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5 Shows You Should Be Watching

March 19, 2019

5 Shows You Should Be Watching

You may know and love them well or perhaps you are in need of something fresh to binge. The following shows are ones you should be watching if you are not already doing so. All will provide a good laugh, the chance to feel all the feels, be impressed by VFX, and maybe even learn something about our history. Find that comfy spot on the couch, settle in, and let the entertainment commence!

Afterlife (Netflix) - March 8th

Helmed entirely by Ricky Gervais, who also plays the lead character, this series takes a look into the life of a recent widower. This specific widower is so enraged by his beloved wife’s death, he has chosen to punish the rest of the world with his inexorable contrarian behavior. However, his off-putting personality backfires on him when those around him try even harder to cure him of his sour demeanor. Gervais’ specific form of comedy is equal parts biting and heartbreaking. You will be laughing while also relating and quite possibly shedding a tear.

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Site link: https://youtu.be/eIGGKSHMQOM

Documentary Now! (Netflix & IFC) - Wednesday at 11pm

You can binge season 1 & 2 on Netflix, then hop over to IFC for the latest and most on point season. Created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, each episode parodies beloved documentaries and their specific style of story telling. The professionalism behind each almost makes you forget the subtle absurdity peppered throughout. The creators and star-studded cast go all in on each production making you wonder if what you are watching is truly a farce. No need to start at the beginning for continuity purposes, but be sure not to miss season 1, episode 1 “Sandy Passage” and season 2, episode 2 "Juan Likes Rice & Chicken" if you enjoy perfection.

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Site link: https://youtu.be/r4wEp3U_LYE

Drunk History (Hulu & Comedy Central) - Tuesday at 10pm

When Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner created the web series with Funny or Die back in 2007 they may not have planned on its longevity or on how many comedians would agree to get black out drunk on national television and recount a historical event from start to finish. The inebriated storytellers layout intoxicating and educational plot lines that are acted out by the dedicated ensemble casts. Having won Emmy’s for costume design, the production value is always fantastic, but the key to the hilarity lies in the actors effortlessly mimicking the drunken mouth sounds of the more-than-tipsy narrator.

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Site link: https://youtu.be/ca1kMirB-vA

Love, Death + Robots (Netflix) - March 15th

Executive produced by David Fincher with production lead by Blur Studios, these 18 short films are all unique. Not just for sci fi fans, these one offs cover fantasy, comedy, and horror. If you are into militaristic werewolves, it has you covered. Prefer cyborgs on a mission, don’t worry, you’re good to go. This animated anthology may prove extremely NSFW so no sneak peaks while in the office. This series may be best viewed at home…with a few lights left on.

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Site link: https://youtu.be/wUFwunMKa4E

Shrill (Hulu) - March 15th
Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks executive produce the comedy starring Aidy Bryant based on Lindy West’s book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. Aidy’s “Annie” starts to truly feel herself and live her life accordingly. While honestly and hilariously navigating unhealthy romances, unsupportive bosses, and supposed healthy diets, Annie begins to understand her worth. With stellar comedic backing on all sides, Shrill should not disappoint while showing how not to settle for a disappointing life.  

Link to embed trailer:

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Site link: https://youtu.be/JyUr_-jxWZA






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