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WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Josh Ryan has shared his ultimate watchlist for enjoyable shows that help you relax. Click here or visit our Youtube Channel to view the watchlist. Enjoy!
I don’t watch a ton of shows. In fact, I’m a streaming snob. When you’re a father of three, your viewing window is very, VERY limited, so you have to make it count. I like to watch shows that do two things: make me laugh and lower my anxiety! Here are five shows that I think you’ll enjoy, too.
“Schitt’s Creek” — Hulu
This has quickly become our family’s go-to, anytime-you-need-a-laugh Canadian comedy. Created by the father and son duo of Eugene and Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” follows the Rose family as their lives are flipped upside down when they go from billionaires to broke. The storyline is flawless, the characters and cast have an outstanding chemistry, and you’ll find yourself laughing harder and harder at the snarky one-liners and ridiculous antics served up in every episode.
“Untold” — Netflix
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, here comes the sports-doc series, “Untold.” From basketbrawls to hockey teams owned and operated by Mafia families (yeah, this happened), these are the sports stories you may not have ever heard about. With most episodes barely exceeding an hour, they’re a quick watch with stories that will either leave you smiling, stunned or shocked!
“Nailed It!” — Netflix
It’s the baking show for people like me, who are TERRIBLE at baking! This show mainly focuses on home bakers who aren’t very good but are totally willing to try and compete against one another to create elaborate baked goods. The best part of the entire show is when they reveal their creations, which mainly look like a second grader’s failed art project. Next time you’re feeling down about your baking skills, stream a few episodes of “Nailed It!” to feel better. Even if you never find your baking mojo, you can at least laugh at the people who fail as much as you do.
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” — Disney+
Based on the incredibly popular Mighty Ducks movies from the ‘90s, “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” gives you a real opportunity to relive your youth! A feisty mom (Lauren Graham) makes it her mission to create a new hockey team of misfits after her 12-year-old son is rejected from the junior team. Emilio Estevez, who reprises his role as Gordon Bombay, decides he’s up to the task of coaching the underdog squad to glory. With this new team’s formation, Coach Bombay finds his love for the game reignited. This is a show you can enjoy with everyone in your family.
“Heist” — Netflix
“Heist” is a six-part docuseries that tells the stories of three news-making heists (with each heist taking up two episodes), told by the person/people who pulled it off. Filled with supporting interviews, archival footage and extensive dramatic reenactments, “Heist” tells these stories in a flashy, upbeat manner, unlike most true crime shows. Be prepared for your jaw to hit the floor when you take the plunge into the world of these meticulously organized crimes.
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