Netflix has been dominating the households of millions as the choice for a cheaper entertainment vessel for more than a decade. Unlike cable, Netflix allows their customers to satisfy their need for instant gratification. For $7.99 a month. You can’t beat it.
One of the reasons why Netflix has flourished is because they choose some really interesting and funny Documentaries. I had the pleasure of watching the Documentary Mortified Nation recently, and It is a gem in what can be a jungle of T.V shows and movies.
Directed by Mike Mayer, Mortified Nation is filming of the journey of a group of people who put on a stage production of themselves reading diaries they wrote when they were young. I thought it sounded odd but I was willing to watch it, and it was the right decision. It was funny as hell, to hear these grown people go and read their former, younger selves out in a public setting. It’s a smart take on adolescence and growing up, and it shares many moments of vulnerability and courage. It’s entertaining because it’s true.
Everybody can relate to the angsts and stupidity of the teenage years. These people expose their secrets and thoughts and it’s hilarious. As a stage production it rounds out by having a band and musical intermissions and performance, and it makes you feel nostalgic for the good old days.
In my opinion, this film is one of the best of Netflix, and recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good laugh. It lets it’s audience know that, even know, years after our teens have ended, we were not alone thinking our parents sucked or being gay sucked or school was “whack” or whatever. Mortified Nation is about the journey of growth, from regular people who had the guts to put it all out there.
Now, excuse me, I have to go dig out my diary from 10 years ago.