Posts tagged #Netflix Original

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

Halloween is coming up and pumpkins, spiders, and the undead are popping up all over my social media feed - it really is the most wonderful time of the year! And to make the holiday even sweeter, Netflix recently announced a new original series that I can’t wait to binge while downing candy corn and mallow pumpkins: The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.

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Not quite sure what this promo poster is teasing? An offbeat horror series? The Great British Bake Off's goth cousin? Macabre Muppets? How about a little of each. Christine McConnell is a powerhouse of creativity - a skilled photographer, designer, baker, seamstress, and overall gentile badass. Imagine if Tim Burton and Dita Von Teese had a love child and Martha Stewart was the fairy godmother. And speaking of Dita Von Teese, expect her to show up in an episode or two.

McConnell will be creating spooky and spectacular eats and creepy crafts in her Addams Family-esque home for all the “wildly inappropriate creatures” within, namely Henson Alternative (the adult Muppet spinoff) puppets: a werewolf, raccoon, and mummy chihuahua. “This is our home,” Christine states in the trailer, “and it’s a place where the strange and unusual are safe and welcome.” Right on.

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The series premiers October 12 on Netflix, but until then, check out Christine’s Instagram feed and marvel at her truly curious creations or test out one of her recipes to get you in a spooky mood.





Posted on October 7, 2018 .

Henry Cavill Nabs New Netflix Series

Netflix announced this morning that Henry Cavill has signed on to play Geralt of Rivia in it's new series based on the popular fantasy book and video games series, "The Witcher".  The series of fantasy books was originally written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and was subsequently adapted to a popular and critically lauded  series of video games starting in 2007. 

There have been rumors of a film going back as far as 2012 but this incarnation is set to be a whole series for Netflix. Lauren Schmidt Hissrich  known for Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Umbrella Academy is set as the writer, EP, and showrunner. Hissrich announced Cavill officially joining the project via twitter “He was my first meeting...I didn’t have writers or scripts yet – just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I’ve never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I’m so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the Witcher family.”

Cavill is undoubtedly most well-known for his most recent stint as Clark Kent/Superman in the new DC Universe films and also his mustache did great work in the newest Mission: Impossible. It should be noted that this isn't his first foray into the world of television. Cavill spent 4 seasons working on the critically acclaimed Showtime drama, "The Tudors".

Is there anyone you would rather see Geralt than Cavill? Put your hands together for good casting.

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Who’s the Josh?

The creator of USA Network’s quirky detective series Monk has something new in the works with Netflix. Two days ago Netflix released the trailer for it’s new comedy detective series entitled The Good Cop. From the looks of the trailer this show is quite different from the rest of their Netflix originals. 

 

Official Trailer for the Netflix Original The Good Cop

Oh, did I mention that Josh Groban is the straight and narrow detective acting opposite his ex-cop/ex-con father played by Tony frikkin’ Danza? At first glance I’ll admit this is a pretty strange pairing. Danza has been laying low for what seems like 2 decades or more now and Groban isn’t an actor, is he? I took a deep dive into his IMDB profile and quickly realized that Groban has been stretching his comedy chops for years. Most of the time he’s played embellished versions of himself in random TV episodes and movies but he’s been pretty funny. If you find yourself lost in Groban black hole on YouTube I think you’ll find he’s pretty damn funny in interviews too. After watching the trailer it seems like Danza has reached the point in his career where his contract states his character must be named Tony and he gets to say at least 3 stereotypical charming old Italian man things per episode. But I think that type of  character may work in this setting. Netflix could really use a good light hearted comedy show and I hope Andy Breckman hit the mark with this one. 

What do you think? Do we have to wait for season 3 before we get a Judith Light and Alyssa Milano special guest episode?

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Posted on July 31, 2018 and filed under News.