BINGE OF THE WEEK RECOMMENDATIONS

This week our staff suggests the following great binge-worthy shows: Southcliffe: Drama, Lady Dynamite: Comedy, The Last Ship: Horror, and The World’s Worst Disasters: Reality

Drama Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Southcliffe is a BBC psychological drama about a small, fictional town in the U.K. that goes through a series of tragedies caused by a deranged man played by Sean Harris (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Prometheus) and the damaging effects that has on the community. The string of violence is followed by a local journalist (Rory Kinnear, Skyfall, Penny Dreadful) who comes home to cover the story and the help the victims heal.

A dark, visceral exploration of the ways human beings can come together and face their own fears in the midst of horror and tragedy, Southcliffe is a somber crime drama that focuses more on the effects of the crime rather than the crime itself, while still respecting its due penance as a very real issue. A thought-provoking, realistic British drama, Southcliffe is a pretty hardcore binge, but for those wanting no-holds-barred drama, it’s a great choice.

Available on Netflix, Amazon, and Google Play

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Comedy Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

Lady Dynamite is an original Netflix comedy series starring stand-up comedian and actor, Maria Bamford. Bamford plays herself in Los Angeles, having been away for six months following a mental breakdown caused by bipolar disorder. After seeking treatment and rehabilitation, Bamford must build her life back up from scratch after it all came crumbling down around her following her mental issues.

A dramatized version of her life, Maria Bamford also acts as executive producer alongside Arrested Development executive producer, Mitchell Hurwitz and South Park and Just Shoot Me! writer, Pam Brady, making for a consistently entertaining and humorous true-life comedy series fans of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Curb Your Enthusiasm should find thoroughly entertaining to binge; and with Season 2 set to premiere on November 10, 2017, there’s no better time to binge-watch Lady Dynamite.

Available on Netflix

Time Commitment: 1 Season

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Binge Of The Week

What The Show’s About:

The Last Ship is a TNT action-drama series based on the 1988 novel by William Brinkley. The story begins with 80% of the world’s population being wiped due to a deadly virus pandemic that spreads across the world. A lone USS Navy ship out at sea, is of course, unaffected, giving the crew the opportunity to remain isolated and figure out a cure for what seems like the end of the world.

Initially airing in June 2014, The Last Ship stars Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy, Marley & Me), Rhona Mitra (Shooter, The Number 23), and Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Firefly). With big budget action sequences and an enjoyable thriller of a story, The Last Ship could be your next favorite action binge.

Available on Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation, Xbox, and iTunes

Time Commitment: 4 Seasons

Reality

What The Show’s About:

The World’s Worst Disasters is a BBC docuseries detailing some of the worst natural disasters to occur in recent human history, and how those disasters affect humans who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. From catastrophic volcanic eruptions the likes of Mount Vesuvius; to the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 that virtually leveled the entire city; as well as extreme weather such as the “Storm of the Century”, a 1993 massive snowstorm that buried the U.S. Eastern Seaboard in feet of snow; and even lesser thought of natural disasters such as the 1968 Peruvian landslide, when half a mountain fell, killing upwards of 20,000 people in mere minutes.

Showcasing home video captured of these terrible, yet memorable events, gives a glimpse at how destructive and indifferent Mother Nature can be towards the living creatures that call it home, human beings included.

Available on Netflix

Time Commitment: 1 Season

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