Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
You may have noticed I am a bit of a Star Trek fan. Apparently, Star Trek has been a ‘silent’ franchise (as I read in an article on a Dutch news site). Which is weird to me, because it has been present in my life as loud as it can be. Lots of things happened in my life because of Star Trek.Let me tell you why watching Strange New Worlds could be fun, even if you’re not a fan … yet.
Only Murders in the Building: who-dunnit?
Murder mysteries can be a great vehicle for drama and exploring characters. The series Only Murders in the Building adds comedy to the mix and it became irresistible to me. I only started watching because I was bored. Then I became quite intrigued and invested. I discovered there was an extra layer that you don’t see right away. The hidden tragedies of people’s lives.
Better Call Saul: our Monday night
Monday nights are hard. It’s the first workday after the weekend and then we just want to fall into a series that surprises us enough to make us forget it’s another 4 days until the next weekend. And for me personally: a series that gives me an excuse to not think of the unfinished laundry just yet. Better Call Saul, the spinoff of Breaking Bad, is just that, But why watch a series that is a prequel where you know how it’s going to end? Well, let me tell you why.
7 favourite 30 minutes tv series
For a long time now, we watch short comedy shows or sitcoms right before we go to bed. It’s short and funny, which helps relax and sets a definite end to the day for us. We’ve watched everything from Friends, to M*A*S*H, to Community, but let me give you 6 more tips that you can find on streaming service and one that I hope will find its way there soon.
The Sandman: finally
I don’t even remember the first book I ever read by Neil Gaiman. It could very well have been American Gods, which blew me away with its dialogue and well wrought fully fleshed out world. But it took me a while to switch over to his comic book series The Sandman. Not because I don’t like comics: I love them. I just did not see how I needed images to accompany his writing. It seemed redundant. I was wrong, of course. The Sandman is an awesome comic book series with great artists contributing. And then they wanted to make it into a tv series. Ha.
Black Mirror: science fiction feels immediate
Black Mirror tells us science fiction stories that feel like the near-future. You do not need to be a SF fan to enjoy this series. Get through the horrible first episode to enjoy the other fantastic stories.
Saturday morning: Voltron on Netflix
The weekend only began properly if you tuned in to cartoons on Saturday mornings. With your breakfast in front of the tv. Now we are grown up, we still enjoy starting the weekend like this.