After a 36-minute long discussion over hazardously hot coffee and impossibly fresh, cinnamon-dusted pastries, we at the Whalebone Global HQ—along with satellite attendees from Whalebone’s International Division of Good Ideas—decided that it’s fine time we start recommending a nice thing or two to you guys on a weekly basis. Now you might be thinking, “You guys have no idea what’s nice on a weekly basis. All you did was eat and drink delicious breakfast items and then decide to do this.” And you’re right—that’s exactly how this whole thing happened, but we think there’s a chance you’ll find that our taste in delicious breakfast items is not limited to delicious breakfast items—that it might also cascade into quality television shows, exceptional books, weapons of choice, and more.
This week’s recommendations are: TV series that you might enjoy bingeing. Also, feel free to send over any recommendations for shows we should watch and/or anything at all to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They say that 1 in 200 males today are a descendent of Genghis Khan. So hell yeah I want to watch a show about his grandson, Kublai. Yes, it’s about Marco Polo but the Mongols are where it’s at and Kublai basically controlled 1/5th of the world while he was alive. Marco Polo was the first European to get in with an emperor and write about it…pretty freaking legit.
— Bronson Lamb, Managing Director
You know that Pringles slogan, “Once you pop, the fun don’t stop?” It’s pretty much the same thing with this show. Minus the fun part. It’s actually very hard to watch. So hard you won’t stop watching and trying to understand. So hopefully you still have your ex’s HBO Go login.
Disclaimer: If you’re completely grossed out by feet and eczema, this show is not for you.
— Mallory Turner, Art Director
Directed by Sam Esmail, who’s a fucking machine. Avoids a lot of regular TV-isms and dives into how a lot of us young folk feel: pissed at the system and alone. Plus it’s like a Fight Club remake without the sweaty cult fighters and more computers. It’s nerdy, but not “CSI: Cyber” nerdy—more like making a movie about Q from 007 nerdy.
— Kingsley Spencer, Web Director
Basically Making a Murderer mixed with Serial Season 1. You feel like you’re part of the team trying to crack one of the most major murder mysteries ever. New evidence, unseen footage, and creepy family members and friends coming into the mix.
— Lyndsey Corin, Executive Sales Director
Like Entourage but with professional athletes hosting yacht benders in South Beach instead of film stars throwing Hollywood afterparties. Focuses on Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he spearheads the new sports division at an Miami-based talent agency and #attempts to sign and manage the NFL’s new + established elite. Prescribing this show to most of my friends for the weekly downtime in between actual NFL games this season.
— Michael Kilcullen, Associate Editor
If you haven’t hopped on the bike already, Stranger Things is the move. The 80s-nostalgia is very real (and I wasn’t even born in the 80s?) and the simple yet mind-blowing eight episodes will leave you curious and wanting more. Damn you Netflix. You’ll also likely start referring to the cast as friends of yours (shoutout Barb—the real MVP).
— Caitlin Cotroneo, Senior Project Manager
Stay tuned for more nice things from our team on next week’s Team Huddle.