Top Picks from Corcoran Staff: TV Series and Movie Edition

Are you looking to spice up your TV and movie selections to get through these cold Winter days? Look no further! Our staff here at John M. Corcoran & Company has plenty of options to offer up. Some of our employees reported in their very own top picks across several different genres that will give you some variety on your big screen.

Comedy and Reality- The Best Combination

Patricia from our Accounting Department reveals that she loves a good laugh when it comes to her favorite movies. She said, "... one of my most favorites that never gets old to me is The Hangover, The Hanover Part II, and The Hangover Part III..." and she loves them, "... because this is something that CAN happen in real life and how they go through so much craziness to find their friends...," by backtracking to discover what happened the night before which leads to even more wild adventures. Check out HBO Max, Apple TV, Prime Video to experience the shenanigans of the notorious wolf pack.

Gif of man with missing tooth asking, "Hey, Phil am I missing a tooth?" from the Hangover

Patricia also loves a good reality TV show and she's really digging TLC's 90 Day Finance: The Other Way. She says, "... it's about Americans finding love in foreign countries and are willing to move out there to be with their significant others. It shows not only how much 'not in love' they are... [but] also opens their eyes about life in other countries and how hard it can be to survive out there, and of course, plenty of drama between them, their friends and family members..." 

90 Day Finance: The Other Way ad with a couple holding hands in front of the Taj Mahal

Drugs, Deception, and Drama

Dan, Property Manager of Faxon Commons, jumped in with a new Hulu series called Dopesick. He states, "It's a true story about the opioid epidemic/addiction crisis back in the 1990's. Really interesting. Basically, the Health Care Industry and sales reps recklessly marketed painkillers and downplayed the risk of addiction." This mini series reveals the irony behind an industry that is supposed to heal people, not harm them. Dopesick exposes the daily struggles that so many distressed Americans faced with drug addiction thanks to the actions of Purdue Pharma. Watch this series to experience the different points of view from the Drug Enforcement Administration, to Purdue Pharma, and the addicts who ultimately suffered the consequences of this epidemic. 

Cast of Dopesick TV show

Something Short and Sweet 

Grace from Marketing says that, "Apple TV's Ted Lasso is not one to miss. This two season series is one of the most feel-good shows I have ever watched, it is simply a delight! The show is set in the quaint town of Richmond, England where American coach Ted Lasso takes over a British football club. However, this series comes with a twist as Lasso has only coached American football and knows nothing about the game of soccer. However, his enthusiastic spirit wins everyone over and gives the British football fans some hope for their beloved team. I love this show because all of the actors play such unique roles that leave you rooting for all of them in different ways. This light-hearted sports comedy-drama gives you feelings of warmth, optimism, and happiness. Ted Lasso's kindness is unmatched and I cannot wait to see more of it in season three." 

Jason Sudeikis holding British flag tea cup as character Ted Lasso
footballers touching "Believe" sign in locker room from Ted Lasso

An Oldie but A Goodie

Jeanmarie from Compliance says one of her favorite movies of all-time is the original Back to the Future. She summarizes it as, "... a science fiction film with the main character, Marty McFly, (played by Michael J. Fox) a 17-year-old high school student, who is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown... Marty must find a way to convince Doc that he is from the future, reunite his parents, and ultimately get back to the future. It's one of those wholesome, feel-good movies that is so entertaining, no matter what age you are!" 
Back to the Future's Doc Brown sitting in the time-traveling DeLorean talking to Marty crouched down next to him