There has been a leadership challenge in the Australian government this afternoon, but I make a point to not talk about politics on this blog unless it’s part of what I’m reviewing. I’ve been quite busy today, so I haven’t had much time to watch anything, so that gives me a chance to have a look at the winners for the Creative Arts Emmys, which were held last weekend. The Creative Arts awards are for the people who are in the crew of a television show: editing, design, cinematography and sound mixing – basically all the people who get played off at the Oscars because they’re not famous enough to be allowed to make a big speech even though they’re the leaders in their fields. I know that Bradley Whitford beat John Hamm, but that’s about it, so I’m going to pull up a winners list and then we’ll get started. This isn’t going to be a comprehensive analysis, I’m just going to comment on the things that are important to me.
If you are in Australia and have just gotten Netflix (not the US one through a proxy), congratulations! You have a lot of media at your fingertips, which makes it impossible to know what to watch first, second or even third. So with this in mind, I’m writing a guide to the things that are currently on Netflix Australia (as of April 11, 2015 for anyone counting). What I’m putting in this list are a number of US television shows that I’ve actually seen some or most of, and I’ll definitely write about some British and Australian shows as well. House of Cards is not on this list because I saw the first season and the first two episodes of the second season, and I didn’t like it that much. Things that are on my Queue that I haven’t had a chance to watch yet are Marvel’s Daredevil, Bloodline (I’m not sure whether I want to watch this one), Arrow and Vikings. I’m also planning on starting Spartacus fairly soon. On with the shows!