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BINGE OF THE WEEK RECOMMENDATIONS

This week our staff suggests the following great binge-worthy shows: Versailles: Drama, Snatch: Comedy, Trigun: SciFi, and Paranormal Survivor: Reality

Drama Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Ah, the royal court of Versailles in France. Kings, queens, opulence, and décor in ways only the French nobility could so effortlessly pull off. However, the infamous palace of Versailles was not built on opulence, but rather 17th Century political prowess and brutality. When 28-year-old King Louis XIV made major political moves against the French nobility by moving France’s royal court from Paris to his father’s hunting lodge at Versailles, the opposed noblemen found themselves imprisoned within the palace’s decadence. Better to make the best of it, while you plan your eventual revenge, right?

Versailles is a French production first airing in November 2015 on France’s Canal+ channel before being distributed abroad to international networks. Now on Netflix, Versailles is a politically-charged royal court drama, detailing all the viciousness and debauchery that seethed from 17th Century France’s most noble of rulers.

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

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Comedy Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Snatch is a 2017 Crackle original crime-comedy series based on the 2000 Guy Ritchie-directed movie, in which a group of petty criminals come across a truck filled with an immense amount of stolen gold bullion. What they do with the gold and how they keep it to themselves in the dangerous, underground world of London’s organized crime syndicate is half the fun of this episodic TV reboot of the original film.

Starring Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, Snatch debuted on the free streaming service in March 2017. For now, only one season is available, with a Season Two renewal currently up in the air. For the time being, Crackle’s Snatch may fumble here and there in its freshman season, though its stylish flare and irreverent sense of humor make it a fun binge for fans of crime-thrillers.

Available on Crackle, Amazon, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and Xbox

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Trigun is a 1998 anime, neo-western series, following the infamous and feared, Vash the Stampede, a deadly one-man army with a monumental bounty on his head after the destruction of an entire city, which Vash is blamed for – despite the fact that he’s amnesiac and can’t remember the event, or most of his prior life for that matter. Requiring two insurance company agents – Meryl and Millie – following him around wherever he goes in case of widespread destruction, Vash is actually a pretty nice guy once you get to know him. Occasionally teaming up with a mysterious, gun-toting priest, Vash seeks to understand his past, and exactly what happened to the destroyed city.

With one season comprising of 26 episodes at roughly 25 minutes each, Trigun can be made into a quick, exciting weekend binge. With a solid story, stylish animation, and good voice-acting in the dubbed version, along with memorable characters, Trigun is an endearing anime series fans of science-fiction, westerns, and other shows set within the genres such as Firefly and Cowboy Bebop will likely enjoy.

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Available on Hulu, Yahoo!, Amazon, and Vudu

Reality

What The Show’s About:

Paranormal Survivor covers harrowing survival stories most of us have the pleasure (or lack thereof for some) of not experiencing. Ghost encounters, poltergeist hauntings, and demonic tormentors have all touched the lives of these real individuals, leaving them changed, fearful, and in some cases, respectful of the sides of life and death we cannot yet fully understand. With dramatic re-creations of these encounters presented for the viewers, these paranormal survivors retell and relive their terrifying experiences.

With 2 seasons available on Netflix, detailing everything from haunted houses, cursed items, children with imaginary friends that may be more than just that, and shadowy figures visiting a pregnant woman in the night, its up to you decide whether or not these are truly paranormal encounters, or simply a collection of creepy ghost stories.

Available on Netflix

Time Commitment: 2 Seasons

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