3 TV shows I love and they’re not all Netflix so I don’t know why we’re calling my column what we’re calling it and yes that’s a title.
Ok, so since my new role (given to me by my wonderful team) is to prove to the world that I never go out and just lie down on my ass watching TV shows (thank you very much team that’s nice), here is what I’m watching.
So my favorite show right now is on HBO: the John Oliver show, called Last Week Tonight.
It’s totally a political satire show, so very different from what I usually recommend (sci-fi romantic sagas) but it is so smart and so funny that I needed to include it here. Political satire is something I’ve been missing so much from France (French people love to hate on their politicians) that I couldn’t be happier mr. Oliver exists.
John Oliver, come on my podcast!
I also have to insist on a show I already have recommended to you in the past, Peaky Blinders. It’s on Netflix (there are 3 seasons for you to enjoy and two more to come) and not only is it great story telling but also great “rinçage d’oeil” as we say in France – “rinsing your eye” – on the perfect acting (aka faces and bodies) (no, just kidding, they’re actually amazing actors) of Cillian Murphy and, drum roll, Tom Hardy, the mighty.
It’s the story of a family of gangsters in England in the 20s, and their rise to power. Chris and I, we love it. I just didn’t ask him which female actor he’s rinsing his eye on.
Some things are better left unsaid.
Do you want a current show? All right. I started watching Big Little Lies on HBO and the first three episodes do deliver. It’s gooooood. The acting is gooooood. Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, and Nicole Kidman are goooood. Oh, Laura Dern. How great is Laura Dern!!!
The show is good, and upsetting at the same time. I haven’t read the book but I hope these women will be able to break the clichés they are in.
I hope there lies the arch of the story… Let me know what you think !
Let’s finish the story with my “I don’t like this so much” that you’re absolutely allowed to disagree on. And the winner today is: ZELDA on Amazon. Gosh, I wasn’t able to finish the first episode. It just rings wrong to me, I can’t put my finger on it, and I don’t really want to put my finger on it, but if you did, let me know!
So, there you have it! I swear sometimes I go out and see some real human people.