This week in Circuit Streaming we’re going to point you in the direction of Emmy nominated shows, some funny movies from the ’80s, and some flicks to catch up on before we open ACCA 1994! Let’s jump right in!
Emmy Nominated TV
If you’re looking to catch up with “Game of Thrones” or surprise nominee “Getting On,” they’ll both be available on HBO Go. However, there are a lot of other shows to get to, and we’ll direct you the best we can. With the Emmy’s announced this week, you can officially focus your efforts on specified nominees. Luckily, the majority of nominees are easily accessible in the age of Streaming.
1. Mr. Robot
With a Best Drama nomination, Best writing, and a well deserved nod to Raimi Malek for Best Actor, Mr. Robot shot up the must watch TV lists. The series follows a young hacker who is employed to protect a multinational conglomerate known as “E-Corp.” However, he is quickly contacted by a mysterious man named “Mr. Robot,” whose leads hacker group fsociety. The series is one of the most exciting shows on television and was in my top 5 favorite shows in 2016. It’s available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
2. The Americans
The critical darling that finally got its due, “The Americans” has begun to enter the homestretch of its run. While Season 4 is not available yet on Amazon Prime, the first 3 are all online. The show is one of the most gripping dramas I’ve ever watched, one that follows two KGB spies living in Washington D.C. during the 1980s. The series is similar to “Mad Men” in many ways, and uses the time in which it is set to its strength. The writing is metaphorical and stacked with tension. When it goes into action sequences, there are few spy thrillers that are as competent as this series. It is about time the show got its nominations, and with two of the best leads on television, I would be more than willing to stack it against nearly any show on TV.
3. Netflix Originals
Netflix scored big again this year, even though “Orange is the New Black” took a step back. That said, other series stepped up in its place. “House of Cards” had an excellent 4th season after the third season was a bit of a letdown. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” got a pair of acting nominations and a Best Series nomination in Comedy. “Grace and Frankie” also picked up another nomination for Lily Tomlin. “Master of None” showed up in a big way with nominations in writing, acting, directing, and series for Aziz Ansari. “Bloodline” even pulled in a pair of nods in acting for Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn. Heck, even, “What Happened, Miss Simone?” grabbed 6 nominations on its own. That’s quite the year for the documentary film that grabbed an Oscar nomination at last years Oscars. Netflix earned 54 nominations, so if you throw a dart at board full of Netflix shows, you’re likely to hit a show that got nominated.
It’s ACCA 1994 time, and just in time Flixtape debuted from Netflix. So rather than list all of the films released in 1994, I’ve curated a quick list of 6 films to check out before you vote. Click here to watch 6 of the films that made 1994 so unique.
However, it would be unfair to give the films listed (“Clerks,” “Forrest Gump,” “Pulp Fiction,” “We’re Back!,” “Wes Craven‘s New Nightmare,” and “Nell“) an edge over equally deserving competition. On HBO GO, you can watch “Stargate,” “Dumb and Dumber.” Amazon Prime offers “Clear and Present Danger” and “Barcelona.” Even Hulu has titles of note, including the “Three Colors Trilogy” (White and Red released in 1994), “Hoop Dreams,” and “Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult” are all available to stream. Starting prepping for the vote, because its right around the corner!