I’m continuing my quest of better health and mindless entertainment through Amazon Prime binge watching. February was a bit of a downer on my binge watching while working out. I lost no weight and only got 287,827 steps. There was a week of vacation and lots of bar-be-que in there though.
Here’s what I was watching when I did get on the treadmill.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Sci-fi short stories
Electric Dreams is my husband’s current obsession, so I gave it a go. Based on the short stories by the referenced author, the stories journey into worlds beyond imagination and explore what it means to be human. Each story stands on its own, but their ability to captivate me was hit or miss.
The Durrells in Corfu – Historical Melodrama
Based on naturalist Gerald Durrell’s much-loved trilogy of novels, The Durrells in Corfu shows an impoverished but sparky widow make the radical decision to leave England and seek out a new destiny for her family. Season One is currently available on Amazon Prime. Season Two premiers March 28, 2018. I like this series. It’s more light-hearted than Poldark and Downton Abbey.
The Tunnel – Dark English Police Drama
Detectives from two different countries investigate when a French politician is found dead on the border between the UK and France. Season One is currently available on Amazon Prime and Season Two premieres on March 9, 2018. Despite their cultural and age differences the two main characters have great chemistry. The whole series has a darker Dr. Who feel, sans the supernatural. I’ll watch any smart crime drama, especially with accents.
Animal Kingdom – Crime Family Drama
Animal Kingdom on TNT will premiere it’s third season by Summer. You can get caught up on Seasons One and Two on Amazon Prime. I love the show’s twisted family relationships. The show follows the Cody family in Southern California, as their past crimes come back to haunt them. This is not for everyone, it’s a gritty mesh of great action and psychologically nasty family relationships, with a side of really awesome looking guys. It’s one of my favorite “edge of my seat” shows. I’m glad I have it to get me through the Summer months when Vikings is off the air.
Patriot – International Espionage drama/comedy
An attempt to sway the Iran elections ends up possibly funding their nuclear capabilities. But that’s not the story here. The real story is about a spy, who sings folk music and wears the perfect green wool sweater. Our hero has to work on his missions with continual mishaps and bad information from his screwed-up father and brother. He publicly sings folk music about his daily struggles to release stress. The subject of his stress is a matter of national security, so it sounds like Warren Zevon wrote most of his lyrics.
Most importantly, our hero-spy could pass as Alexander Skarsgard’s fraternal twin brother. And He falls down a lot. Which is adorable. I feel guilty about thinking it’s adorable. But it’s like watching videos of those baby goats that faint when startled. It’s adorable.
But like I said, all you need to know about this show is: fraternal twin brother of Alexander Skarsgard in the perfect wool green sweater. Give it two episodes and you’ll be hooked!
Those are my recommendations for this month. Enjoy! See you in April!