Netflix & Prime Box Sets: A Survival Guide By Grosse Point Geek

Netflix & Prime Box Sets: A Survival Guide By Grosse Point Geek

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In these rather strange and troubling times we are living in at the moment it is of course very easy to get depressed and down in the dumps.  Many of us are naturally struggling to fill the time in the absence of being able to do normal things – like visit family and friends, go to the pubs, restaurants, theatres or cinemas. So what to do to stave off the COVID19 blues? Some people are playing board games, some are listening to music, others are on their play stations or Xboxes.

However if you are like me (a notoriously obsessed film geek) you may be raiding your dvd/blu ray collection or trawling though Netflix and Amazon Prime in search of some thing to watch. So to help you all out I have compiled a few lists of films and box sets to see you though the coming weeks.

Next Up: Recommended Box Sets on Netflix and Amazon Prime


Hunters (Amazon Prime)

Breaking Bad (Netflix)

Sex Education (Netflix – its a comedy before anyone gets the wrong idea!)

The Walking Dead (Amazon Prime)

Fear The Walking Dead (Amazon Prime)

The Witcher (Netflix)

Designated Survivor (Netflix)

Taken (Amazon Prime)

The X Files (Amazon Prime)

Daredevil (Netflix)

Picard (Amazon Prime)

Better Call Saul (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Star Trek Discovery (Netflix)

The Man In The High Castle (Netflix)

Bosch (Amazon Prime)

Vikings (Amazon Prime)


I’ll be back with more lists to help get you through the current Film and new release shortage!

Phil’s Best & The Worst TV Shows of 2019

Phil’s Best & The Worst TV Shows of 2019

2019: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

2019 was another epic year for TV.  Game of Thrones ended, Disney+ launched and  Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime continued delivering their strong original series.  Here’s my lost and the 5 best and a handful of Worst TV shows of 2019…


The Must Watch…

TV Show of The Year: Chernobyl
Yikes. Chernobyl was one of the most brutal TV show’s I have ever seen.  Charting the full disaster from start to finish , it was disturbing, superbly made and incredible to watch.



2. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

In Brief:  Damn.  The guy that made The Transporter (yup really) knocked this reboot of the cult 80’s film out the park and then some.  Dark, brooding and disturbing it defined epic from the start to the finish.


3. The Mandalorian

In Brief:  
Live action Star Wars FINALLY hits the screen and it’s the Western styled series that we always hoped for.  It was also the show that gave us THE most iconic character of 2019… nope not the titular bounty hunter but BABY YODA!!!!!!




4. American Horror Story: 1984
In Brief: 
American Horror Story hasn’t been essential to me for a long time but 1984, a slasher themed 80’s tribute hit everyone and rather than run out of steam it’s just kept delivering until the end.  Superb fun.


5. Mindhunter (Season 2)
In Brief:  
A much stronger year than you’d expect, the second season of Mindhunter felt better structured and put together than it’s initial outting. Dark and disturbing from the start.



Bubbling under:
Cobra Kai (Strong second season that expertly revisited characters form the film), His Dark Materials (Strong HBO/BBC Adaptation), Veep (Finished Strong), Watchman (Far better than I expected), Sex Education (Well made fun), GLOW: Season 3 (really fun year), Billions (Still OTT, still brilliant), Our Planet (Epic filmmaking) , Stranger Things: Season 3 (Just outside the Top 5), The Boys (Brilliant odd)


The Must Nots…

Miss of the year: Game Of Thrones: Season 8

In Brief: Look I enjoyed Season 8 of Game Of Thrones , I’m far from one of the haters .  But even I would admit that it felt rushed, unpolished and worst of all didn’t earn its shocking resolution.  Such as shame as with more time this could have been the best series ever.


Other shows I check-out ion this year: Treadstone (Just wasn’t interesting enough), Fear the Walking Dead (Became unwatchable),  The Flash: Season 5 (weak and disappointing)