Netflix and “Chill” with These Eight Strain Pairings for November 2015
Who doesn’t love a good Netflix and chill sesh? Now that the days are getting shorter, the weather a little colder, and the sweatpants a little cozier, we thought we’d peruse the list of new releases coming to Netflix in November to recommend a few options that would pair well with these delectable strains. If you find yourself interested in any of these streaming offerings, try to pick up the corresponding strains to enhance your Netflix and chill experience.
Master of None: Season 1
Date Available: November 6
This new comedy series stars Aziz Ansari, who you may recognize as Tom Haverford from “Parks and Recreation.” His new show follows the personal and professional life of a 30-year old actor in New York City.
Strain Pairing: Black Domina
In homage to Ansari’s Tom Haverford character and his food language, we thought a nice appetite-inducing strain like Black Domina would pair well with his new comedy series. Order up some chicky chicky parm parm and some big ol’ cookies — you wouldn’t want to laugh on an empty stomach!
W/Bob & David
Date Available: November 13
These two veteran comedians are back with another round of sketch comedy. The pair became notable for their first sketch series, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and each has enjoyed acclaim in separate television series (David Cross for “Arrested Development” and Bob Odenkirk for “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”). So pull up a chair (just ask if you can use it first) and get ready for some good laughs!
Strain Pairing: Fire Haze
This daytime sativa will help get the giggles going for a marathon sesh of sketch comedy, and its happy, uplifting effects will ensure that you won’t lose steam while you binge-watch.
Last Days in Vietnam
Date Available: November 1
This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, when American soldiers and diplomats were faced with the tough decision to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens, or whether they were willing to risk treason charges in order to save South Vietnamese citizens as well.
Strain Pairing: Dream Queen
The hybrid strain Dream Queen should help balance the sobering effects of this wartime documentary by delivering uplifting relaxation while still allowing you to focus on the film.
Soaked in Bleach
Date Available: November 15
Yes, it’s another Kurt Cobain documentary. You may have heard of the film “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” that’s been generating attention lately, but “Soaked in Bleach” follows a private investigator who had been hired by Courtney Love and his perspective on the death of the grunge legend.
Strain Pairing: Chemdawg
The creative Chemdawg should help you tap into your inner artist as you revisit the life of one of the 90s’ most iconic musicians.
FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US
The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie
Date Available: November 1
Sometimes a “Netflix and chill” night is best spent watching a silly children’s film, and SpongeBob Squarepants can deliver just that. Follow your favorite pineapple under the sea-dwelling creature and his pal Patrick as they attempt to track down King Neptune’s stolen crown.
Strain Pairing: Pineapple Express
Nothing should put a smile on your face like a silly animated feature paired with the grin-inducing Pineapple Express. You’ll feel energetic and uplifted, plus the pineapple flavor is an all-too appropriate combination for Spongebob’s humble abode.
Date Available: November 1
Oh no! Earth has been overtaken by alien robots, and it’s up to Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley to save the day! If you’re in the mood for a so-bad-it-might-be-good robot sci-fi film starring Gandhi and Scully, this ridiculous action/adventure offering could be right up your alley.
Strain Pairing: Chocolope
This optimistic sativa will keep you happy long after the movie does, keeping you alert and energetic while you slog through what will either be a “guilty pleasure” or a “never again.”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1
Date Available: November 20
A superhero (the titular Jessica Jones) goes the private investigator route in this new Netflix original series based on the Marvel graphic novels. Starring a who’s who of recognizable actors, including Krysten Ritter (who you may recognize from “Breaking Bad”), David Tennant (“Dr. Who” fans should know him all too well), and Carrie-Anne Moss (aka Trinity from “The Matrix” trilogy), this show could be a fun entry into the ever-expanding Marvel universe.
Strain Pairing: Bruce Banner
What better pairing for a Marvel television series than this comic book character-inspired strain? The powerful Bruce Banner will settle you into a euphoric and creative state of mind, perfect for getting absorbed into the vast world of Marvel.
Date Available: November 5
Oh, Nicolas Cage. He’s an actor so enigmatic that it’s tough to decide whether he’s good or bad. In “The Runner,” he plays a sex scandal-plagued politician during the 2010 BP oil spill. Is this a “good” Nic Cage flick or a “bad” one? Grab a strain and decide for yourself!
Strain Pairing: LA Confidential
This potent indica has strong psychedelic effects, putting you in the perfect state of mind to fully embrace the Nic Cage experience. Whether your mind is blown or bored by this movie, you’ll feel calm and relaxed enough to easily drift off to sleep afterwards.
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