Not Much Streaming These Days

Stuart Sweet is laughing at me. He knows how much I love to stream original series. He also knows I haven’t watched anything lately. Why? Because like many other people, our TV is glued to the various news stations. (Thanks, DIRECTV.) This leaves little room or energy to delve into anything else. So, this week’s Streaming Saturday will focus on the shows I wish I could be watching.

HBO’s McMillions

Mrs. Buckler and I are proud Gen Xers who remember McDonald’s Monopoly game from 1989. Imagine our shock when we found out the game was a scam. Don’t believe me? Check out this trailer from my favorite channel:

This six-part series premiered February 3 of this year. Mrs. Buckler and I made a date to stream it but we got caught up watching the events of the day on DIRECTV. As I’m writing this, I shouted down the hall to her about our “need” to make time for McMillions. She agreed, which is a good sign.

Showtime’s Black Monday

Speaking of Generation X and the ’80s, Mrs. Buckler and I remember the stock market crash of October 19, 1987. This event forms the backdrop for Showtime’s hilarious Black Monday series. Season one was like The Wedding Singer meets Wall Street. So far, we haven’t touched season two, which premiered on March 15, 2020.

Well, Black Monday is back and so is its dynamic cast. It’s led by the great and talented Don Cheadle. He’s joined by Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Casey Wilson, among others. When my wife and I finally peel away from the 24/7 news cycle, we’ll surely check this out. You should too… if you haven’t already.

Netflix’s Ozark

Stuart’s been teasing me about this one, mainly because he hates it and I like. For such a fan of this Jason Bateman vehicle, I haven’t started the much-anticipated third season. (It premiered on March 27, 2020.) Since then, I get daily reminders of how awesome it is every time I scroll through my Facebook news feed. (Apparently, my friends and family like Ozark, too.) There’s no way Mrs. Buckler and I won’t watch it. We have too much invested in this series not to. The only question is when? The sooner the better, I hope!

Thank You, DIRECTV!

Don’t let all my belly-aching about missed opportunities fool you. I’m happy to have DIRECTV for me and my family. (It’s one of the few things Stuart Sweet has managed to talk me into.) This satellite TV service delivers a huge number of channels that come to us in crystal-clear, high-definition reception. There’s something for everyone in the family, even if it’s been locked onto the news stations lately.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.