I’ve never read a Jessica Jones comic so I have to idea what to expect from this series. However, it looks like almost everyone likes it, especially how the series deals with victimization. Jessica Jones, along with Orange is the New Black, is one of Netflix’ best series.
So Aziz Ansari is funny, right, but are we going to watch a sitcom with him as the main character? Damn right we do! According to everyone, everyone, Master of None is excellent. Plus, it’s on Netflix so maybe you’ve already finished it. At least you can finish it in a couple of days. Watch it!
Good series can come from anywhere these day. Manhattan comes from WGN America, a channel you many not be aware that you have. If you aren’t sure if you have WGN, don’t worry. The full season is available on Hulu. Check it out.
With Breaking Bad and Mad Men over and with new series Turn and Halt and Catch Fire not exactly making people forget about those landmark series, AMC did the smart thing and made an alternate version of its biggest hit. Will Fear the Walking Dead become as big a hit as its parent? Probably not, but at least will we get to see the world slowly fall apart.
You know how series on USA Network are light weight and as easy to consume as they are to forget about? Well Mr. Robot is not like that. While it is easy to consume, you won’t quickly forget it. You may even want to change some of your personal habits, or at least your passwords. Featuring a magnetic performance from Rami Malek, Mr. Robot is one of the best shows of the summer, and maybe the year.
I think it’s fair to say that no one expected that Lifetime, yes Lifetime, would come up with a brilliant scripted series, but that’s exactly what happened with UnREAL. UnREAL is about what happens behind the scenes at a Bachelor-type series, and no matter how awful the producers get you suspect that it’s all based on things that have really happened. The two leads, Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, are great, two women who are allowed to be manipulative and sexual and great at their jobs. Watch it.
Bloodline is the latest series from Netflix. The good news is that it’s better than House of Cards. The bad news is that it isn’t the second great series from Netflix (after Orange is the New Black).
Still it’s compelling, and Ben Mendelsohn is charming and disturbing at the center of the series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the new series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, creators of 30 Rock. So the new series is on NBC, right? Nope. NBC is so terrible at launching comedies these days that it sold the series to Netflix. So NBC loses, but we win, which is fine.
So, a prequel to all-timer Breaking Bad featuring everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman — are we sure this is a good idea? Well showrunner Peter Gould, a Breaking Bad alum, created the show with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. That’s a good start. Gilligan, Michelle MacLaren and Terry McDonough direct the first three episodes. They also directed Breaking Bad episodes. Cool. Is the brilliant director of photography Michael Slovis, who shot most of Breaking Bad, back? (No.) Too many Breaking Bad mentions? Would we be talking about the series otherwise?
So I’m not watching Fortitude, but it has gotten enough attention that I think maybe I should. I don’t know where this will end up streaming after the season is over but I will keep you posted for when you also want to catch up.
Fortitude airs in the US on Pivot.