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Binge This Not That! 18 Shows to Watch.

Regular readers know that our blogs usually interweave financial planning, investing, values, family and life. Not today. Time to pass the popcorn, baby! 

"Binge-worthy" shows are always the favorite topic of conversation of me and my friends, so here's a list of favorites I have put together.  I haven't seen all of them, so no guarantees, but if you like one, I'll take all the credit. 

If you don't, please email Shari Reiches at sreiches@rrcapital.com. 

The Queen's Gambit (Netflix)

Netflix's most watched scripted miniseries! The story follows the life of Beth Harmon (played brilliantly by Anya Taylor-Joy) an orphaned chess prodigy. Beth attempts to become a chess champion while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

The Crown (Netflix)

The Crown portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from her wedding in 1947 to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, until the early 21st century. Terrific acting and production values.

Bridgerton (Netflix)

Romance, drama, scandal... Bridgerton has it all! Based on Julia Quinn's novels set in early 1800s high society of London, the series follows the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family when debutantes are presented at court.

A Place To Call Home (Acorn TV)

An addictive Aussie period drama series with 6 seasons that tells the story of a mysterious woman who is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. 

Your Honor (Showtime)

A respected judge's son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. The judge is played by none other than Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad.

Emily in Paris (Netflix)

A feel good dramedy in which Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper is hired to provide an American perspective at a marketing firm in Paris.

Spinning Out (Netflix)

A Olympic hopeful figure skater struggles to balance family, love and fragile mental health as her dream of winning takes a dizzying hold.

Tehran (Apple TV)

A Mossad agent goes undercover on her first mission in Iran's capital, which also happens to be the place of her birth. The mission has implications not just for the Middle East, but for the rest of the world. Only one season so far but hoping for more!

When They See Us (Netflix)

In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labeled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

Ted Lasso (AppleTV)

A rare comedy that is both funny and heartwarming about a small-time football coach who is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience. In 10 deeply satisfying, funny and smartly crafted episodes, Ted Lasso avoids the most predictable jock stories, sketches a dozen indelible character portraits, and earnestly delves into the lives of people who begin to believe in each other.

The Great Heist (Netflix)

Do you like action? "The Great Heist" is based on true events from 1994 about thieves who plan to steal millions of dollars from Colombia’s Bank of the Republic. It’s a limited series with six episodes, meaning you should be able to finish this one quickly. In Spanish, with subtitles.

Biohackers (Netflix)

Move over "Grey’s Anatomy," there’s a new medical TV drama. In "Biohackers," a med school student starts at a German University on a secret mission to uncover a conspiracy that links a family tragedy to a visionary Biology professor. 

Away (Netflix)

The team that created "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" brings you "Away." Hilary Swank stars as an astronaut who takes an international crew to space on a dangerous mission to Mars. It's a tear-jerker as she leaves her daughter and husband behind to lead the team through space. 

The Last Man on Earth (Hulu)

"The Last Man on Earth" is eerily similar to the pandemic we’re currently living in. Starring Will Forte, this is a post-apocalyptic comedy that begins after a deadly virus has swept the earth, leaving just one man behind. However, as he journeys to cities all over Mexico, the United States and Canada, he eventually finds his way back to his hometown of Tucson, AZ, in hopes that he’ll find anyone else who may have survived.

Better Things (Hulu)

Struggling actress Sam Fox tries to navigate her career while also raising her three daughters. It’s a dark comedy that dives deep into the world of parenting, especially as the main character attempts to juggle having fun with her everyday responsibilities. 

The Undoing (HBO)

This is another miniseries with only six episodes. "The Undoing" follows a Manhattan power couple, played by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. It is based on the novel You Should Have Known, and portrays what happens after a violent death and the following chain of awful revelations. A thriller that doesn’t take long to get through. 

We Are Who We Are (HBO)

"We Are Who We Are" is an eight-part miniseries focused on two 14-year old Americans who live on an American military base in Italy with their parents. It’s mainly a teen drama that follows friendships and confusion. Actor and musician Kid Cudi makes an appearance in the series. 

Bosch (Amazon Prime)

This series is based on Michael Connelly’s series of novels about a Los Angeles homicide detective, Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver. Season One deals with a serial killer and a case about a missing boy from the past. 

Happy Viewing!

Liz Xilas

Through a holistic approach Liz will help you to use your financial resources to achieve what you care about most in life. The result is a long-term, sleep well at night solution, aligned with your core values. Please connect with Liz below.  She loves to talk about investing, financial planning, and what new shows to binge watch.