Show: Bloodline

Verdict: AMAZING

How much I’ve seen: Season 1

Where you can watch it: Netflix

Bloodline is a Netflix original series about a family who owns a resort in the Florida keys, and all hell breaks loose when the oldest son returns home.

This show sucked me immediately and I watched the whole season as fast as I could. I can’t recommend it strongly enough. The entire first season released on March 20th, and was renewed for a second only 11 days later.

I will say that I am a little concerned about season two. The way the season wrapped up, it would be so easy for that to be the end of the Rayburn Family story. If this show was like True Detective or American Horror Story where each season stood on its own, I’d be less worried. As it stands, I don’t know how they can keep up moving forward. But don’t let that keep you from watching season one. Even if the rest of the series turns out to be bad, season one is still worth the 13 episode time investment.


Keeping a Commonplace Book

My commonplace book on display using a Chromecast

A few months ago I started keeping a commonplace book. Well, sort of. A long time ago, I started keeping a commonplace book, I just didn’t know that’s what it was called. Ryan Holiday has done a much better job than I could ever do of explaining what a commonplace book is and why it’s worth keeping. The commonplace book itself isn’t necessarily the point of this post, but I’m doing (what I think are) some interesting things with mine that I thought were worth mentioning. But if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should stop reading this now, and come back to it after reading the link above.

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Battle Creek

Show: Battle Creek

Verdict: Pretty Good

How much I’ve seen: Everything (Cancelled after Season 1)

Where you can watch it: The last 4 episodes are on CBS.com

I really wanted to like this show and I did eventually. The first 4 or 5
episodes were not very good, but it picked up a bit towards the end.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to save it; it’s already been cancelled.

You’d think if the creators of House and Breaking Bad made a show together, it’d
be a massive hit, but it just didn’t work in this case. I was disappointed to
find out that, beyond the opening credits and some B roll, none of the show was
actually filmed in Michigan.

I will say that the casting of the two main characters is absolutely perfect.
Dean Winters as a guy envious of the FBI agent next door, and Josh Duhamel as
squeaky-clean “Mr. Perfect” FBI agent is just exactly right. I can’t imagine
anyone being better for either part.