What to Watch, Mystery/Thriller fans?
If you're like my husband and me, you probably spend more time looking for something to watch on the weekends than actually watching shows, sort of like trying to pick your next read on Kindle Unlimited. So, I thought I'd share a few that we liked recently and felt were worth our time. Not all of them are new, although we've watched them in the last few months:
The Undoing on HBO stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and the always fabulous Donald Sutherland, all of whom delivered stellar performances. The reviews were mixed, and some people felt the plot wasn't that great, but I loved it. To each, his own. My husband and I were both glued to the television set for two straight days. I'm a big fan of the limited series, and I'd love to find more like this if anyone has suggestions.
Dead to Me has just completed its third and final season. If you haven't already seen it, lucky you! Although you need to suspend disbelief a bit to get your brain around the crazy plot, it's totally worth it. Full disclosure, hubby wasn’t too into this one, so I had to debrief it with my gal pals. I really enjoyed the chemistry and the unlikely friendship that developed between Jen and Judy, portrayed by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, respectfully. In season three, we see the heroic return of Applegate who was determined to finish the series even with her diagnosis of MS. I was literally tearing up when it ended, and her bravery in the face of adversity should inspire us all. Brava, Christina.
Mare of Easttown, another HBO limited series starring Kate Winslet as Detective Mare Sheehan with Jean Smart as her mom, was riveting and realistic with some gritty, dark themes that are lightened up with well-placed touches of humor. The plot includes disturbing content like the abductions of teen girls which I usually find hard to stomach, but it was handled tastefully and not at all sensationalistic. I felt the series ending worked very well, and there were some surprising twists I didn't see coming.
Any Michael Connelly book turned into a series works for us: We binged watched Bosch and The Lincoln Lawyer...and now we wait.
I've already blogged about The Watcher, the Netflix "based on a true story" of a house in New Jersey and its bizarre history--which was actually filmed in Westchester, New York. They've announced a second season, and I'm interested to see what they do with it since the actual story has been told and, to my knowledge, there's been no further funny business in Westfield.
Or has there been?