Since we’re going to be practicing “social-distancing” and spending more time inside (and likely on the couch), I asked for some suggestions on new shows to pick-up/watch. Here are some of the results, in case you too might be looking for a new show to check out! Stay healthy friends… and WASH YOUR HANDS!
Following their father's murder, three siblings move into a house filled with reality-bending keys; from the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Carlyn says "Binge worthy! Legit amazing watched 10 episodes in 2 days haha" Emily adds "Locke and key on netflix. We could not stop watching. Very suspenseful."
After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. `Outlander' is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon. Casey says "I HIGHLY recommend Outlander! I binged all 4 seasons in about 3 weeks and I'm lost now that I am caught up"
He wasn't always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque's most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He's a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set -- he's a "fixer" of sticky situations -- that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate. Colby says "As close as you can get to Breaking Bad"
In the sitcom "Schitt's Creek," a wealthy couple -- video store magnate Johnny and his soap opera star wife Moira -- suddenly find themselves completely broke. With only one remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek, which the Roses bought years earlier as a joke, this once-wealthy couple must give up life as they know it. With their two spoiled children in tow and their pampered lives behind them, the Rose family is forced to face their newfound poverty head-on and come together as a family to survive.
Singles try to find a match and fall in love -- without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction. Personally I loved this show. It started weird but fun, got better and better. The finale was ok. The Reunion kind of sucked IMO.
To unravel a twisted murder conspiracy, a former police detective returns to Boston's criminal underworld. Mark Wahlberg stars in this Netflix movie. Kimberly says "Spenser Confidential with Mark Wahlberg. Good movie on Netflix"
In this neo-noir social thriller, Oscar winner Renée Zelwegger stars as Anne Montgomery, a woman of extreme wealth who makes young scientist Lisa a steamy proposal. Lisa is on the verge of a breakthrough that would save the lives of millions of kids, but she needs funding to go through with the trials and eventually bring her technique to the market. Other venture capitalists have turned Lisa down, but Anne makes her an unexpected offer -- one that comes with a twist. In order to give Lisa the money, Anne wants to spend a night alone with Lisa's husband, Sean, a former professional athlete. If the couple agree to the terms, Lisa will get the funding but can never ask her husband what happened during his time with Anne, who believes that human attachment is a weakness and Lisa will only succeed if she focuses all of her attention on her work. Chantale says "What if ....very good"
Mickey, who is intelligent but lacking ambition, is always hustling and looking for the next easy payday. It seems like her ship has finally come in when she goes to Greenwich, Conn., to visit her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in search of a handout, and they flee the country to avoid federal fraud charges, leaving her with everything. But nothing in life is free, and "everything" includes guardianship of her sister's three ill-mannered children -- teenage Sabrina, future Republican and middle child Chip, and the fragile youngest, Ben. Though motherhood was never in her plans, Mickey discovers a little responsibility never hurt anybody. Maris says "The mick on hulu is amazing! Funny as heck strong language not really for the younger girls"
The best makers from around the country take on a series of handmade projects they must complete in their own unique way. As the competition goes on, the challenges become increasingly difficult, and the least successful maker is eliminated each week. The show culminates in a final craft-off between the last two makers. Taking place in a serene outdoor setting, the positivity, character and camaraderie of handmade culture shines through as the comedic hosts and judges provide encouragement, guidance and lots of laughs. Sharon says "Making It - Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman as hosts. Super funny reality competition. Family friendly."
They just added 'Frozen 2' and Josh says "amily friendly? Get Disney Plus and you won't be bored. Get the kids to check out all the classic Disney Movies. It's month per month subscription so you can get rid of it anytime you want."
What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager's obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle --including people -- that stands in his way of getting to her. Recommended by many of you.
When a mysterious epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, an urban quarantine is enforced, leaving those inside to fight for their lives as local and federal officials search for a cure. Police officer Lex Carnahan works to keep the peace, but the situation becomes personal when he learns his girlfriend Jana and his best friend Jake are both stuck in the cordoned area. Also trapped with the infected are 17-year-old Teresa, who is very pregnant and separated from her boyfriend, elementary teacher Katie Frank, who is on lockdown with her entire class, and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts. Public trust deteriorates as a journalist, Leo, begins chasing down a conspiracy that unravels the official story. Lori says "Containment was interesting given the current times."
Nazi hunters discover hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials in 1977 New York City, conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S.; the Hunters set out to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. J.C. says "Hunters on Amazon Prime. It's like Umbrella academy with Nazi killers!Wow! Pacino kills in this!" Elena adds "Hunters. So good."
Ashton Kutcher stars in this Netflix-original sitcom as Colt, who returns home to his family's ranch in Colorado after his semi-pro football career ends in failure. Colt plans to run the ranching business with his father, Beau (Sam Elliott), whom he hasn't seen in 15 years at the time of his homecoming. In addition to proving himself to his father and navigating family dynamics, Colt is torn between his current girlfriend and his high school sweetheart, Abby (Elisha Cuthbert), when she expresses doubts about her fiance. Emalee says "I LOVE the show on Netflix called The Ranch.. it has cast members in it from that 70s show!"
Some friends who are all avid fantasy football fans try to balance their time between the league and their real lives. It becomes a challenge, though, when the good-natured competition gives way to a win-at-all-costs mentality, which begins to spill over into their relationships and even the workplace. It's a cutthroat competition to win the league -- and the bragging rights that come with the feat. The sitcom features a plethora of cameos by real-life NFL players, who play themselves on the series. Andrea says "Its an old show, but The League is now on Hulu. I watched it before when it was on and love rewatching it. The one liners are so good ????"
While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them. Kevin says "Kim’s Convenience on Netflix. It is so funny! Give it a try! It’s a comedy about a Korean family that owns a corner store in Canada. It’s 3 seasons." My family likes this show too!
In a future where humankind has lost the ability to see and is forced to interact in new ways, a set of twins with sight is born, challenging the status quo. Sabrina says ""SEE" ON Apple TV ....just binged all 8 episodes. (Not kid friendly)."
Eve's life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett, BBCA president, says, " `Killing Eve' stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun." Julia says "Killing Eve ???????? So underrated. They hit that hard to find mark of suspense, romance, comedy, and a psycho hot assassin who snaps a kids neck while smiling"
A famous horror writer who is lured back to her hometown discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world. This was originally in French, overdubbed in English and they did a great job doing it. I LOVED this show. SUPER scary - if you like that sort of thing, check this out!
Soccer mums Jill and Lisa compete for approval and acceptance in a bizarre suburbia while their kids battle it out on the playing field. This is a new movie on Hulu and is bound to be a cult classic. This is the weirdest movie I have ever seen in my life. So odd but filled with meaning even though on the surface it makes NO sense. It's currently my family's favorite movie... but it's not for little kids.