The Too Much TV Roundup- August 14th

I started a few more shows today, and sadly none of them reached the top spot. Sometimes, it takes time. 1) Only Murders In The building (Hulu) English Audio Description: Yes The winner today was everyone’s favorite gang of podcasters, who continue to try and solve the mystery of why they are being framed. but, it was the injection of some heavy hitting guest stars that sent this episode over the top, from Tina Fey’s unnecessarily cutthroat rival caster, Jane Lynch’s always welcome return as the one time stunt double, Amy Ryan’s deliciously evil killer, or Michael Rappaport’s exhausted lead … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 14th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 13th

Five shows go in, which one winds up on top? 1) For All Mankind (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes An episode that largely asked me to care about Margot right after she did Molly dirty in the last episode. Part of me would have been fine with the Russians killing Margot off in the episode, but through some nice emotional manipulation, we ended up somehow forgiving her because it’s so damn lonely on top. Meanwhile, we also had to care about Danny, who I don’t, because his obsession for Karen has caused him to break his AA streak, and … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 13th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 12th

i feel like my brain got erased between yesterday and last night, so this should be an interesting column to start the day. 1) The Orville (Hulu/Disney Plus) English Audio Description Available?: Yes in Gently Falling Rain, I realized this show needs a fourth season. I don’t know if anyone else did, but I did. Anyway, just when a treaty is about to be signed, shit hits the fan, and Tallaya ends up rearing her angry head again, and suddenly the crew is in danger. I see that they are really trying to make Charlie happen, but considering who went … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 12th

Dog

Where I Watched It: VOD Description Provided By: Deluxe What is there to say about a film named Dog? Like, is it going to start a franchise of really blunt and obviously titled films? is Cat next? Horse? Technically, Nicolas Cage took Pig off the table last year. Perhaps, Dog is the spiritual sequel to Pig, but based on the extreme differences in style, I’m going to go with no. Channing Tatum stars here as a soldier with some unresolved PTSD who sees no future for himself other than one where he’s allowed to return to combat. He tries everything, … Continue reading Dog

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 11th

Not a busy television show watching day. But, if every day was, I would never get anything else done. 1) Locke and Key (Netflix) English Audio Description Available?: Yes I’m a huge fan of this show, and while I appreciate that Netflix is giving it a final season (unlike Raising Deon) to wrap up its storylines, it clearly was planing for more seasons than just one. This episode is extremely rushed with the episode opening up with two characters we’ve never seen before, then moving into a data dump about Duncan’s impending wedding, how we are still short a Locke, … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 11th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 10th

Slow news day, but I finished one of my favorite shows of the year, so it’s a bittersweet ranking. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes My gift to the world would be this show. What an amazing finale that perfectly wrapped up the insanity of everything set up so far in the series, and also never needing to explain the magic behind the event. This came down to Kirby versus Harper, and the final hour really felt like a stand up and cheer type of hour, as the revelations kept coming, and I fell in love with … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 10th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 9th

You know? This was a pretty good day in terms of television watching. Shows that had previously started to let me down have seemingly course corrected. 1) Breeders (FX/Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: no I generally really do try and make sure the show on top is an audio described title, which makes this all the more frustrating. but I swear, Breeders feels at times like it might just be the best show on TV. It certainly is the best one that no one ever seems to be talking about. In No more part 1, we are dealing with the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 9th

Rise Of The Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles

Where I Watched It: Netflix English Audio Description?: Yes I don’t even know what ninja Turtles fans look like today as kids. Do they get the action figures/ Do they have the play sets? Do they eat ice cream bars in the shape of a Ninja Turtle head? I remember when the turtles were briefly invited to Disney MGM, despite not being a Disney property, as meet and greet characters. And the tour? When they formed a rock band? So, yeah, as someone who grew up in love with my Turtles, and had all the action figures, plus a bunch … Continue reading Rise Of The Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 8th

The start of a new week, and Amazon is being mean and reminding me there was still one more episode of Night Sky, after I finished it last week and it temporarily disappeared from my queue. I now see that Undone is still there, after going away, which perplexes me because I it really do not know where that story would have gone after that ending. That was a true finale ending if there ever was one. What the hell, Amazon? Stop temporarily disappearing shit from my queue. This wasn’t a problem before the redesign. 1) Night Sky (Amazon) English … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 8th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 7th

One show I didn’t even finish the episode before giving up. Which one was it? 1) For All Mankind (Apple plus) English Audio Description?: Yes When you’re so personally invested in the characters that you envision yourself bitch slapping Margot down the hall for firing Molly, you know the show has great writing. Look, she may be a girl, but molly is a blind character working at fucking NASA, and I’m a blind film critic. If you didn’t think I’d have a strong reaction, and that Margot is now dead to me, you clearly misread this situation. And molly was … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 7th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 6th

One of those super chill days where I cleared a lot off my watchlist. This list doesn’t even include any films watched. 1) The Orville (Hulu) English Audio Description?: Yes Listen, Seth, I know that secretly you want to be done with this show for some reason. unfortunately, and I say this as a huge Family Guy fan from back in the day, this is the best thing you’ve ever done. This third episode, which featured a handful of the crew landing on a planet that showed life where there wasn’t supposed to be any was quite amazing. Sending each … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 6th

Edward Scissorhands

Where I Watched It: Disney Plus Description Provided by: Deluxe Narrated By: Laura Post So why Edward Scissorhands? Well, a commentator in a group I’m in not too long ago made a comment about how for whatever reason, the Edward Scissorhands audio description track on Disney Plus was cut off, only partially there. This reminded me that I had never seen this, it seems to be something people liked, and it might even be a classic, so it gives me the chance to kill two birds with one stone. I’m sure when this film came out, and I was still … Continue reading Edward Scissorhands

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 5th

Five shows. Really only two were in contention for the top spot. 1) Undone (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Well, I think that’s a series wrap. I hadn’t heard anything official about Undone being a two season show, but that felt like a series finale and not a season finale. Considering the entire series was wrapped up in a nice bow, I don’t know what a third season would conceptually even be. But, this final half hour really took everything it had ever built to, threw it in your face, and demanded that you love it. It was great. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 5th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 4th

Well, I squeezed some shows in today for your viewing pleasure. At least one is a limited series that now is totally done. But did it top the list? 1) Loot (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes This was actually a pretty close race with not really a clear front runner, but of the seven programs I watched, Loot’s third episode, which featured Maya Rudolph at her absolute finest doing a “Hot Ones” interview, nudges out the rest of the shows. there were some contenders, for sure, but the singular funniest moment had to be that. Episode Grade: A 2) … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 4th

Apocalypse Now Redux

Where I Watched it: Netflix English Audio Description Available?: Yes Narrated By: Tanzi Alexander Francis Ford Coppola’s other extremely long classic epic finally got checked off my list. I didn’t put much thought into the “Redux” version, as it was the first time I was watching either version, and I just needed audio description. I figured this was a little different, but I had no idea this was almost an hour longer than the original. Good lord. And this thing is so dark and depressing, I can’t see myself wanting to jump back in to see the original cut even … Continue reading Apocalypse Now Redux