Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Apr 29, 2016

10 Best New TV Shows on Netflix in May

A collection of the best new TV shows on Netflix for May, including the second seasons of Bloodline and Grace and Frankie.

I love the first of each month because it means there are plenty of new presents waiting on Netflix. When that calendar flips over to the new month there is always a ton of new TV shows, movies, documentaries and stand-up specials on the streaming service for us to enjoy.

As we transition into May, the new month sees two Netflix Original series come out with their sophomore seasons after successful debuts last year. Bloodline is one of the more underappreciated shows on Netflix and saw Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn nominated for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at last year’s Emmys. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, you have a few weeks to get caught up before season 2 drops on May 27.

While Bloodline is the TV show I am most excited about for May, there is plenty of competition for the No. 2 spot, but I think Grace and Frankie gets the nod. The star-studded cast of Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Watterston and Martin Sheen make this a must-watch just to see that much star power on the screen together. Season 2 comes out May 6.

Other Netflix Original shows coming out in May are the first season of Chelsea Handler’s new series Chelsea. Maria Bamford’s new show Lady Dynamite comes out May 20 and could be this year’s breakout new Netflix show. Lastly, Chef’s Table is back with new episodes on May 27, the same day as Bloodline.

You can see the full list of new releases for May here.

And here is the full watch list of the 10 best new TV shows on Netflix in May, listed in the order they are released.

May 5 
Marseille: Season 1

May 6 
Grace and Frankie: Season 2
Young & Hungry: Season 3

May 11 
Chelsea: Season 1

May 17 
American Dad!: Season 10

May 20 
Lady Dynamite: Season 1

May 26 
Graceland: Season 3

May 27
Bloodline: Season 2
Chef’s Table: Season 2, Part 1

May 28 
Hell on Wheels: Season 5

Let us know what new TV show you are most looking forward to binge-watching in May in the comments section below or chime in on social media and confess your love for Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, Chef’s Table and more.

Apr 26, 2016

The Most Challenging Bloodline Scene To Film, According To Kyle Chandler

The Most Challenging Bloodline Scene To Film, According To Kyle Chandler image
Spoilers for Bloodline’s first season are below.

If you watched Bloodline Season 1 – and there’s literally no reason why you shouldn’t have, given its excellence – then you know very few TV families had a rougher time last year than the Rayburns. It’s even hard to decide who had it worst within the family, though Danny would probably win the vote, but actor Kyle Chandler was suffering quite a bit himself for one scene, although it wasn’t the material that was the problem. During a set visit earlier this year, the actor spoke with me and other press outlets and shared his most challenging scene to film. 
Probably that last, I mean, physically the last scene, because I had what the guy said was as close to pneumonia as you can get, and I had some family matters that took place, and it was a hard. The end of the year was just hard, but it was very rewarding and everything came out great.

A consummate professional, that guy, unable to go a full minute talking about negative things without bouncing right back to the good side of the experience. (He then mentioned how filming in the Florida Keys was like being in Neverland.) Still, it doesn’t matter how blissful and magnificent one’s surroundings are if everything is going haywire inside one’s body and mind. 

Bloodline is a show where emotions run high when these characters are at their calmest, so by the time the last episode came around, the mental state of each of the Rayburns was fractured and filed down to sharp edges. Everyone was dealing with the aftermath of Danny’s death, as well as the tangled mess that he made before that, and it ended up getting made all the more complicated with the arrival of Danny’s son Nolan. And Kyle Chandler, with his head wrapped around the problem afflicting both his fictional family and his real family, looked like this. 


From now on, my daily goal is to be in “Kyle Chandler when he’s embracing the flu” shape, since that's still way better than what I got going. 

The actor also went on to say that the hardest part of the production as a whole was actually being away from his family, which he admitted was the case for most actors, and he was not an exception there. But as terrible a time as it was for the Emmy-winning actor to pull it off, perhaps the physical fatigue and mental strain actually helped his performance out there in the end. It definitely didn’t hurt.

Bloodline Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Friday, May 27, at 12:00 a.m. To see when everything else is hitting Netflix in the coming months, check out our premiere schedule, and then don’t forget to hit up our summer TV schedule for everything else coming to your small screens.

Apr 21, 2016

5 Best Things to Watch on Netflix This Week

2. Bloodline 
Bloodline returns for its much anticipated second season this May as the critically acclaimed cast are reunited, so now's your chance to catch up on season one if you haven't already. For those that haven't seen it, it stars Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), and Linda Cardellini (Mad Men) and follows the story of a Florida family called the Rayburns, who are pillars of the community but have some dark, dark secrets hidden in their past.

Takes a few episodes to get going but worth sticking with.

3. Friday Night Lights
While we're talking Kyle Chandler, now's a perfect time to watch all of the absolutely fantastic Friday Night Lights from start to finish. Worth it for Coach Taylor's epic motivational speeches alone...