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The Best of Binge - Autumn 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Best of Binge - Autumn 2018

There are so many great shows across an array of streaming services that it's hard to know where to begin. Here are a few of our favourites...

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LAST CHANCE U

AMAZON PRIME // SEASONS 1 - 3 AVAILABLE NOW

Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at a rising junior college football program. The quaint town of Independence, Kansas, is the new setting, as the underdog Pirates have a chance to finally stand tall after more than a decade of losses.

Their bigger-than-life head coach, Jason Brown. A sharp-tongued, yet compassionate son of Compton, California, Brown aims to get the Pirates their first conference title in over 30 years, and doesn’t care if he jolts this quiet Midwestern place while he does it.

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THE BLEEDING EDGE

NETFLIX // AVAILABLE NOW

What you don't know, can hurt you. America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial.

Filmmaker Kirby Dick examines the $400 billion medical device industry and the profit-driven mind-set that rushes implanted devices into the marketplace with proper clinical trials.

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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

AMAZON PRIME // SEASON 1-3 AVAILABLE NOW

Loosely based Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, the Axis won WWII, leading to the United States being divided into three parts, an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section, and a buffer zone between the two.

Despite the oppression, a new hope emerges when films turn up that seem to show a different world.

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THE FIRST

HULU // AVAILABLE NOW

Any time people venture into the unknown, there is a cost. The First tells the stories of those that would venture there.

Created by Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and starring Sean Penn, this ground-breaking story explores the challenges of taking the first steps towards Mars.

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WILD WILD COUNTRY

NETFLIX // AVAILABLE NOW

When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wire-tapping ever recorded, and the world's biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles.

Wild Wild Country is historical filmmaking brought to life on an epic scale. It’s a tale so wild that seeing means barely believing.

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BLOC Magazine

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As summer draws to a close, the autumn issue of our magazine looks forward to some exciting events that are taking place in our nation's capital, London and second-city, Birmingham.

London is easily accessible from our Gatwick hotel and Birmingham is soon to be home of a second BLOC. Behind the scenes, we're working hard to add other locations where you can sample our affordable luxury.

At BLOC, we have distilled the finest ingredients into a package that provides perfect, yet affordable conditions for any overnight stay in prime locations. It's about no-nonsense style and function.

BLOC magazine embraces this theme. We've curated some of the favourite things we have discovered on our travels including the wonders of the Emerald Isle, Bentley's new concept, travel tech and apps as well as food and drink destinations.

You will also find details of BLOC's new VIP Guest List - don't forget to sign up to be eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with insight and entertainment on your journey.

You can view all of the articles on this site or view an online FREE version of the magazine, here.

We’ll also be adding to and updating this site with more cool stuff that we find on our travels. Jump on board!

Your journey begins here.