Sneaky Pete

Back in January, I was trying to mask the torture of treadmill running by streaming a TV show on my Kindle.  As I was streaming from an Amazon device, I came across all the Amazon shows and found “Sneaky Pete,” read the description, and thought, yeah, that might work.

Side note here… James and I do not watch TV.  We cannot commit the time it takes in watching a series, so we stick with the occasional movie, “Frasier” reruns, and a true crime series every now and again… all of which require zero emotional commitment.  We also love a good alien documentary as well (but that’s another post).

Anyhoo….

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Giovanni Ribisi — photo credit Amazon

I decided to watch “Sneaky Pete.”  If you haven’t read the description or seen previews, it’s about a con artist (Giovanni Ribisi) who gets out of prison, goes into hiding, and assumes someone else’s identity, basically living this other person’s life.  Okay, it’s a bit more detailed than that, but I think you get the idea.

Anyone remember Giovanni Ribisi?  He was that dorky little kid on “My Two Dads” back in the late ’80s.  It took me a long time to remember where I’d seen him before (besides being Phoebe’s little brother on “Friends“).

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My Two Dads — photo credit FamousFix.com

Giovanni also played the kid brother to Nicholas Cage in “Gone in 60 Seconds.”

Sooo…

After that first episode, I was hooked.  It took me 3 weeks to convince James to sit down and watch it with me as I thought he would like it as well.  I was right.  And James is a hard sell, believe you me.

The show’s co-creator, executive producer, and evil villain is played by Bryan Cranston.  I don’t have a clue who Bryan Cranston is (sorry), but some people might know him from “Breaking Bad,” or “Malcolm in the Middle,” or even a few “Seinfeld” episodes.  He does evil well in this show.

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Bryan Cranston — photo credit Amazon

James and I stayed up past our bedtime last night and managed to watch episodes 6 and 7. We were left speechless with our jaws hanging open.  Season 1 only has 11 episodes, and I’m dying to binge watch the last of them today… alas, time does not allow for that, so I must wait.

My point?  If you like a good crime drama, like to see people get their comeuppance, and love when your show has wicked twists and turns that always leave you guessing (close your mouth please), give “Sneaky Pete” a watch.  You won’t be disappointed.

31 thoughts on “Sneaky Pete

  1. Chocolaterunsjudy

    We actually do have a lot of shows we like to watch (it helps not having kids — don’t have to worry about corrupting the furkids). So I try not to add any more! We usually watch a show or two each night.

    I know Giovanni Ribisi quite well. He was also in Saving Private Ryan — actually, he’s been in a lot of things (but I definitely remember him from Friends, too).

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Yes, Giovanni is so talented. He can go from one extreme to the other. I love his intensity in this show, it’s powerful. I tried watching Mad Men last year… I think I made it to season 3, but then I just stopped… kind of like Grey’s Anatomy, I just stopped after about season 11. It’s just hard to make the time, lol!

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      1. Chocolaterunsjudy

        It IS hard. I just watched a couple of episodes of Gray’s this afternoon — since the hubs doesn’t watch it, it’s harder to make time for it.

        Every summer we pick some show to binge watch, since regular tv is on hiatus.

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  2. Susan Leighton

    I love Giovanni! He did a good indie movie called Boiler Room back in the early 00’s with Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. He has also been in some films with Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy. Bryan has been a fav of mine for years with Malcolm in the Middle so this might be a good watch. Thanks, Paula!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Ooooo, I might have to check Boiler Room out! Between the 3 of them, it sounds like it could be good! And yes, I do think you’ll enjoy Sneaky Pete! I just got done with episode 8, and OMG, I wish I could stay up all night to finish it off, lol!

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  3. wanderwolf

    Ooh! Well then. I guess I have something to ask my brother to see with me.
    Running on the treadmill and a good place to put the iPad is such a win. Sometimes I can’t get into what I’m watching enough, but when I do, I don’t even notice the miles go by. 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      It really does make the time go better, doesn’t it! Silly me, but I actually just discovered that! I had never thought about streaming through the Kindle before, so I’m kind of enjoying my new-found TV time, 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Sometimes I wish I were 18 again without a care in the world and could binge on some of these shows that are out, but even after sitting through 2 episodes, my ass was numb, lol! But yes, it was a nice change up for sure!! 😀

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