In Case You Missed It...Great Shows Now On Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
As you may, or may not know, I have a small Netflix addiction. But as a busy working mom, I do not get to indulge as much as I would like to. I always try to make time for the important people in my life, while keeping up with my favorite hobbies of writing and reading. During that time there has been, and continues to be, many televisions shows that look interesting to me, and have great reviews.
Unfortunately it is hard to find the time to watch everything I fancy, and the DVR will only hold so much. But once I catch up on my viewing, I like to share my intel. Maybe you have seen some of these shows already, want to watch for them first time, or want to watch them again. Either way Downton Abbey, Archer, Sherlock Holmes, and Penny Dreadful are entertaining, addicting, and binge worthy.
Here's What You Are Missing
Downton Abbey - "A sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes."
Although this show may seem stuffy and boring, I highly recommend giving it a chance. The setting is beautiful, and the characters as complicated. You will find yourself rooting for some to "finally" find happiness. All six seasons are currently available on Amazon Prime video, which is free for prime members.
Archer - "Suave, sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss, who is also his mother."
With 8 seasons of crazy, often vulgar antics, Archer is sure to make you laugh and find your inner immature self. Currently seasons 1-7 are available on Netflix.
Sherlock Holmes - "In this updated take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern London in search of clues."
Much like its namesake, this show is smart, witty, and surprising at times. Each episode is well written and movie length. All four seasons are currently available on Netflix.
Penny Dreadful - "The classic tales of Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and more are woven together in this horror series set on the dark streets of Victorian London."
A Penny Dreadful is a term for 19th century cheap horror and crime novels, usually costing pennies. The classic tales found in this spooky show are anything but cheap. The stories are woven quite beautiful together, and are both heartbreaking and horrifying at times. All three seasons are currently available on Netflix.
With the exception of Archer, all of the above shows can be pretty heavy at times. I recommend watching a few episodes of Archer in between the other shows for levity. You will need it.