I've mentioned before That I've cut the cord by canceling my DirecTV. Where our house is situated I'm unable to get any local channels without a rooftop antenna, which I'm unwilling to do. My TV viewing now consists only of streaming. As such I've watched a few series that I've enjoyed and wanted to mention them, to recommend them, and also to see if anyone has seen them and if so what you thought of them. Stranger Things
(Netflix Original, 8 episodes). Horror/Sci-Fi Conspiracy. This is a fun show, with a tip of the hat to Steven Spielberg in that the main stars are kids. In fact I bet Spielberg wishes he could still produce stuff like this, because it's pretty much Spielberg at the height of his powers in the 80s.The series is well written and the acting is very good. It's been renewed for a second season and I'm looking forward to it returning.
(Netflix Original, 12 episodes). A Canadian production. Sci-Fi, Time Travel. Yeah, I know time travel has been done a thousand times already, but this show was riviting. Very well written with no scene or dialog wasted. I binged on this series and it flew by with some very interesting twists along the way. Season 2 is in production now and will air in the Fall.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99LZwZmSoNoThe Santa Clarita Diet
(Netflix Original, 10 episodes). Comedy/Zombie. Right, a "zomedy" starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a husband/wife Real Estate team. I wasn't sure about this one. I mean really? A comedy with Drew Barrymore as a zombie? I'll tell you what, by the end of season one it really grew on me. Barrymore nails the role and Olyphant plays his part SO over the top crazy that he's freaking hysterical. A bit graphic, I'm sure not too much for you guys considering TWD thread.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjRnbOgoAUQSneaky Pete
(Amazon Original, 10 episodes). Crime/Drama. Starring Giovanni Ribisi, Co-Produced and Co-Starring Bryan Cranston. This show has a certain Breaking Bad feel to it in the sense that a fairly likable protagonist is involved in a series of escalating situations to which he has to adapt to and resolve in inventive ways, (it helps that he's a con man). This of course leads to more complications. I'm three episodes in and enjoying it very much.