I love what’s happening on "TV" today. "TV" is all about Netflix, HBO, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Crackle and the other seemingly hundreds of new content creators and streamers that are making traditional TV even more irrelevant in my life.
So, when we wanted a new family show to watch this past weekend I did some searching and reading on Twitter, and found the Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street."
Face it, kids programming generally sucks. My 7 year-old has a few decent shows we let him watch. "Odd Squad" on PBS and the new Netflix rendition of "Inspector Gadget" are the two on his watch list now. But, as I said, we wanted something new and good to watch. And, we found it in "Gortimer."
Simply put, you need to meet this kid and his friends. It’s a great show and so far above the fray of your typical kids show that no matter your age you’ll truly enjoy it.
Gortimer and his two best friends, Ranger and Mel, hang out in and around Normal Street – an ordinary neighborhood that has a hint of something magical. We’re three episodes in, and every episode has been funny, well-acted and just – at the risk of sounding corny – delightful.
I don’t waste my time watching crap, it’s just not enjoyable to me. So, meeting Goritmer and his friends has been a real treat. I suggest you take a walk on Normal Street soon, too.
It’s free to stream if you have an Amazon Prime membership.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.