What to binge watch this September

I'm a big lover of supernatural and sci-fi/fantasy while Julia leans toward dramatic thrillers. One thing we do share, however, is our love for dark + stormy dramas:

If you love flawed (anti)heroes watch:

Ray Donovan - A Liev Schrieber you hate to love and Jon Voigt as the patriarch of the fam at his smarmy, boozy, sketchy best. (CraveTV/TMN)

Game of Thrones - I mean, c'mon...I don't care if you hate sci-fi and dragons this is a MUST-see. There's plenty of cloak and dagger politics and "complicated" family relationships to keep you going.  Oh, and with Season 7 just coming to a fire-breathing close, there's plenty of time to catch up before the Season 8 premiere in 47 wks, 2 days, 4 hrs and 10 minutes. (HBO)

Ozark - Jason Bateman as far from Little House on the Prairie as you can get, mucking it up in the Ozarks while trying to keep his family alive. (Netflix)

The Walking Dead - Clearly this is my pick with the zombies and all, but the show's continued focus on the character's relationships is what keeps me glued to the screen. Season 8 premieres October 22nd and if you're like me, you'll enjoy hating Supernatural's Jeffrey Dean Morgan as super-villain Negan. (AMC)

For the 80s + 90s kids:

Stranger Things - Pair sci-fi with a Stand by Me-esque cast and vibe, and you've got the awesome Stranger things.  If you're a child of the 80's, chances are you're already obsessed with this show. Just a few short weeks and you can catch the start of season 2 on Oct. 27th.  We're getting our waffles warmed and ready. (Netflix)

Glow - Watching Community's Alison Brie take a turn as the somewhat unlikeable Ruth "Zoya the Destroya" Wilder is reward enough in itself. Great female cast, even better retro aerobic gear.

True Crime Drama:

The Keepers - This shocking documentary will have you horrified at the atrocities committed at a Baltimore Catholic high school in the 60s. (Netflix)

Making a Murderer - Ok, so it's highly likely you've already watched this, but if you've been living in a bubble since 2015 this documentary will have you jumping out of your seat demanding justice. (Netflix)

Series filmed in Toronto:

The Handmaid's Tale - Beautifully shot in and around Toronto, this hits all too close to home making this series eerily hard to turn away from.  Elizabeth Moss will have you transfixed as Offred.  My fave new series of 2017. (CraveTV)

Hannibal -  Uber dark & uber-disturbing.  Only watch this if your stomach doesn't turn easily although Hugh Dancy does provide a soft spot to land.

Suits - Hello, Harvey Specter. That's all you need to know. 

What are you watching this month? Tell us in the comments below!



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