Hey, geeks! You know how much we love our fandoms around here. And while our love spans many film, book, and television series, we can’t cover them all. Sometimes, it’s necessary to bring in friends to help us highlight cool stuff that’s just not on our radar. This Friday marks the Season 2 premier of the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things. While Jen, Ana, and I don’t watch the show, we do understand that it’s pretty amazing. So we’ve asked our brand new Sister Geek, Taylor, to take over this week and share her obsession for all things STRANGE with you.
It’s the end of summer, and while a few shows are still airing new episodes, a lot of our favorites are on hiatus until the fall. Here are a few of the best options to tide you over until then. Continue reading →
People greatly underestimate my capacity for TV watching. So far, I’ve done five of these lists (1 & 2, 3, 4, 5) and featured more than 40 shows. You’d think I’d be done. Nope! It’s been more than a year since my last list and I’ve got some excellent new television obsessions. Some are good, others are great, and a few are absolutely wonderful, but they are all entertaining as heck! Here’s hoping you find a new favorite right here.
Netflix has finally done it. They’ve finally made me use that stupid, new, dumbed-down thumbs-up system.
I was holding out. I was determined not to cater to a system deliberately less effective than its predecessor; a system created just so Netflix could keep people from truly being able to rate their original content as crappy, even if it is. I wasn’t going to thumbs up anything. Ever. But today, The Incredible Jessica James was finally available for me to watch. And I lost my battle against the thumbs. Because that film was funny, and tender, and raw, and it made me happy in a way that forced me to give it a thumbs up. That’s just how incredible Jessica James is.
Recently, I hit a show hole on Netflix. I decided to try one of the series Netflix had recommended for me, but that I’d left sitting on my list for weeks without bothering to touch. After devouring all three seasons of the show, I was angry. I was incensed and enraged because… WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS AMAZING-ASS SHOW?!?!
Netflix has become a force to be reckoned with in the TV wars. The service–which isn’t technically a network but has earned the right to be treated as one–has set a standard for television programming that the regular alphabet networks often find it tough to compete with. Then Netflix upped the ante even more with their Marvel team-up. Daredevil was a hit with it’s dark feel and gritty action sequences. Jessica Jones took things to a totally new level with an anti-heroine and the creepiest villain we’ve seen in quite some time. Then Luke Cage turned social commentary into one of the most compelling series of the year. Now there’s Iron Fist… and it’s okay. I guess.
Don’t get me wrong. Iron Fist is a good show. The problem is that its older siblings are great shows. And Iron Fist, while a decent time, doesn’t manage to keep up with the big kids.