1) "Rake"--series--Netflix--5 seasons-- first season 8 episodes--7 hours and 8 minutes--a lawyer whose name invokes exactly what he is--I have been alternating between him and "Lucifer" and I can't stop laughing! Not easy to get laughs out of a case of cannibalism but Rake does! How do you beat the devil as a detective and a rake as a lawyer? Both are MUST SEE series!
2) "Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You"--documentary--Netflix--1 hour and 30 minutes--one of the most successful producers bringing such diverse shows as "All In The Family", "Maude" and "The Jeffersons" he was also a vocal political activist along with being a devoted father. He was/is a warm funny man and at the age of 93 is as busy as ever. A MUST SEE TO FEEL GOOD!
3) "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin"--documentary--Netflix--1 hour and 39 minutes--mainly known for his series of columns turned into a successful TV series and book plus a sequel of both, "Tales of the City", Maupin was an excellent writer, a gay man, funny and is known to gossip such as being the first to 'out' Rock Hudson and his experiences with the actor. Along with showing what gay life was like in San Francisco from the 1970s to today he talks about his stable marriage with his husband Christopher Turner who is 30 years younger than he is. The most surprising part of his life is his being raised as a straightlaced North Carolina boy who had a grandfather who became a senator and fought to have his slaves--'property'-be allowed to move from State to State. Along with that his first job as a writer was working for Jesse Helms. I don't agree with his 'outing' people but this is a first-class documentary, many parts very touching, including how he came out to his Christian Southern parents. A MUST SEE!
4) "Tig"--I reviewed this earlier this week and just bringing it up here again as I was really impressed with Tig Notaro's documentary at showing what goes into making a standup comedienne and how she beat cancer with humor. DON'T MISS IT!!