What I’ve Been Watching on Netflix

After not watching much most of the summer, I watched quite a bit in the last month.

Luke Cage (Season 2): downhill from season 1. Great soundtrack though.

Orange is the New Black (Season 6): The new prison really shook it up. Enjoyed this season more than the last couple.

The Titan: I was liking it until they made evolution happen overnight. The plot seemed to skip over a long sequence of events after performing some surgeries. Lost me for the rest of the movie.

Set It Up: Fun romcom, which I’m a sucker for.

I might start Altered Carbon next.

I’m Giving “Fear the Walking Dead” Another Go

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.

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“The Defenders” Was Pretty Good

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.

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.