Genevieve Buechner’s character on Lifetime’s UnREAL has had quite the evolutionary arc. In two seasons, Madison, once a painfully awkward assistant turned manipulative junior producer, has climbed up from the lowest rung on the ladder to become a real player in the ethically and morally mixed-up world of UnREAL.
TBS’s modern, millennial-centric mystery series Search Party is full of uniquely memorable characters. One in particular really stands out for being unexpectedly nuanced. Portia Davenport, played wonderfully by Meredith Hager, seems horrible on the surface but it doesn’t take long to see that she is more than a narcissistic Brooklynite.
It wasn’t long ago that Netflix made its way into our homes via DVD deliveries. These days, we are flooded with options available at the tip of our fingers which is a double edged convenience. On one hand, we don’t have to wait to binge-watch seasons of our favorite shows, but we do have to sift through a whole lot of stuff we might not be interested in to find what we are really in the mood for. Fear not, fellow Netflixers! We have put together a short list of some of our favorite documentaries that are available now. These films are sure to please, whether you are an artistic soul, a true crime fanatic or a music buff!
Paterson was released late in 2016 and flew under the radar, but is certainly not a film to miss! It depicts the everyday life of a blue collar poet, beginning on a Monday. Paterson, played by Adam Driver, is a bus driver from the city of Paterson, New Jersey who gets up early and goes to work to drive his bus. While he drives his daily route, he eavesdrops on passengers’ conversations and, during breaks, writes poetry.
Based on the 2005 memoir by Blair Tindall, a former New York City oboist, “Mozart in the Jungle” takes sex, drugs, and ambition and turns it into beautiful music. The Amazon show, now on its third season, has flown under the radar but has not been completely ignored. Winning Golden Globes for best television series and best actor, along with a prime-time Emmy award for outstanding sound mixing. It may be the most awarded, yet underrated, show yet.
The world of Catholicism, entrenched in striking symbolism and ornate rituals, is frequently showcased in the horror genre. HBO’s “The Young Pope,” which premiered in the U.S. on Jan 15, with episodes on Sundays and Mondays, offers just a small dose of horror with a heap of absurdity. The show is shot like a trippy dream, with a script that veers from dry humor to theatrical drama.