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 →
On October 27 Netflix released the second season of Stranger Things. One of the best and most bingeable television shows of 2016, the captivating Science Fiction drama returned with the same group of kids from Hawkins, Indiana. The unique series could have been mere lightening in a bottle, but following the gang around as they... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Mindhunter. On October 13, Netflix released its newest incursion into the true crime genre, Mindhunter. Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the ten-episode series is a fictionalized account of the FBI’s development of criminal profiling in the ‘70s. The series emerges from the basement of... Continue Reading →
Netflix released the trailer for Season Two of Stranger Things at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. The first glimpse of the returning retro-horror series was exciting and erased prior doubts that Netflix could manage to recreate the show’s outstanding first season with a similar level of success. Season One of Stranger Things was... Continue Reading →