Another in the Gold Rush franchise. Freddy has been around since the early seasons of the original Gold Rush as a minor (miner?) character. He is an expert in Gold recovery along with his expert fabricator Juan Ibarra, they head out to struggling mines and help them make the most they can with what they have. A very interesting show and perhaps the best in the franchise.Grade: A
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The Great North
A woodsy Alaskan family with a fishing operation plunder through the struggles of life after the matriarch passes away. It really doesn’t sound like a comedy but in every essence it is. Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, and Will Forte bring this animated series to life. I fear that this show will continue to place Offerman in a stereotypical manly man role, but I do love him in this genre. I really have not been able to get into many of these adult centric cartoons lately, however this one is unique and hits the notes that make me tingle with delight.Grade: A
Stranger Things – NETFLIX – 2016
Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, kids on bicycles, and Dungeons & Dragons all wrapped up in the newest Netflix original. This show is reminiscent of a Stephen King story as well as Goonies and Lost. Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) has gone missing after playing Dungeons and Dragons. His mother (Ryder), brother (Charlie Heaton), and friends are looking for him. While out looking the friends run into a girl, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), around their age who is being hunted down by bad guys.
There are a lot of questions to be answered from the first episode that are not the normal questions that come from predictable hour dramas. I am really enjoying this show and it feels nostalgic for those who grew up in the 80’s.
Great cinematography, acting, and direction will keep me watching this entire series and because it is on Netflix I can binge it and wait a year for the next season.