New Year’s Day is a time to nurse hangovers, indulge in leftovers, watch football and binge…baby…binge. With the advent of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime it’s never been easier to access shows and movies. However, now that there is a plethora of material out there, it’s hard to separate the good, from the bad to well…the just plain ugly. We’ve curated some very smart, well produced and culturally relevant shows and movies every man should see. Here are our five picks.
A perfect selection for binge-watching in the man cave, Netflix’s Narcos blends elements of Scarface, Traffic and all of your favorite “bad guy drug dealer” movies. This one happens to focus on real-life kingpin Pablo Escobar and his rise and fall from the top of the Medellin Cartel. As expected, Narcos has its share of violence, smuggling and hardcore suspense, making it a compelling watch from moment one. Season 1 chronicles the rise, while in Season 2, which garnered even more critical praise we see the beginning of the descent. It’s a must watch for any aficionado of the gangster film genre.