We have regularly looked at Movies and new things in the cinema, but most of us spend hours sat in front of the TV screen instead. This is especially true since the likes of Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime TV and many other on demand services have come into existence. Telly is great, it’s there when you get home, it’s there when you’re hungover and it keeps the peace over Christmas. It can also be cruel, by giving us lots of good shows at once and then nothing for months. So let’s take a look at a few things that are on right now for you to get stuck into.
Now if you don’t know who these guys are you are in for a treat. If I could be in your shoes right now I would be ecstatic. I can only imagine how good it feels to be you. To have never seen this show and have all of it to watch. Power is a show created by 50 Cent and follows two drug dealers, Ghost and Tommy, as they try to make it even bigger in the game. Ghost opens a nightclub to clean the drug money and as his dream has always been to own a nightclub he wants out. But things just didn’t work out like that. And thanks to the underground crime syndicate not just letting him serve a months notice we are graced with five seasons of incredible television!
Power is provided by the Starz network but is also readily available on Netflix, with a new episode released every Monday currently. Check out the trailer below of Season 1, I didn’t want to reveal any spoilers for those that have yet to see it.
Now on the other side of the law, and this time Now TV instead of Netflix we have Bulletproof, a cop drama created by Noel Clarke. The man that has repeatedly brought us great films for example Kidulthood and Adulthood, and occasionally given alright films like Brotherhood. A six part drama that follows two police partners is a good watch without too much commitment. Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke make this more than just another cop show. They have that sort of brotherly bond which manages to go beyond the show. The two working side by side and bickering like an old married couple while ensuring the other one doesn’t get shot is something that fits perfectly into their role in the show.
There is the main set up of a current crime that is usually wrapped up by the end of the episode. But then an ongoing storyline that keeps you hooked and wanting more. When I saw this I didn’t realise it was only six episodes and was left hanging, and now waiting for series two.
Countless documentaries and theories are out there for the murders of two of the most iconic musicians to ever grace the earth, Tupac and Biggie. Netflix has picked up a show that takes a fresh look at both cases. Instead of another documentary we have a fresh drama. Both Tupac and Notorious already have their own films. So it was of little surprise that something combining the two came out. Although I expected more an NWA ‘Straight Outa Compton’ movie than a whole series. And also this is a series that is based more around the detectives who have been given the case to solve than on the life and times of the two rappers.
You would expect that given how iconic the two main characters are the two actors from the respective films would have carried out the roles. But Netflix has gone and found two more lookalikes, and they’ve not done a bad job at all. Marcc Rose can certainly act and rap better than Demetrius who played Tupac in All Eyez On Me. I would have loved Biggie to be played by Guerilla Black, a rapper that both looks and sounds like Biggie.
Check out the trailer below and get comfy now you have at least three things to watch.
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