Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for December 31, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, The West Wing, and more.
Parenthood (Season 6) (Jason Katims) Rated TV-PG [43 min] – The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. Starring Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Max Burkholder, Joy Bryant, Miles Heizer, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, and Tyree Brown
I haven’t seen a single episode, but I’ve heard about how much the final season had grown adults weeping like babies. Now that all of the seasons are finally on Netflix it’s time to get binging.
Nurse Jackie (Season 1-6) (Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, and Linda Wallem) Rated TV-MA [27 min] – A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. Starring Edie Falco, Peter Facinelli, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Merritt Wever, Anna Deavere Smith, Adam Ferrera, Ruby Jerins, Morris Chestnut, and Betty Gilpie
Another series I have not yet gotten to. Nurse Jackie has never been one that stood out to me, but Edie Falco (The Sopranos) continually popped up when it came down to awards season for her role. I’d be interested to see what kind of adventures a female anti-hero could get into with the acting caliber of Falco.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski) Rated PG-13 [143 min] – Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor’s daughter, from Jack’s former pirate allies, who are now undead. Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, and Kiera Knightely
The only Pirates of the Caribbean movie you’ll ever need.
The West Wing (Season 1-7) (Aaron Sorkin) Rated TV-14 [44 min] – Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. Starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, and Dulé Hill
And if you haven’t seen Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network; Money Ball; Steve Jobs) serial classic, like myself, again, now is the time to get your binge on.
Also newly added to Netflix:
- Black Mirror: White Christmas
- The Following (Season 3)
- Person of Interest (Season 4)
- How to Survive a Plague
- About a Boy (Season 2)
- Finding Gaston
- Foyle’s War (Season 8-9)
- Manhattan Romance
- Pay the Ghost
- Violetta (Season 3)
- The Mysteries of Laura (Season 1)
What will you be watching this weekend?
Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.
All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com