TV Binge Hot List 2/26-3/02
Too broke for cable
I don't have cable because it is so expensive! The bill is easily $130 a month and that's not including the channels that I actually would want to watch. Plus, I only watch about 3 channels which is Investigation Discovery, TV One, and Cartoon Network...maybe. I resort to using Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other tv streaming services for my means of entertainment. I always hear people asking, "What should I watch?" Well, as your tv streaming pro, I am more than qualified to answer!
What to Watch This Week
This is Us (Hulu)
Now some of you are like "DUH", but let me tell you, my schedule is so crazy that sometimes I can't just watch shows during the time period when others are watching them.(Still working on game of thrones, sue me) Sometimes, I'm about a season or 2 behind. Although there is tons of rave reviews about this show, I just couldn't understand the hype. People are saying that they are tearing up due to the sensitive topics of the show. I'm not trying to be boo hooing out here in these streets. I'm a business thug, i'm trying to get my life together.
But like many reasons why we give in, the constant marketing finally wore me down and i'm glad it did! This show is witty, interesting, and yes, it will tug at your heart muscles. It follows the past and current lives of 'The Big Three' or "triplets" named Kate(Chrissy Metz), Kevin(Justin Hartley), and Randall(Sterling K. Brown). The current follows their daily nuances of trials and tribulations, from the introduction of Randall's birth father(Ron Cephas Jones) to Kevin's desire to rebrand his acting career by trying stage plays. The past follows the Big Three's adventures as they grow and focuses more on their parents journey, played by Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia as they face their own issues in raising 3 children who each have their own unique personalities and issues. Definitely is a must see show as you will be moved and forced to take a look at some of the things you endure in your personal life.
This is Us comes on TV on Tuesdays 9/8c on NBC, but you can watch both seasons on Hulu.
Donald Glover (or Childish Gambino if you nasty) created this wonderful dramedy that is raw, real, and relatable. Glover's main character named Earn has the ambition to create a better situation from the one that he is currently in. A father of a young toddler whose complex relationship with the mother of his child (Zazie Beats), allows him to attack his goals while coparenting in a non traditional way. Earn sees an opportunity to get out of his situation, by managing his budding rap star cousin Al or Paper Boi (played by Brian Tyree Henry).
Along with Paper Boi's right hand man Daruis (Lakeith Stanfield), the off beat trio claw their way through the entertainment industry of Atlanta while trying to keep a low profile, but it seems to always go awry. The humor is subtle but funny and you have no choice but to have faith in Earn's desire to have a better life for him and his family. The bad news is that this was created in 2016 and only has one season which will leave you sad when you finish the final episode. But fret not my friends, tonight premieres season 2 titled Atlanta: Robbin Season on FX at 10pm est. Don't miss out!
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Dubbed as the modern day 'Twilight Zone', Black Mirror takes every day themes of technology, science, and social media and creates extreme story lines that could very well become reality one day. From stories such as willingly sharing mental consciousness with your deceased girlfriend, to the prime minister needed to perform sexual acts with a pig, Black MIrror will have you thinking, "What if this DID happen?". The show aired on British Television until Netflix purchased the series in 2015. The characters are always different and ranges from popular names like John Hamm and Bryce Dallas Howard to new comers Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther). Smart story telling and critical feedback of the systems and processes we use on a daily basis, Black Mirror is a must see!
Season 4 of Black Mirror, is now available on Netflix.