Binge and Repeat: Gather together when watching One Day at a Time

After several weeks of dramas and dystopian series, a family friendly sitcom was beckoning for my attention. One Day at a Time follows the life of a Cuban family living in Los Angeles. Penelope Alvarez is a veteran, nurse and single mom living with her mother, Lydia, and two kids. In addition to juggling her job and home life, Penelope … read more

Binge and Repeat: Traveling through time

Who doesn’t love a dystopian sci-fi drama? Considering Hollywood optioned a number of dystopian young adult books and turned them into successful franchises in recent years (The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Divergent), why wouldn’t Netflix use the public’s fascination with dystopian universes? Travelers is about a team of specially selected people from (you guessed it) a dystopian future who … read more

Binge and Repeat: Altered Carbon explores the perils of immortality

Netflix’s most recent series, Altered Carbon, takes viewers into a future where death is only for those who can’t afford to purchase a new body to live in. In this future humans have found a way to cheat death by creating chips that their minds can be downloaded into and moved from body to body. Altered Carbon follows the story … read more

Binge and Repeat: Atypical explores relationships

Atypical is a comedy that follows the lives of 18-year-old Sam Gardner, who is on the autism spectrum, and his family as he dives into the world of dating. Through Sam’s sessions with his therapist, viewers are able to understand what life can be like for some people with autism (not everyone experiences the same challenges). Sam in particular has … read more

Binge and Repeat: Who deserves to live in paradise?

With most of the world living in poverty and hunger, and with the constant threat of violence, only a select few are permitted to live in the paradise promised at the Offshore. Netflix’s 3% is a Brazilian series that follows a handful of protagonists as they compete for the chance to escape their dystopian nightmare and live the good life … read more

Binge and Repeat: Campy cannibalism in suburbia

What do you do if you wake up one day with a hunger for human flesh? In the case of the Santa Clarita diet you continue your normal suburban life while drinking a human smoothie at the neighbor’s barbeque. The Santa Clarita Diet begins with a stiff Sheila (played by Drew Barrymore) getting violently ill while showing a house to … read more

Binge and Repeat: Absolutely charmed by Mrs. Maisel

After it snagged Golden Globes for best musical or comedy and best actress in a musical or comedy I couldn’t help but binge Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The series begins with Midge Maisel doing everything she can to help her husband, Joel, succeed with his stand-up comedy routine in the late 1950s. After a disappointing day, Joel announces to … read more

Binge and Repeat: Dive into Dark

Looking for something to watch while avoiding the frozen tundra that once was your backyard? I’ve got you. Instead of rewatching Stranger Things for the third time, I stumbled across the trailer for Dark. Dark is a Netflix original show that takes place in Germany and begins with a missing child and that hurls the characters down the rabbit hole … read more

Binge and Repeat: Who is Alias Grace?

From the mind that brought us The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix bring’s Margaret Atwood’s chilling mystery Alias Grace to the screen. Alias Grace is Atwood’s fictionalized account of the 1843 murders that led to the real Grace Marks being sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 for the murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy … read more

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