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Feb. 19, 2019

Ep. 3.- Put This on Your Watchlist Part 1

Ep. 3.-  Put This on Your Watchlist Part 1

On this episode, Graham & Jocelyn discuss the little gems (some not so hidden) that will help you round out your streaming experience. This first of two-parts episodes bring you a list of shows, movies, TV series, & documentaries you should put on your watch list and start watching TODAY. Discover some of the best hidden gems of the greatest quality on streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO, and others. The two co-hosts have extensively combed through these platforms looking for contents of excellent quality and entertainment value to recommend to you and save you from wasting your time looking for quality content. Enjoy this episode en tell us which of these shows you've already seen, or plan to start watching after listening to this podcast. Part 2 of this show will be out next week, so stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe to Kickin' & Streamin' podcast on all the platforms where podcasts are available. 

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Speaker 1:

This, he's kicking and streaming podcast of binge watcher's guide to streaming movies and TV series

Speaker 2:

and stuff.

Speaker 1:

Here are your hosts, Graham as Jocelyn. And hello everyone. Welcome to another edition of Kikin' & streamin' here with you once again, Graham and the phenomenal, fabulous, fantastic co-host of mine. Her name is Jocelyn. Hello Jocelyn How are we doing? We're doing fine. Fine as usual. So what did you have going on this week? Anything interesting? Really, honestly, nothing interesting. How much time do you have? A couple of minutes. Yeah, sure. Let's do it.

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So today's episode once again. Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen, Friends of ours for sticking with us. We have, we have seen the progress we have seen day after day how many more people we have listening to our show, downloading our podcasts and also connected with us online on Facebook, on the Twitter and the IG.

Speaker 1:

So we are incredibly appreciative of that. And um, we hope you continue coming because today we do have a doozy for you. Is there, is that a good thing? A doozy can be a bad thing depending on, okay, so now you completely crushed my that my moral in terms of the doozy because I don't know what, what, what leg to stand on. Right? So we have a special show because our main purpose, the whole idea of doing the show is precisely because we want to tell people about those exciting but overlooked series that we've been streaming that we know about that we have come to love, but not many people know about them. Okay. So today we have compiled, each of us have a list, and we're going to go over that list you know, it might get a bit competitive, you know, but like at the end of the day, all we want is for you to know. Those are the shows you should put on your playlist and start watching. So without further ado, let's go ahead. All right, so starting with me, chat, chat, chat, chat, chat. So I've compiled about 15 series documentaries, shows and movies, if you will, and my number 15 is actually a comedic one. It's one of my favorite shows. It's originally on comedy central. But you can binge watch the entire thing, at least all the older episodes. I think it's been on for about four or five seasons now. It's called drunk history and you haven't laughed out loud. If you haven't seen drunk history. It is hilarious. You have to see if, if you haven't stumbled upon this show, drunk history, you do have to watch. Uh, there was a particular episode that I loved and it was about Harriet Tubman. So, but the dialogue of this thing, could you literally have you throw yourself on the ground and laugh like a maniac? So one of my favorite shows out there drunk history, you can find it on Hulu. My Number 15, Jocelyn Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Sounds like it sounds like something that you could jump in anytime. Like you don't need to start at the beginning. You can see, for instance, if you saw Harriet Tubman or George Washington crossing the river. So I was like, you could just jump in. You don't need to start at the beginning.

Speaker 1:

Exactly. Exactly. That's the kind of show it is. And, and that's one of my favorite things that you don't necessarily have to go and watch all four or five seasons, although if you have some time in your hand, by all means,

Speaker 3:

right? There you go. All right. So my top of my list is going to be a series called hap and Leonard and it's available on Netflix and I think it might be available through Sundance if you, if you have that as well. But hap and Leonard a series, a short series first started in I believe 2016 was when it first came out. Stars, James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. And it is a crime drama slash mystery slash dark comedy series. It's sending the 80s extremely amusing. But if you like dark comedy can be incredibly in violence. Enjoy violence. Yes, that too. But, uh, for me the main theme of it is friendship, which is pretty cool because a, you've got hap and Leonard who have been best friends since they were little guys and on the surface are absolutely nothing to like, but you know, don't judge a book by its cover, but that sort of thing. So, uh, best friends and the the, the high jinx that they get up to. So it's, it's happened Leonard and currently you can get the first two seasons of it on Netflix. There is a third of the season but it's not available on Netflix yet. I think you can get it through the Sundance if you have that

Speaker 1:

hap and Leonard. So let's go back on the actors cause James Purefoy was the dude that played this really bad, bad, bad sort of like manipulator criminal killer on the following will eat. You remember that show The Following with bacon with Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy was excellent on that show that that tells you the kind of actor we're talking about here. And who was the other one?

