You know that an actor is really good when they can manage to go against the stereotypical boxes that they get placed into due to roles they have played in the past. In “The Shrink Next Door,” you’ll get to witness just that as two co-stars, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd from the hilarious “Anchorman,” reunite for a story that’s almost a bit too bizarre to be completely fiction.
Ross Bonaime from Collider put it brilliantly: “This devastating biographical series finds just the right mix of comedy and drama, as it’s hard not to laugh at the ridiculousness of this situation while also finding that the deep trauma of it all is turning out to be deeply disturbing. “The Shrink Next Door” is a consistently captivating series that pushes Ferrell and Rudd as actors in ways we’ve simply never seen before.” We agree.
If you miss Netflix's iconic "GLOW," then you may find some consolation with this 80s-esque drama comedy that follows a woman who finds herself again as the aerobics mania sweeps across the country's malls. However, don't expect the cheery underdog story that we got from "GLOW." Rose Byrne's character is a quietly tortured housewife who is battling her own health problems while spending most of her days tossing nasty body-shaming slurs to other women.
She excels in this role as the antihero, breaking away from the expectations of the traditional stay-at-home housewife in her own dubiously moral way. This is something different, and even though the main character may not be likable at first, she is sure to grow on you as the story unfolds.
The "Black Bird" series is based on the true chronicles of a criminal, Jimmy Keene, portrayed by Taron Egerton, who went from a football star in high school to a dealer and then later became an undercover FBI agent. Keene spent time in a correctional facility with a villain, Larry Hall (portrayed by Paul Walter Hauser) who'd been suspected of committing multiple felonies.
Keene was promised an early release if he could get the villain to talk. This series has already won several awards and four Emmy nominations. Chilling and moving, this is a stunning miniseries produced by the same writer as "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island." If you're into biographical crime vibes, then you really can't go wrong with this one.
This distressing thriller started out as a story about a family that begins to unravel in the wake of a misfortune. In the first season, Dorothy, played by Lauren Ambrose, and Sean, played by Toby Kebbel, hire a nanny to care for their supposed lifelike "reborn doll" that the grieving mother Dorothy believes is her deceased son. Yes, it sounds twisted, but stay with us. After a while, the doll somehow turns into an actual baby.
As the show went on, the makers started introducing more supernatural features, and what makes this show stand out from the rest is all the small details that it boasts, such as the unsettling food design and the rich wallpapers in the family's home. The fourth and final season aired at the beginning of 2023, and it's not too late to catch it now.
Home Before Dark
The Emmy Award-winning "Home Before Dark" begs the question of who exactly this series was created for. This show is based on the real-life tales of Hilde Lysiak, a young reporter who puts her journalism skills (that she learned as a youngster from shadowing her dad) to the test after her family moves to a small town that's bursting with all sorts of secrets.
This show is full of thematically difficult material as well as a lot of adorable moments. It's pretty rare to see such a great father/daughter duo as what Jim Sturgess and Brooklyn Prince gave us in this production. This low-key seducing series is bound to captivate anyone with its mysterious and compelling plot.