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.
The Shrink Next Door
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.
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.
We all know how a musical comedy series has the potential to go horribly wrong, but somehow, "Schmigadoon" had all the right elements at play to break this stereotype. For the first season, Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key portray a couple that happens upon an enchanting town where everyone is stuck in a 1940s musical.
The second season shifts to the 1970s in a way that satirizes the likes of "Hair," "Chicago," and "Sweeney Todd" to name a few. Across the board, this is a smart and funny show with some striking musical performances from Broadway icons like Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, and many more.
This animated film "Wolfwalkers" aired in 2020 and has received a hefty 33 awards and 66 award nominations, one of which was an Oscar nomination. Despite that, there's probably a really high chance that you've never seen it. This flick is based on Irish folklore from the Cartoon Saloon studio and follows the likes of the award-winning "Song of the Sea" and "The Secret of Kells," which were both also nominated for Oscars (so we also highly recommend them).
"Wolfwalkers" tells the tale of a little girl who heads from England to Ireland with her father to hunt down the last wolf pack. Along the way, she ends up befriending a girl from a tribe that turns into wolves at night. Get your popcorn and gather the family for a tender movie night.