Speaker 3:

The other one is Michael. Kenneth Williams who of the two of them together. Of course they're great. Their chemistry is great in the show. He is, he's to me has part is that he is just phenomenal in the, in the, in the part. He's just, he's just great. He was in the wire,

Speaker 1:

he was also in boardwalk empire was with, what's his name? It was an HBO show,

Speaker 3:

Boardwalk Empire Was that the gentleman that got cut? What is the word knocked out of? Uh, out of the good graces of Hollywood can, um, oh Lord went to man's name. Graham. We're old.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Steve Buschemi was actually the guy that was trying to, to remember Steve Buscemi was the main character, played the main character in the show notes. Nucky Thompson was the character and yeah, Michael Kenneth Williams was, was in that show too and he was fantastic. So he's obviously very well known for the wire. He was a bad ass, you know. Yup, Yup. Yeah. So definitely a good show. And I personally am going to start watching this because you got me interested now.

Speaker 3:

I'm highly, highly recommended.

Speaker 1:

And so moving on then to my number 14 this show, this is actually a little documentary. I think it's about 40 minutes long. Right. And I don't know, the people tend to get judgy about these kinds of things, but for me it was a very lighthearted, beautiful, you know, documentary about, about a craft that, you know, a lot of people should, should, should, should find out about any, uh, the story of Bourbon is called. If you enjoy good ass bourbon like I do, you will like this, you know, it's, it's, it's a fantastic thing to know the dedication that goes into creating the right bourbon and how it came about. So, so I loved it, loved it, loved it. And if I had to grade that would actually grade five star send you the truth.

Speaker 3:

It's them. And that's the shit that gets you interested in possibly making Bourbon, correct?

Speaker 1:

Yes. Yes. Um, after seeing the show, I actually thought about it, but again, I believe in the state of North Carolina is a sin to make bourbon. You can make any craft beer you want, but you cannot make, you know, a hard liquor. Can't make the devil's liquor. No. Nope. If y'all listening to me, I didn't, I didn't, I didn't start any of that

Speaker 3:

ever made liquor. He was just interested in it. Once he discovered it was illegal he backed out of that very quickly.

Speaker 1:

Yes. Yes. Don't be coming for me, don't be asking me North Carolina calm down. Yes. Yes. What do you have for me?

Speaker 3:

Well you went with documentary so I'm going to go and documentary cause I have one on my list and this one is a very long title and sounds like it should be dry and dull as dirt, but it actually isn't, in my opinion. It's called Satan came to Eden, survivors' accounts of the Galapagos affair and it is about back back in the 30s it became the thing to do for people who were unhappy, dissatisfied, did not feel that the world is going the way the world should be going or in Germany specifically to move to the Galapagos islands of all places. So there was settlers to the Galapagos and there are still German settlements in the Galapagos Islands today. This story's about one particular family that moved there and everything that happened to them as the, as time went on as they were there. And it's, it's completely fascinating, the high ideals that they had when they first moved there. There is a faux who moves to the island and tries, tries to take over and become the of the island. There is a movie that is shot on the island that a Hollywood producer comes there and she'd say a a a like a a four minute pirate movie starring this baroness and it's just, it's a fascinating little documentary because there's not anything I ever knew about history. Stumbled across it and got sucked into it and just found the whole thing completely fascinating. And the, the, the movie, they actually shows a little four minute movie that stars this baroness. And to me it's fascinating how modern she looks like I was watching it and I was like, this is a like a, a remake of this movie. Like they couldn't find it or it was, you know, it was destroyed or something like that. But it's not, it's from today. And this, the look on her face and her mannerisms and the way she carries herself. It's, she would be at his home today as she was, you know, back in the and the 30s when this happened. So I do recommend it. It's called Satan came to Eden. You can get it on Amazon prime

Speaker 1:

good shows with you. I actually thought that our list, we're going to be slightly similar, but again now I'm starting to feel a certain kind of way.

Speaker 3:

I never heard until I moved here. I don't know if that's good or bad.

Speaker 1:

It can be bless your heart kind of thing. I'm not going to bless your heart like. So, my next show is one that is actually for some reason it never be trendy, but it should have been because I know that America bears an incredible fascination with the royal family and the show is called the crown on Netflix and it starts the fantabulous Claire Foy playing a younger, a younger Queen Elizabeth. And while she was fantastic, while she was marvelous, while she was absolutely brilliant and of course there's these young lady that plays Princess Margaret also that steals every scene in the show. And I think it's been two seasons. The third season is coming soon. And guess who now is replacing Claire Foy? Cause now obviously the queen is aging. What do you think is replacing the fantastic Claire Foy?

