Not sure if there's a thread on this, but I'm watching Netflix and Hulu more and more, even if it's just for old TV series like Cheers and Hill Street Blues. Plus, today Amazon Prime Video just launched on Apple TV, so I'm more inclined to watch it now. I'm in the market for more suggestions on what to sample. So feel free to post movies, classic TV shows, original series and other little-known titles you enjoy on the streaming sites.
I've been obsessed with this Japanese Netflix reality series titled Terrace House. On its face, it's a typical show about six young and attractive singles living together while looking for love, but it's refreshingly free of the contrived drama and cattiness of American reality series. Like people actually solve conflicts and respect each other like grown-ass adults without sacrificing entertainment value! The real X Factor of the show is a panel of comedians who break into the action from time to time to talk sh!t and provide welcome commentary about the houseguests.
The cast members come and go from the house regularly, so the dynamic stays interesting. And if you have the smallest fascination with Japanese culture and etiquette, it's worth checking out.
The first available season is Boys and Girls in the City set in Tokyo, which is much better than the next season Aloha State in Hawaii. A new season in currently filming in Japan.