Netflix has really transformed the way we watch movies and TV shows. It’s on demand and we can now “binge watch”. Another great thing about Netflix is are the “Netflix Originals” series and movies. Ones that are new and produced exclusively for Netflix, ones made in partnership with other networks or even sometimes shows that TV channels have cancelled and Netflix has then picked up and carried on making more.
Although these “originals” are great and everyone loves the idea sometimes it’s quite hard to find them and there is the fear that we are missing out on something that we would actually really enjoy. Simply doing a search on Netflix for “originals” doesn’t return all the results. A search on Google does bring up various lists with detailed text descriptions but sometimes what we really want is for them all to be on one page, categorised and a video trailer. This enables us to quickly see all the dramas or all the comedies or whatever, watch the short clip and then quickly decide if it’s something we want to watch or not…well, here on Steve Says this is is what you can get.
Let’s take a look at the Films – Comedy!
The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6 is a 2015 American Western comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler. It stars Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, and Luke Wilson. The film was released worldwide on Netflix on December 11, 2015.
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is a 2016 American adventure comedy film directed by John Lee and written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust. The film stars Reubens as Pee-wee Herman. The film was released on March 18, 2016, on Netflix.
Special Correspondents is a 2016 British-Canadian-American satirical comedy film written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. The film is a remake of the 2009 French comedy Envoyés très spéciaux, and stars Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Bratt, America Ferrera and Raúl Castillo. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 22 April 2016 and was released worldwide by Netflix on 29 April 2016.
The Do-Over is a 2016 American action comedy web film directed by Steven Brill, and written by Kevin Barnett and Chris Pappas. It stars Adam Sandler and David Spade. The film is the second in a four-film deal between Sandler and Netflix. The film was released worldwide on Netflix on May 27, 2016.
The film follows Charlie (David Spade) and Max (Adam Sandler) after the latter fakes their deaths in order to start their lives anew. Things go awry, however, when they discover that the dead men whose identities they have adopted were entangled in criminal activities.
Brahman Naman is a 2016 Indian comedy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee. It was shown in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It was released onNetflix worldwide on 7 July 2016.
Mascots is a 2016 mockumentary from Christopher Guest. Netflix announced on August 11, 2015 that it would be released on the streaming service in 2016. It was reported on August 26, 2015 that previous Guest collaborators Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban, and Chris O’Dowd were in negotiations to join the film. It screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Found something you like? If not take a look at some Originals Drama, Originals Comedy, Originals Animated Sitcom or Originals Marvel
Keep checking this blog for the other Netflix Originals categories.
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Who are The Broons?
If you ask anybody from Scotland about The Broons they will no doubt reply with something like “Jings, crivvens, help ma boab” or “Granny sookers”. It might not mean anything to non Scottish people but The Broons are a national institution in Scotland.
The Broons is a comic strip following the exploits of The “Broon” family (or Brown to give them their posh name) living in a tenemant flat somewhere in Scotland making their first appearance in March 1936. Appearing as a weekly feature in the Sunday Post newspaper with a full annual released every second year, I’ve pretty much grew up with The Broons.
I remember waiting for my dad to finishing reading the newspaper so I could read their latest story. I remember looking forward to Christmas Day so I could get the annual which I had always finished reading by New Year’s Day.
Although all other comic strips came in colour I loved the fact that The Broons was always in black & white and that’s the way I think it should still be. With Maw, Paw, Gran’Paw, Maggie, Hen, Joe, Daphne, The Twins, Horace and The Bairn – there was a character that everyone could identify with…
Sadly, as I got older I didn’t keep up with The Broons – which I am sure is true for a lot of adults but – dinna fear…
The Broons Live On Stage
Everyone in Scotland now has the chance to see The Broons live on stage thanks to the Sell A Door theatre company.
“Pit the kettle oan mither, this is braw news!” Scotland’s most famous family The Broons are coming to the Theatre Royal! The Glebe Street bunch have featured in the classic DC Thomson comic strips in The Sunday Post since 1936 and this production celebrates them on their 80th anniversary! Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the infamous characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn to life in a production filled with laughs, love and comic-strip visuals, all set to a Scottish soundtrack. This world first theatrical staging draws inspiration from the famous comic strip to bring you a brand new lively and fast paced tale… Can Maggie really, finally be getting married?! Return to Glebe Street, the But an’ Ben, and of course the Kirk to find out! The marvellous artwork and well observed storylines of The Broons means that everyone recognises a little of themselves in these classic tales. We are thrilled to be honouring these much-loved characters and bringing them to life for a live theatre audience.
If you grew up in Scotland this show is a must so try and get along to one of the dates.
The Broons is currently playing at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen. Click below to book tickets – you won’t be disappointed!
Have you heard of The Broons? Have you been to the show? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014