Netflix humor that makes me smile

Everybody’s different, but these shows work for me:

Dave Chappelle’s specials – I’ve watched many of the standup specials on Netflix. These days, for me, Chappelle is king.

Toast of London – Silly and addictive.

The Detectorists – The driest Brit humor. Could you find anything like this produced in the U.S.?

Big Mouth – The facts of life for tweens. Does it cross a line? Definitely out there on an industry frontier.

The Good Place – A good place.

Schitt$ Creek – Levy family legacy.

Dropping the Soap – Just to include an Amazon Prime entry…

Children’s Hospital – …and one to find on Adult Swim or at your local library. 5-minute episodes, 7 seasons.

Shows that I revisit regularly: Lady Dynamite, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Futurama (ageless), Archer, Bojack Horseman, Lovesick (formerly, yes, Scrotal Recall).

Netflix Gore Awards

Netflix has reached new heights this season in the gore department.

I’m no expert, but here are a number of likely candidates for nomination for the annual industry gore awards:

I, Zombie – Every episode includes at least one scene where the heroine eats the brains of a murder victim (to recover memories of the crime). Recipe suggestions are sometimes included. Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was pitched.

Santa Clarita Diet – Drew Barrymore, zombie, requires human flesh to persist. No problem. The Santa Clarita suburbs are thriving and her family fully supports her.

The Punisher – Each episode rougher than the one before. The serie’s first season culminates in a fight that wins my vote for most violent ever filmed.

Ash vs. Evil Dead – The writers begin planning each new episode by asking the question, “How can we top the gorefest we dreamed up for that last episode.” In Episode 202, they produce a scene that may never be equaled (available on YouTube; definitely NSFW).

Some shows that used to seem gory: Spartacus (Andy Whitfield,  RIP), Banshee, Game of Thrones, Dexter, True Blood, The Walking Dead.

Haven’t seen: Hemlock Grove, The Knick, Hannibal, American Horror Story, etc.

Other shows I should champion?