Two TV show recommendations that will put a dose of compassion and kindness into your post-Succession life.
I watched, cried and felt inspired by the most recent season of Queer Eye (Netflix). Whenever I need to feel pumped full of possibility, enthusiasm, and joy I re-watch Queer Eye.
I love how documentaries and TV shows Can open up whole new worlds for us. I watched Mer people with total bewilderment and fascination. There’s a thriving subculture I never knew existed!
"...a lot of the programming that’s been streaming recently where everybody hates each other and there’s no real point to life and money gets you everything, but nothing gets you happiness." YES! You hit the nail on the head. What is up with TV lately?
Somebody Feed Phil is one of my favorite heart-felt shows on Netflix. An awkward, gangly, and very funny writer travels the world and eats delicious things and has lovely, human interactions with all the people he is lucky enough to meet. Also Shrinking and Ted Lasso on Apple TV. All the feels. All the jokes build on one another in a meaningful way. Growth is shown, but not in a saccharine way. Kindness counts. And both are so freaking funny.
I loved that mermaid show SO MUCH. I finished it yesterday and cried and cried when the elders swam. I am writing about ocean dwellers currently, so maybe biased, but really echo that recommendation!
I'd like to see a show all about a mermaid in Arkansas... in its beautiful Ozark Mountains rivers! To swim in those rivers is paradise.
The Year of the Dog on Prime...one of the best lines in a film drama in years "the opposite of addiction is connection." Independently produced with BIPOC cast members.
Thank you for the recommendation. I've been looking for something cheerful!
Hi Courtney, a shout out for A SMALL LIGHT, On Hulu. It’s about Miep Gies, the friend in Amsterdam who fed Anne Frank’s family for almost two years in hiding. I’ve been fascinated by Anne Frank, (and Anne Shirley) since I was a girl. Thanks, keep up the great work!