It’s been a while since the last time I reviewed my favorite shows for “What We’re Watching,” so I’m just going to dive right in this time around. These are in no particular order or classification, just a few of my recent favorites. Happy watching!
HBO Max Original
“The Flight Attendant” will air its second season later this month. It stars Kaley Cuoco (Penny from “Big Bang Theory”), who sports the most amazing set of curtain bangs I’ve ever seen on another human being. Each episode left me wondering if I, too, could pull off such a polarizing hairstyle; thus far, I remain bang free. Spectacular golden mane aside, this show has a little bit of everything; mystery, intrigue, humor, romance, international espionage; you name it, this show has it. The plot itself – a flight attendant wakes up in a foreign country next to a dead man with no memory of what happened the night before – is a fast-paced, edge of your seat thriller that puts the binge in binge worthy. If you haven’t watched season one yet, do yourself a favor and get it in before season two drops on April 21.
I have two recommendations for Netflix, mainly because they recently released new seasons of each. The first is “Emily in Paris,” which is sort of a cross between “Sex and the City” and “The Devil Wears Prada,” but set in Paris. Emily, played by Lily Collins (the daughter of Phil Collins, for those of you who are into useless trivia facts, like myself), works for an advertising firm that moves her to Paris for one year. She navigates the culture, the language barrier, the fashion(!) and a Paris-worthy lovelife. It’s cute, fun, heartwarming; the perfect show to veg out to. Or to put on in the background while you’re folding endless loads of laundry, which may or may not be how/when I watched it. Never underestimate a good laundry-folding show. Season two of “Emily in Paris” just came out at the end of 2021 and seasons three and four have already been confirmed.
“Ozark” on Netflix is also fabulous, in an entirely different way. Part one of season four just dropped in January and part two will be released on April 29, which will end the series. So start binging if you’re not caught up yet. It won’t be hard to do, the show is awesome and it stars Jason Bateman, and that’s probably all I need to say. The character Ruth is a treat and easily one of my favorite female characters ever. The show is set in the Ozarks, of course, but (trivia alert) filmed in Georgia, right around where I grew up. I have even seen a fellow Central Gwinnett alum cast as a recurring extra in the last two seasons, so that’s kind of personally exciting. Other than solidifying my love for Jason Bateman and gaining a working knowledge of how to effectively launder money, there’s not much else I can say about this show without giving away major plot points. Just take my word for it and start watching. You’ll be hooked before the first episode ends.
Favorite Family Show
There is an underdog show on Disney Channel called “The Secrets of Sulfur Springs.” We watch it on Disney Plus, but I believe it also streams on Prime Video. It is about a family who moves into an old haunted hotel and the kids try to solve various mysteries to get to the bottom of what’s going on in their new home and town. It’s corny and maybe not the best acting, but it’s a family-friendly mystery that is appropriate for all ages. There are a couple of quasi-scary elements that might be a little much for some younger viewers, but each episode does a good job of wrapping up the creepier parts in an interesting way; most kids will be nightmare-free after watching and, most importantly, won’t end up in mom and dad’s bed that night. It’s probably too young for teens, but in our house we have nearly a seven-year age gap between our two children, which makes finding a good clean show we can all watch together challenging. This one checks all the boxes, especially for our second-grade adrenaline junkie who loves mysteries and plot twists as much as the rest of us.
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