TV“Oh… my… God!” From October 1, Netflix will swing ‘Friends’ from its platform and it doesn’t look like the two will just go ‘on a break’. But don’t worry, we’ve listed some worthy substitutes for you to ease the pain of this natural streaming cycle. Although you will have to pivot between the different streaming channels to operate your laughing muscles. From the chime sensitive ‘Minx’ on Streamz to the uplifting ‘Schitt’s Creek’ on VRT MAX.
Hilarious, heartwarming and horny. The HBO Max series ‘Minx’ did not miss its start this spring. Not least because of his fixation on the male member, something that comes in all sizes, colors and weights in the show. Logical too, because the series tells the story of the first nude magazine for women in the early 1970s. Joyce pulls the strings, a feminist pur sang, who is actually opposed to the vulgar image of porn books and erotic magazines. But in order to sell her progressive and qualitative articles on abortion and marital rape, the entrepreneur must look for packaging that is appetizing enough to win over a wide readership. She teams up with porn king Doug (Jake Johnson) and the two set out on an endearing friendship and professional partnership that’s built on the same feel-good base as series like “Ted Lasso.”
‘Schitt’s Creek’ (VRT MAX)
Few series are at the top of our list of ‘uplifting series for the dark months’ as ‘Schitt’s Creek’. This Canadian sitcom created by Eugene Levy (“American Pie”) and son Dan Levy runs for six seasons and tells the story of the filthy rich Rose family who lose all their wealth and must move noblesse oblige to “Schitt’s Creek,” a desolate village they once bought as a joke. The family must move into a dingy motel and adjust to a life without money or privacy. The series was initially a moderate success, but after Netflix picked up on the big puddle, the interest went through the roof. In 2020, the series broke the record by being the first series to snatch the seven most important Emmys. For the time being, only the first two seasons are online at VRT MAX and this for a limited time. Hopefully, with collective pressure, that can change soon.
‘The Good Place’ (Netflix)
Getting in the wrong place and ultimately becoming a better person is also the moral of this uniquely hilarious Netflix blockbuster ‘The Good Place’. In it, Kristen Bell stars as Eleanor Shellstrop, a terribly selfish woman who accidentally ends up in the ‘Good Place’ after her death, a very exclusive heavenly place designed and run by an architect named Michael (Ted Danson). When Eleanor suspects she was mistakenly sent to this afterlife paradise, she must hide her ethically irresponsible past as she moves heaven and earth to be a better person. The four-season series has received critical acclaim for its creative and humorous exploration of ethics and philosophy. Plot and course evolve considerably as the seasons progress, but the big takeaway is that morality cannot be poured into one final score, but that people can improve their goodness even after death.
‘The Flight Attendant’ (Streamz)
Also ‘The Big Bang Theory’ will no longer be available on Netflix from October 1, although you can just move to Prime Video for your regular portion of nerdy scientists. If you’re mainly looking to see Penny at work, you might as well tune in to Streamz for the two seasons of ‘The Flight Attendant’. In this darkly comic HBO Max drama, Kaley Cuoco plays Cassie Bowden, a vodka-marinated flight attendant who wakes up one day in a Thai hotel next to her deceased one-night stand (Michiel Huisman). With a stunner of a blackout, Cassie must use a torrent of flashbacks, hallucinations and alcohol-induced aha moments to find the puzzle pieces to solve this murder plot before ending up behind bars as prime suspect number one herself. .
‘Abbott Elementary’ (Disney+)
It was the most-tweeted show at this month’s Emmys. And that for two reasons: because of the sensational reception speech by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, who took home the best supporting comedy actress statuette. And because creator Quinta Brunson had to take her trophy for best script for a comedy series with the clunky weight of a rude Jimmy Kimmel at her feet. ‘Abbott Elementary’ shows Brunson as an enthusiastic teacher who does her very best to support the students of an underfunded school in Philadelphia. However, the many chaotic moments are captured by a documentary crew, allowing the series to explore the same workplace antics as ‘The Office’. The first season has a total of thirteen episodes of 23 minutes each, but don’t be too sparing with your binge behavior, because a second season will come out at any moment.
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