Friday, September 30, 2016
Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. are getting to be quite the destinations for exciting, thoughtful, and offbeat entertainment these days. On today alone (September 30) there are three diverse debuts on two of those services to capture the imagination, and I'm looking forward to all of them.
On Netflix, there's the latest Marvel superhero series, Luke Cage, with all episodes now streaming. Following on the heels of the smart and entertaining Daredevil and Jessica Jones (both also on Netflix), I'm betting this one will be a winner, too.
Over on Amazon Prime, there's Woody Allen's six-episode series, Crisis in Six Scenes, which looks to be fairly funny, and represents Woody's first foray into what is essentially TV in decades. Kind of neat that Miley Cyrus is in it, too. Will Woody actually attract some younger viewers because of that?
Finally, back on Netflix, there's Amanda Knox, which is not a series but a one-shot documentary about the infamous Knox murder case. What's compelling is that Amanda Knox herself is in it, and not just via old news footage. She seems to be a sort of host and narrator. Interesting, huh?
Any of these catching your fancy, too?