- March 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm #676557
I think Justified is on Amazon, too. I should check that out. Thanks, ktfran!March 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm #676561
I second all the comments on Stranger Things, A Series of Unfortunate Event, The Crown. All very good.
If anyone likes British comedies I will recommend Green Wing. I stumbled across it on Hulu a while ago and it is now available on Netflix. I have to say, it may be my favorite show of all time. It crosses SO MANY lines. You could never take a joke as far on American tv as Green Wing does. Also, if anyone is a Doctor Who fan, Michelle Gomez who plays Missy is on Green Wing and plays a totally off the wall character, she’s fantastic!
Also, Schitt’s Creek is now on Netflix, the first 2 seasons. Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy’s son, Dan are in it. It’s also fabulous. The third season is airing on some obscure channel in the US right now called POP. I missed the 1st episode because I didn’t know it was back on and who watches the POP channel.March 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm #676563
OH! Anon from LA you rock. I wanted to watch The Americans! Thank you for reminding me.March 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm #676564
I have been watching The People V OJ but Cuba Gooding Jr. just doesn’t do it for me as OJ. I literally cringe when he starts flipping out and screaming in the show. I do like the show otherwise and want to finish it but have to take occasional breaks from him.
Bloodline is amazing. I wish another season would be added 🙁
Bate Motel, The Riches is great and way too short lived.March 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm #676568
We’re currently watching People vs. OJ Simpson. I’m enjoying it but I also think that Cuba was an interesting choice for OJ. There is basically no resemblance, whereas most of the other actors on the show do resemble their real-life counterparts.
Lovesick is a good one to check out on Netflix. It’s an endearing British comedy. We also liked Love, Masters of None, and I’ve been watching Easy which is decent.
Was the second season of Bloodline better than the first? We loved the setting in the Keys and thought Ben Mendelsohn was excellent in his role. But we just couldn’t fully get into it. We were almost done and then it took us months before we watched the finale.March 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm #676570
Anon from LA
@ktfran: I haven’t seen Justified, but you’ve convinced me I should give it a shot! Will add it to my list!March 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm #676571
The second season of Bloodline is great, things really start happening so it may keep your attention a bit more. I’d at least give it a try.March 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm #676577
I think most of my recommendations have been said (Stranger Things, Series of Unfortunate Events, Master of None, OJ)… Except maybe Grace and Frankie. And if you have Amazon Prime, watch Catastrophe, it’s hilarious.
The Americans – I tried to watch it a few times and generally liked it, but I felt like it took a lot more concentration than the average show and didn’t really work as a background show for me.
A few older shows that I tend to use as background are Better Off Ted and Parks and Rec – I can’t watch those too many times!March 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm #676578
I lovvvvvve catastrophe. I also can’t wait for season two of Love on Netflix.March 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm #676584
The just recently binged on The OA. I watched the entire season in one evening and found myself thinking about the storyline so much a few days later that I read an article deconstructing some theories about it. I would recommend it.March 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm #676585
Do it Anon! There’s only one season that kind of was blah. I don’t remember which one. Either 3 or 4. But the first and last are worth it. More than worth it. Oh, season 2 was really good too. Margo Martindale won an emmy for it.March 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm #677446
I haven’t had Netflix in a while, so I *hope* these are still on there: <i>La Reine Margot</i>, stunningly gorgeous feature film, both smart and sexy. Acting, cinematography, score… it’s all top-notch, based on one of Alexandre Dumas’ best non-D’Artagnan novels.
<i>Kolya</i> if you’re in the mood for something quiet and sweet, about an orphan and a cellist in Iron Curtain Czechoslovakia.
My Netflix-alternative is the cheaper Acorn TV, specializing in British TV old and new, with some Italian and French titles as well. It doesn’t get mega-hits like <i>Broadchurch</i> or <i>Sherlock</i>, but is otherwise well supplied.