Between quarantining and social distancing, you’re probably getting your money’s worth out of your Netflix subscription during the corona-virus pandemic. And unless you’ve been quarantining yourself from pop culture, you’re probably already familiar with the over the top antics of Joe Exotic of “Tiger King.” But if mullet-sporting tiger collectors aren’t your thing, there’s a bunch of other amazing shows to watch on Netflix. Here are a few of our recommendations:
Filmmaker and blogger Renae L. Bluitt created the documentary to promote Black female business owners. The film features the business triumphs and challenges of Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, writer/podcaster Luvvie Ajai, The Lip Bar founder Melissa Butler, and financial guru Tonya Rapley, the founder of My Fab Finance.
Wine enthusiasts will love this one. The drama, written and directed by Prentice Penny, centers around a teenager’s choice between working for his family’s restaurant business or pursuing his dream of becoming a sommelier. The movie includes breakout actor Mamoudou Athie as the main character Elijah, and Courtney B. Vance and Nicey Nash as his loveable parents.
This series is a mix of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” meets Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” Hosts Karin Bohm, a Candian interior designer, restaurateur Nick Liberato and chef Dennis Prescott go around the world to help struggling restaurants in need of a makeover. They explore gorgeous locales that will induce wanderlust and reveal practical advice on creating a dining experience customers will want to return to regularly.
The series follows the rise of Madame CJ Walker, the first black female self-made millionaire in America and stars Octavia Spencer (as Walker), and Tiffany Haddish. If you missed the premiere and virtual watch parties when it premiered earlier this year, you have plenty of time to catch up now.
If you haven’t tuned into the Gwyneth Paltrow-fronted docu-style series, now in the time of COVID-19 is a good time to watch. The program takes a deep dive into some intriguing non traditional health practices and practitioners around sexual pleasure, psychedelics, and energy healing, with the actress and Goop CEO serving as guinea pig and reporter. Don’t miss the episode with breath-work master Wim Hof, which is particularly poignant given the current health crisis.