As far as high-summer binge watching goes, I am currently recovering from finishing Season 3 of Bloodline.
Kyle Chandler is a stunning actor. If you loved Kyle Chandler as Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights, you’ll find Kyle Chandler as Detective John Rayburn in Bloodline fantastically different.
So much to recommend, though I can understand why some people find the series just too much. This third season closes the story, so if you’re in search of a moderate-sized binge, this is a good one.
To shake off the Florida Keys moodiness, I just embarked on Season 3 of Broadchurch. You know, coastal English moodiness is totally different from high-humidity Florida moodiness. After watching Episode 1 of Broadchurch, I may start running Elavil in my Brita pitcher—how much despair, gloom, and staring into the middle distance can a person take?
The answer: a lot, I tell you! These shows, with their fine actors and slow-burn plots, are deliciously distracting. David Tennant and Olivia Colman are terrific. I feel like I live in the small town of Broadchurch. I’m worried they’re going to come accuse me of something.
But I digress! Today’s Lazy Sunday recommendation is something totally different. Friends, I point you toward a feature of The New York Times, a cool thing that I came across a couple of weeks ago.
It’s called Watching.
Those clever Times folk have created this juicy little place where their reviews and articles pop up, and you can bookmark them to your own personal Watchlist. Curation, you know? The Times is generally covering the most interesting movies and TV shows, and they’re prone to cooking up their own “5 Best New Shows on Netflix This Month” stuff, so I’m loving the whole thing. The Watchlist gives you links to streaming options: easy!
Watching is free, though you have to sign up via Facebook or Google or your email/password, which probably means that you just registered with the Kremlin, but hey—free tips for streaming TV! Winning!