Binge Watching Entertainment

SUMMER BINGE WATCHING

Chris Messina, Dylan Baker, John Goodman (Howard T. Erickson), Glenn Close (Patty Hewes), Rose Byrne (Ellen Parsons)
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Series

Damages Seasons 1-5 Netflix

One of those you-might-have-missed shows. Damages stars Glenn Close in a raw and gory thriller. Now, Netflix has the entire Damages collection ready for you to stream. Damages centers around the relationship between uber New York lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her protégé Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). This is a modern day who-dun-it with pretty clear motivations and clues. Favors owed, positioning for status and outrageous amounts of monies in suits and settlements enables the characters to live in spacious city apartments and elegant second homes. Patty is constantly testing and tormenting Ellen throughout the seasons. What starts out as a cat and mouse game develops into lioness and lioness. The struggle to make your mark vs the struggle to keep your crown play out as Damages takes the time to develop its characters. Although each season follows one major case, you won’t be treated to the normal courtroom drama, You’ll learn the backstory and how their situation came to be. This is a bloody series. Twists and turns are not what you expect.

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Seasons 4-6: Amazon Prime

Like cotton candy at the carnival, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4-6 is pink fluffy fun. The pleasure of watching cliffhanger “who will be next” is ultimate in streaming a series. Zip through RuPaul’s Drag Race and enjoy performers pushing their limits, face – ing and shade – ing off before those were a thing. RuPaul is the most specific coach ever to grace the screen. She is direct in her corrections, focused in her compliments and intent on making stars out of her cast. You’ll find you get closer to the contestants and you’ll discover that you have seen them before! Maybe even around town promoting their tours or their own post seasons. The fourth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race began airing on January 30, 2012. We won’t tell you the winner, You can be your own spoiler.

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Subscription Services

 

Netflix

The leading premium streaming video service is number one because it is simple. For about $10 a month, you’ll have access to thousands of movies and tv shows to watch instantly. The $10 fee allows use of 2 screens at a time, meaning your partner can watch a movie on his iPad, while you stream a series on your tv. Streaming is different from downloading, streaming is transmitting a continuous flow of audio and video, while earlier parts are being used. Once the earlier parts are used they are discarded. Netflix streaming is commercial free and you can pause, fast forward and rewind as often as you like. If you have a great bandwidth and prefer a crisp picture, many titles are available in HD. Netflix is becoming a major player in original series. Only on Netflix can you watch the award-winning House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Over 81 million worldwide are Netflix subscribers.

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Hardware

 

Chromecast

Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use your mobile device and the TV you already own to cast your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook. To cast a show from your mobile devise to your Chromecast, you must first install the Chromecast to your tv. Once installed, you will look for the Chromecast “casting” icon when you launch Amazon or YouTube or other Chromecast compatible subscription services. Chromecast is only $25.00 and available for purchase at Best Buy. Chromecast supports Netflix, but not Amazon Prime.

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