Speaker 3:

Olivia Colman.

Speaker 1:

That is exactly a right to see these include like I don't know, this is what one should literally be in everything.

Speaker 3:

I mean honestly I would watch it the terminator.

Speaker 1:

So the crown third season is coming. I also have to give a big shout out to Matt Smith, Prince Phillip and boy he does he look like

Speaker 3:

what it's going to say if this was the one that it's a doctor is doctor who

Speaker 1:

yes, he, he's, he's the doctor who that came right after David Tennant. Don't make me geek out like that. But uh, yeah, Matt Smith is Prince Philip in, in, in this series and he's also absolutely fantastic. But I have a surprise for you if you haven't seen the crowd. Okay. The surprise character in this show, guests who,

Speaker 3:

I don't know cause I haven't seen it.

Speaker 1:

Edis playing Winston Churchill and American actor. Well, actually there were two American actors there that need some appearances. Well, John Lithgo please. Winston Churchill and choice. And by the way it was, that was the first season and part of the second season. Do you know that he actually got nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor for that role. The reading acts, it was incredible. But the British Winston Churchill accident was absolutely fantastic and you'll the entire day was, it was, it was. He was inspired. He was, he was, I mean he wanted to nail these character. He did a fantastic job. That and the second American actor that deeply a role, but he did, they're all of an American. He played John F. Kennedy visiting England and meeting the Queen for the first time. And it was Michael C. Hall. Interesting. Also known as Dex. Yes. He did a speech. John F Kennedy's. Well, it was actually not necessarily the speech, but rather the toast and he, Neil Neil to the John F. Kennedy accents.

Speaker 3:

The Kennedy accent is like, it's not, it means it is American, but it's not. It's Kennedy.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Because that's not how everyday Bostonian speak.

Speaker 3:

No. Is that New England? It's not. It's just Kennedy.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it is. It is definitely that. And so Michael C. Hall, by the way, you're dude from Raleigh, North Carolina. It, it was just two appearances in two episodes. Two consecutive episodes was fantastic. So I highly recommend it. And again, I, for the life of me, I don't know why the show is more popular.

Speaker 3:

It's been on my radar,

Speaker 1:

but it's when I've not watched, it's one of those then like I need to watch that and it just hasn't happened yet. So so scene where we're, we're putting things in each other's playlist as well as hopefully our client books are listening. All right, so you went British. I'm going to go British. And then in similar a timeframe, I believe this is a movie little movie. It's called the scape goat. And it was maybe in 2012 there was actually, I believe another version of it that was made some time in the fifties but the one that I'm talking about in particular in 2012 I TV broadcasts it originally now available on Amazon. And is an adaptation of a novel from one of my favorite novelist from that she is deaf. And, uh, so it's called the scapegoat. It is about a man who runs into a look alike in a British pub and essentially any kind of a changeling type story, a switch, let's switch our lives and see what's happens. A freaky Friday type situation. But um, yeah, but not in a, not in a child friendly manner. Um, uh, there's, there's a lot of intrigued cause there's, it's suspenseful. Um, and it's, it's, well, it's Daphne du Maurier so there's always going to be a little bit of, can we say the f word? Can I say fuckery? Good? Okay. All right. So there's, there's a little bit of fuckery that goes on because I am thoroughly enjoyed it when I watched it. It's a fun little movie. It's, it's set in the 50s. So you've got, you know, gorgeous, cause nobody does the 50s, like the British do for some reason. They, they've got the forties and fifties nailed when it comes to set pieces and costumes and set design. And so anyway, so you've got all this gorgeous things to look at and then just just dirty little movie in the middle of it. That's a lot of fun to watch. I love those time capsule movies and in shows, and this is one of the reasons why I was a big fan of mad men because I think of all the, all the time period shows that have been made in America, mad men kind of nailed every book.

Speaker 3:

They, they set the bar so high for everybody else. They knocked that out of the park.

Speaker 1:

Let me ask you this. Speaking of which actually some kind of a speech coach full those errors like cause it's amazing to meet, you would not believe it that, you know, in a matter of 20 years how much the lingual changes perhaps leaving an hour time who don't realize it and people, you know, in the future we'll, we'll think that, you know, the way which up to this slightly ridiculous, just same way that with we'll think of the people leaving that lived in the twenties in the 30s

Speaker 3:

right, right, right, right. That's a good question. You know, there has to be,

Speaker 1:

I mean I know that there are, there are uh, speech coaches for accents and things of that nature, but like nailing your characters that leaned in the 1920s, that's gotta be, there's gotta be somebody out there that does that. But uh, yeah, if you guys know, just let us know. We would like to know.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. Cause there's probably a youtube channel or something with somebody didn't actually do it. I don't know.

