The Too Much TV Roundup- November 28th

So, as usual, picking random shows and throwing them against each other creates for a very interesting lineup.once again, lack of audio description lost the battle. 5) The Great North (FOX/Hulu) English Audio Description?: No This time, interweaving plots that involved trying to keep a cactus alive, and another that was simply trying to get Judy to “bee-friend” the new super cool exchange student from Illinois who is oddly obsessed with bees just didn’t work for me. There were some good jokes, like the popular girl not even understanding her own sick burn or where it came from, but for … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 28th

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 27th

Welcome back to the roundup. I managed three movies in addition to the shows below, so I’d say it was a fairly productive day. 6) Interview With A Vampire (AMC Plus) English Audio Description?: No So, I’m going to continue to review content from AMC Plus, as they have made a sliver of audio description available, and they need to know why it’s important to continue moving forward. There is not a single reason this show shouldn’t have audio description. It’s a huge new gamble for AMC, one that earned a second season pickup early on, and comes from a … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 27th

The Guardians Of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio description?: Yes I was thinking about skipping an actual formal review, but hen, that’s what I do. I just don’t think anyone is waiting on reviews to watch this. It’s for Marvel fans. it’s for people who like the Guardians. it’s for people who think a Holiday Special could be fun. i don’t think there’s a demographic ready for this, despite it’s holiday trappings, that will watch this without having seen either Guardians film, or Marvel. And if there were, those people aren’t waiting to see “what the critics think”. Truth is, … Continue reading The Guardians Of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 26th

So, only five titles today, but i also knocked out three films with reviews to come. 5) Little Demon (Hulu) English Audio Description?: No When I have five shows, and only one of them did not have audio description, but I generally liked all five, then the show without audio description ends up losing out. This episode saw Chrissy trying to help a friend through mind control gone horribly awry, while her parents found common ground over a dog they used to own together called Bark Wuffalo. And if you haven’t already named your dog that, you have failed. I … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 26th

Facing Nolan

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: No For a very brief moment in time, I did the whole baseball trading card thing as a kid. Mainly because I had friends doing it. Really that’s the reason most kids do anything. Their friend has something, so they need it to fit in. So, I became familiar with baseball players of the late 80’s/early 90’s. Otherwise, I really only know some of the biggest names. But, even with my somewhat limited knowledge, i know who Nolan Ryan is, and I was interested in seeing a documentary about his life. Sadly, … Continue reading Facing Nolan

Mrs Harris Goes To paris

Where I Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes Near me in Florida, there’s a massive retirement community where movie rules don’t apply. It’s an exclusive age controlled community, so often films that trend toward a younger audience either don’t open, or don’t stay open for very long. Meanwhile, films featuring a predominantly senior ensemble play forever. I don’t remember the title, but there was a film that opened and was still in release there so long that it had actually fallen out of Box Office Mojo’s tracking of all titles in release. It was like The Villages are trapped … Continue reading Mrs Harris Goes To paris

The Top 20 Contenders For Best Director This Year

So, I already gave my first thoughts on Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. We are on to the Best Director race, and an early look at the top 10 contenders in a very wide open race. I think only my top choice is an actual lock. 1) Steven Spielberg (The Fablemans) Spielberg, who last year was in the race for his first musical with West Side Story, is unlikely to be left off for his look back at this deeply personal part of his life. Even with the film performing very lightly at the box office, a … Continue reading The Top 20 Contenders For Best Director This Year

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 25th

How did you spend your Black Friday? Binge watching? Supposedly 30% of American’s don’t buy anything this weekend. At least, that was what some guy on the news said. (his actual statement was that 7 out of 10 Americans will buy something this weekend, I just reversed it). I was in that 7 of 10, and i still got my Roundup done. 7) Acapulco (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes You know, I think I’m just going to let this one go. Four episodes in, and it’s not clicking with me. Episode Grade: C+ 6) Unsolved Mysteries (Netflix) English Audio … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 25th

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 24th

I used my Thanksgiving wisely. Not only did I knock off nine programs (plus jeopardy, which i don’t rank), but I also watched three movies. Satisfying indeed. 9) Star Trek Lower Decks (Paramount Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes So, the only reason this hit the bottom is that I’m sitting here right now, and I’m trying to recall everything I watched yesterday, and i literally cannot remember anything about this episode. Not one thing. So, I guess it wasn’t memorable enough like some of the other episodes. So weird. Maybe I watched too much TV yesterday? Episode Grade: B- 8) … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 24th

Christmas With you

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes Well, it looks like after all that Falling For Christmas stuff, I’m finding more reasons to pay attention to this Christmas nonsense where a flood of movies everyone will forget hits us each year.This time, Netflix dropped a film with Freddie Prinze jr., and i was like… Shit. Now i have another one to watch. The next one has Justin Hartley, who I am now a big fan of after This Is Us, so if they keep casting like this, I might review everything they make. I really don’t need to … Continue reading Christmas With you

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 23rd

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers out there. Tomorrow’s post will reflect what I chose to fill my time with on Turkey Day, but today’s recap is that pre-Thanksgiving window. I’m thankful for audio description, which allows me to watch a lot of programs. Only one program on today’s list doesn’t have audio description, and i am able to understand it better because I’m a long time fan. Otherwise, I think we’d have a very different relationship. And, if you haven’t followed me yet on YouTube, I’m trying to break 100 subscribers over there as well. Http:\\www.YouTube.com/macthemovieguy, or just search … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 23rd

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 22nd

Considering how insanely busy I was yesterday, this list, while short, is actually longer than i thought it would be. 4) This Fool (Hulu) English Audio Description?: Yes Compared to last weeks amazing episode, where I commented on the amazing quality of the narration, and how they must be using a form of auto tune to shift the pitch of the narrator’s voice, only to learn that… No. He just is that good. He can pitch his own voice and speak in ranges varying characters that seem like you would need the assistance of a program, or the bare minimum… … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 22nd

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 21st

First, a couple of congratulations to some winners are in order. A big shoutout to Amy Schneider for winning the Tournament Of Champions on Jeopardy last night. It was a really tight finale, and overall an awesome game to behold. It was rather odd to watch someone like Matt get defeated by someone with a much smaller Jeopardy run, but the tournament brings the best of the best. That’s what it is all about, and Amy proved once again, that it is her. Also, another shoutout to Charlie for winning the Mirrorball trophy. While I would have preferred we keep … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 21st

The Too Much TV Roundup- November 20th

Last night, the final episode of The Walking Dead aired. i haven’t watched it yet, but I read a recap. It’s been really hard to keep up with my favorite show of all time since losing my vision, realizing that AMC and the creators and producers of The Walking Dead do not love me back, and see no value in a blind or visually impaired audience. Crowdsourcing spoilers before I watch, and watching simultaneously with a friend in another part of the country who is a fan of the series, and willing to give me some reactions is not the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- November 20th

RIPD 2

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: no one of those rare times Netflix let me down. A quick search for this title found audio description available should someone want to rent this on a VOD service, which means Netflix just couldn’t be bothered. Which for them is rare, so I had to call and let them know to please add the audio description track. However, I don’t know that they ever will, so I had to review the film as is. To be honest, I had no desire to see a RIPD sequel.Even if this film was … Continue reading RIPD 2