The Too Much TV Roundup

It’s time once again for the ten shows I watched last week that made me think one way or the other. As a reminder, I don’t binge watch, so I may be a bit behind on some streaming shows. Not all shows will have audio description either, but I will be denoting what does.

Secondary note: The Peacock app is crap and I can barely get it to work, let alone activate audio description, so everything I watch on there is without audio description. Maybe someday…

Without further adieu…

1) Murderville (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Yes, it took me this long to finish a six episode first season of a show I loved. Honestly? I purposely spread it out due to the low episode count. This final episode with Ken Jeong gave me life. Will Arnett deserves an Emmy nomination for his work in this show. I hope Netflix keeps it around, and gives it more episodes next time. The audio description is good, which helps you try and figure out who the killer is, though I think I only guessed it correctly once.

2) Our Flag Means Death (HBO MAX)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

I’m binging and savoring this gem. Taika Waititi is a brilliant mind, and he created another instant comedy classic. I love laughing my ass off during this show. Blackbeard is hilarious, and I hope he was like that in real life.

3) As We See It (Amazon)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

When i first started watching this series, I knew nothing about it. it was just on a wing and a prayer, but creator Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) has captured a fantastic ensemble that you’ll fall in love with, complete with the kind of heart you’d expect from him as a creator. love this show, and I only have 1 episode left this season.

4) Outlander (Starz)

English Audio Description Available?: No

Trying to follow Outlander for five seasons without audio description has been hard. I wish the people at Starz knew what I had to go through, sometimes looking upon recaps online just to fill in scenes I missed that had no dialogue. Though, I never miss description during any of the series multitude of rape scenes. Not last night’s episode, but the one before, featuring the birth, was some fine work from the cast. Caitrona Balfe is long overdue an Emmy for her work on this show.

5) Joe Vs Carol (Peacock)

English Audio Description Available?: I don’t know.

I’m really loving the balance of how this show is handling these two outlandish characters, choosing to not make them the butt of every joke from the beginning, but selling us on their basic humanity and creating actual people instead of the versions we had come to know from Tiger King. This show is evolving nicely. I wish Peacock fixed their apps.

6) The Connors (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

Really, I meant to put this here last week after the active shooter episode, but this week was also unexpectedly dramatic as Dan went to check on an old friend, only to get bad news. this show is so much better than I ever could have dreamt it to be, and I love it so much. John Goodman is just so damn good in this show.

7) The Dropout (hulu)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

Even though I’m not a massive Amanda Seyfried fan, the evolution of this show is interesting enough. I knew nothing about this in real life, so I’m enjoying the exploration. Interestingly, it’s weird to see this and Superpumped running at the same time. they are so similar.

8) Severance (Apple Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

I’m still very much hooked on this Ben Stiller created/directed show starring Adam Scott, that is equal parts science fiction and workplace black comedy. It’s Office Space, if office Space was produced by Blumhouse, or directed by Alex Garland.

9) Top Chef (Bravo)

English Audio Description Available?: No

Listening to this show is a secret guilty pleasure of mine. i loved to watch this show before losing my vision, and I try and pretend what the dishes might look like in my mind. i still get that rush like i want to cook right after, even though i can’t cook.

10) The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

I love that this is now weekly, and the English AD for this makes me laugh. Sometimes, it describes things that make this unintentionally hilarious. Like when John puts his fist in front of his face and laughs. It’s very well audio described, considering what it is. Almost too well at times.

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