Disenchantment: The First (?) Season Season 1, Ep 0
Matt Groening returns to TV (well, Netflix) with a fantasy-based, more serialized story than his previous work. [more inside]
Six strangers share a house in snowy Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan in a reality show that's an exemplar of niceness and restraint. [more inside]
Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special seems like it's going to be a stand-up comedy routine but ends up being a meditation on, among other things, the limitations of comedy. Currently being discussed on the blue here. This one needs a content warning for discussions of misogyny and homophobic violence, both emotional and physical.
Luke Cage: They Reminisce Over You Season 2, Ep 13
Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem. (SEASON FINALE, directed by Alex Garcia Lopez, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
Luke Cage: Can't Front On Me Season 2, Ep 12
Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club. (directed by Everardo Gout, written by Aïda Mashaka Croal) [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Creator Season 2, Ep 11
Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families. (written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews & Matthew Lopes, directed by Stephen Surjik [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Main Ingredient Season 2, Ep 10
Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster--the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Andy Goddard) [more inside]
Luke Cage: For Pete's Sake Season 2, Ep 9
Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light. (directed by Clark Johnson, written by Matt Owens & Ian Stokes) [more inside]
Luke Cage: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right Season 2, Ep 8
While Shades, Mariah, and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength. (written by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Neema Barnette) [more inside]
Luke Cage: On and On Season 2, Ep 7
Reeling from the showdown on the bridge... [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Basement Season 2, Ep 6
As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster, and the grisly find at the clinic. (written by Aïda Mashaka Croal, directed by Millicent Shelton) [more inside]
A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.
GLOW: Here We GLOW Again Season 2, Ep 0
Season 2 of the Netflix hit about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling will "deviate" from the real-life G.L.O.W., particularly in that critics actually like this version.
Luke Cage: All Souled Out Season 2, Ep 5
Desperate to drum up quick cash for a lawsuit, Luke weighs an offer from a superman. Mariah invites Tilda to join the new family business. [more inside]
Luke Cage: I Get Physical Season 2, Ep 4
As footage of his fight with Bushmaster goes viral, Luke struggles with the aftereffects and follows a trail of clues to Tilda's shop. [more inside]
100% Hotter: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Netflix's 100% Hotter is "a make-under rather than a make-over show, targeting people whose style is so in your face you cannot help stop and stare while their family and friends squirm with embarrassment."
Luke Cage: Wig Out Season 2, Ep 3
Worried Luke is headed down a dark path, Claire pays a visit to his father. Bushmaster makes a bid for Mariah's guns. (directed by Marc Jobst, written by Matt Owens) [more inside]
Luke Cage: Straighten It Out Season 2, Ep 2
Luke tests out his abilities on the battlefield, Misty ruffles feathers at the precinct, and Mariah plans a reunion to boost her image. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Steph Green) [more inside]
Luke Cage: Soul Brother #1 Season 2, Ep 1
As Luke adjusts to his growing fame and tries to shut down the flow of heroin branded with his name, someone from his past reaches out. (directed by Lucy Liu, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
CARGO is a post apocalyptic thriller and an emotional story of a father trying to save his child at all costs. [more inside]
Arrested Development: Season 5 Overview Season 5, Ep 0
...and the one son who turns out to be just as toxic as the rest of the family he's purporting to bring back together. So, everyone's back, and it's like the five years between seasons has never passed! Narrative-wise, that is.
Sense8: Amor Vincit Omnia First Watch Season 3, Ep 1
A 151-minute wrap up of Season 2. [It's listed as the sole episode of Season 3 on IMDB] [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
The popular manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi ("The Town Without Me"), previously made as both an anime series and a live-action film, comes to Netflix as the live-action tv series Erased. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates. [more inside]
The Break with Michelle Wolf: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Michelle Wolf's pilot episode: Michelle does a stand up style intro, Michelle shows us she's a feminist by sitting behind a desk, then talking sports, Michelle & Amber Ruffin talk about being women who don't want children, we see a preview for the new show: Strong Female Lead [more inside]
A shameless chauvinist gets a taste of his own medicine when he wakes up in a world dominated by women and locks horns with a powerful female author. [more inside]
The Department of Time: Un virus de otro tiempo (A Virus from Another Time) First Watch Season 2, Ep 5
During a mission in 1918 to attend the birth of Carmen Amaya, Irene falls ill with the Spanish flu. New undersecretary Susana orders (against regulations)) that Irene be retrieved and returned to the Ministry, risking widespread exposure to a highly contagious disease that once killed millions and for which there is no vaccine. Soon, more personnel begin to show flu symptoms and the Ministry is forced to close its doors to prevent the disease from being spread through time. [more inside]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season Four - First Half Season 4, Ep 0
The first six episodes of the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. [more inside]
Lost in Space: Trajectory Season 1, Ep 8
Maureen finds a solution to the fuel issue, but putting her plan into action proves trickier than expected. Dr. Smith realizes her cover is blown.
