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Top Ten Neflix Documentaries

We LOVE documentaries! Here are the Alliray top ten Netflix documentaries!

1. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story – Even if you’re not into comics this is a great doc about an incredible man.
2. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth – The public housing complex built to change the inner city of St. Louis which became infamous for it’s crime, poverty and seggregation.
3. Resurrect Dead: Mystery of Toynbee Tiles – Mysterious tiles start showing up embedded in the streets in and sidewalks of major east coast cities. One guy decided to find out why.
4. Theremin: An Electronic Odyessy – This is truely an odessy about the invention of the thermin instrument created by Russian inventor Léon Theremin
5. Forks Over Knives – This doc explores that idea that we can cure ourselves of diseases by simply changing the way we eat.
6. Just for Kicks – People obsesed with collecting tennis shoes! So fun!
7. Copyright Criminals – Awesome look at music sampling.
8. Ingredients – Really informative doc about farmers markets and eating local.
9. Moog – This is a great doc about the Moog synthesizer created by Dr Robert Moog.
10. Unusual Buildings – This documentary is great because it’s actually kind of terrible. Lots of weird buildings with an awkward host stuck in the early 90s.

Have you seen any of these? What are some others we should check out?

Alliray top 10 netflix tv shows

We don’t have cable so we watch a lot of Netflix. We’ve watched a lot of hits and several misses. Here are our top ten favorite shows that are currently available on Netflix!

1. Battle Star Galactica –  Have you seen the Portlandia (another great Netflix show) sketch about BSG? It’s only a slightly exaggerated version of what actually happened to us. Seriously guys, the writing on this show is so good. Give it a chance.
2. Arrested Development – Hilarious. Cancelled too soon. Lots of cameos. Your parents probably wont get it.
3. Firefly – Space western. Enough said.
4. Parks and Recreation – I’ll be honest, season 1 isn’t that incredible BUT if you can power through the first 8 episodes, you’re in for a real treat once season 2 starts. Ron Swanson is like no one else.
5. Jericho – Nuclear blasts and how a small town figures out how to survive in the aftermath.
6. Hell on Wheels – Our most recent discovery! Hell on Wheels is an AMC drama that takes place in 1965. It’s story line focuses on the building of the Union Pacific railroad.
7. The Walking Dead – Zombies!!!
8. Freaks and Geeks – Again, cancelled too soon. See James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel when they were babies!
9. The Guild – Ok, this is technically web series, BUT Netflix has is categorized as a tv show so I’m just going with it. Basically, misfit gamers are forces to interact in real life. I love this show and I’ve never even gamed.
10. X-Files – 9 seasons of paranormal FIB investigating bliss.

Do you love these shows as much as we do? What are some of your favorites?