This post is for the discussion of new or obscure tv shows and series that you think other mutants would dig, but they may not be hip to yet.
For example I went to my usual streaming site and I was stoked to see that, unbeknownst to me, the 3rd season of From Dusk Til Dawn (the tv show) has finally been released.
And if you don’t know why you should be watching this expansion of the 1996 Tarantino hit, I have two great reasons;
DJ Cortrona and Zane Holtz.
Aside from the obvious eye candy, both actors bring a fresh take on a classic tale, one which explores the back story of that ancient Mayan pyramid the Titty Twister was built on top of in the closing shot of the film.
Hell, Robert Rodriguez even breaks it down for the viewers as to why the vamps get so damn fugly when they fang out.
So, now that I have S3 ep 1 cued up so I can watch it after dinner, I have one more recommendation before I ask you to share your own picks:
If you love Hip Hop, or just the creative musical process in general, you need to watch The Get Down; a semi-fictionalized take on the birth of the genre in 1977’s South Bronx.
Watching the first 6 eps of this latest release on Netflix took me straight back to my roots; the music of that era provided the soundtrack for my adolescence and early adulthood.
As Stranger Things was a nostalgic love letter to the suspense/action movies of the 80’s, so is The Get Down a love letter to the origins of Hip Hop.
Baz Luhrmann doesn’t nail every single aspect of the series perfectly as far as the narrative goes, but the acting and the cinematography more than make up for any flaws or minor chronological errors, IMO.
If you’re not hip, you’re missing out.
And so with that said, let’s hear what recent shows the other mutants are into right now…