If you are like us, you may have spent a little more time reading, listening to Podcasts, or watching television this year. Since we’ve shared some of our favorite books and Podcasts with you, we thought it would be fun to poll our team members and ask them to recommend a few of their favorite Netflix series.

Magic for Humans

“From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate trick, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs.”

Rivetica Review: In this time of coronavirus craziness, the master magician Justin Willman offers a respite of fun, wiliness, and total wonder. The third season has just been released and is sure to amaze and entertain.

Night on Earth

“This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing.”

Rivetica Review: I’ve always loved nature documentaries, but this series takes incredible wildlife stories to a whole new level. With super light-sensitive and thermal imaging cameras, the new series reveals nighttime animal behavior that’s never been seen before.


“This gripping docuseries follows the ups and downs of Navarro College’s competitive cheer squad as they work to win a coveted national title.”

Rivetica Review: I was a cheerleader in middle and high school and while I would like to think that we were super dedicated and hardcore, this documentary reminded me that everything is relative. This squad takes it to the next level, and I enjoyed the ups and downs and reminiscing about the good ole days.

The Witcher

“Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.”

Rivetica Review: I loved Henry Cavill as Superman and wasn’t sure if he’d be able to pull off this fantasy genre – but, he totally did. Great story and special effects, with lots of twists and turns to keep your attention.


“A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.”

Rivetica Review: I started watching Season 3 and realized I barely remembered the details from the first two seasons and decided to do a “pandemic marathon.” I highly recommend starting over. It helped me remember where that baby came from and I noticed subtle mentions of Wendy’s brother (Uncle Ben) – who was a great addition to Season 3. And, what a finale – no spoilers here!

Better Call Saul

“Better Call Saul follows the transformation of James ‘Jimmy’ McGill, a former con artist who is trying to become a respectable lawyer, into the personality of the flamboyant criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, over the six-year period to the events of Breaking Bad, spanning from approximately 2002 to 2008.”

Rivetica Review: If you loved Breaking Bad, you’ll love Better Call Saul. I found it even more exciting and interesting than Breaking Bad. Watching the series does require patience, but that patience was worth it.  

Schitt’s Creek

“Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt’s Creek.”

Rivetica Review: I’ve never been one to watch much television, but when the pandemic began, I suddenly found myself with a bit more free time on my hands. I needed a distraction from the news and a friend recommended Schitt’s Creek. I laughed until I cried watching that series. I binged the entire series over a few days and was legitimately sad when it ended. Kudos to the show’s creators and writers!

Patriot Act

“Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series.”

Rivetica Review: We’ve been watching Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and enjoy his commentary and facts presented through comedy. Very informative, but with lots of laughs in between!

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