Instant Picks of the Week 2/26/16
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.
BOB’S BURGERS Season Six (Hulu)
Given the million-joke-a-minute nature of BOB’S BURGERS, one would think that the writers of BOB’S BURGERS would have run out of ideas by now. On the contrary; this modern animated classic is still going strong in its super-duper-senior season. The Belchers are just as wacky and relatable as ever, pushed to their limits by the return of many fan-favorite side characters including Linda’s borderline insane sister Gayle, Courtney “Put My Necklace In My Mouth” Wheeler, and sexy Brazilian Capoeira instructor Jairo. BOB’S BURGERS continues to handle its favorite tropes with ease, boasting a “Let’s Do The First Episode Again” Episode arguably better than the one in the current season of ALWAYS SUNNY, the trademark Thanksgiving special featuring crazy Gayle, and an extremely heartfelt Valentine’s episode with the most touching song in the series so far. If you were worried about this show losing steam, worry no longer. This bad boy is cranking out puns and songs like a gangbuster, and shows no sign of letting up. [Kate Brogden]
VICE Season Four (HBO GO)
Vice has long been the bearer of awful truths, but in an eye-opening way, that many news agencies fail to be. Season 4 of VICE hits HBO full force, chronicling some of the heaviest content in series history. From the violent acts of terror of Boko Haram to a 40-minute exploration into the Right To Die, Vice’s thorough investigative reporting remains a cornerstone of HBO’s sophisticated approach to modern newscasting. Each episode’s comprehensive analysis of both sides of the fence allow for fascinating interviews and some of the most captivating contemporary news footage out there. Although Vice continues to be decidedly liberal in their agenda, it’s also what makes their reporting work so thorough and engaging. Although this surely isn’t a show for everyone due to political bias, it’s a show everyone ought to watch in order to better understand the geopolitical climate that surrounds them, especially in an American election year. [Sergio Zaciu]