Binge Recommendations - August 2017
Sometimes my binge recommendations will overlap. I try really hard to be diverse, but sometimes you just have to recommend something twice. Here's four television shows that I recommend to binge during the month of August (or for a few days in August).
Why? Because season 3 premieres September 10th on STARZ. And it's really great and beautifully filmed.
What is it about? After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. "Outlander" is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.
Number of episodes: 29.
Why? Because if you like Syfy, you'll like this show. It's pretty slow at the beginning, but then you have so many questions.
What is it about? Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg, reprising his role from "The Avengers" and "Iron Man" ) heads an elite team of fellow agents with the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division), as they investigate strange occurrences around the globe. Its members -- each of whom brings a specialty to the group -- work with Coulson to protect those who cannot protect themselves from extraordinary and inconceivable threats, including a formidable group known as Hydra.
Number of episodes: 88.
Why? Because it's over forever and you can finally get some answers. It's a trainwreck on steroids, but you'll want to learn the identity of A throughout the trainwreck.
What is it about? As time has passed since Alison, then the queen bee of the bunch, went missing. Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily have gone on with their lives, though they've grown apart. As the years go by, each girl finds herself facing a new set of challenges when anonymous text messages from "A" threaten to expose all their secrets -- both old secrets the girls were sure only Alison knew, and newer secrets developed after Alison's disappearance. Who is "A" and how does he or she know the things he or she knows? Based on the series of novels by Sara Shepard.
Number of episodes: 160.
Why? Because it's quirky and has its funny moments. It's light-hearted and a decent sitcom.
What is it about? Feisty young food blogger Gabi is desperate for a job. When she finds out wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh needs a personal chef, she wants the position. But Gabi must prove herself to Josh's aide, Elliot, who would rather have his boss hire a famous chef. Gabi gets help from best friend Sofia and Josh's housekeeper, Yolanda, in order to turn the opportunity into employment ... and maybe love.
Number of episodes: 61.