Speaker 1:

That's uh, that's my uh, Ariana Huffington con. You'll be cordial but McKern Mochter matured. So the next show that I would like to put on your list, ladies and gentlemen, is very, very, it's only two seasons so far and I'm not entirely sure that there's going to be a third season. The reason I say that is because our eds based on the events prior to leading to in right in the aftermath of nine 11 and these show is called the looming tower and it is based on a book written by a former FBI agent called Alice, who fun. At least we'll fund. The fact of the matter is, at the time he was in the FBI when basically the United States had a very whole trail on bin Aladdin. And he writes about how we didn't, basically we didn't catch bin Ladin because the CIA and the FBI could not get there each together and collaborate. And because of that goes of these quarterly because of these childish nature of the FBI and the CIA in some other intelligence agents, you know, basically in nine 11 happened because of that. And, but I mean obviously there's quite a bit more nuance than that. I'm not saying that's, you know, that's in a nutshell, that's, it would be wrong for me to say that, but the fact of the matter is you have probably should read the book. It's called the looming tower and east dot. You should, you can also watch the show. Jeff Bridges plays a very interesting protagonist character in there.

Speaker 4:

And

Speaker 1:

the kid that plays at least so far is great active. It's a great, great, great, great little show. Only two seasons, uh, obviously get sad towards the end of the second season because you get to see what happens. Right. But nonetheless, although it is recent history, it is definitely something that we should all go back and see the background of it so that we know what happened. Cause most of us, we still have questions. Right?

Speaker 5:

Yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 3:

And hopefully not repeating that. Went on the stuff that went on.

Speaker 1:

I like the way you put it. It's, I, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Speaker 3:

I'm so eloquent. You know, it's just, it's shocking.

Speaker 1:

Go ahead. Might Am Jocelyn.

Speaker 3:

Well we'll go for bad things to other bad things and I have, well and it actually ties in a little bit to what you were talking about, what we were speaking of with speaking in the, the lay of the time, the accident at the time, the way people spoke, because this was something that stood out to me when I, when I watched this, it's conversations. So the killer that Ted Bundy tapes, I'm not sure that this is anything that isn't on somebody's radar at the moment. Cause I know there's a movie coming out starring Zach Efron, but this is actual tapes, audio tapes that were made in 86 I believe with ted Monday. And it's him talking to a journalist and it's a documentary that is so beautifully edited and so watchable. And so, I don't know how to describe it other than perfectly edited. It makes you, you never lose interest. I mean, it doesn't glamorize a serial killer by any means. Um, it's just the story of Ted Bundy and how scared the country was, how scared the states were, how poor communication was in between law enforcement at the time. I'm not sure that it's improved all that much, honestly. Um, and the fact that he was, he was before he was ever caught before he, they ever knew what a serial killer even one is because of the term wasn't used back. Back in when he was first killing people. He was on some panels that discussed women's safety. He was, he was, he was involved in, in some of that, in trying to help keep women safe. And he was the one who was killing them to the author and rule who died a few years ago. But she was very well known for her books about true crime. She actually worked with him on one of those panels. She was, she wrote a book about her experience with him. It was called the killer beside me, I believe. Um, because she, she had no idea. She had absolutely no idea. She thought he was a wonderful normal sweet man, which most people did. Um, so this is, this is about, if you believe it's four episodes, um, it's not a huge amount of time that you would be, you know, putting into it, but they're just,

Speaker 1:

okay.

Speaker 3:

It's very good. And listening, being able to actually listen to him on the tapes is fascinating. And then going back to the way, cause this is the t, it's recorded in the 80s, but you know, he grew up in the 60s in the 70s and Washington state. And they have a lot of interviews, a lot of footage from the 60s and the 70s when all of this was happening before anybody knew who ted Bundy was. It's, it was interesting to me listening to the accents and the way people spoke and how articulate they were and how a genteel and you know, the very careful way and manner, which everyone spoke. So I thought that tied back into what weights

Speaker 1:

even back then. I'm not sure if I should slap you all just like, you know, shake your hand and, uh, two documentaries that we've talked about,

Speaker 3:

mental health.

