Summer Television I'm Enjoying
The Girlfriend Experience on Starz
I’ve been really impressed with shows coming from Starz. The Girlfriend Experience, starring Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road) was no different. The writing and subtle emotional aspect of this show was addictive and I had to binge watch the first season after it came out. I also like how they did that, they premiered the show and then released all them on Starz onDemand, like they do on Netflix and Amazon. Television is changing.
About the Show:
Christine Reade (Riley Keough) is a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience”—emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy.
Preacher on AMC
I love a good Dark Comedy and anything on AMC is usually a hit. Add in there an Irish vampire, a demon, the fact it’s based on a comic, and all kinds of crazy, you got a show that’s made for a picky watcher like me.
About the Show:
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power — one being closely tracked by two mysterious agents known as Fiore and DeBlanc. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy come together, and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
Outcast on Cinemax
Robert Kirkman. Yup. And demons. And horror. And on Cinemax so he can make it all nasty. Win. And of course adapted from the comic of the same name.
About the Show:
Outcast follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. What Kyle discovers, however, could change his fate—and the fate of the world—forever.
Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) stars as Barnes, a man searching for answers, and for redemption, who sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt. Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth. An inveterate drinker and gambler, he doesn’t believe God intends people to sweat the small stuff. In the first episode, Gabriel Bateman (Stalker) appears as Joshua Austin, an eight-year-old who lives across town from Kyle. To his family’s dismay, Joshua appears to be in the clutches of demonic possession, but there’s something very different about this possession and its connection to Kyle Barnes.
Summertime Challenge Info:
- The challenge will run the month of June (link lists will be closed down July 1)
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