We are still binge watching because It’s March. it’s still too early to spend our evenings out strolling from patio to patio, enjoying the beautiful weather.
The Last Of Us (HBO)
I shouldn’t love this show. It’s about a zombie apocalypse based on a video game, basically two genres I don’t love . I have watched five episodes and, surprisingly, have barely seen a zombie. Instead, I have watched incredibly touching stories about a series of characters who just happen to be living in this hellscape. We are watching tales of love and commitment, of bravery, of human connection and courage.
OMG, listen to me talking about a zombie show based on a video game like it’s hamlet lol. It is so well written, the actors are all spectacular, I have wept, more than once. Oh, and Bella Ramsey might look like a delicate Renaissance portrait but this young woman kicks ass and is a revelation.
Yellow Jackets (Showtime)
I first wrote about this show last february and now we are about to get Season 2 and I am very excited. Lots of interesting new characters to help answer the questions season 1 left us with. Who is dead in the pit? What does the symbol mean? What will happen to Shauna’s baby? Somebody explain the cult adult Lottie’s cult business?
Public Enemy (Netflix)
I like to throw in a wild card and this is a show I watched years ago on another streaming channel but it’s now available on Netflix. It’s another one of my Euro murder shows, yes but this one is interesting. It is based loosely on the real-life child killer, Marc Dutroux and the life history of one of Dutroux’s accomplices. His wife (later on, ex-wife), was released from prison into the care of a community of nuns, amidst general horror and anger.
The case was so notorious, that it’s reported that one third of Belgians with the last name Dutroux, applied for a name change between 1996 and 1998. Riddled with corruption, this case also led to a complete overhaul of Belgium’s justice system.
In the show, Guy Béranger – a convicted serial child murderer – is freed after serving 20 years in prison. He is released into a remote monastery, with only 1 troubled, female police officer to keep an eye on him. He is there to live a life of piety and self reflection and rehabilitate himself. Hated by the community, he is there for his own protection as much as theirs. Does he truly change? Is this an act or is he actually atoning for his past sins?
A little girl from the village goes missing and that’s where things start to unravel. Fair warning, it’s not an easy subject matter but it’s compelling tv. It asks pretty big questions about remorse, the ability to rehabilitate a psychopath, public responsibility and redemption.
FORMULA 1: Drive to Survive Season 5 (Netflix)
Offering unprecedented access, this new season once again takes fans behind the scenes, to witness first-hand how the drivers including Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, Max Verstappen, and teams prepare to battle it out for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. This fresh new season begins in Bahrain, where Ferrari hopes the new cars will finally propel them to the top, and Haas makes a risky bet on a last-minute driver switch. The series will offer never-before-seen footage and interviews from the racing sport’s biggest names.
Real Housewives of Miami Season 5 (Hayu)
For fans of this popular franchise, RHOM is officially available to watch in Canada beginning March 9 with a sizzling season with new alliances, loyalty and relationships on the line. The ladies of the ‘Sunshine State’ are still turning up the heat and dialing up the drama. Lisa is working on mending her friendship with Larsa. However, their friendship takes a turn when Larsa discusses Lisa and Lenny’s finances, which makes the ladies question what is really happening on the home front. Lisa’s life as she knows it is turned upside down when rumours swirl that Lenny is dating another woman.
Julia is a complete empty nester and struggles with the realization that her daughters are off
to college and no longer living at home. As she works on balancing life between being a city
girl and life on the farm, she tries to strengthen her bond with Martina as they face new
challenges in their marriage.
Dr. Nicole is still relishing being newly engaged to her long-term partner, Anthony. Just as
everything seems to be falling into place, she must face healing her old wounds with her
father and mull over giving him a second chance. And so much more is going on!
Chris Rock: Selective Outrage and The Show Before the Show (Netflix)
On March 4 Netflix is turning Chris Rock’s newest, live stand-up special, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, into an entire evening of live entertainment from some of the world’s funniest comedians, with a pre-show and post-show bookending Chris Rock’s comedy event. The Show Before the Show pre-show on Saturday, March 4 at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET will stream live from The World Famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, hosted by Ronny Chieng with Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones, Deon Cole and more.
The show’s comedians will count down to the historic live Netflix comedy event. The half hour will include live commentary from fellow comedians and special messages from some of Rock’s friends including Amy Schumer, Cedric the Entertainer, Ice-T, Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Matthew McConaughey, Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and more.