I’m continuing my quest for better health and mindless entertainment through Amazon Prime binge watching. In December, when I started this, I clocked 188,936 steps. I fully embraced binge-watching in January, lost 6 pounds and hit 371,651 steps!
Here’s what I was watching since my last report.
Vikings – Historical Drama
So I’m always watching Vikings. But for those who haven’t become addicted, seasons one through four of Vikings are available on Amazon Prime. Vikings is historical drama loosely based on the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons and how their interactions shaped England and France.
Man the High Castle – Alternative Historical drama
In this alternative history drama, Germany and Japan have divided rule over the United States. Based on the novel, this series explores what life in America would be like is the Allied Powers had lost WWII. I didn’t even know Ridley Scott was involved when I felt the mood of Blade Runner bleeding through the pilot. The story is slow to start, so give it three episodes.
Britania – Historical Drama
I started watching this one, hoping it would be another Vikings. So far it hasn’t quite measured up to my favorite series, but it’s an interesting place in history. Set in 43 AD, as the Romans try to overrun the British Isles a second time, Britannia is good B entertainment that doesn’t take itself too seriously. With fractured Celtic tribes and the Druids scrambling to retain power, Rome is poised to take advantage of the divisions.
I really enjoy the characters in this crime drama. A conman on the run from a vicious gangster hides from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete. He reunites with Pete’s estranged family, who pull him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape.
Mozart in the Jungle
The New York Philharmonic Symphony gets a new eccentric conductor who wants to shake up the way everything is done. It’s based on the book “Sex, Drugs & Classical Music.” This is my favorite of the month. I’m addicted. See what happens when the band kids grow up and become rock stars of the classical music world. I’ve forced myself to only watch a few a day so I don’t run out of episodes before the fourth season starts. The Emmy Award-winning series starts its 4th season February 2018.
Enjoy! See you in March!