A couple of Saturdays ago, Amazon was kind enough to offer up the entire first season of Transparent for free. I’d been meaning to catch-up on the Golden Globe-winning series, but I was putting it off for a less TV-filled time. However, with freezing rain outside and a surprisingly empty DVR inside, I figured what the hell and hit play. Ten episodes and five hours later I was pleasantly surprised by how mellow and restrained the series was when it came to both its comedic and dramatic elements.
Jonesing for more stories about your favorite P.I.? Well you’re in luck. Veronica Mars (2): An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: Mr. Kiss and Tell, the second post-Veronica Mars-movie novel, is now available in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook formats.
A couple of weeks ago my friends and I rented The Interview from Google Play only to realize that there was no way for us to view it on the TV. Without a streaming device, newer video game console, or HDMI cable between the lot of us we ended up crowded together on the couch watching the movie on the laptop, which was perched on the nearby coffee table.
During the rare TV-less time of the Holidays I did a quick pop culture catch-up on some movies and TV shows I missed in 2014. Comedy Central’s Broad City, the ‘anti-Girls if you will, was one of them.
Let’s be real. “Best of…” lists are always subjective, I can’t possibly watch everything, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make one. I still watched a hell of a lot of TV this year, so without further ado, here’s my list of 2014 TV superlatives:
A lot of the hype and excitement I’ve heard surrounding the newly available British anthology series, Black Mirror is in regards to it’s Twilight Zone-like approach to current day societal fears and anxieties about technology, politics, and the like. And rightly so, after quickly watching all six episodes on Netflix over the weekend I can completely see the similarities in both format and storytelling.