It’s midterm season, which means that your time spent on Netflix is likely to increase exponentially. Sure, you know that Mad Men and 30 Rock are currently available, but here are some hidden gems you may not realize are on instant view. So stop complaining about the price hike already.
Hobo With A Shotgun While it likely never played in a theater near you, this grindhouse gore–fest follows a hobo determined to clean up a crime–ridden city, reinvigorating the exploitation genre in the process.
Memphis the Musical Can’t afford to dish out $120? Netflix has a recording of this Tony award–winner for Best Musical. Oh, there's also a Cannibal! the Musical on instant.
Saturday Night Live: the 1970s With hosts like George Carlin and Richard Pryor and a cast including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, these were SNL’s glory days. Watch out for the land shark.
‘90s Nickelodeon Shows Old Nick shows are more fun to watch in college than they were in elementary school, because now you totally get all the sexual innuendo. How Ren & Stimpy and Rocko ever got approved for children remains a mystery. Just look how we turned out.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus Besides searching for the Holy Grail, Gilliam, Cleese and Co. brought their comic absurdity to people's living rooms each week in the early 70s, brilliantly combining scatological with intellectual humor.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents/The Twilight Zone Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling were masters of suspense and science fiction, respectively, and their mindbending television vignettes from the ‘50s and ‘60s continue to influence the genres to this day.
Hoarders Stressing about exams and life in general? Watching a season of Hoarders will make you realize just how in control you really are. So chill out.