The Netflix original movie The Outlaw King poses as a watershed moment for the streaming company: could they successfully produce an epic historical drama that is shot for movie theaters, yet relegated for small screen consumption? Despite an A-list star, a golden premise, and a blockbuster budget, the medieval picture is an uninspiring film that slogs through a dynamic moment in Scottish history.
There is so much content on Netflix that is difficult to find comedy worth watching. Yes, shows like The Good Place and New Girl are available, but sometimes the best Netflix series fly under the radar. This edition of Smart TV recommends three underrated Netflix comedy shows. Two are Netflix originals and one is a short season Canadian series available through Netflix.
The 2018-19 television season is finally getting into full swing. Many network, cable, and streaming TV shows debut or return in late August and September. Some will not survive October. Others will feed our weekly viewing habits. To create a guide for some of the TV you might like to check out, I narrowed down the wealth of programs and listed the shows that I will be watching this fall.
When looking at the “meh” summer box office, I thought of the TV shows that I binged over the past few months. It was a reminder of how much great TV there is. In many respects, television has surpassed the movie theater as the home of the best entertainment.
No sport creates stories quite like America’s pastime. The type of action on the diamond and the time between pitches give baseball a unique culture that has engaged fans over three different centuries. There are three baseball documentaries on Netflix that explore vastly different facets of the game.
2017 was a good year to be a couch potato. Thanks to a boom in streaming content on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, there was a wealth of fantastic television. Here are the Flat Circle’s favorite television shows of 2017:
It is tough to imagine what television would be like without The Dick Van Dyke Show. The sitcom is in the company of venerable classics like I Love Lucy and The Twilight Zone, two other early television series with a lasting impact on subsequent generations of shows. Thanks to Netflix, we can watch the series that was almost The Dick Van Dyke Show, the one-episode run of Head Of The Family...
This post contains spoilers of the CBC and Netflix miniseries Alias Grace The CBC miniseries Alias Grace is a phenomenally written period drama that immerses its audience in the story of a servant who has been convicted of killing her employer and his housekeeper. From the beginning of the first episode the audience knows... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers referencing the first season of Ozark. This summer Netflix released Ozark, a crime drama that follows a family from Chicago to the Ozarks as patriarch Marty Byrde tries to pay off a sudden debt to a drug lord. The fish-out-of-water series follows the Byrdes as they struggle to assimilate to the... Continue Reading →