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Meet Regina and Al. Their friendship and respect for one another all started at a fundraiser before a Phillies baseball game in 2019. “I watched Regina give a beautiful speech at the event about her recently diagnosed son, Shane,” recalled Al. “I thought to myself, ‘My friends at Cure SMA need to meet this amazing mom and get her involved.’”


This topic has 17 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated 11 months ago by Kevin Schaefer.

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    • #17076
      DeAnn R
      Keymaster

      When I make my t-shirt line (more likely sweatshirt) I have my next catchphrase, “Minnesota, home of Ooh Brr!” Even though the polar vortex has lifted, we still are in the single digits and got a fresh 8” of snow overnight. Needless to say I’m staying put for the time being. I’m almost all caught up on the Netflix series I’ve been binge watching, so looking for suggestions. During hibernation I also have Prime and Hulu, so open to suggestions on those as well. Movie suggestions also welcome.

    • #17081
      Lupa F
      Participant

      I lean toward more comedies with a long running drama when I need something different. Started up Person of Interest a little while ago, it starts off as a sort of usual CBS procedural (with some painful dialogue) but is slowly shifting to an almost sci-fi/thriller show. Can you list some of the ones you’ve already watched?

      Legion season 2 was just added to Hulu this week if you’re into (very very) weird, comic book-ish shows.

      • #17085
        Kevin Schaefer
        Keymaster

        Legion is awesome!

      • #17089
        DeAnn R
        Keymaster

        Legion sounds like one I could try for something different.  I’m kind of all over the map with what I like.  Right now I’m almost caught up on Stranger Things and The 100.  Would like to find something a little lighter like Fuller House or Speechless that I could just have on in the background.  Although I do get drawn into the darker stuff like Breaking Bad & Dexter.  Outlander was pretty good along with  Handmaid’s Tale.  Don’t even know what category they fit.  Medical dramas are a favorite too.  As long as the characters are interesting I’ll give it a shot.

        I’ve watched some real dud movies lately and now the suggestions are based on because I watched those.  I did like Birdbox though.

    • #17086
      Kevin Schaefer
      Keymaster

      I’ll just break this up into categories so you can pick and choose based on your interests.

      Netflix originals:

      -Stranger Things

      -Godless (western miniseries)

      -The Dragon Prince (excellent animated series)

      -If you watch any of the Marvel Netflix shows, Daredevil and The Punisher are the best

      -The Haunting of Hill House

      Sitcoms across different streaming services:

      -The Good Place

      -Parks and Recreation

      -New Girl

      -The Office

      -Speechless

      -Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

      Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Drama series:

      -Star Trek: Voyager is possibly my favorite Trek series

      -Firefly

      -Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul

      -Sons of Anarchy

      -Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow

      -Black Lightning

      Movies (I’ll stick to Netflix for now):

      -Pan’s Labyrinth

      -The Conjuring

      -It Follows

      -The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

      -Hellboy

      -Hush

      -Shaun of the Dead

      -Hot Fuzz

      -Across the Universe

      -Coco

    • #17103
      Ryan Berhar
      Member

      Just reading Kevin’s list should keep you busy till April.

    • #17118
      Kelly Miller
      Participant

      I have to agree with a lot of those on Kevin’s list as well. I would add:

      – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) as something light and funny;
      – YOU (Netflix) as a creepy kind of interesting stalker drama;
      – RITA is Scandinavian (Netflix-subtitles) humor about it hysterically apathetic but surprisingly good teacher & her antics;
      – Friends from College (Netflix) is comedy we are currently watching about 5 friends 20 years after their graduation & the desire to continue the friendships that probably should’ve ended way back then;
      – RUSSIAN DOLL (Netflix) is a Groundhog Day redone in a different way with actress from Orange Is the New Black (BTW, I didn’t see that on Kevin’s list – I would highly recommend it!), I don’t like it much but my husband loves it;
      – The Last Kingdom (Netflix) is an oh so good saga about Vikings vs. British back in the day, if nothing else you should enjoy seeing main character Uhtrich (I think – the Viking) pillage with compassion;
      – MARS (Netflix) is half documentary & have drama about near future expedition to the red planet & our attempt to colonize, there is 2nd season already on Nat Geo if you have it, it can be slow but I liked it;
      – Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix) is a great documentary, even if you already know something about him;
      – SAFE (Netflix) has the guy from Dexter, even tho it’s supposedly Season 1 things seem to be pretty resolved by the end of it;
      – LOVESICK (Netflix) is a very quirky British comedy about 2 guys & a girl who are all best friends but as usual 1 of the guys is in love with the girl when she just wants to be friends, then she decides she’s in love with him & he’s already resolved to be friends, very funny show;
      – THE KILLING (Amazon) has several seasons & is Ah-mazing, you might get tired of the female detective toward the end but this is enough humor mixed with drama to keep you going for a while;
      – Humans (Amazon) is a good sci-fi & what-if-this-happened kind of series, I got a little bored in the 2nd season but my husband still liked it;
      – HOMECOMING (Amazon) a really good Julia Roberts psychological thriller;
      – Big Little Lies (if you have HBO) has big, big female actresses, 2nd season is about to come on soon & I can’t wait;
      – GOT (game of thrones of course HBO) if you haven’t already taken the plunge.

      That should hold you off for a while after Kevin’s list!

      • #17124
        Kevin Schaefer
        Keymaster

        Homecoming is on my list. It’s based on a podcast, which gives me tons of motivation to keep podcasting lol.

    • #17120
      Lupa F
      Participant

      Killing Eve on Hulu fits in with the Dexter and Breaking Bad type of series, police hunting a bad guy kind of thing where they show both sides.

    • #17123
      Halsey Blocher
      Participant

      The Crown is one of my personal favorites. It’s about Queen Elizabeth early in her reign. If you want something light and funny, I would recommend Friends if you haven’t already seen it.

      • #17125
        Kevin Schaefer
        Keymaster

        I know it’s controversial, but I do like How I Met Your Mother and New Girl better than friends. I like Friends, but Ross drives me crazy. Chandler’s my favorite.

        • #17135
          Halsey Blocher
          Participant

          Chandler is my favorite as well. Ross can be annoying but he has his moments.

    • #17132
      DeAnn R
      Keymaster

      Well, these should get me through hibernation season. I’ve seen a few of the suggestions already, so confident there’s more in the mix I’ll enjoy.

    • #17262
      David Z
      Participant

      Netflix has a good Hungarian (subtitled) movie with the lead actors having real disabilities.

      Kills on Wheels

      • #17270
        DeAnn R
        Keymaster

        Sounds interesting.  I’ll have to check it out.  Thanks.

    • #20524
      Christopher Nolan
      Participant

      Well I was looking for the same and came across an awesome list – http://collider.com/best-tv-shows-on-amazon-prime/#twin-peaks

      Go through the description and you will surely find something you love.

      • #20530
        Kevin Schaefer
        Keymaster

        Good list! I’m really enjoying Carnival Row on Amazon right now.

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