus & Geeks: Netflix Picks Of The Week #1

Welcome to a new editorial at Otakus & Geeks called Netflix Picks Of The Week. Each Sunday I will give you a few recommendations of shows and movies for you to check out on Netflix. There is no specific order of this list just a choice of five shows or movies I found entertaining.

Pick Number 1
Genre - Romantic Comedy
Title - My Awkward Sexual Adventure

Synopsis - To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest for sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M.


Why You Should Watch: The movie is funny, the story is good and the chemistry between the two main leads are enjoyable to watch. This film lives up to the title with tons of awkward moments that can rival some of your favorite sex comedy's like American Pie, Superbad etc. The opening scene alone will have you laughing and does a great way of pacing the rest of the film.

Pick Number 2
Genre - Foreign Action Comedy
Title - Quick

Synopsis - Gi-soo, Myeong-sik and Ah-rom were members of the same notorious motorcycle gang. They enjoyed their days roaming the streets recklessly on the motorcycles. Now, Gi-soo works as a motorcycle delivery man, Myeong-sik is a motorcycle cop and Ah-rom is a pop idol singer. One day, Gi-soo has Ah-rom riding on the back of his motorcycle as he makes a delivery. To his surprise the delivery package explodes. Gi-soo's cellphone rings and he hears a voice telling him that their is another bomb planted in his helmet which Ah-rom is wearing. Gi-soo is ordered to take another delivery. If the delivery is late or he attempts to run away the helmet will explode.


Why You Should Watch: This movie really defines the saying this can only happen in the movies. The action is over top and suspended disbelief, but I found it entertaining as hell. The acting is enjoyable with over the top with facial expressions, the plot is decent but not great. However it's the performances and the funny characters that will keep you watching. It's not great but if you want a fun film give this one a shot.

Pick Number 3
Genre - Foreign TV Show
Title - Killer K

Synopsis - Cha Yeon Jin is a high school girl whose outwardly normal existence and reticent character masks her true identity: she is a professional assassin who is seeking vengeance for her mother after watching her killed in front of her eyes. She infiltrates SS1, the secret organization that her mother was connected to, by becoming one of their killers, all the while trying to track down her mother's murderer.


Why You Should Watch: I didn't expect this to be a character driven, emotional ride from the trailers. However "Killer K" doesn't miss a beat in the story, action, music and direction. This is a must watch mini series. What makes this really great is the character's progression and development over the course of six episode. I won't spoil anymore just put this in your instant queue.

Pick Number 4
Genre - TV Show Kids
Title - Tron Uprising 

Synopsis -   Beck is a young program who becomes the skillful leader of a revolution inside the computer world of the Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron, the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting and light cycle skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but he will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful, strong leader. Destined to become "the next Tron", Beck adopts Tron's persona and becomes the arch enemy of General Tesler and his oppressive forces.


Why You Should Watch: This series bridges the gap between TRON and TRON Legacy. It also has great voice acting from Elijah Wood, Bruce Boxleitner, Tricia Helfer and Paul Rebuens. The animation is not bad and the story and it's characters are great. This was truly one of the best shows on Disney XD.

Pick Number 5
Genre - Netflix Original Series
Title - Orange Is The New Black

Synopsis - Piper Chapmanā€™s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.


Why You Should Watch: This series has a great balance of comedy and drama. The story is based on true story and has a lot of social commentary on the prison system. The characters are all flushed out well and it does a great job pacing the story.