There’s a lot of hype around Stranger Things, and it’ll be hard to escape the barrage of internet memes. But resist the urge to binge through all 18 episodes in one sitting; this show is worth savoring. With an addictive ’80s vibe that will have you hooked on Winona Ryder’s performance as Joyce Byers from minute one, this sci-fi thriller was created by twins Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (along with producer Shawn Levy).Matt told EW how he got into writing – “I started reading comic books when I was little” – but moved on to horror novels because they were scarier (and more popular) at his school. He also loved Stephen King’s IT and Terry Brooks’s Shannara series. –
The award-winning comedy, created and starring Lena Waithe (“Master of None”), is about a queer black woman navigating her way through life in Chicago. Even better: the show has an all-star cast of supporting actors who also happen to be LGBTQ+.
Annie, played by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), makes everything around her seem brighter with her natural optimism and unyielding positivity even when confronted with personal challenges like being sent back home from boarding school or losing yet another love interest. In this coming-of-age sitcom that will make you laugh out loud week after week, Annie proves time and again what it means to be truly courageous.
“This is coming-of-age comedy at its best, full of humor and heart.” -TV Guide
“It’s refreshingly hilarious.” -Vulture
This gritty dramedy follows a group of Brooklyn drug dealers trying to stick together in the face of violence. It follows their ups, downs, big accomplishments and devastating setbacks. The acting is superb here with many up-and-coming stars including Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire). This show will make you think differently about crime drama on TV when it comes from an all African American cast that includes Method Man as one of the lead characters.
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“Top Chef: Just Desserts” is a spin-off of the popular cooking show “Top Chef”. This version focuses on food found in desserts. The contestants are pastry chefs with one goal, to make some amazing and delicious dessert for their diners. In each episode they have to create three different types of desserts – an entrée that can be eaten at room temperature, ice cream or sorbet (something cold), and something frozen like mousse or pie crust that has been filled with chocolate ganache.
The contestants don’t know what ingredients will be available when they start making their dishes so it’s up to them to use whatever it takes and figure out how to work with those instead of relying solely on their experience and knowledge.
The contestants are judged on creativity, taste, plating, and the dish’s completeness. The show is hosted by British actress Fiona Appleton who was a contestant in “Top Chef: Just Desserts.” On each episode she tells us about her favorite desserts from around the world as well as what inspired them to be created or where they originated.
One of my favorite episodes so far featured French chef Monica Pope whose dishes all came out spectacularly flavorful with stunning presentation but one thing that I loved most about this episode was when she talked about how much fun it had been for her to create new recipes such as Chocolate Pumpkin Tart Tatin that has layers of chocolate ganache made with low-fat milk, pumpkin puree and some spices.
Another episode I enjoyed was with Giada De Laurentiis who is an Italian chef that has cooked for celebrities such as Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey. One of her favorite desserts from the show so far includes a deep dish apple pie topped with crumble made from buttery crackers, sugar-baked apples, allspice berries and cinnamon sticks which she says make the perfect holiday dessert because it can be served warm or at room temperature.
Finally one last episode to check out is called “Secrets of Baking” where Alton Brown teaches us how to bake pies like his mom taught him while highlighting different types of crusts each week including pastry crust (made by combining flour, sugar and butter), the double crust (made by combining pastry or pie dough with a homemade filling) and more.
A few other shows I recommend are “Queer Eye” where five gay men offer their fashion, life style, culture and grooming advice to those in need of some help. The show is not only light hearted but it will also give you an insight on things that can be changed to make your life better according to these experts as they share handy tips for closet organizing, skin care routine updates and recipes.
The last Netflix series worth mentioning is “Nailed It!” which takes ordinary people who dream of becoming bakers as well as amateur designers/crafters up against professional confectionaries in a competition where they are tasked to recreate their masterpiece that is made on site.
This series will make you laugh and say “I can do better!” as well as feel successful when the amateur creations look just like the professionals.
The next show worth mentioning is “Queer Eye”. This show follows five gay men who offer fashion, lifestyle, culture, and grooming advice for people in need of a little help. The show does not only have light-hearted moments but will also provide an insight on things that can be changed or improved to enhance your life according to these experts while sharing handy tips about closet organizing, skin care routine updates and recipes among other things.
Another Netflix series I recommend watching is called “Nailed It!”. This show is not about the most talented bakers in the world; it’s about people who can’t bake at all. The participants will go through a series of challenges with some unusual twists and turns, such as making human sized cakes or pies for thousands of people.
The next Netflix show you should watch is “Stranger Things”. Who doesn’t love this 80’s throwback? Stranger Things tells the story of four young boys from Hawkins Indiana whose lives are turned upside down when they find themselves dealing with paranormal forces that no one can see but them. As their small town starts to unravel around them, they must band together to help each other out and save everyone before something worse happens!
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