For me, Netflix, Amazon, and Dish Prime Time have become my salvation from cable television's seemingly endless shopping channels, sports, reality shows, etc. Have a 250-channel subscription and what do you get? Nothing new or exciting. I'm happy for little people and Atlanta's housewife starlettes, but rarely drawn to their day-to-day dramas. I look to my own life for that sort of entertainment.
I'm new to the "binge" watching craze, but am finding it a welcome respite from commercial laden sitcoms and Fox News. Although I still love Modern Family, Blackish, and The Goldbergs.
I first became addicted in 2016 when my husband was out-of-state recovering from a major surgery. Initially intrigued and then fully surrendering to the binge-side, I found the stories to be unique, well written and well acted. And the freedom from frequent commercial interruptions at the climax of the show was an added plus. I mean, if I want a popcorn or ice cream, there's the handy pause button.
I started with The Walking Dead. Haven't finished that one, because I was afraid more of my favorite characters will succumb to voracious zombies.
Then a friend recommended Grace and Frankie. I fell in love with Jane Fonda's and Lilly Tomlin's characters: funny, touching, eclectic and bright. I was hooked.
Breaking Bad and Mozart in the Jungle are on my must watch list.
Better Call Saul
is my new favorite.
I recently learned this is the story of attorney Jimmy McGill, before the Saul Goodman days, and his evolution into becoming the infamous attorney on Breaking Bad.