What to watch over break

Aziz Ansari writes, directs, produces and stars in Master of None, a new comedy show now available eclusively on Netflix.

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Aziz Ansari writes, directs, produces and stars in Master of None, a new comedy show now available eclusively on Netflix.

Dalton Gackle

Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to catch up on all of the shows you’ve been missing, or just to binge on a shows and movies you haven’t seen yet.

Here are a few ideas of what to watch:

Show on Netflix:

Aziz Ansari’s new show “Master of None” should be your focus here. I was extremely impressed with the series.

Not only was the show funny, but it was real. The show wasn’t outlandish or rushed as so many comedies are.

“Master of None” is extremely well-written, much of it by Ansari himself. The writing is witty, truthful and even features some social commentary.

The show is excellent and its 10 episodes won’t be enough for you.


Film on Netflix:

I have watched a lot of movies on Netflix. I have seen comedies, dramas, action, romance, etc. etc. My favorite film that I have seen is an independent dramedy from 2014 called “Chef.”

Something about the film just hits. It feels real. The acting is convincing, the story is honest; it is just a complete film.

John Favreau, the director of the first two “Iron Man” films, and the upcoming live action Jungle Book film, directs and stars in “Chef.”

“Chef” is also an excellent film to watch to advance the hunger for your Thanksgiving feast.


Or: If you want something a little more recent than 2014, check out the Netflix original film “Beasts of No Nation,” released just over a month ago.

According to Netflix, the film garnered over 3 million views in the first 10 days it was available.

Show on TV:

If you watch as many TV shows as I do, you are probably behind on a few.

Your top priority should be to get caught up on the third season of “The Blacklist” on demand or at nbc.com.

“The Blacklist” jumped right to the top when it premiered in fall 2013 and it keeps getting better.

Season three focuses in on Liz’s past and how it will affect her future.

If you have never seen “The Blacklist,” there is no time like the present. Netflix has the first two seasons available to binge watch.

In theaters:

My family has had a tradition of going to see a movie when everyone is free around Thanksgiving.

The safe option is to go see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and cap off “The Hunger Games” franchise.

What I really want to see is “Burnt,” a new Bradley Cooper film about food (at the most basic level).

Start your own family tradition and binge shows or movies as a family, and…

Happy Thanksgiving!