Thank you Netflix for providing us with the amazing opportunity to continuously binge watch our favourite TV shows throughout 2016. We have broken down our list and I must say this is in no particular order but we really did enjoy Stranger Things.
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Stranger Things (Directed by The Duffer Brothers)
Where do we start with this sci-fi, supernatural, science-fiction horror that took us all by storm. From the casting for each of best friends Mike, Dustin and Lucas (plus Will) and the subtle but gripping character Eleven played by Millie Bobby Brown. Eleven is a young girl with psychokinetic abilities and minimal dialogue.
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Atlanta (Directed by Hiro Murai)
This American comedy driven drama created by the vastly talented Donald Glover, who made his name as a rapper, is also a producer, writer, comedian, singer and songwriter (let us catch our breath). Donald Glover created this series based on his daily life in Atlanta, Georgia as he tries to earn the respect of the mother of his daughter in the show. The relationship between himself, Paper Boi, his rapper cousin and Darius gives us the giggles. Darius is our favourite character, his dry sense of humour is so off key and funny it becomes reminiscent of a modern day relationship amongst groups of friends in today’s world. The cinematography and shooting style we like to call the ‘Hipster style’ really works. The still camera has an old school feel when going through the scene’s. Atlanta is definitely a winner and we look for to the second season.
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Game of Thrones
The characters, stunning cinematography, big bugdet movie sets, Daneries Dragons, acrobatic fight scenes, plethora of amazing locations, wit of Tyrian Lannister, the down right evil of the sister, Jon Snow (Need I say more) …. we could go on all day about the amazing fixtures that have created this game changing TV show. Many of the viewers were probably unaware of the talented cast members that brought GOT to life. Credit must go to the production designers, costume creators, DOP’s, stunt choreographers and more. With season 7 around the corner we are excited to see what the future holds and are keen to see some more epic conclusions of some of our favourite characters.
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Power (Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh)
One of our guilty pleasure’s. This show had everybody talking from episode to episode. Unlike most shows we end up binge watch, we actually had to wait weekly to find out what will happen in each episode, which was kind of exciting and brought us back to our childhood cable television days… The dynamic duo of Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) was an enjoyable watch. Ghost with his flawless presentation, sharp suits and good looks, in contrast to Tommy’s childish behaviour, right hand man/wannabe leader. It was an interesting paradox to see a shift in power in the last season, with Tommy coming to the fore and Ghost being caught up in the drama with his two ladies Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and Angie Valdez (Lela Loren). 50 cent (Curtis Jackson) adds another layer of danger to the show, persuading Ghosts son into the dangers world of crime.
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How To Get Away With Murder (Created by Peter Nowalk)
Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is a cold-hearted, takes no nonsense law professor at a top Philadelphia University where she galvanises of a group of smartest students to work at her law firm. The show produces a number of flash backs and flash forwards to tie the students into the missing body of a sorority girl, which eventually lands the pupils into a deeper mess than they could have ever imagined. Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch) are some of the stars to look for in season 2 of HTGAWM and we look forward to seeing how the new season develops.