A Netflix reboot of an iconic sitcom and a new ITV conspiracy thriller will be coming to Netflix soon. Netflix has quickly built a reputation for providing high-quality and original content for their viewers. Sure, they are guilty of the Full House continuation (Fuller House), but they can also be thanked for Orange Is the New Black, Bloodline, Narcos, a slew of Marvel shows, Sense 8, Stranger Things, and House of Cards, among many others.
In 1975, CBS released a show about a single mother raising her two teenage daughters while building a new life together in Indianapolis. America grew to adore the family, as well as the zany superintendent Schneider (Pat Harrington Jr.), and fell in love with One Day at a Time. The show starred the late Bonnie Franklin, who played the single mother, and the children were portrayed by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips. The groundbreaking show broke social norms, introducing America to the first divorced mom on a TV show, and embodied the spirit of independent women. Netflix is set to release their reboot of One Day at a Time in January.
The original show was produced by the iconic Norman Lear, who launched shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Good Times, and he is an executive producer of the reboot. The updated version puts a new spin on the premise, however. This time around, the show focuses on three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the same house. The main character is a recently separated military mom who is raising her daughter and son with the aid of her mother. Audiences are anticipating what the new show will bring, and the bar has been set high thanks to the success of the original show. And with the original producer onboard, it is almost guaranteed to be yet another Netflix hit.
In her last TV interview, Bonnie Franklin described what made the show so appealing.
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Many ITV shows, like Downton Abbey, are popular among viewers in the U.S., and Netflix looks to continue the trend this fall when they release their original show Paranoid, an eight-part thriller from Red Production Company (Happy Valley, Queer as Folk). The conspiracy thriller stars Dominik Tiefenthaler (Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire), Neil Stuke (Sliding Doors), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty, From Hell), and Downton Abbey’s Kevin Doyle.
Deadline describes Netflix’s Paranoid in detail. With a stellar cast and a riveting plot, Paranoid will no doubt thrill viewers like many other Netflix original shows have.
“Set in the small fictional British town of Woodmere, a group of detectives must piece together what happened on the fateful morning Dr Angela Benton took her three-year-old son Luke to the playground. Watching Luke play alongside other moms and their toddlers, Angela is set upon and brutally stabbed by a man whose face is covered from view. His bizarre and disturbing behavior is noticed moments before the attack by eyewitness Lucy Cannonbury (Sharp). Her version of events instantly rings alarm bells with dedicated and compassionate cop Nina Suresh (Varma), but fellow seasoned detective Bobby Day (Glenister) is more willing to accept Lucy’s account of Angela’s tragic murder.
“As the investigation deepens and darkens, the detectives realize they are in a mammoth battle with a formidable global foe whose dark dealings reach into every corner of the world. The David and Goliath story sees its heroes taking on their own personal demons before they can do battle with the real enemy.”
Viewers are constantly on the lookout for original Netflix series, and with the upcoming release of Paranoid and January’s release of an iconic sitcom reboot, audiences will have two more shows to add to their Netflix binge-watching list.
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