Memorial Day Weekend isn’t the ideal binge watching TV weekend, but that might change with the third and final season of Bloodline arriving today. While Netflix originals like Orange is the New Black & House of Cards might get more attention, Bloodline has been a great show over the past two seasons. It sports an incredibly consistent case and centers around an issue a lot of people can relate to: family drama. While the Rayburns family drama might be a little more intense than your normal family drama, it makes for riveting TV. I’ll be sad to see it go.
The coolest part about GLOW, the newest Netflix original series from the minds who gave us Orange is the New Black, is that it’s all based on real life. GLOW was a women’s wrestling organization in the mid to late 80s that was unlike anything that came before it and hasn’t come close to being replicated since. I watched a documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling a few years ago and it opened my eyes to this wonderful universe that I never knew existed, so I’m glad that Alison Brie, Marc Maron and everyone else in the cast will be bringing it back to life. While the original GLOW stars were relatively unknown, some of them went on to mainstream success. Lisa Moretti, known to WWE fans as Ivory, was a staple of the Attitude Era Women’s division in the late 90’s and early 2000s while others like Olympia Hartauer and Trudy Adams wrestled for the AWA and WWF in the 80s and 90s.
GLOW is a fascinating story, and I’m happy to see it being told again. All episodes will be available June 23rd.
We here at The Average Nobodies consider ourselves TV aficionados. So much so that we created a whole club around the watching of TV. Two weeks ago we talked Better Call Saul, last week we checked out American Gods and this week we plan to discuss the critically acclaimed animated comedy, Archer. I know what you’re saying: “Matt, Ryan, you guys are so handsome and awesome, what an great choice for the third TV Club”. Save your breath, we’ve heard it all before, and we agree, this is an excellent choice for the third TV Club.
Starring the voice of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob from Bob’s Burgers), Archer follows the hijinks of an international spy agency where “global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other”. Not bad for skimming the IMDB page. AMIRIGHT??
Watch the first 5 episodes of Archer on Netflix and call into our podcast (401-285-8120) by 5pm on Thursday to have your voicemail played on the show!
This week’s Movie Club focuses on ‘Kubo and the Two Strings.’ Next’s week’s movie will be ’36 Chambers of Shaolin.’ Call 401-285-8120 to leave us a voicemail with a comment, question, or observation and we will play it on an episode.
The Netflix takeover continues to roll full steam ahead, and we’re only two weeks away from War Machine premiering on the streaming platform. This movie had me at ‘Brad Pitt war movie’ but this new trailer has a lot to offer. Brad Pitt seemed to summon a few of Aldo Rayne’s mannerisms for his portrayal of fictional General Glen McMahon and this trailer has all the signs of a great performance. Rounding out the cast is Anthony Michael Hall, Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton and one of my favorite young actors Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond The Pines, The OA). War Machine beings streaming May 26th.
The last time we saw the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary they were reeling over the “accidental” death of Poussey Washington, one of the best and most versatile characters on the show. I put the word accidental in quotes because while her death wasn’t a purposeful act, it was easily preventable. Warden Caputo and Officer Piscatella had been escalating tensions all season, and the death of their beloved Poussey at the hands (or knee) of Piscatella was the last straw. Season four ended with the inmates revolting against the people in charge, and judging by the season five trailer above, it picks up right where four left off. Will the women of Litchfield finally come together as one and force change or will Poussey die in vain? I can’t wait to find out.
Season five starts streaming on June 9th.
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Netflix has uploaded their Q1 2017 earnings review to YouTube, boasting that the streaming service will soon reach 100 million subscribers, but the most fascinating/disturbing news comes from content executive Ted Sarandos who said, “Netflix subscribers have spent half a billion hours watching Adam Sandler movies since The Ridiculous Six launched.”
If you’re a Sandler content aficionado, you’ll know that The Ridiculous Six premiered on December 11th, 2015. That means in just over 17 months, Adam Sandler has been one of the most streamed humans on the planet. – UPROXX
The next time someone bashes Adam Sandler or tells you that his movies suck show them this article and watch them wilt away like a piece of spinach in hot water. I’m a big Sandler fan, and I think it’s ridiculous that people hate on him for mailing in his performances and hiring all his friends. You’re telling me that if you busted your ass in your mid 20’s to get hired as a writer for SNL who then made you a feature performer which then catapulted you into Hollywood where you made a string of hysterical movies that are still great comedies today, you wouldn’t coast through life in your 40s? If you answered ‘no’ to that question, then you’re a dirty liar.
I’ll put Sandler’s stretch of movies from ’95-’99 (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy & Big Daddy) against any other actor’s best five year stretch any day of the week. Sandler used his success to form a production company, which now produces all of his movies and allows him to give his friends, some of whom are not well known actors, a consistent paying job. Sounds pretty smart and noble to me. I will admit 500 million hours in a little over a year is a little excessive, but I’ll take it as much needed ammo in the pro Sandler argument.