Title Recommendations based on Terence Fletcher
The former co-creator of TV's Seinfeld goes into his office every day, but doesn't do much work. Though he does entertain himself with side projects including a lead role in a revival of The Producers, a Seinfeld reunion episode, and a brief stint as a car salesman. He's the go-to person for telling it how it is, and as long as a few off-color remarks don't bother you, he's great company.
Louie stars Louie C.K.—who also writes, directs, edits, and produces the show—portraying a fictionalized version of himself. The series benefits from?C.K.'s typically irreverent stand-up comedy, but it's the raw-meets-absurd treatment of the life of a father and divorc&?eacute; living in contemporary New York City that kept viewers watching.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
Chappelle's Show is shocking, smart, and completely fresh. Dave Chappelle's breakthrough project showed him tackling the most serious issues in the most laugh-out-loud funny ways possible. His iconic characters include the lovable crackhead Tyrone Biggums and the blind black white supremacist Clayton Bigsby.
The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood", and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor—whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
Spotlight is the true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese—shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Silicon Valley revolves the employees of a start-up called Pied Piper who live together in a bachelor pad known as the Hacker Hostel, where witty, nerdy banter is constantly flying across the living room. A lossless compression algorithm could make them all billionaires, but they have to learn to play the game in time to beat a rival's well-funded Pied Piper rip-off.
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Thomas Angelo, a taxi driver living in the 1930s in Lost Heaven (based on San Francisco and Chicago), enters a mafia gang led by Don Salieri and gets mixed up in a storyline including many plots, robberies and assassinations, later deciding to become an informant against the mob. Driven by third-person gunplay, realistic driving mechanics and advanced graphics, Mafia immerses the player into a real-world mobster story.
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's puts together a baseball team on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Twenty-somethings Hannah Horvath, Marnie Michaels, Shoshanna Shapiro, and Jessa Johansson all face challenges in work, friendship, and love in New York City. The girls are not sure if they're trying to smoothly transition into adulthood, or putting it off for as long as possible.
One of William Faulkner's finest novels, As I Lay Dying, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her married life. Told through multiple voices, As I Lay Dying vividly brings to life Faulkner's imaginary South, one of literature's great invented landscapes, and is replete with the poignant, impoverished, violent, and hypnotically fascinating characters that were his trademark.
Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming a first date that could change both their lives.