Speaker 1:

Here's what I can tell you about the next show. If you are easily offended by curse words, you know, profanity and you might not want to watch these. But now here's the thing. These are, the show is actually funny. Like it's not a question of, you know, using cuss word because is how funny the show is. And without those words, actually the show kind of loses a lot of of, it's great because what lead these people to, to shout so many bad words is the circumstances in which they find themselves. Right. And I'm talking about these very good leader show catastrophe that's astrophe. I believe it's about four seasons now, but because it's a really show, each season has about four oh six episodes in there. No more than obviously 35 minutes and eat ease. Basically the story of an American who travels to business to England, Mitchell girl who lives in London, she's actually from Ireland and they had a one night stand, blah blah blah, crazy thing of boom, he comes back to the United States and that she got pregnant. A dude decided I didn't have a father in my lab, so I'm not gonna let my kid be fatherless. If you want to try this, let's get married. And he Larry and choose from them. Well, we know.

Speaker 3:

Is that Rob Delaney, is that

Speaker 1:

right?

Speaker 3:

Okay. I was following him on Twitter many, many years ago. When I first joined Twitter, I first started following him and he has always been hilarious. So I know if he has anything to do with it,

Speaker 1:

it'd be good. This one. So they have the, the his second child and it was a little girl. Right. And the wife, Sharon decides to give her one of those very, very typical Irish names, Celtic's name, whatever, a, it's his child, but he has difficulty seeing the name the entire time he's referring to the, to the little girl as debate. And the way we're kind of caught onto, I'm like, well, why can't you ever say her nerve white? Why do you never mentioned her name? Oh, he's like, of course I could just shoes my daughter. I can [inaudible] morning. It is like one of the funniest beats of that show. But like, I mean, he got caught obviously trying to avoid saying the name of his daughter and now he's Irish wife is getting offended because, Eh, you should know these. Oh, it is fantastic. So yeah, you should definitely watch catastrophe.

Speaker 3:

All right, good to know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

All right, so I'm going to go to, uh, I'm going to get a van tires.

Speaker 1:

Gosh,

Speaker 3:

I am going to, I'm going to, what we do in the shadows is available on Amazon, I believe. Yes. Amazon and I'm referring to the 2014 movie called what we do in the shadows. There is actually going to be a series coming out based on this movie that I think is going to be coming out later on this month or next month. Yeah. Um, but, so this is, uh, this is a mockumentary and it is a horror comedy film about vampires. And it is one of the studies things I have seen in a very long time. It was directed and produced by, I can not pronounce his first name. I'm a do my best as his last name speaking, or not many of my pronounce names, but, um, uh, the gentleman who was behind four Ragnar rock and hunt for the wilder people, uh, he was, he did boys and then the boy. So I'm very talented director, very talented producer, Jemaine Clement also in, and he just makes me laugh by existing flight of the Conchords I think is what he's most known for. But this is a mockumentary. It follows essentially a house full of vampires. Uh, I think maybe for a week and all because we quite hilarious things that happened to them in trying to deal with 21st century life. And, um, you know, how there the whole problem of getting food because these are in sparkly vampire. These are, these are, these are old school vampires. These are the ones that don't show up in mirrors and can fly and the bats and all kinds of fun things like that. So, I mean it gets good. But, um, one of my, one of the scenes in the movie that made me laugh the hardest was cause this is a mockumentary. So they have one of the empires, you know, the interviewer asked the VA empire, you know, what is it with you and virgin? Why is it that you always want virgin blood? I don't understand what the big deal is with versions. You know, why can't you just have any kind of blood and then the empire is like, well let me see if I can explain this to you. You like sandwiches, right? You enjoy your sandwich, right? Well yeah of course. And he's like, well wouldn't you enjoy sandwich more if you were confident in the fact that no one had fucked it first do a little test. So this movie so don't want to check with the kids. I love that. You know, you'll, that's an analogy that could apply in a lot of things in life so it really could come up with that. You know what we do in the shadows, it's on Amazon. There is a series coming out of the series actually like it's going to be great cause I think a lot of the same folks are attached to it. But um, if you want to get ahead of the series and you want to watch what inspired it, it's a low moving 2014 it's available on Amazon.

Speaker 1:

Fantastic. We are going to leave it for another show. We are going to do another show for you about these. So thank you very much for being with us. And uh, hopefully you will be listening for the second show. This show's going to be divided into and we're gonna go through these together again. Thank you fool me and for my funtastic cohost Joselyn

Speaker 3:

thank you so much. Thank you for listening to us. Hopefully you found a few gems in there and let us know what you think. If there's something there that you haven't watched before and you watched it and you said it was greater and that was crap, what were y'all thinking about?

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

Thank you very much.

Speaker 6:

Yeah.