TV shows

Lost in Space reboot (Netflix)

We took the time the other night and watched the rebooted series "Lost in Space".  Netflix rebooted this series and made it into something totally new (with a little references from the old 1965 series).  Family dynamics, Girl power in lead roles and an interesting concept to possibly a very interesting series.  

 It's 30 years in the future and the family has been chosen to start a new life in a space colony. On the way to what they believe will be a better world, the Robinsons' ship is abruptly thrown off course and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. Stranded with the Robinsons are unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith and inadvertently charming Don West, two outsiders who are thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception

Runaways (Hulu)

Alicia and I had an opportunity to check out the Marvel series Runaway that was adapted to TV from the comic book series.  This delightful TV series was refreshing and the writing was a very well adapted.  Marvel has a good series on their hand on Hulu so look out for the next season.

After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins

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The Mantis (La Mante) Netflix (Subtitled)

Alicia and I go to our international series of foreign films and TV series.  This episode we got really excited by another Netflix exclusive mini series released in December 2017.  Another twist on the serial Killer genre that tells the story about a french female serial killer.   This female serial killer, nicknamed 'La Mante' decides to collaborate with the police when a string of murders that copycat her style suddenly appear. But she has some extraordinary conditions she request in order to help.  One being her son the police officer

Altered Carbon (Netflix)

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Alicia and I sit down and watch the 10 episode sci-fi series Altered Carbon which blew us away with the concept and new way of seeking immortality in the future.  Outstanding tech and visual sets.  This is one on the most interesting and controversial shows dropped on Netflix.

More than 300 years in the future, society has been transformed by new technology, leading to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until impossibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again. Bancroft's request of Kovacs is to solve a murder -- Bancroft's. "Altered Carbon" is based on Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk noir novel of the same name

Dark Matter (SyFy) Season 3

Alicia and get around to review Dark Matter after watching the first two seasons.  The series are on us and we were excited to see the 3rd season come out.  But highly disappointed to know it was the last season.  

When crew members working on a derelict spaceship awaken from stasis, they have no memory of who they are or how they got onto the vessel. The only clues to their identities are weaponry and a destination. They must band together to fight off the threats they face on a voyage filled with vengeance, betrayal and secrets.  The sci-fi series is based on the graphic novel of the same name.

She's gotta have it (2017) Netflix

Growing up New York's thus making us Spike Lee fans.  We were interested at seeing Spike's remake of his own iconic "She's gotta Have it".  We've seen a couple of Spike's last few movies so you can understand why we came to this Netflix series with questionable expectations.  

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee revisits his first feature film with this Netflix original series of the same name. Brooklyn-based artist Nola Darling struggles to stay true to herself and her dreams while dividing her time between her friends, her job and her lovers -- all three of them. That trio includes married businessman and father Jamie Overstreet, photographer and self-described "biracial Adonis" Greer Childs and chatty Michael Jordan fan Mars Blackmon. In addition to creating the series, Lee directs all the episodes and serves as an executive producer alongside wife Tonya Lewis Lee

insecure season 2 (HBO)

Alicia and I return with our review of the critically acclaimed series insecure by Issa Rae.  We took a minute to get to look at this amazing series because of the many new and interesting shows coming out this year but we really missed another great season Issa Rae has created.  Check out our thoughts of this outstanding AfricanAmerican HBO series.

The insecure comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

Master of None Season II (Netflix)

We missed the review for the first season of Master of none by one of our favorite character comedians Aziz Ansari.  He returns after being broken hearted by his last white girlfriend and escapes to Italy to get away.  But returns back to New york with some uniquely created episodes.

Comic Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang are the creators of this Netflix-original comedy, which is loosely based on Ansari's real-life experiences. Ansari plays the role of Dev, a New York-based actor who is struggling to identify what he really wants, both personally and professionally. The series reveals glimpses of Dev's younger years, and explores current aspects of his life, including modern etiquette (regarding texting and social media), and being young and single in the city. Other important people in Dev's life are featured, including Dev's dad, played by Ansari's actual father

End of year best and worst TV shows 2017

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Alicia and I sit down and go through or best and worst TV shows of the year. We had some amazing TV series that the streaming services created and we really had a great time binge watching these series.  Unlike the theatrical movie releases, TV really created some serious well worth watching series. Some of these shows were international some were from smaller known creators.

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