Fall means lots of things—sweaters, yellow leaves, and early sunsets. For Street, it also means the ideal season for procrastination: in this brief period before finals, it's nice to distract ourselves by searching for a new show to binge. Check out what's on F&TV's watchlist this month—covering ever genre from horror to comedy.
Genre: Horror, movie musical
Sweeney Todd is actually not a well–cast movie; Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman all cannot sing, despite being the three main leads, and their acting is odd at times. However, I can't stop watching it over and over again. The songs are alarmingly good, the way they’re filmed is unique, and who doesn't love a good murder/cannibalism plot? Basically: Watch Sweeney Todd while wine–drunk with your friends on a Sunday night. You won’t regret it.
TV Show: Crazy Ex–Girlfriend
I've been catching up on the final season of Crazy Ex–Girlfriend and feel the need to remind everyone that not only is this show filled with bops, but also gives an incredible analysis of societal pressures on women (without seeming heavy–handed) while also portraying their flaws. You've already read 5000 articles about CEG, so I won't repeat everything about how good it is, but if you haven't started it, start it now.
TV Show: Madam Secretary
Genre: Political drama
Madam Secretary isn't a great show. Many would argue it's not even that good. But it's binge–able, and the perfect show to pop on after you've finished your homework at 2 a.m. and want to watch something semi–intriguing before you fall asleep. Five seasons are available on Netflix and one more is currently airing on CBS, meaning you have plenty of episodes, and plenty of time to get attached to Téa Leoni's Secretary of State, who puts out each and every preposterous political wildfire she encounters.
Genre: Animation, action, sci–fi
What's more important than winning the biggest, most popular race in the entire galaxy? That's right, it's love. Redline is about a man with a ridiculous pompadour who wants to race no matter what, even in the face of government conspiracies and possible death. It's action–packed, absurd, and sweet: the perfect trifecta.