Watched Missing Link from Hulu

Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Watched Palm Springs from Hulu

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

A modern take on Groundhog Day, that is mostly romantic comedy with just a little bit of science fiction, currently streaming on Hulu. Starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons, Palm Springs is a highly entertaining film with a running time of a mere 90 minutes.

Watched The Last Dance from Netflix

The Last Dance is a TV mini-series starring Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, and David Aldridge. Charting the rise of the 1990’s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

I’ve never been a big fan of the NBA (I much prefer NCAA basketball where there tends to be considerably more defense), but in the 1990s I was very much a fan of Michael Jordan. This ESPN documentary (currently available on Netflix in the United States) is a fascinating look back at Jordan’s career and (what we thought was) his final season and NBA Finals run in 1998.

Watched Counterpart from Prime Video

A hapless UN employee discovers that the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension that’s in a cold war with our own, and where his other self is a top spy. The war slowly heats up thanks to spies from both sides.

After repeated mentions by Jason Snell on the podcast Tim Goodman’s TV Talk Machine, I finally watched Counterpart. The show originally aired on Starz and is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

The show can be a bit confusing to follow at times, so I’d limit multitasking as much as possible. Without spoiling anything, there’s not much else I can say other than the show is so good that I wish it had been picked up for a third season.

Watched Snowpiercer from Netflix

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

An absolutely extraordinary film.

I’m not sure how I missed this when it was released in 2013. In fact, I didn’t know the film existed until a few months ago when I heard that a television series named Snowpiercer was coming to TNT. When I further researched the show, I learned it was based on a film, which itself is based on a French graphic novel.

If you’re a fan of dystopian science fiction, actor Chris Evans, or director Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), I highly recommend watching the film. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.