I've seen "River" as well. Loved the twist on "The Sixth Sense". It really is excellent. Thanks for jogging my memory."River" on Netflix was great. Stellan Skarsgard
We also binged "Longmire" and "The Killing"
Also enjoyed "The Travelers" with Will from Will and Grace
Haven't seen The Boys of '36, but have read the book on the same subject: The Boys In The Boat, by Laura Hillenbrand.Recently, I have really enjoyed the following, all on Netflix:
1) Five Came Back - A look at Capra, Ford, Huston, Stevens, and Wyler's impact on WWII documentary films. Super interesting and deep on how the filmmakers still tried to use their talents while shooting WWII documentaries.
2) The Last Kingdom - Series set in pre-1066 England, and use a lot of the same towns/names/figures that dominated England at the time. Kind of a more tame version of Game of Thrones, but set in England, and based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell.
3) The Boys of '36 - Short documentary based off the book by the same title. It's about the University of Washington men's rowing team from 1936. The book was written by Daniel James Brown. The book and this documentary are great.
4) Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial - Documentary/historical drama covering the Nuremberg Trials after WWII.
Mommy Dead and Dearest was so surreal that it almost needs to be seen twice to be believed. I 2nd your motion that if anyone has the ability to watch it then they absolutely should.This isn't Netflix or Amazon Prime, but I know how you guys like your documentaries. There is one I watched on HBOGo called, "Mommy Dead and Dearest".
It is a very creepy and fascinating documentary about a daughter who killed her Mother. The Mother made the daughter believe her whole life that she was disabled and ill. This caused a lot of mental anguish and physical pain to the daughter.
I won't give away too many details, but it is worth a watch.
i'll have to check out ash vs. evil dead. when i was traveling last month, i caught evil dead 3 on one of the movie channels at about 1 in the morning. bruce campbell is awesome in that kind of rolePenny Dreadful is now on Netflix. I watched that when it was on Showtime. It brings a lot of the classic late 19th-century monsters and villains into one story (Victor Frankenstein & his monster, Dr. Jeckyll, Dorian Gray, Dracula, and a werewolf come to mind). Thankfully it never gets as silly as True Blood and it has Eva Green. I'd watch her read the phone book. It's pretty heavy on sex, violence, and gore, so it's not for everyone
The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime has been pretty good. It's another Axis won WWII stories, but it's done much better than most. This show could be shown early prime time on a major network without edits.
But the best is Ash vs. Evil Dead. I'm buying these seasons off Amazon because they're so worth it. It is available if you have a Starz subscription. I love pretty much anything Bruce Campbell is in, and he's on top of his game here. There's some language and very over-the-top gore to the point it's comical. Season 2 features Lee Majors as Ash's father and it's brilliant.
Edit: I would have recommended Bloodline on Netflix, but they really botched the ending. It's too bad because it was really well done and Ben Mendelsohn played the bitter brother perfectly.
I'm a big fan of Kyle Chandler but "Bloodline" was always a bit cloying to me. I also could never get into "Damages" which was also created by the showrunners of "Bloodline."i'll have to check out ash vs. evil dead. when i was traveling last month, i caught evil dead 3 on one of the movie channels at about 1 in the morning. bruce campbell is awesome in that kind of role
we have been watching bloodline, but it really seems to be falling apart in the third season.
its one of those shows where my wife and i both thought it would have been great if it ended in one season, maybe 2.I'm a big fan of Kyle Chandler but "Bloodline" was always a bit cloying to me. I also could never get into "Damages" which was also created by the showrunners of "Bloodline."
we just got through watching love. thought it was great.For comedies Master of None and Love are both really good Netflix originals.
Just finished watching 13 Reasons Why with the wife. It's VERY teenagery but was pretty solid as well - it held my attention with some pretty good young actors and a bit of mystery. It may have helped that we just watched a documentary in the past year about a similar topic.