Binge Watching Season

The weather has been positively dreary for the past few weeks. Although that’s not unusual for Boston in early January, it can make for a challenging time of year to connect with friends in person. Meanwhile, I’m still catching my breath from the holidays and the wonderful experience of having my two older kids home from college for long winter breaks. While the weather can make it hard to motivate and return to a productive routine, I have been using this time as the perfect opportunity to throw myself unapologetically into catching up on all the great video content that my friends have been recommending.

Lots of conversations have been swirling about the Harry & Meghan series on Netflix. I have yet to watch, or to read Harry’s tell-all book Spare, so I have not formed opinions of my own. These are on my lists, along with the latest season of The Crown.

Following the Golden Globes Awards this week, I have a few more shows to bump up on my to-watch list. House of Dragon won Best TV Series and sounds very compelling for those of us who loved every wild minute of Game of Thrones. Kevin Costner won best performance by an actor in a TV series for Yellowstone, and I have to agree that he is a wonder in that show–even though he beat out Jeff Bridges, another of my favorites, for his captivating performance in The Old Man.

Abbott Elementary brought home some well-deserved Golden Globes in the comedy category, and I have thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with new episodes of that show as they appear. As for Best Limited Series Winner White Lotus–holy smokes–the second season blew my mind every bit as much as the first did.

Even though Donald Glover’s recent seasons of Atlanta failed to bring home hardware from the Golden Globes this year, I have continued to be totally mesmerized by this powerful, highly artistic and darkly comedic social satire. I’m in the middle of watching the final season and I can’t wait to see how it wraps up.

Speaking of dark comedies, I’m looking forward to watching the tension continue to build between Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in the latest season of Dead to Me. And based on the Addams Family, Wednesday was wicked fun. Bad Sisters also comes highly recommended for its irreverent and twisted look at a family’s dysfunction in Ireland.

What are you watching these chilly days?

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