The Defiant Ones

Adam Savage raved about The Defiant Ones on his podcast. I was subscribed to HBO for Game of Thrones, so I checked it out this weekend before cancelling.

“The Defiant Ones” examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre – one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton – and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
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The series is 4 parts and it was so good I couldn’t stop watching, so I watched all 4 hours in one sitting. I grew up listening to a lot of this music in the ’90s, but never knew most of the stories behind it all. I can’t even imagine the stories that will never be told.

Sense8

When I was told Sense8 wasn’t coming back for a 3rd season, I debated if I’d watch season 2. The show is set in multiple locations around the world, which made it one of the most expensive shows to produce. I enjoyed the first season, so I decided I’d go for it. Fans of the show made their disappointment heard and somehow it worked; Netflix announced they’d come back next year for a special 2 hour finale. Can you imagine ABC, CBS, or NBC doing that?

It was another good season and it had a lot of great music. The ending sucked because it sets up a 3rd season, which won’t happen now. Hopefully they can wrap everything up in 2 hours.

If you haven’t watched the show, give it a chance. It’s a very diverse show, which crosses a lot of cultures, uniting people. We need more of this in today’s world with some of the things going on.

The creator, cast, and crew put together this video talking about the improbability of the show coming back like this to thank all of the fans.

Manhunt: Unabomber

Discovery has aired 3 episodes of their original series Manhunt: Unabomber so far. I highly recommend it.

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Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Unabomber was caught. I was in high school at the time and I guess I didn’t remember any of the details because I was originally thinking of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was Timothy McVeigh in 1995. I certainly didn’t remember that it took over 16 years to catch Ted Kaczynski.

HoC Season 5

I finished season 5 of House of Cards and it did not disappoint. It was a little scary how much was similar to our current political situation though.

Still finished watching in under a week, but I’m pretty sure that’s the longest it’s taken me to watch any of the seasons. You could say I’m not a fan of the Tuesday release.

The last line of the season gave me chills again!

Bloodline’s Final Season

When I checked out Bloodline in season 1, I wasn’t expecting much. Season 1 and 2 were great though. Season 3 is right around the corner…

I wonder how many people missed where it says “The Final Season” at the end. I wish more TV shows would call it quits after a few seasons. Far too many drag on and on.

Knowing this will be the end has me even more excited to see what happens. Unfortunately it might be awhile before I get to watch it because I need to watch season 2 of Sense8 and House of Cards is released at the end of the month as well. I’ll only be home for about 2 days over the next 2 weeks, so there won’t be much time in front of the TV.

The OA…The End

I’d been limiting myself to no more than one episode of The OA per night, which has allowed me to enjoy each episode more I think. Last night I was watching episode 8 and then all of a sudden, season 1 is over. What the fuck just happened?!

I hadn’t looked at the episode list, but was fully expecting 5 more episodes, which is typical for a lot of Netflix shows. Even towards the end of #8 I didn’t expect the end was coming. So much shit happened in that episode and now I have so many questions.

I’m hoping there was already a good plan for season 2 because the sudden end completely threw me off guard and it feels like a rush job.

Not Gonna Binge It

Last night I watched the first episode of Netflix’s series, “The OA.”

Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission.

I didn’t get that feeling where I want to binge watch the show. I don’t know if I’ve even been intrigued by a single episode quite like I am. It’s hard to explain, but I feel like I want to appreciate each hour for what it is. After watching, I went to YouTube and loaded up the trailer. Within a few seconds I hit stop and exited; I didn’t want to catch a glimpse of what might be coming.