This was an amazing drama/mystery. I really like series that are short and self-contained, i.e. a miniseries, like this one. It’s only six episodes in which the story unfolds and wraps up in something you could watch within a week. Mark Ruffalo plays two twin brothers — yep, he plays both of them — whose family has a somewhat mysterious past and we’re led through the story by Ruffalo’s amazing performances. Beautifully shot and extremely well-made, I Know This Much Is True is for you if you like movies or TV shows with a good story that unfolds nicely. There isn’t a lot of crime with this one, so don’t go in expecting a lot of murder and detective action. It’s more of a drama that shows the powerful relationship between family and tackles issues about mental disability. And no, it has nothing to do with that song by Spandau Ballet.
This is an amazing animated miniseries that is part fantasy, part horror and part comedy. I really enjoyed this series with its silly humour, relatable characters and heart-warming moments. Two half-brothers get lost in the woods and, while trying to find their way home, come across all sorts of obstacles they must encounter to get to where they want to go. Over The Garden Wall is only ten episodes, and I think this is what makes it a true gem; it doesn’t feel like it’s dragging on or too short. After watching the last episode, it leaves you wanting more but also satisfied and content that you watched it all. Does that make sense? I’m not sure. But Over The Garden Wall definitely makes sense. It’s a fantastic animated series that is beautifully haunting and has amazing music. It also has a kind of didn’t-see-that-coming ending. Is that enough? Need I say more?
Corporate represents corporate culture in a very dark, nihilistic, yet hilarious way. Full of social commentary and a sense of absurdity — and I personally really enjoy the way this show balances those two things — Corporate embodies what corporations are, what they do and how they are viewed in society. The intro sequence of this show is awesome. The smartly dressed individuals standing around some classy-looking corporate office, smiling creepily at the camera reminds me of those stock photos you see if you search “corporate” or something like that. It’s always amazing when a show’s intro sequence sets the tone of the show you’re about to watch, and the intro to Corporate does that really well by having a creepy, edgy vibe. This really isn’t a show for everyone, but it is the kind of show that lets you know what it is right from the get-go. Corporate starts off really strong in the beginning as a clever satirical sitcom, but then seems to become more of a silly, watered-down comedy as the seasons go on. At any rate, you’ll enjoy Corporate if you enjoy dark parodies that have witty, ironic, well-written humour. Alright, did I use the word “corporate” enough times already?
An extremely popular show that seems to have become a pop-culture phenomenon in recent years. Black Mirror is philosophical, thought-provoking, satirical and — yeah, you got it; I’m sure you already know about Black Mirror. As someone who has been watching the show since it began, my opinion — and “advice” for anyone who hasn’t seen it — is that it really depends on which episode you choose. The episodes, although are mostly all rooted in social commentary, based in the near future or in some sci-fi-esque world and pretty much all have a rather dismal, dystopian vibe, can be quite different in terms of story, themes and ideas. Some episodes are better than others. I have some personal favourites from Black Mirror that in my opinion are good ones to check out. Black Mirror is brilliant for the most part and is more than a doomsayer sci-fi series that is trying to get you to unplug from the grid. A lot of the episodes are great in terms of drama, dialogue and mystery and can become one of the most memorable things you’ve seen.
This show is one-of-a-kind. Featuring comedian Louis CK as a fictionalized version of himself, the strange and off-beat storylines, the randomness of the events and the quirky dialogue is a must-watch for any fans of Louis CK’s stand up. The show walks a fine line between realism and absurdity, and it walks it really well. The humour, comedic style and the way the events unfold in every episode is completely Louis CK-esque. Although by looking at the show’s five seasons from afar it may seem like Louie is just a mish-mash of various situations all unrelated to one another with no coherent storyline, I think that that actually makes the show so unique. There isn’t anything really consistent in this show as the seasons go on — at times, not even the actors are consistent across episodes — but that doesn’t stop it being an enjoyable, original and rewatchable piece of television.
A brilliant and original British sketch show. Similar to Key & Peele, Cardinal Burns stars Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns playing recurring characters and parodying familiar notions while definitely being very funny. In the first season, I should say. The second season, although quite inventive in parts, relied heavily on the familiarities of the first season and kind of felt like it had lost the plot a little bit. Still, give both seasons a try and see for yourself what you think of it.