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

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 3rd

Well, I had to squeeze Lightyear in here as well, so, 5 shows is it for this day. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes I cannot stress my love for this show. I was actually having moments in this 7th episode where I was so personally invested in fictitious characters that I was doing that whole “talking to them through the TV”. I really wanted Kirby to slap the shit out of Marcus. I mean, she went out on a limb and trusted this guy, who basically thinks she’s nuts and got her fired, and then tried … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 3rd

The Toy Story Franchise (1-4)

Where I watched it: Disney Plus English Audio Descriptions Available?: Yes, For All Titles Today, Lightyear hit Disney Plus, and with that knowledge in advance, I worked my way through all four Toy Story films in advance. My first encounter with Andy’s toys came in 1995, sitting excitedly in a theatre and getting to see this totally different style of animation. For a kid, it was still kind of mind blowing. I believe we were still living in the Disney musical time period, and earlier, Pocahontas was a thing, so seeing Toy Story was very different from that. I even … Continue reading The Toy Story Franchise (1-4)

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 2nd

Yesterday… I watched Night Sky… and it didn’t try to send me into another episode, and it was no longer in my continue watching. Today, it’s in my continue watching. I’m so confused. Did I finish that the other day? I guess, I’ll find out next week… when I try to finish it again? Anyway, pretty sure I did finish another show, but I’m going to not say which one because my world is upside down. 1) the Marvelous Ms maisel (Amazon) English Audio Description? Yes I do believe, and I don’t want to jinx it, that I’m all caught … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 2nd

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 1st

I finished a show, though the knowledge that there won’t be a second season just made me frustrated with all those damn cliffhangers. Did it snag the top spot? 1) Breeders (FX/Hulu) English Audio Description?: No One of the few shows I ever actually make the exception for to top the list. Breeders chose to come out of left field and spend the day with Mark and his parents. As he tried to provide them with a happy day, a walk down memory lane, as their friend is in hospice, the whole thing went to shit when his mom revealed … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 1st

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 31st

Toward the end of the week, once I’ve watched an episode from all the current shows I’m moving through is when I start to introduce other shows that were on my list to catch up with. I did not make good choices. Some were great, but some may not be around next week. 1) For All Mankind (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes I know you all don’t know me well enough to know I’ve been a fan since the very beginning, trying to convince people from the start to jump on board. I’m so glad that For All Mankind … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 31st

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 30th

One of my shorter lists, but I did manage a few movies instead of a long list of shows. It’s a trade off. Makes ranking a bit easier. 1) The Orville (Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: Yes This show doesn’t have the right to be this good. Seriously. The fact that it might end on Season 3 is bonkers to me, after watching them hit consecutive home runs on the first two episodes of the season. This one reminded me a bit of Event Horizon, with this ship in the middle of nowhere with no crew on board and just … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 30th

Opinion: Selective Audio Description Isn’t Just Lazy, It’s Censorship

being blind is an interesting and consistently challenging way of life where you use adaptive technology to do things that most people take for granted on a regular basis. For example, want to microwave dinner? Hopefully, you ahve a system set up for you to navigate the buttons on your microwave (as many microwaves have flat buttons, and no built in braille), or you had the foresight to get something a little more accessible, like perhaps an Alexa enabled microwave. Then, you have to read the directions on the box. But there’s an app for that. Unfortunately, tonight’s selection isn’t … Continue reading Opinion: Selective Audio Description Isn’t Just Lazy, It’s Censorship

Paper Moon

Where I Watched It: Paramount Plus English Audio Description Available?: No A rare review of a film where I did not have audio description. I would love to have audio description, and this being a Paramount release, it would have been nice to know that they care about a historically significant Oscar winner enough to make it available and accessible to those unfortunate enough to not be able to follow the many scenes of no dialogue in this work. But what made me randomly watch Paper Moon? Well, it is a classic. And I actually have never seen it. I … Continue reading Paper Moon

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 29th

Only 5 shows today, making my rankings either more difficult or less. I’m going to go with less difficult, as I had a pretty clear winner today. 1) Girls5Eva (Peacock) English Audio Description? Yes I don’t think I’ve ever been so close to saying and being honest with the phrase “If you cancel this show, I will cancel your service.” Peacock just lacks the depth in their bench right now to even be making those kinds of judgment calls, and needs the handful of successful shows they actually have to start to establish an audience. With no audience, they will … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 29th

Endangered

Where I Watched It: HBO MAX English Audio Description Available?: Yes This documentary I’m sure many of you had no idea existed until this very moment is currently on Netflix. It has all the power and potential of a Category 5 hurricane. Some films choose rather safe topics, like just recapping the life of someone of historical significance in a unique or interesting way. But Endangered promises to blow open the door on how journalists and freedom of the press are being threatened all over the world. This isn’t just an American look at what’s wrong with the media, but … Continue reading Endangered