Show Recommendations

Corona Content: Television Edition

Hey guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict! I’ve been in the process of moving over the past week during this quarantine. I know I’m supposed to be in the HOUSE! Now that I am in the house I decided that I should drop a list of shows to watch to keep you busy during this corona quarantine! I picked out shows for almost every streaming service so don’t worry if you don’t have access to one of them. Let’s start with a couple of Netflix originals.

First up on the docket is Sense8! Sense8 is the show where diversity inclusion meets action-packed adventure. There are eight characters who’re completely different and live in different parts of the world that were born (not literally, that’s just the term) at the same part and became a part of a cluster. These eight strangers now must share one mind to avoid and take down the organization hunting them. Along the journey, they learn more about each other and utilizes their own skill sets to help one another. This show is nothing but phenomenal. Great cast, good plot, lots of teary-eyed moments, and a 2-hour movie to close up the last season. Sense8 is available to stream on Netflix!

Next up is one of my faves! Y’all saw my review on season two of Altered Carbon, and if not, you should read here. Altered Carbon is a top-tier sci-fi television that deserves more praise because of how great it is! They give a story, they give a narrative, they give you your peaches, cream, AND applesauce! Altered Carbon takes place in a futuristic world where a wealthy man brings one of the most dangerous mercenaries back to life to solve the mystery of his death. Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee brought a new element and they brought the wow factor to the character know as Takeshi Kovacs. Season two expounds more on Takeshi’s new journey and adds color to it in the process. Season two has more black folks and other people of color, so I suggest sticking in for the long run! I have a few ideas for how they can move forward so get at me Netflix for these ideas haha. Altered Carbon is available to stream exclusively on Netflix!

One of the shows that I’m currently watching on Netflix is The Witcher. Based on what I know, The Witcher is based on the book adaptation versus the video. But if I’m not mistaken, I think the video game is based on the book. Whatever it is based on just know it’s nothing short of greatness! The Witcher is a top-tier and high budget fantasy series that takes monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, on an adventure through the dangerous world. Along the way, fate alters his path to come across two people that will ultimately change their lives and push them in the right direction of their destiny. So far, this show is well worth the watch! The Witcher is available to stream exclusively on Netflix!

For the readers with money, I have a couple of recommendations from HBO. First on the rich people docket is the Westworld. Westworld the television series is based on the 1973 movie that was released, a two movie duo that is on my watchlist. This futuristic sci-fi show is brimming with nothing but endless possibilities! The characters of the show live in a time and place where they can visit themed parks that mimics a time in history. In this specific world, humans can live out there western cowboy fantasies. This show doesn’t focus on the human experience but what would happen if the A.I. robots began to remember and gain consciousness? Find out by watching Westworld exclusively on HBO streaming platforms!

The other show isn’t long but it’s humorous enough to draw you back in for a second and maybe a third binge-watch. Insecure is everything! Issa Rae and writers SNAPPED with this show just like her old YouTube series “AWKWARD Black Girl.” Insecure follows two main stories, one of Issa’s weird growth through a troubled love life, and Molly’s problematic love life. These two main characters’ trials and tribulations present us with modern-day issues we face as black adults such as toxic masculinity, horrible communication in relationships, working as a black person in “white” workplaces (especially as black women), finances, etc. They’re able to do this all while being comedic enough to keep your attention. If you’re not watching Insecure then you’re doing yourself a disservice. If you’ve already watched it then watch it again because season four is dropping April 12th! Insecure is streaming exclusively on HBO streaming platforms!

Don’t think I left out my anime gworls! If you haven’t started watching Fire Force, add it to your watchlist! Fire Force is about Shinra Kusakabe, A.K.A. “Devil’s Footprints”, joining the Special Fire Force Company 8 and working with other fire users to get rid of the devilish Infernals. This show is nothing short of greatness! It gives action, it tells a narrative, and it’s all topped with an awkward smile! Fire Force is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu!

Next up on the anime docket is a fave of mine. If you didn’t hear it from me TRUST you were bound to hear it from a diehard JoJo’s fan. That’s right, I’m talking about JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures! What started as a messed up grudge turned to vampires and Hamon that then evolved to Stands. Watch how a childhood grudge transformed an entire world into the hilariously wonderful universe that is JoJo’s! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures is available to stream on Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, and TubiTV!

The first show up on the docket for DC Universe is Harley Quinn: The Animated Series! Check out my early review here. Harley Quinn has got her show that aired thirteen episodes from November to February, and it’s coming back for its second season this Friday! The show takes place in Gotham (obviously) where Harley goes on a journey of joining the League of Villains. Along the way, she meets new crew members and creates bonds with them, especially her best friend Poison Ivy. Will Harley become League of Villain material? Find out by watching Harley Quinn: The Animated Series exclusively streaming on DC Universe!


Another DC Universe show I’ve talked highly about is Doom Patrol! Doom Patrol is a hilariously weird show that takes you on a journey to show how this group of “rejects” become superheroes. Aside from the comedy of the show, I love how we also get LGBTQ+ representation that’s towards the forefront and not an afterthought! Doom Patrol is a good superhero show to get into especially with season two releasing sometime this year. Season one of Doom Patrol is available to stream exclusively on DC Universe.

Stay indoors, wash your hands, and enjoy the content!
Gay and Geeky,
Michael

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