Category Archives: drama

Netflix – House of Cards Premiere – One nation Under….Wood.

 

This has got to be the best political drama on TV. Tomorrow, Season 5 of “House of Cards” drops and I can’t wait. I don’t think a political series has been so timely as this one. At the end of last season viewers were fearful of a president mad with power and on the brink of war. He was using the Presidency to protect his power and hide his mistakes every step of the way. It was only “TV”. We shut it off and wondered where President Underwood would go next in his quest to manipulate and retain his grasp on his world.

We had been to war before……not  even 20 years ago. It would be entertaining to watch President Underwood’s spin on how he would react to actions of a past Republican president. Would he be smarter?…..would it play out differently? Would he succeed?

Then…..

Then…..

Then Nov.8th happened……..and I think President Underwood is going to scare the hell out of us.

He needs to. Reality so far has trumped anything that A Underwood presidency could bring to the table. Every day is new chaos. So I suspect the writers knew they need to go to a level that has not been gone to yet in real life. Into the mind of a sociopath with access to control of which he has never had before. Into the mind of a sociopath where the idea of “Term limit” is laughable and something to be fixed. Where paranoia exists and control is the only option.

 

A Message From the Underwood Administration

The ​fifth season of the ​critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama ​House of Cards ​premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship​. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly​, ​Jayne Atkinson​, ​Neve Campbell​, ​​Derek ​Cecil, Paul Sparks​ and Joel Kinnaman.

 

Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

Orange is the New Black- Teaser Trailer. The First minute.- Netflix

 

Hi Folks. This show for being as good as it is somehow slipped my mind in the last few months. After being pushed as far as the ladies could be pushed last season in a damning fictional expose on the “for profit” prison system in the United States, the season finale was left with a will she? or won’t she? gun to the head moment.

I’m not sure where they can go with this season cliffhanger. If the trigger is not pulled, there’s still a riot going on and life can always get more harsh for the ladies in their prison world. Prison guard “Piscatella” played brilliantly by actor Brad William Henke always seems to have a new layer of darkness to him.

One the things I love about this show is there is at least 8-10 subplots going on at any given time so this prison has a bit of a game of thrones vibe to it in its complexity of storyline and characters. If you’re looking for a well acted, intense(With a good dose of humour)show to start watching I’d commend this one.

Season 5 drops on Netflix on June 9th.First minute starts below.

 

The White Princess – Trailers – Review and a few thoughts.

 

This 8 episode series is a sequel to “The White Queen” a 2013 BBC produced series that adapted 3 of writer Philippa Gregorys previous novels. This new series is based on the 2013 novel of the same name. The series will be based around the marriage of Elizabeth of York and Henry VII and the drama and stryfe that came with that union.

Part of the reason I noticed this series, and want to watch at least the first episode of it was the inclusion of actress Michelle Fairley(Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones).It may be a bit of a rehash of a previous role of hers……but it was a damn fine role. Starz usually puts forward pretty good period pieces, and Spartacus will always be among one of my favourite period pieces of all time, so I think this deserves a watch.

There are two trailers below. One giving a lay out of the series and the other examines the family trees involved. Something I wished to god had been introduced at the beginning of Game of thrones.Enjoy

Series Premiere is Apr.16th, 2017

It’s GIRLBOSS Time

Okay I have no idea what this about. Well a girl who is her own boss. Yeah I know your thinking it’s more than that and of course it is, duh. But it does look interesting. Interesting enough for this 55 year old white dude to watch.

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 27, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnon and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. This is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes.

Source: Netflix, YouTube, Environics Communications