Couch Time - TV, Movie Picks: January 8, 2017

Trapped - Netflix
Trapped - Netflix

In the spirit of my theme this year of being more positive, having fun and enjoying life, I’ve decided to add a section to my blog that highlights my favourite picks for TV shows and upcoming movies.   Lately I am so enjoying my evenings of settling into Couch Time with a great cast of characters, and seeing how their stories play out. Here are my picks for you:

Trapped - currently on Netflix - an Icelandic murder thriller involving the discovery of a mutilated corpse in the icy waters alongside the arrival of massive ferry to the sleepy little fishing village of Seyoisfjourour. Add in a blizzard and enough back stories and red herrings to keep a viewer stumped until the final 10 minutes of the 10th episode. Our hero is a bear of a man, a police chief who has escaped his own past, and now must solve this crime with a limited staff of two, one of which is the most interesting woman police character I’ve seen in recent memory. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Season two has been announced, but sadly, we must wait till 2018.

The Great American Baking Show - on ABC Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love baking. I’ve become a fan of The Great American Baking Show, and the season finale is this Thurdsday, January 12th, 8/7c on ABC. I’ve also been watching the Great British Baking show on PBS. I love seeing the baking challenges and how the contestants manage the sugar-induced stress testers.

Nobel - Currently on Netflix Nobel is a political thriller from Norway that follows the story of a special forces unit stationed in Afghanistan, and how international deal-making within the Norwegian government with competing oil interests lead to a series of catastrophic events. This is streaming now on Netflix.

The Circle - starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks.  Coming in April 2017. Based on best-seller by Dave Eggers, “The Circle” follows Emma Watson as an employee of a high-tech company as she is encouraged by the company’s founder (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency, all for the greater good. But as you can guess, a life being under the lens of Big Brother is likely to reveal more than the participant had bargained for.   In theatres April 28.

Enjoy your couch time everyone! xx Nancy