Instant Picks of the Week 5/4/18
Gone are the days of scrolling mindlessly through your queue! No longer will you have to sift through the vastness of what’s coming to the instant viewing wastelands this month! Whether you’re looking for a stellar film or an exciting new show to binge, Instant Picks of the Week brings you the hottest releases in film and television on instant viewing platforms that we know you’ll love, or at the very least not despise.
#CURRENTLY (Facebook Watch)
If you, like me, wake up every day wondering how you got stuck in the “worst generation ever,” then #CURRENTLY is for you. This satirical sketch series looks at various aspects of the millennial and Generation Z lifestyle and blows them up to unbelievable absurdity. Whether you’re taking 18 photos of your #mimosabrunch, pestering someone to Venmo you back the $17 they owe you for a movie ticket, or even trying to figure out why you and your friend are wearing matching outfits, there’s a situation in each episode that every young person can relate to. It’s funny and well-written, and may even make you question: “Why are we the way that we are?” [Derek Daniels]
Season One of #CURRENTLY can be streamed on Facebook or at www.currentlytv.com
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Netflix)
There aren’t many sci-fi rom-coms out there, so if those are your favorite genres, then do I have a slice o’ pie for you! SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED follows Darius Britt, a college graduate interning at Seattle Magazine, on an assignment to explore a mysterious ad that states, “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” She is interested in the story, and quite uninterested in her life in general, but all of that changes when she meets Kenneth Calloway, the ad poster. This story will take you on a wild ride—and even if you think you know where it is going, you probably don’t! I, of course, have a special respect for it because of the original song, “Big Machine,” written for and performed during the movie. It is certainly something one should watch if they love following dreams and lovingly uncomfortable performances from Aubrey Plaza. [Jade Michaels]