Category Archives: Netflix
Sleepy Hollow has been awaken with the news that the Gilmore Girls will be returning to our television screens next year on Netflix.
It had been speculated that a return was likely, however their was nothing concrete about the rumours until Netflix confirmed that their will be 4 90-minute episodes produced with original creators Amy Sherman Pallidano and her husband Daniel Pallidano.
Most of the original cast are returning as in Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena. However their is no word on whether loveable character Suki portrayed by Melissa McCarthy will return.
Gilmore Girls originally ran for seven seasons after it was cancelled in 2007.
Their is no release date set year, but expect it is set to hit our screen in 2017.
Netflix have renewed their highly popular series House Of Cards for a fifth season.
The news comes before the fourth season premiere in March.
However, the shows creator Beau Willimon is leaving the show after the upcoming fourth season. So now the series will have to find a new showrunner to replace Willimon.
The fifth season will premiere in 2017 on Netflix.
Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power. The series stars Kate Mara, Michael Kelly and Mahershala Ali.
It seems like that 2016 will be spent in front of the TV if Netflix has anything to say about it. They have released their upcoming schedule for the year and your bound to be excited by some of their shows, new and returning.
Check out the list and let me know what you will be watching this year.
‘Chelsea Does,’ premieres January 23
Handler investigates marriage, racism, drugs, and Silicon Valley in her usual style of no holds barred bravado.
‘Love,’ premieres February 19
Created by Judd Apatow, a program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.
‘Fuller House,’ premieres February 26
D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of three. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy.
‘House of Cards,’ 4th season premieres March 4
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
‘Flaked,’ premieres March 11
In what Netflix is calling “a serio-comic story,” Will Arnett stars as Chip, a man who falls in love with his best friend’s crush. According to Deadline, Chip markets himself as a “guru” until that image begins to quickly unravel.
‘Daredevil,’ 2nd season premieres March 18
A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.
‘The Ranch,’ premieres April 1st
The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business. Reuniting That’s 70’s Show alum, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.
‘Lost & Found Music Studios,’ premieres April 1st
Lost & Found Music Studios is a half-hour tween series following the lives of a group of musicians who are members of an after-school music program where they explore and discover their musical identities. Mr. T., the owner of Lost & Found Music Studios and an established music producer, admits a small number of new members each year to join the group, and ends the year by selecting some of the standout members to participate in a live tour.
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ 2nd season premieres April 15th
Co-created by Tiny Fey and Robert Carlock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is about a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
‘Kong: King of the Apes,’ premieres April 15th
It’s 2050 and the future looks bright for San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island since its transformation into the most impressive Natural History and Marine Preserve on the planet. But when the star attraction suddenly goes ape and KONG becomes public enemy number one, the villain that framed him is free to unleash an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world. Ironically, Kong is the only force formidable enough to stop these super-powered dinosaurs and the evil genius manipulating them. But Kong is now the world’s most hunted fugitive. Fortunately, there are a handful of young humans who know the truth and are willing to risk their lives to help Kong evade capture, while he battles to save humankind.
‘Marseille,’ premieres May 5th
The series stars Gérard Depardieu as Robert Taro, who has been the mayor of the French city for decades and is trying to push his legislation past power-hungry opponents and shadowy special interests. Hopefully Depardieu will talk to the camera, Kevin Spacey-style.
‘Grace and Frankie,’ 2nd premieres May 6th
Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
‘Word Party,’ premieres June 3rd
Word Party is another kids’ show, but for the littlest of kids who are still learning their vocabulary. The animation uses technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop that lets puppeteers perform digital characters in real time, so it’s guaranteed to look cool.
‘Orange Is the New Black,’ fourth season premieres June 17th
The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.
‘Stranger Things,’ premieres July 15th
In the plot, a young boy vanishes and his friends and family try to uncover the mystery. Netflix says the series “is a love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation,” so Winona Ryder is genius casting.
‘The Get Down,’ premieres August 12th
A rag tag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 70’s.
Netflix have renewed their comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third season.
Netflix have renewed their new series Marvel’s Jessica Jones for a second season.
Ah, the inevitable Best Shows to Binge on List. Everyone seems to do it, and now I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
Look, we’ve all done it. We’ve all sat down, turned on the TV, telling yourself you will just watch one episode. Then before you know it, it’s 2am and you’ve plowed through a whole season of your now, new favorite series without even realising it.
Now while this list isn’t ground-breaking, It shows some of the best TV shows that have ever been made, and if you want to watch something good, you can do no wrong in selecting one of the following titles.
I will follow up with another list of shows you might have missed that you should definitely binge on.
Now, onto the list:
1. Game Of Thrones
Now I know what your thinking, Gah! ANOTHER person recommending Game of Thrones! There is a good reason for this recommendation, it simply is engrossing television. It honestly took me a couple of years to jump on the bandwagon, I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it, and how good could it really be? So I gave it a couple of episodes, and then BAM! I was hooked. I went through 3 seasons in no time. The storyline and multitude of characters and who they are related too and what their title is sometimes can be a little much. There is alot of gruesome violence and sex and should not be watched by younger viewers, but if you are of legal age, open to having your mind blown and are interested in being able to chat with your friends about Geoffrey and Jon Snow and actually know who they are talking about, then wait no longer and binge on Game of Thrones.
There are currently 5 seasons, with the 6th being filmed as we speak and will return on HBO.
