Netflix’s five episode season 1 of The Playbook is good. Each episode is 30-35 minutes with a coach talking about their “Rules for Life.” All of the coaches were very different, as were their rules. By the end, I realized they shared a common and very important skill, which is understanding and working with people. It’s not an easy skill to excel at and these coaches are doing it at the highest levels of sport, with some of the best to play their games.
Last night I finished Fleabag, an Amazon Prime Original series. It was two seasons of six short (<30 minute) episodes each, so it’s an easy binge watch. It won’t be a show for everyone, but I enjoyed the humor and storytelling. There aren’t plans for future seasons, which is always refreshing to see.
I watch plenty of Netflix shows and had never watched a Prime Original Series. When I saw the trailer for Hanna it jumped to the top of my watch list.
I binged all eight episodes this weekend and it was fantastic. Joel Kinnaman was good in two other series I loved, House of Cards and Altered Carbon, and he didn’t disappoint here either. Esme Creed-Miles was phenomenal as Hanna and makes the show. Check it out!
Two years ago, I took my time watching The OA. Not so much with Part 2; I got through in about 24 hours. Part 1 left me so confused, and while there are more questions now, I think I have a much better understanding. Of course that probably just means I’m extremely confused. The show is absolutely brilliant.
Do not click the next two links unless you’ve watched every episode because there are a ton of spoilers. These are good reads with ideas about where the future of the show may go.
My favorite of the Marvel series on Netflix. Too bad they are all cancelled.
After everyone was talking so much about this Netflix movie I was really expecting something. It was good but nothing special.
Great movie. Can we get more female super heroes?
The Umbrella Academy
Really fun comic book series on Netflix. I binged it in 4-5 days.
People like to give the Transformers movies a hard time, but I’ve always enjoyed them. This one was no exception.
Great story. Going in, I didn’t realize it was based on the true story. People really can change.
The Catcher was a Spy
Pretty sure I hadn’t heard of this movie before I saw it in the list on the flight. Another interesting story based on real life.
In Search of Greatness
A documentary I hadn’t heard of either. I really liked how they compared growing up to the kids of today, based on the careers and interviews with Pelé, Jerry Rice, and Wayne Gretzky. Parents push children in sports so much more now and don’t let them just go out and play. Studies show that the kids with less structured practice time grow up to have more creativity, intuition, and feel for the games, making them better.
A few things have been watched to start 2019 and they all happened to begin with the letter A.
Although I’ve noticed this movie several times while browsing through Netflix, I always skipped over it. After finally watching the trailer, it caught my attention. Anon really gets you thinking about future upgrades to the human body and how security and privacy could change some day.
Another solid one from the DC universe. Almost on Wonder Woman‘s level for me, but not quite. A lot better than the rest of the films.
Anyone and everyone seemed to rave about this series when it was released but I held off. Actually I’ve been trying not to start any new series until I catch up on all of the others I want to start. Absolutely loved it and watched all 10 episodes over the weekend, which rarely happens. Action was a big part of the show, which probably is my favorite new show of the last few years. Advances in tech really gets you thinking about the future of the human race with this one as well.
After making it this far, did you notice the first letter of every sentence?
Each year I tend to watch a lot during the holiday break. This year it started a year and one day after sharing the Ocean’s 8 trailer. I was browsing iTunes movies and rented it as soon as I saw it. Exactly what you’d expect from the Ocean’s movies. Cool that there was some character carryover between the movies too.
When I’m sick, I usually tune in to some type of marathon, because I can fall asleep and not care about missing anything. The Incredible Dr. Pol is a fascinating show about a veterinarian right here in central Michigan. I’ve seen so many calves delivered I’m pretty sure I could do it myself.
I’ve had The Keepers on my Netflix list for over a year and finally watched it. It’s sort of like Making a Murderer (just started watching season 2) meets Spotlight and it is a really good series.
The story and cover-up was fascinating, but made me sick. Unfortunately it’s another example of white men abusing power, this time led by the Catholic church. I went to a Catholic school for first through eighth grades and I’m so glad I walked away from religion when I went to college.