Coffee Talk: Summer Binge Watching – What are your favorites?
Hands down – “Game of Thrones” is worthy of binging. There are parallels between the show and everyday life. There are copious plots, twists and turns which captivates the audience. There are characters you absolutely love, and those you love to hate and wish the worst demise simply because of their barbaric nature. The fanatics, the dreamers, the outcasts and the believers all make the show what it is. Give it a watch and you’ll end up binging.
“Person of Interest” and all CSI shows. Binge watching would be easier and faster if someone invented an app that would auto delete commercials when I watch recorded shows.
I heartily recommend a mini-binge watch of “OJ: Made in America.” This largely primary source documentary by the Emmy award winning director/ producer Ezra Edelman, clocks in at only 7.5 hours over 5 episodes. It is the complete story of OJ told within the concurrent social and political landscape surrounding his life. You are privy to current and past interviews as well as deposition testimony from many of the primary characters as well as those lesser known to us, but well within the inner circle. It is riveting. It revisits and redefines it all. Have a look at the reviews.
“Because at the end of what seems like a search for the real truth about O.J. Simpson, what’s revealed just as powerfully is a collection of indelible, unshakeable, and haunting truths about America, and about ourselves.” ESPN http://espn.go.com/30for30/ojsimpsonmadeinamerica/
Rachael Maddow on MSNBC, 9 pm weekdays.
-JOEL ZEBRACK, Attorney / Mediator
“Six Feet Under,” a drama about the Fisher family and their funeral home, reflects on death, relationships, and the beauty and absurdity of life. Each episode begins with a death, and the dead are frequently characters; the effect is psychological rather than magical realism. Get a little darker with the French drama, “Les Revenants.” Dead people begin to return to their mid-sized town, and nobody knows why, least of all “the returned.” The show exudes existential angst in a manner only the French can produce. For a detective show, watch “The Fall” staring Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson as she hunts a serial killer in Belfast. A well-paced psychological thriller, Detective Superintendent Gibson radiates sex appeal akin to Don Draper on Madmen. Change tack with “Master of None” starring Azi Ansari – refreshingly intelligent while evoking plenty of laughs. For super extra fun, check out “High Maintenance,” coming soon to HBO, currently available online as webisodes. Follow “the guy” around NYC as he delivers marijuana to various characters on his bicycle. You will laugh.
Adrienne Haddad, HADDAD LAW