2. The Walking Dead
Another violent drama at the top of my list. Again, violence plays a major role in this series, with it being solely around a zombie apocalypse and a group of rag-tag survivors. It’s definitely a slow burner and a thrilling one at that. What starts out as people trying to survive getting eaten by zombies, slowly turns into surviving, well… other people. With each episode comes another moral dilemma, with you sitting back thinking to yourself, how would i react in that situation? Even if zombies aren’t your thing, The Walking Dead is more about what it means to be human more than it is about blowing holes in zombies. (Well there is that too!)
The Walking Dead is currently airing its 6th season on AMC
The folks at Marvel and Netflix bring us an engrossing story of a blind vigilante fighting crime. It seems silly, and if you’ve seen the 2003 movie adapation of the comic book starring Ben Affleck then you might not be hopeful of the series being any good, but you would be wrong. This series was meant to be binge watched, as the start of each episode follows the last exactly so it’s basically a 12 hour movie, with credits in between. It’s has a dark and gloomy feel to the series, the action is great, the characters compelling. It also boasts what critics are saying is the best fight scene in TV history. The fight scene was filmed in one shot and goes for over 5 minutes. I won’t tell you what episode it’s in, however, you’ll know it when you see it.
Daredevil is currently filming it’s 2nd season and will air on Netflix in 2016.
A series about an CIA agent suspecting a former marine was turned by terrorists turns into so much more. Another series I didn’t think I would enjoy, but a crazy storyline and great acting with some edge of your seat thrilling moments makes this a great series. While sometimes some episodes may drag on a little, its only because it’s building to a thrilling climax.
Homeland has just finished airing it’s 5th season on Showtime.
5. Parks & Recreation
The first comedy of the list! It took me awhile to see Parks, and I haven’t even finished watching the entire 7 seasons as of yet, but it won’t take me long. Not like other comedies that tell a different story in each episode, Parks has a continuous storyline and each episode picks up right where it left off. Made in the mockumentary style such as The Office and Arrested Development, you will be laughing your pants off at the Parks department of Pawnee and what they get themselves into.
Parks & Recreation finished airing after 7 seasons.
6. Orange Is The New Black
Let me start by saying I haven’t watched OITNB, I know people who watch it but I haven’t ventured there yet. The reason i’ve included it in this list, is just because I haven’t seen it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! It follows the lives of a group of women in prison and their struggles. It does have sex, violence and deals with confronting issues but it airs on Netflix and is meant to be binged. Most people I know that watch it, binge it the weekend the new season comes out. I think you should definitely check it out.
Orange is The New Black has aired 3 seasons on Netflix and its filming it’s 4th now.
7. American Horror Story
Another one I haven’t seen but I’m not really a horror fan, so i’ve decided to give this one a miss. There is a reason it has won a Golden Globe and a multitude of Emmy’s during it’s 5 season run. It’s IMDB’s description is:
“An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.”
So every season is a new story with different characters, also with some recurring characters who weave in and out of the series. It has been touted as genuinely frightening. If you are a horror or thriller fan, I think you will be entralled by having an American Horror Story marathon.
American Horror Story is currently airing it’s 5th season on FX.
8. True Detective
While there has only been 2 seasons so far, True detective has certainly shown us that police dramas don’t have to be in the vein of CSI or Law & Order to be amazing. Another anthology series where each season is it’s own storyline and characters. The first season followed Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as they tried to solve a series of murders. Some of the best acting the pair have produced in my opinion. The second season follows Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell as they too investigate murders. It’s a gritty look at the world of working for the police and it is a suspenseful ride that I bet once you start, You won’t be able to stop!
True Detective has aired 2 seasons on HBO.
9. Breaking Bad
You knew it would be on here. The show which some claim as being TV finest. Breaking Bad follows Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as they team up to cook and sell crystal meth. An unbelievable ride, with unbelievable drama. It is rated 95% on both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes by hundreds of thousands of people. I’m sure you all know about Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen it, to binge is the only way to go!
Breaking Bad aired 5 seasons on AMC.
Fargo makes the top 10 list. Just. Even though it has only airing it’s second season, it’s a crazy show with compelling characters that are interesting and most of them are a little bit crazy. The series is based on the 1996 film of the same name. The first season starred Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, while the second season is a prequel story, so you definitely need to watch the first to understand what’s going on. It’s a bit of an oddball show, but I guarantee you’ll fall in love the characters, storyline and town.
Fargo is currently airing it’s 2nd season on FX.
Honorable mentions: Mr. Robot, Sons of Anarchy, House Of Cards and Downton Abbey
So there is my list. Obviously there will be shows that you believe should be on there, and hey, I’m sure i’ve missed a lot of great shows, but if you haven’t seen most or any of the above shows, you need too!
So, which shows do you think should be on the list? What have i missed? Or have I got it spot on? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Netflix have renewed their original series Grace And Frankie for a third season.
Netflix have renewed their drama Longmire for season number five.
Netflix have renewed their new original series Narcos for a second season.
Netflix have renewed their original drama Sense8 for a second season.
Netflix have renewed their animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a third season.
Netflix have cancelled their original series Lilyhammer after airing three seasons on the streaming service.
Netflix have renewed their new show Between for a second season.
It’s a bit light on new TV shows in the month of July, however that doesn’t mean that there won’t be anything to watch.
Here’s a quick list of the shows you might want to check out when they premiere this month!