The Department of Time: Cómo se reescribe el tiempo (How time is rewritten) First Watch Season 1, Ep 3
The Ministry sends agents to 1940 after a man being chased by Nazis promises to show Heinrich Himmler how to travel in time if he'll spare his life. Amelia, Julián and Alonso travel to Montserrat. Ernesto and Irene go to Hendaye, where Hitler and Franco negotiate Spain's participation in WWII. [more inside]
A few notes from my viewings of Wakfu: The show just showed up on Netflix. It is French production, but the English dubbing is very good. Nice blending of American and Japanese animation styles. Definitively a kids show, but with adult jokes. The end credit animations can be adorable. Mostly strong female characters with caveats. Episodes are short, less then 30 minutes. Fan fare has it in their TV list now.
El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) is the best kept secret of the Spanish state: an autonomous government institution whose patrols guard the doors of time and preserve Spain's past. Now, the Ministry's newest recruits: an Army of Flanders soldier from 1956, (Alonso de Entrerríos,) a female college student from 1880 (Amelia Folch) and a modern day SAMUR paramedic (Julián Martínez,) must prevent two Frenchmen in 1808 from altering a war's outcome.
3%: Chapter 10: Blood (Sangue) Season 2, Ep 10
Last-minute setbacks force Fernando and Joana to improvise. As chaos erupts on the day of the Process, Michele concocts a plan of her own. (Season finale) [more inside]
3%: Chapter 09: Necklace (Colar) Season 2, Ep 9
While Rafael, Fernando, and Joana forge ahead with their plan, Michele discovers a shocking secret about the Offshore's past. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 08: Frogs (Sapos) Season 2, Ep 8
Joana finds herself at the mercy of a figure from her past, Michele is led to a remote hiding place, and Marcela receives an unexpected invitation. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 07: Fog (Névoa) Season 2, Ep 7
Fernando finds an unlikely new ally. Michele undergoes a mysterious procedure. A crisis leaves Rafael torn between Elisa and his mission. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 06: Bottles (Garrafas) Season 2, Ep 6
As the hunt for Cause members heats up, Gloria wrestles with raging doubts, Michele and Joana search for the bomb, and Fernando makes a defiant move. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 05: Lamp (Lampião) Season 2, Ep 5
Michele and the others discover another side to Ezequiel as he retakes his turbulent journey from Process No. 80 to the present. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 04: Napkin (Guardanapo) Season 2, Ep 4
Ivana and Joana subject their captives to grueling interrogations to find out who's telling the truth. Marcela reaches out to an Inlander for help. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 03: Static (Ecstática) Season 2, Ep 3
Desperate to protect Gloria, Fernando realizes there's another way to stop the Process. Michele and Rafael separately try to contact the Cause. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 02: Toaster (Torradeira) Season 2, Ep 2
As Rafael races to score a spot on the Inland squad, flashbacks recap his first year in the Offshore. Fernando reluctantly coaches Process hopefuls. [more inside]
3%: Chapter 01: Mirror (Espelho) Season 2, Ep 1
With days to go before the next Process, Joana tries to prove herself to the leader of the Cause, and Michele faces an ultimatum from Ezequiel. [more inside]
Anyone watching the new French thriller The Chalet on Netflix? I'm three eps in and it's easy to binge once you work out who all the people are.
Lost in Space: Pressurized Season 1, Ep 7
Judy and Don race home across the desert with their precious cargo. John and Maureen are dealt a heavy blow. Penny does her best to comfort Will. Dr. Smith is really poor at robot repair.
Lost in Space: Eulogy Season 1, Ep 6
Maureen debates whether to share what she saw in the sky, Don leads a mission to find fuel, and the robot's presence stokes tensions within the group.
Lost in Space: Transmission Season 1, Ep 5
As the team builds a tower to signal the Resolute, Maureen investigates a planetary anomaly, and Will braces for a tough conversation with his dad.
Lost in Space: The Robinsons Were Here Season 1, Ep 4
The Robinson's make contact with another family of survivors; Will races to protect his friend after Judy learns what happened aboard the Resolute. [more inside]
Lost in Space: Infestation Season 1, Ep 3
Flashbacks reveal clues to Dr. Smith's past; The Robinsons contend with a new threat as the ship's fuel supply starts dropping - fast.
Lost in Space: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they're surrounded by hidden dangers. [more inside]