With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s the sign May is coming to an end. This means it’s time for another installment of Geekflix on Netflix, where 10 titles are labeled required viewing for anyone who wants to keep their geek credentials strong.
1. Breaking The Magician’s Code Seasons 1 & 2 (June 1st)
When these specials were first airing it got a lot of attention thanks to the fact the host never removed his mask. This was one of the few good reality shows before the overload of them on TV today. Watch as the Masked Magician reveals some of the oldest tricks in the history of magic. Some of them really are just smoke and mirrors.
2. Jurassic Park (June 1st)
One of the greatest movies of all time makes it way onto Netflix. Yes, the sequels are coming as well but you can skip those. Still, if you haven’t taken the time to watch this highly quotable film you owe it to yourself to experience it first hand. If you don’t how are you going to keep getting excited for the next Jurassic World movie.
3. The Odd Couple II (June 1st)
After making Grumpy Old Men, actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau did a bunch of movies together to show they were still great as a comedy team as they ever were. This film, a sequel to the 1968 original has the two unlikely friends taking a road trip on their way to watch their kids get married. Of course its also on lists for being one of the worst sequels ever so you can always check to see if it really is as bad people say.
4. Rock the Kasbah (June 1st)
Not exactly geek cred material but this list needed 10 entries so just go with it. Even some of the worst critical bombs by Billy Murray were halfway enjoyable once they made it to home video, like Larger than life or The Man who knew too little. So this one about a music producer who has to go into a war zone to look for a singer he wants to promote should be good for a laugh at the very least.
5. Beauty and the Beast: Season 3 (June 2nd)
With all the great shows which have been coming off the CW, this series really hasn’t gotten much attention. With the upcoming 4th season scheduled to be the last one, it’s time to play catch up so you can enjoy the series when it ends this coming August. Watch as Detective Catherine Keller is repeatedly rescued by a mysterious man who may in fact be a beast. A dashingly handsome beast but still a beast.
6. Voltron: Legendary Defender (June 10th)
Unlike previous attempts to make a sequel to the classic anime Voltron, such as Voltron: The Third Dimension or Voltron Force, this new series is set to be a complete reimagining of the series. With executive producers who have worked on both Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: Legend of Korra and character designs which seem to be in the same style, the series has a lot going for it. Expect Monkeys Fighting Robots to be giving this series a lot of attention when it is released.
7. The Giver (June 15th)
One of the most acclaimed Science Fiction novels of all time didn’t exactly capture the critics or the box office when it was released. Still there has to be something worth watching in this adaptation starring Jeff Bridges. If not, maybe it will at least make people go out and want to read the book.
8. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 (June 16th)
Agent Coulson and his team are back again. This time Terrigen has spread throughout the ocean and caused people to turn into Inhumans, individuals with incredible powers and abilities. It’s up to S.H.I.E.L.D. to keep the peace while at the same time fighting against another mysterious organization, a new Inhuman who seems to be gathering forces, and Hydra which is now being run by Grant Ward.
9. Orange is the New black: Season 4 (June 17th)
The critically acclaimed Netflix original series is back for its fourth season. After events of the third season, the prison has been remodeled to allow more prisoners. This means more comedy mixed with moments of intense drama as the cast grows. This one is probably one you won’t be watching with your parents or family on a rainy day.
10. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (June 22)
Since the stories are supposed to be taking place at the same time as the first Sin City film, is this technically a sequel or a part two? Either way, this film was able to assemble the original cast to revise their roles to show everything happening at the same time as the original stories. Is it able to capture the energy of the first film? It’s probably better if you watch it for yourself and make the call.