My favorite Finnish couple: Janna and Tapio from Finland’s Easy Living

Looking for a new show? You have to check out Finland’s Easy Living. I first discovered this gem on Acorn TV but they had only had one season and they’re facebook page never answered about when season 2 would arrive, so bye bye bye Acorn tv. Netflix to the rescue! Ofcourse this is coming from Finland, so the travel time took 6 years, but it’s quite worth your television investment.

Tony & Carmella of Soprano’s fame meet Janna & Tapio. A couple that crime’s together stays together. Janna is manipulative, mean, conniving and we love her for it. Tapio is the kindest criminal you’ll ever meet and the two of them together is quite magic. Finnish often ends up sounding Italian and for a second one gets so engrossed in the story you forget it even takes place in a foreign country…at least foreign to this American.

How I love Easy Living let me count the ways.

#EasyLiving #FinnishDrama #Netflix #Acorntv

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETFLIX RELEASES

NETFLIX RELEASES.

When there’s nothing on TV and you’re searching for that new series to get caught up in or an engaging movie, look no further.

Here’s a list of what I’ve found engaging on Netflix with tidbit or two:

Here’s the RATING SCALE:

5 CRACK PIPES = ADDICTIVE into DANGEROUS PROPORTIONS

4 CRACK PIPES = EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE (You can skip a week without having a withdrawal)

3 CRACK PIPES = VERY ADDICTIVE (You really like it, but you can put the crack pipe down anytime you want

***I won’t bother telling you about anything less than 3 Crack Pipes, have no fear.***

SERIES:
Category: Thug Crime Abroad

LOVE/HATE:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where: Set in Dublin, present day.
Who: Great characters, outstanding actors.
What: Tons of great plots that don’t quick. Stories weaved into others seamlessly and growing with every episode leaving you wanting more. Good soundtrack, progressive camera work, Cinematic feel and unique introductions. Did I mention a  ACTION? This is like getting on a roller coaster and then missing the high.
How many: You’ve got 3 seasons worth.

The FORSYTE SAGA:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in Victorian England. Yes! A period piece. If you love them, you will love this.
Who: Great characters, outstanding actors.
What: This has a bit of a slow burn, perhaps 2 episodes in you will get sucked in. Well rounded, interesting ,characters. Passion, unrequited love, scandal, what more can you want?
How many: You’ve got 10 episodes!

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in Prison (Connecticut or NY) Present Day
Who: Fun characters, Good acting.
What: Based on a book but coloring outside of the line thankfully. This is a bowl full of fun. Extremely fun music begins and ends each episode. Jenji Kohan of WEEDS heads up this production, so expect the same quirky, dropped jaw twists and turns. Dialogue is a quick-witted good time. You won’t want to put this crack pipe DOWN. It’s just too much fun!
How many: You’ve got 1 season, so take it slow….They’re filming season 2 now.

HOUSE OF CARDS  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in Washington. Present Day
Who: Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. YAY!
What: At first you may be assaulted by Kevin Spacey breaking the 4th wall, but you will quickly learn to love it. Let this power couple take you for a ride, you’ll love it. Kevin Spacey wraps you around his finger pretty quickly with crafty dialogue. It’s got deceit, adultery, debauchery, political scamming. While people claw each other down for the ultimate power position, HOUSE OF CARDS will just leaving you wanting more.
How many: You’ve got 1 season, so take it slow….SEASON 2 PREMIERS on FEB 14th 2014

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-netflix-house-of-cards-season-2-premiere-date-20131204,0,5149324.story#axzz2n01y4suS

ADDENDUM: HOUSE OF CARDS starts FEB 14th 2014

THE FALL:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in Belfast, Ireland. Present Day.
Who: Gillian Anderson. Strong Acting, great plot.
What: Oh yeah…you’ve got a serial killer in this one. Gillian Anderson is at her best here. Her character doesn’t take shit from anyone. Anderson pulls off tough, beautiful and fragile. Supporting characters are equally compelling.
How many: You’ve got 1 season, so take it slow….They’re filming season 2 now.

TOP OF THE LAKE:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 4 CRACK PIPES for Extremely ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in New Zealand. Present Day
Who: Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) Created by Jane Campion.
What: One major plot line. You just have to know what happened. Meanwhile the main character is emotionally ragged but she’s a detective. Lots of scumbag characters to keep you hating and guessing and re-thinking and needing to know.
How many:  1 season.

HIT & MISS:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in the U.K. Present Day.
Who: Chloe Sevingy and lots of outstanding supporting actors.
What: It’s original and it will grab you from the start. You’ve got a Pre-Op Transgender Contract Killer with a past that comes knocking on her door in the form of a kid.
How many: You’ve got 1 season, so take it slow….That’s it no season two. You may be crushed but it will be worth it.

LOST:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 5 CRACK PIPES for DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Many Places. Present.
Who: Fun characters, Brilliant acting, Plots, Twists, Turns, Sci Fi, Quantum Physics, Spirituality.
What: I came late to this series, so many of you may have seen it, but for those who haven’t. This is the positively the most fun I’ve had watching a TV series ever.
How many: You’ve got 6 seasons! Enjoy and tell family and friends where you are so they’ll no not to worry if they don’t see you for a month.

JERICHO:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 3 CRACK PIPES for VERY ADDICTIVE

Where and When: Set in Various places in the U.S. Present Day.
Who: Skeet Ulrich. Lennie James (These guys are who keep you interested).
What: Life after a Nuclear Blast. You’ve got a bit of survival, good guys against bad guys. It gets a bit corny, but the good points make you let that go.
How many: You’ve got 2 seasons. Eat ’em up.

