Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I read an article in the New Yorker about different "online shows." The article said that Amazon's Catastrophe was the best. I didn't try it right away because I have never been a TV person. Finally I watched it today and I was hooked. I watched the whole season (6 23-minute episodes) in one sitting. I did some research and found out it is a British show, available in the US exclusively through Amazon Prime. I do like British shows better than mainstream American fare. The actors look like real people, the humor is quirky and intelligent, and there is no laugh track. Recommended.


Rachel Federman said...

What about the British accents? I find those quite taxiing.

Bearette said...

Me too, usually! But for some reason I could handle all the accents in this one (British, Irish, and Scottish). One of the characters was American. And I had closed captioning on, which probably helped. I think the people with accents were speaking fairly slowly and enunciating well.