Oh, how we love some good TV! If you’re looking for some binge-worthy recommendations, fire up the popcorn, because here’s what we’re watching this week.
A thoroughly enjoyable spy thriller series that will have you up all night, “Slow Horses” follows a group of reject MI5 agents assigned to Slough House, the depository for disgraced British operatives and agency misfits. Under the leadership of their miserable (but brilliant) boss, Jackson Lamb (played by Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman), the group are condemned to paper-pushing purgatory, until they are accidentally caught up in a dangerous botch-up of an operation by the higher-ups.
Julia Roberts is absolutely phenomenal as Martha Mitchell, the charismatic, publicity-hungry wife of Nixon’s attorney general and a primary whistle-blower in the Watergate scandal. Based on unbelievably zany true events, this series gets right to the heart of what happened at Watergate, and how the scandal imploded Nixon’s career. It’s funny, fantastic and brilliantly written.
What We Do in the Shadows
From the maker of "Flight of the Conchords", “What We Do in the Shadows” is a wonderfully funny mockumentary following a group of vampire roommates living in modern-day Staten Island. As the ancient creatures try to navigate the modern world, hilarity inevitably ensues.
A brilliant crime thriller that you don’t want to miss, “Dark Winds” follows two Navajo police officers in the 1970s Southwest that are forced to challenge their own spiritual beliefs when they search for clues in a double murder case. Set on a Navajo reservation, the small-town cops become embroiled with forces well beyond their control as a dirty FBI agent infiltrates their community. Look out for the major twist!
If you enjoyed “Parks and Recreation”, you’ll love this mockumentary. Set in an elementary school in Philadelphia, a documentary crew follow a group of passionate teachers trying to navigate their day-to-day jobs amid chronic underfunding. It’s sweet, funny and very entertaining.