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BINGE OF THE WEEK RECOMMENDATIONS

This week our staff suggests the following great binge-worthy shows: Taboo: Drama, Norsemen: Comedy, Falling Water: Sci-Fi, and Lockup: State Prisons: Reality

Drama Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Taboo is a 2017 FX original drama series starring Tom Hardy as a mysterious and haunted young English man who returns to 1814 Britain after disappearing in Africa for twelve years. Finding his family home in shambles and with fourteen stolen diamonds on his person, Mr. James Delaney has a master plan in mind, as he begins to manipulate events and persons leading all the way up to the monopolized and infamous East India Trading Company and the Prince Regent himself. Then there are the strange lunar rituals and incantations Mr. Delaney likes to perform, causing those around him to question his sanity and even his humanity.

Based on a story by Tom Hardy and his father, Edward Hardy, Taboo was created by Hardy, his father, and Steven Knight, creator and screenwriter of the hit British crime drama series, Peaky Blinders. A strange, macabre, and tantalizing series elevated by Hardy’s intense performance, along with the addition of Game of Thrones stars, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin, and Max Richter’s sinister score, Taboo is a great binge for fans of period dramas and cerebral characters.

Available on Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, Playstation, and Xbox

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Comedy Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Norsemen is a Norwegian comedy series about a village of Vikings in Norway circa 790 AD. A village rife with issues such as power struggles, rivalries, family betrayals, gender equality, and general survival, Norsemen places present-day issues in the age of the Vikings, making for great comedic moments. When a Roman citizen is kidnapped by the Vikings, he finds that his beliefs and customs are not welcomed in the village, as he bears witness to all the hilarious hijinks in the Nordic settlement.

With a production value and sound design impossible to dismiss, in addition to a little Monty Python flavor here, a little Mel Brooks flavor there, Norsemen is a great, binge-worthy, pseudo-spoof of the dark, moody, medieval dramas we have all come to love as audiences.

Available on Netflix

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Falling Water is a supernatural drama series from USA network that follows three complete strangers who all share parts of the same dream. One is trying to locate his missing girlfriend; the second has a missing child; and the third is searching for a cure to their mother’s catatonic depression. What the three strangers don’t realize until they begin to dig deeper into the dreams, is that they may be involved in something that could affect the entire world.

A Best Science Fiction Television Series nominee at the Saturn awards, Falling Water is a unique take on sci-fi and fantasy cable television, utilizing the ongoing, mysterious phenomenon of dreaming, a biological behavior and process that has been proposed by some to have many mindful benefits. Renewed for a second season in 2017 by USA, Falling Water is a growing prospect for sci-fi TV.

Available on Amazon Prime, Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Fandango, Vudu, Playstation, and Xbox

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Reality

What The Show’s About:

Lockup is a reality series that pulls back the curtain on life in American prisons. Whereas the general public perspective of prison life might entail thoughts of prison gangs, murders, psychopaths, and an all around dangerous environment, Lockup aims to present the inmates of these prisons as people who have made big mistakes in their lives as they try to adapt to their new way of life behind bars as well as contemplate where they began to go wrong, the inmates often receiving personal “inmate cams” that allow them to record their thoughts in their cells. Lockup: State Prisons brings the audience into state penitentiaries.

A somber, eye-opening reality series that began in 2005, Lockup remains an altering experience for those curious about real inmates in real incarceration scenarios we often look over due to the fictionalized, often exaggerated prison life we tend to see on TV and in movies.

Available on Netflix

Time Commitment: 1 Season

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