With the amount of entertainment and streaming services at our disposable, there’s no shortage of things to watch in 2019. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. How do you narrow down and prioritize which shows and films to watch out of the thousands competing for your time and binge watching dedication? In my case, watching trailers help me gauge what’s an absolute must-watch out of the ones that are lukewarm interest at best. Here are some of what will be on my Netflix queue.
You would have to be living in a bubble for much of the summer if you haven’t seen or at least heard of Stranger Things, Netflix’s creepy sci-fi show about a small town in Hawkins, Indiana that find themselves in the middle of weird and unexplained activity after local boy Will Byers mysteriously disappears. The show is Netflix’s explosive hit for the streaming service and one that has been widely talked about for months by critics and fans alike. The show is set in the 1980s and has been largely compared to works by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King who dominated that decade in entertainment. The show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, aren’t shy about taking what they loved about the ’80s, blending them all together, and creating something that feels like we’ve seen it before but still feels different. What makes this show highly successful is appealing to people’s sense of nostalgia, while also telling a strong and tight story that will captivate audiences and keep them talking about it until Season 2’s release next year.
I love anime. It may not seem like it, as I rarely write too many posts about anime these days, but I really do. Not having enough time to watch as many shows as I used to may seem like an excuse, but it’s not. There’s always much more out there that demands my time and attention, or it’s usually a mood thing. Do I feel like watching an anime series or a TV show? Do I want to game or read? What I feel like doing during my downtime changes from day to day or week to week.
ABC’s hit fantasy drama show Once Upon A Time is currently in its third season run, and to say the show is taking all sorts of twists and turns with the characters of Storybrooke is an understatement. Considering this show is created by the writing team of Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis who came out of another successful and popular TV show (Lost), then you can see where they might have gotten their influences from. If you aren’t currently swept under the spell of Once, making the attempt to jump in now would have you feeling…lost.