Holiday Binge Watch: Chance

As we move into the holidays, that entertainment dead zone starting just before Christmas and ending just after New Year's, there is going to be a lot of time for folks to catch up on shows they haven't had a chance to see. And while some of you have DVRs full of network shows you've been itching to get to or a Netflix queue overflowing with Marvel and Stranger Things, some of you may need some new shows to watch while wrapping gifts or hiding from in-laws in the "game" room.


Chance is a series based on a novel by Kem Nunn and then created by Nunn and Alexandra Cunningham. It features Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) as Dr. Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist who works in San Francisco. He finds himself pulled into the life of one of his patients, Jaclyn Blackstone, and it's a world filled with police corruption and abuse. While dealing with his own personal issues of divorce and secrets of his own past, he has to save Jaclyn from her abusive partner. The series stars Gretchen Mol, Ethan Suplee, Greta Lee, Stefania LaVie Owen, Clarke Peters, and Diane Farr.

The first season debuted in October of 2016 with a second season starting in October of this year.

The official synopsis reads:

Based on Kem Nunn's acclaimed novel, this provocative thriller follows Dr. Eldon Chance ("House" star Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who has some skeletons in his closet. After being drawn into the crosshairs of an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance falls deep into the city's shadowy underbelly of police corruption, sexual obsession, fractured identities and violence. All the while, he's navigating a contentious divorce and dealing with the troubles that have come upon his teenage daughter.

Two seasons of Chance are streaming now on Hulu.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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