When Fear the Walking Dead came out I watched every week, hoping it would pull me in. After the first episode of season 2 I’d had enough and gave up on it, which is hard for me to do with any TV show once I’ve gotten through a season.
With the end of The Walking Dead season 8 I knew I had to go back and give FTWD another shot. It didn’t take long and I was hooked. I’ve been working through seasons 2 and 3 for the last few weeks and have two episodes left until I can start on the current season. I guess I gave up on the show too soon.
Last night I finished watching Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix. It was a good 8 episodes bringing together the characters from the 4 individual shows. If I had to rank them I’d probably put Dare Devil and Jessica Jones at the top, then Defenders or Luke Cage, and Iron Fist at the bottom.
I’m looking forward to The Punisher series. As far as other shows on Netflix, I’ll watch Narcos season 3 next and then maybe The Keepers.
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. IMDb
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.
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.
Discovery has aired 3 episodes of their original series Manhunt: Unabomber so far. I highly recommend it.
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.
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.
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.