Binge This: February shows

If you know me in real life, then you know I’m a binge-watching connoisseur. With subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and more, I’m always watching multiple shows at once.

Every once in a while I like to share things I’ve recently watched on my Instagram stories, but I thought it might be a good idea to start rounding them up on here instead. I’ve only done one post about TV shows before this, but I’ll try to make this a more constant thing.

Snowpiercer on TNT

As I write this post, I’m watching Snowpiercer in the background. Snowpiercer was a 2013 film directed by South Korean Bong Joon-ho of Parasite fame. The story focuses on survivors of Earth’s second ice age – only all of the survivors are on a luxury train that’s circling the world. Similar to Parasite (from what I’ve heard – I actually haven’t watched it yet), Snowpiercer focuses a lot on class struggle. The new adaptation of Snowpiercer is a TNT series that first aired in 2020. It’s available on Hulu, HBO Max and TNT’s website. Season 2 started just a few weeks ago. It’s a compelling story and I’ve really enjoyed watching both the movie and TV show. The show stars Daveed Diggs, of Hamilton fame!

Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes is a British show that I recently discovered on Netflix. It’s a limited series, so there’s only one season of six episodes. It’s a bit of a mysterious story following a single mom named Louise living in Islington, London. She works in the office of a psychiatrist who’s just moved to town. He and his wife hide dark secrets behind closed doors, and Louise begins to discover them. I love British television shows (Doctor Foster and Broadchurch are both fabulous) and this is no exception.

The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

I just recently finished Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, a Netflix docuseries about Elisa Lam’s mysterious death at the Cecil Hotel in 2013. As the true crime junkie that I am, I knew about the case, but this series is packed with info and history about the hotel and other horrors that have occurred there as well as brought about some theories about her death that I’d not yet heard. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes true crime stories.

Mrs. Fletcher

On HBO Max, I’ve been watching Mrs. Fletcher. If you’re hesitant to pay for HBO Max, I highly recommend it! There are dozens of amazing movies and shows released each month. You may be able to sign on with your cable provider and get it for free like I do, too. Mrs. Fletcher is about a divorced woman who’s just become an empty nester and starts to explore her sex life and life without her son, who’s away at college. It features one of my new favorite young actors. Owen Teague, and one of my all time favorite comedic actresses, Kathryn Hahn. This show is funny, witty, and a bit sad at times. You really get to see the main characters develop – for the better–  throughout the season.

The Stand

After watching Bloodline (another show I recommend to any drama lovers), I weirdly fell in love with Owen Teague as an actor. He’s not conventionally attractive, but his look really adds something special to the characters he plays. I loved watching him in The Stand, a CBS miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 novel of the same name. I love almost all Stephen King adaptations, and this show is now included in that list. The Stand is a dark fantasy/post-apocalypse type of show about the survivors of a pandemic called Captain Trips – timely, right? If you like apocalyptic shows then this one is for you. Another favorite of mine, James Marsden, is in this show as well. I’m not sure how this series has flown so under the radar with a star studded cast that also includes Alexander Skarsgård, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Ezra Miller, Heather Graham, and Nat Wolff (yes, from The Naked Brothers Band). I believe you’ll have to pay for CBS All Access to be able to stream all of the episodes, but it’s worth it. Sign up for a free trial and binge them all before it expires!

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That’s it for my recent streams. I hope you find my recommendations helpful! As always, feel free to message me on Instagram if you’re looking for specific recommendations. There are dozens more shows that I’ve seen and loved – too many to fit into one post! I’ll keep you guys posted on what I’m watching in the next few weeks as more shows drop.

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