(Including one of the best comedy series in years!)
1) "The Weekend Away"--Netflix--thriller movie--1 hour & 31 minutes--synopsis: Two best friends, Beth & Kate, who have overcome personal setbacks and no matter what life throws at them they always look forward to their annual weekend away. This year they are on a trip to Croatia and everything is perfect until Beth wakes up to find Kate missing--a fast moving mystery with simple but good twists and one 'red' herring which everyone will fall for--a lot of suspects and the one you don't think did it didn't nor the other one!
2)'Handsome Devil"--Netflix--English/Irish movie--1 hour & 34 minutes--synopsis:Ned & Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this ruby mad school form an unlikely friendship until it is tested by the authorities--no matter how many times I may see this genre and no matter how many times I will know the ending I will still be moved and cry for the generations after me--what sets this film apart from many of the others is the power of the two leads Fionn O'Shea and Nicholas Galitzine as odd couple pals and Andrew Scott as one of their teachers.
3) "Sinatra: All or Nothing At All"--Netflix--documentary--2 parts--total 4 hours and 5 minutes--synopsis: Sinatra, the bad, the good, is an up-close and personal examination of the life, career and music of the legendary entertainer told in his own words and examined by many close to him--no one sings like Sinatra and no one ever will--we follow him from his birth to his death, his ups and downs, his marriages and affairs--the man who had it all, lost it all and got most of it back--just to listen to him sing the 11 songs throughout the documentary at what he thought would be his last concert is worth your time!
4) "Chloe"--Prime--series--6 episodes--5 hours & 34 minutes--synopsis: Chloe is a woman whose social media obsession with a childhood friend intensifies after the friend dies--I watched all 5 hours & 34 minutes and don't know why I did--interesting, predictable, stalking mystery yes but ??????????
5) "The Lake"--Prime--Canadian series--season 1--8 episodes--4 hours & 27 minutes--synopsis: Justin returns from living abroad in the hope of reconnecting with the biological daughter that he gave up for adoption. His plans go awry when he finds out his father left the family cottage to his stepsister--smart, clever, funny, different (and except for 10 minutes in the 6th episode) and perfect--outlandish, sarcastic, with the exchanges between Julia Styles and Jordan Gavaris pure gold--I don't want to oversell it BUT I can't wait for season 2 as this is one of the best series I have seen in years!