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BINGE-WATCHING & IGNORING YOUR FAMILY 2: SUMMER TV 

In my opinion, TV was a bit blah this summer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I have way too much to do to watch so much TV but everyone has their vices. For example, I could be spending that time doing something illegal like making meth… Or does one “cook” meth? I’m not sure. Anyway…

Stranger Things

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When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.

My Sister-in-law told me about this show and when I saw that it was comprised of child actors, I planned to sleep through the series. I was already sick and heavily medicated. Turns out, it was very entertaining, suspenseful and the little turds are awesome actors. I finished the entire season in one day and re-watched the whole thing with Husband the following week. I’m excited for season 2 and would like it within the next 2 weeks. Thanks, management.

The Get Down 

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In 1977 New York City, the talented and soulful youth of the South Bronx chase dreams and breakneck beats to transform music history.

Netflix sent me an email informing me they added a movie I may like, I ignored it. I guess the graphic wasn’t appealing. I’m not the biggest hip hop fan so I didn’t care. It kept popping up every time I opened Netflix so I finally gave in. I was half watching while working on my other side hustle when I was like, wait this is kind of good. I need to hold off on it so I can really pay attention. I didn’t finish the show in the same day but within 24 hours.

Wayward Pines

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Based on the best-selling novel, “Pines,” by Blake Crouch, and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,”), WAYWARD PINES is an intense, mind-bending new thriller in which nothing is what it seems. Secret Service agent ETHAN BURKE (Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon, “Crash,” “City of Ghosts”) arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Another show I first ignored, Husband and I didn’t start binge watching season 1 until the middle of season 2. After the first episode, we knew it was going to be good. Side note: Who wouldn’t want a job and free house? The townspeople of Wayward Pines are so ungrateful. Even if they dictate everything and you could possibly be murdered, it’s still a good deal…

Dead of Summer 

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Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

I’m usually down for anything with death and or ghosts but this show started pretty slow. I went from watching at the scheduled time to On Demand. Mid season, they turned it up a few notches and managed to even scare me a bit. There was one episode that left me feeling like I needed to smudge after watching. If you watch it, try to stick with it. You won’t regret it.

What did you watch this summer? What are you looking forward to this Fall? On my list I have Scream Queens, How to Get Away with Murder, Queen Sugar, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Jane the Virgin and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Looks like I’m going to be busy, maybe I should take a few weeks off from work. A sabbatical if you will.

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