***Addendum***

I just received an update on JERICHO:
“CBS and Netflix are in talks about making more episodes of Jericho. In the meantime, the Jericho story continues in the Season 3 and 4 graphic novels. The Season 3 novel is back in print:
http://tinyurl.com/JerichoS3Novel the Season 4 novel will be released next year and can be pre-ordered: http://tinyurl.com/S4Jericho

BLEAK HOUSE:  ADDICTION RATING SCALE: 4 CRACK PIPES for Extremely ADDICTIVE

Where and When: 19th Century England. A Period piece by golly!
Who: Excellent Acting. Gillian Anderson, Carey Mulligan. Anna Maxwell Martin.
What: It’s Dickens! You really can’t go wrong with Masterpiece Theater and Charles Dickens. Bleak house isn’t bleak at all. Plot is thick and characters are amusing and engaging.
How many: You’ve got 8 episodes.

SERIES You Probably already Know about and if you don’t you should:

BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, HELL ON WHEELS, THE WALKING DEAD, THE KILLING (ALL AMC….JOSH SAPAN KNOWS HOW TO PICK WINNERS :), AMERICAN HORROR STORY (Season 1) (I didn’t care for Season 2 and Season 3 is on the way to a good start), DEXTER, THE TUDORS, HATFIELD & MCCOYS,

NETFLIX FILM RELEASES

NETFLIX RELEASES.

When there’s nothing on TV and you’re searching for that new series to get caught up in or an engaging movie, look no further.

Here’s a list of what I’ve found engaging on Netflix with tidbit or two:

Here’s the RATING SCALE:

5 CRACK PIPES = BRILLIANT MOVIE. GIVES YOU WHAT YOU WANT. YOU FEEL SATED.

4 CRACK PIPES = YOU’LL HAVE A JOLLY GOOD VIEWING EXPERIENCE

3 CRACK PIPES = GOOD JOB, NOT THE BEST BUT WAY UP THERE.

***I won’t bother telling you about anything less than 3 Crack Pipes, have no fear.***

***Note this is just a smattering of movies available, I’m not mentioning all the well-known movies you’ve  probably already seen. These are the ones that might have gotten by you.***

FILMS:

Genre: WWII, ESCAPE, ESPIONAGE, SURVIVAL, SEA FAIRING MATEY!, WAR

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE: 4 CRACK PIPES

LORE: 3 CRACK PIPES

INTO THE WHITE: 3 CRACK PIPES

THE WAY BACK: 5 CRACK PIPES 

NO PLACE ON EARTH (Documentary with Reenactments): 3 CRACK PIPES

KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND: 5 CRACK PIPES

FLAME & CITRON:4 CRACK PIPES

THE PIANIST: 5 CRACK PIPES

SEA WOLF:3 CRACK PIPES

TO END ALL WARS:4 CRACK PIPES

BACK TO 1942:4 CRACK PIPES

JOHN RABE:3 CRACK PIPES

BALIBO: 4 CRACK PIPES

MY WAY: 4 CRACK PIPES

SCENIC ROUTE: 4 CRACK PIPES 

CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND: 4 CRACK PIPES (Beautifully done. Cinematography, Acting and Score first-rate. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s time in Berlin.)

Genre: TRAVEL & DISCOVERY

KON TIKI: 5 CRACK PIPES

Genre: UPLIFTING & PASSIONATE (But not in a corny way)

HAUTE CUISINE: 4 CRACK PIPES

Genre: CRIME DRAMA

THE SILENCE: 5 CRACK PIPES

ALL GOOD THINGS: 5 CRACK PIPES

EDWIN DROOD: 4 CRACK PIPES

FLAWLESS : 4 CRACK PIPES

LOVE CRIME: 3 CRACK PIPES

STANDER: 4 CRACK PIPES

A GANG STORY: 3 CRACK PIPES (French flick with a very charismatic lead actor.)

WILD BILL: 4 CRACK PIPES

THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS: 4 CRACK PIPES (This is very HEAVY. Based on the most legendary Australian Serial killer. Full of gray scenes and dark material.)

LAST RIDE: 4 CRACK PIPES (Very HEAVY film and extraordinarily intimate. Worth the watch.)

Genre: PERIOD PIECE  Based on Fact

A ROYAL AFFAIR: 5 CRACK PIPES

THE COUNTESS: 5 CRACK PIPES

CONFUCIUS: 4 CRACK PIPES

ICEMAN: 5 CRACK PIPES

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY: 4 CRACK PIPES

Genre: BLOW YOUR MIND…A mixture.

OLD BOY (Be prepared for shock.) : 4 CRACK PIPES

THE SKELETON KEY (Get your voodoo on): 4 CRACK PIPES

Genre: GHOSTS IF YOU WILL

THE AWAKENING: 5 CRACK PIPES

Genre: PERIOD  PIECES

CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING: 4 CRACK PIPES

Genre: SHARK

REEF (Finally another good shark movie) You Go! Aussie’s! : 4 CRACK PIPES

Genre: EPICS: HEAVEN’S GATE  (Despite what you’ve heard, this is great flick… so there’s a couple of long scenes giving it a verite feel…aside from that…Beautiful job from “The Deer Hunter” Director Michael Cimino.

ANIMATION:

MARY AND MAX: 5 CRACK PIPES (ONE OF THE MOST WELL-DONE ANIMATION FILMS I’VE EVER SEEN.)

DOCUMENTARIES ANYONE? COMING SOON.