Finding a new television series and devouring it is lots of fun, but what you choose to binge on can be a very personal choice.
One man’s “Breaking Bad” is another man’s “Wayward Pines”. For every person who swears by “Downton Abbey”, there are others who roll their eyes and yawn.
For this month's installment of The Binge, we asked many hard working KPCC staffers what they've been binging on of late.
Far and away, the biggest vote getter was none other than the Netflix series, "Stranger Things."
An off-beat hybrid of genres - science fiction, coming of age, horror and drama - this 8 episode summer series has turned out to be a big hit for Netflix.
Set in a small town in 1983, a local boy named Will goes missing, setting off a massive search party. But the search for him leads to strange and terrifying revelations.
Our resident audio-visual media maven, Mark Jordan Legan notes that it’s beautifully shot and very much in the style of classic eighties movies like E.T or Goonies and the performances are strong all the way around.
This animated series premiered back in the summer of 2014. It is a dark satire on celebrity and tells the story of Bojack Horseman, a washed up 90’s sitcom star voiced by Will Arnett. It’s set in the human world except anthropomorphic animals co-exist side by our side.
The show has a huge following and celebrities themselves now clamor to be on it – everyone from Paul McCartney to Daniel Radcliffe have portrayed themselves.
The Binge is produced by none other than the great Stephen Hoffman, sort of the pillar of KPCC whose spirit animal is more like a tiger, or lion ... maybe majestic like an eagle. (Maybe you've figured out that he's actually writing this web page)
At any rate, his pick is the FX show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's available for streaming via Netflix, and here's a clip from the show.
Jordan Legan says that this raucous sitcom has had an amazing run for eleven seasons. A gang of off-beat, shall we say “underachievers,” run a bar in South Philadelphia. They are selfish, impulsive and immature. Here's a scene where the guys try to create a dating profile for one of the gang, Charlie.