This weekend try these series worth binge watching right this very instant. If you don’t get addicted to at least one of them I will post your negative feedback on all of my social media. Word to your mother.
Juana La Virgen – Netflix:
Meet Jane, a happy go lucky girl trying to guard the one thing we all can agree we could’ve kept safe a little longer (our virginity, of courseeeee!!), but still gets knocked up sans the knocking (if you know what I mean ;). Still, not even that can shake her spirit and her desire to be the best she can be. A true modern miracle/tale that plays out like a Mexican telenovela, with a Latin voice over and witty puns that help you keep up with the story, and have a few extra laughs (always appealing and stress releasing).
Crazy Ex Girlfriend -Netflix
She moves from a great job in New York City as a lawyer to West Covina (Google it), because she was sad, or depressed (she sure was popping a whole bunch of pills) and her ex-boyfriend (whom she randomly runs into in da’ city) reminds her of better and much happier times at summer camp. Except now he has a girlfriend (big bummer) and lives all the way on the other side of the country… but that’s not why she’s there (or so she says). Every single episode she spins a more pathetic and intricate web to catch Josh (the ex-boyfriend), and in spite of all this, it’s just too hard to not fall in love with her (because who hasn’t been, at some degree, a crazy ex-girlfriend?). Also, get ready to enjoy the wittiest songs ever (did I say this was sort of a musical too?)
This chick makes Lorena Bobbit look like Jane the Virgin, but not because she’s out castrating people, at least not physically. What she is doing is emotionally lobotomizing them, and playing with them, and sleeping with them, and lying to them… I guess that’s what super smart shrinks do with their spare time. Yup she’s a shrink playing with her patients, her husband, her friends, her coworkers, her mom, uptight perfectionist moms from grade school… She has no issue, whomever crosses her path she will spin, while dealing with a grade schooler who is an extreme tomboy (and the cutest little girl trying to figure out her sexuality ever). Unfortunately, as what happened to my favorite series of all time: My So Called Life with Claire Danes and Jared Leto, it’s getting the ax first season, so this is all you’re gonna’ get.
GOT – HBO Go
Hate it or love it. This is an epic tale. I used to say I wouldn’t bother watching it but I got stuck on it on the first episode like peanut butter to the roof of your mouth. If you refuse to see it, you are in denial. Get over yourself and get thy fat ass to a couch and watch the damned thing.
Silicon Valley – HBO Go
Because becoming a billionaire even when you have the best app in the Valley is not as easy as its cooked up to be. These guys get in a all sorts of trouble trying to change the world one app a time. It’s funny, it’s exaggerated, it’s ridiculous, yet real. Things are not as easy as they seem, or download, there’s a lot of sweat involved, and also, very hard to keep your integrity. Money blurs perspectives easily, but in the end, it’s friendships that matter and endure the digital, and the real, world.
Master of None – Netflix
Allora! (You’ll understand after you watch the Second Season.) God!, I love Asiz (the star and creator of the show), this little brown guy makes me all sorts of happy. He’s funny, insightful, loves food, and loves, love. He can be a little superficial at times, but what the heck, he’s not claiming to be the master of anything, he’s the master of naught, which I love too. Kudos to this series, an ode to love now a days, combined with witty remarks, insights, restaurant recommendations, New York City and its beautiful cultural diversity, and if I may get technical here, great photography (congrats to the DP).
Californication – Netflix
The guy you hate to love, but can’t resist. He’s a modern day Bukowski, but better looking and driving a Porsche (a beat up one, but still a Porsche). He has a beautiful ex-wife that he can’t get over, and a daughter that raises him. The women that won’t approach him based on his looks and careless demeanor alone, will literally throw their panties at him once he starts talking, or writing. He ineffably gets into trouble without really meaning to, but it’s his particular “love” of women, and women actually failing to understand it, what really, really, gets him into the worst (and most fun to watch) trouble.
Black Mirror – Netflix
If you ever saw The Never Ending Story, you will probably remember the very real and scary moment when Atreyu faces himself and his own fears by staring at an eerie mirror in the middle of nowhere. If you do, that is kinda’ of what watching Black Mirror feels like, except we are looking at how social media, mass media and technology are turning us all into rather empty, controllable and predictable beings, which is in fact, very, very scary, and very, very sad. The insights are spot on, each one even better than the last. Now that I think about it, watching it goes against the very thing that it’s preaching (get your fat face out of a screen and into the real world), but you know you don’t care, so go for it!