What’s in the Queue? December Edition

We are video and audio junkies. Many of us have dreams of seeing our names on the big screen or mentioned in the credits of a podcast. When we’re not working tirelessly to deliver engaging content to our viewers and clients, we take full advantage of our relaxation time by devouring a new story.

This week Senior Producer Alissa asked the team about the productions they’re enjoying. Let us know what you’re watching and what you think of our favorites on LinkedIn

Editor Devon Hoar is feeling mainstream this month & enjoying Disney’s The Mandalorian

A lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. 

Why The Mandalorian?

It takes the world of Star Wars and successfully breaks out of the repetitive story framework that plagues the mainline movies, allowing writers to run wild in each story. The production quality and 45- to 60- minute runtime makes each episode still feel like an event when they release.

Devon's Rating:

Five stars! Must watch. ifyou like action and/or sci-fi

Techguy Greg Suskin is keeping up with HBO Max’s Search Party. 

A bunch of post-collegiate hip Millenials go looking for a lost girl that they don’t even know very well, and things get twisted along the way. 

Why Search Party

“The characters are funny and very well acted. It takes a uniquely critical view of society and looks at how normal lives could go completely off the rails.”

Greg's Rating:

Four and a half stars, minus .5 for stress and generational attacks I don’t need in my life right now. 

Producer Alissa Galligani is looking back to the Cold War with Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. 

Based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and set during the Cold War era, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world. 

Why The Queen’s Gambit?

“We see Cold War tensions in a new light, get familiar with (yet not overwhelmed by) the emotional trauma and treatment of orphans in the 1950s, and have a first-hand look at a drug and alcohol addiction that started at a very young age. It’s a compelling and well-told story.”

Alissa's Rating:

Four and a half stars, because it takes something exceptional to reach 5 full stars. 

Bossman Jon is feeling nostalgic and escaping the daily grind with Amazon Prime’s Red Oaks. 

It’s the summer of 1985, and NYU student David lands a summer job at the Red Oaks Country Club in New Jersey.
 As the assistant tennis pro, he rubs elbows with the clientele, as well as his fellow employees. And they all have advice to offer him on how he should be planning for the rest of his life.

Why Red Oaks?

“It’s like a walk down memory lane for all you Gen Xers out there. Set in a new Jersey country club in the 80’s, this coming of age series captures the period perfectly with some not-so-subtle nods to its Caddyshack inspiration.
These three seasons released on Amazon Prime several years ago offer interesting characters, lots of nostalgia, and low-stakes entertainment when you’re looking for an escape from the daily grind.”

Jon's Rating:

Four stars!

What are you watching right now? Let us know on our LinkedIn page.