Friday Fives: Binge Watching

I thought it would be fun, now that I have my blog up and running, to share some of my favorite things. Every week, I’ll be back with a new top 5 list with everything from books to snacks. 

Since most of us are stuck at home with the current pandemic, I’m sharing five of the TV shows I’m enjoying right now.

Hung

“A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.”

A comedy about a high school coach who becomes a male prostitute, this show is NUTS, in every single way. It’s witty, unapologetic, and just plain fun. Not for those who have an aversion to naked bodies or blatant sex jokes. 

The Orville

“An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future.”

The Orville is like Star Trek on an acid trip. Sir is a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane, and although most of his stuff just isn’t my thing, this show is fantastic. They take on some serious topics, but in a comedic and entertaining way, and the ensemble is on point. 

SEAL Team

“The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.”

I got a free trial for CBS All Access and decided to check this show out. I’m impressed by their dedication to bringing authenticity to each episode. The cast is phenomenal (shout out to Dita the Hair Missile, a real police dog who plays a SEAL K9 on the show) and they bring a myriad of emotion to the characters. Although it’s focused on serious situations, there are some great laughs as well, bringing a good balance to an evening of binge-watching.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

“As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.”

It’s not your average high school show. Sabrina is dark and a bit cooky and crazy which makes for an entertaining evening. I’ve watched the old show, but I haven’t read the comics, so I don’t know how well it adheres to canon. The only disappointing aspect for me, is Salem’s lack of speech (and presence in general, really). 

The Last Drive-In

“Joe Bob is back! Watching B-Movies and giving background and behind the scenes information. He watches Tourist Trap, Re-Animator and much much more.”

The Last Drive-In doesn’t really fall into the bingeable category for me because I’m all caught up and it airs live every Friday night. But it’s horror movies and it’s JOE BOB! He shoes some crazy movies and just as he did back in the Monster-Vision days, interrupts the movies for “commercial breaks” to go on rants about this and that, give background information, and sometimes interview guests. 

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