Mid-Month Update – Excellent Television

The second season of Downton Abbey is finally available. Unfortunately it is not on Netflix or Amazon (unless you want to pay by the episode) but Hulu Plus has all of the second season episodes. I can’t wait to watch this with my wife. If you haven’t seen it yet, catch the first season on instant Netflix.

Titanic (2012)

“Follows the lives of the ship’s passengers, from all walks of life, as they travel on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated Titanic. From the wealthy family of the Earl of Manton, the designers of the ship, to the stokers in the engine room – who will make it onto the lifeboats? “

This is NOT the James Cameron blockbuster but rather a British miniseries. Each of the first three episodes begin before Titanic launches and tells the story of different characters. The fourth episode deals with the sinking of the Titanic and presumably the fates of the characters from the first three episodes. I’m looking forward to this mainly because it is from Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). Available on instant Netflix.

After watching this, do not even consider viewing Titanic II. Titanic II is NOT a sequel but the usual Asylum ripoff.

Breaking Bad Season 4 (2008-2011)

“Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a high school science teacher who learns that he has terminal lung cancer and teams with a former student to manufacture and sell high-quality crystal meth to secure his family’s future.”

I’ve recommended this series before but now we get the fourth season. This is another one I’m looking forward to watching with my wife. Too many shows, too little FREE time. I also think that it’s a mistake to premiere the fourth season on instant Netflix on the same day the fifth season premieres on AMC. This doesn’t give viewers enough time to catch up.