Howdy, Folks! Now that we’re into our 802th day or so of social distancing (or at least, it feels like it) and many of you are probably already through your fifth, sixth and eleventy-seventh tv binge options on the various and sundry streaming services, we at the Pullbox thought we’d offer up our own fave bingeworthy shows, in the hope we can provide you with some new lockdown-killing material…
Here with today’s recommendations is our resident IT expert/fix it when we screw it up guy, Monkey (whose actual identity is kept secret so as to protect his loved ones from the Russian mafia):
1) Chance (Hulu): If you’re wondering what Hugh Laurie (Blackadder, House M.D.) has been up to in recent years, he played… a doctor again! I kind of rolled my eyes at first but the truth is, “Chance” is addictive to watch. He teams up with Ethan Suplee in a strange duo who go down a rabbit hole that’s both riveting and intriguing for two complete Seasons.
2) Future Man (Hulu): A janitor by day, gamer by night, recruited to travel through time to help stop the extinction of humanity. Action, humor and more references than you can shake a pointy stick at! I’ve had a blast watching Season 1 and 2 of Future Man and best of all, Season 3 just dropped!
3) Into the Badlands (Netflix / Amazon): Kung Fu and Thai Chi combined with mystical powers? Say no more! If you’re a fan of martial arts, mystic powers and uniquely solid characters, this is a must see. There are 3 Seasons of non-stop action in the battle for the badlands.
4) Stan Against Evil (Cable/Satellite: IFC, Streaming: Hulu Live TV, Philo): If you’ve been wondering what John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Office Space) has been up to in recent years, look no further! He plays a retired Sheriff who helps battle angry demons haunting his town. If you’re someone who enjoyed Army of Darkness and Ash vs Evil Dead, you can’t go wrong with 3 Seasons of McGinley’s gruff sarcasm.
5) The Orville (Hulu / Amazon): Now that you have the time, if you haven’t taken a look at Seth McFarlane’s “The Orville” but like comedy and Star Trek, there’s nothing stopping you now! It’s has more elements of Star Trek than the actual franchise has had in years and I’ve enjoyed all 3 Seasons of it while I wait for more.
And there you have it! We’ll continue posting one staff member’s opinions each day until we run out of folks, and will do our best to compare notes and not have the same five shows over and over again.
So until tomorrow, keep your feet and the ground, and keep reaching for the sky! (And let’s keep that six feet of distance from each other while we’re at it, shall we?)