Posts in Television
The OA

I think you get more out of the show with very little knowledge of what it's about. Let's just say there are heavy metaphysical themes, questions of the nature of reality, explorations of near death experiences, and confrontations with fate. It's a SLOW burn though, so make sure you get at least 2-3 episodes in before you really judge it.

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Black Mirror - Netflix

British show and now produced by Netflix, Black Mirror is what to watch when you want a peek into our world just slightly into the future and with a scarier obsession with technology. Each episode is a stand-alone vignette, making it easy to pick up and put down at will. The first two seasons are very dark, and the third is slightly tempered for a wider American audience with a few really twisted storylines left in for those who like to be depressed about the future

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Shameless - Showtime

The series is based on a British show of the same name, and follows the Gallagher clan-- a family of six kids with an alcoholic father and a bipolar mother.  It falls somewhere between comedy and drama-- the situations are beyond comical, but the characters are grounded in a reality that lies somewhere between dysfunctional and just plain sad.

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