the Too Much TV Roundup

You know the deal. It’s time for another top 10 shows from last week from me. I started watching a few new shows, but will they make it onto the top 10?

1) Black-ish (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description Available?: On most episodes (from my experience).

The Johnson’s bid us farewell last week, closing their door on a seven season Emmy nominated run, that launched two spinoffs. As we saw in the pilot, Dre came full circle in realizing that the strongest move he could make wasn’t to lift only his family up into an all white community, but rather to invest in the restoration of a black community, moving his family back to where it all began. Was it the finale you had hoped for? It almost felt too short, for a series finale to aa show that gave us seven solid seasons. But, I watched the whole thing, and both spinoffs, so this has to make the top of my list.

2) Moon Knight (Disney Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

Of course this was going to land high on my list this week. I mean, did you see this episode? What a mic drop at the end. It’s like, they spent almost 4 entire episodes building up one thing, only to tear it down in the final few minutes, and leave us with our heads scratching for a full week. Thank God that’s not the season finale, because Loki already gave us that deep cut cliffhanger. And the audio description on this series continues to impress me, even as the show continues to present challenges.

3) New Amsterdam (NBC/Peacock/Hulu)

English Audio Description Available: Not on hulu.

After going away for a short break so Renee Zellweger could get her name in the Emmy race this year, New Amsterdam came back with a raging force, threatening the lives of multiple cast members, and leaving us hanging until next week to find out if any of them are still alive. It’s a bold move, putting that many people up for the grim reaper, and it’s highly unlikely that they will all magically survive. Someone’s gonna die, but who? And how many?

4) Reacher (amazon)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

Yes, I’m late to the party here. But Amazon did that to me. It’s their fault, I swear. There’s a lot of TV out there, and Reacher got a second season renewal just days after its debut. So I wasn’t worried about it needing my immediate support. however, now being two episodes deep into this mystery, I suspect this will continue to crack my top 10 every week. Alan Ritchson is a better Jack Reacher than Tom Cruise. There. I said it.

5) Bel Air (Peacock)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

I mentioned last week that I was close to finishing Bel Air Season 1, and I finally did. It’s interesting to see how they changed the dynamic in Will meeting his father, and avoiding that emotionally draining scene from the original series where Will cries to uncle Phil about why his dad didn’t love him. Instead, this version has Will very much with the upper hand, and I’m really hoping we get to see the evolution of this new Prince in a second season.

6) Minx (HBO MAX)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

A woman wants to start a feminist revolution inside a magazine, and ends up pairing with a publisher mostly well known for his adult magazine titles. The cast is interesting, the premise is different, and I’m looking forward to more from this group moving forward.

7) Our Flag Means Death (HBO MAX)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

This week, some fuckery was had, an I still haven’t seen a notice that this show is being put up for a second season, so that’s some true fuckery, and as promised, this will continue to make my list until every damn one of you has watched this and HBO MAX orders a second season.

8) Ghosts (CBS/Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

As we closed the door on the first season of Ghosts, I’m really happy that CBS decided to put something in their lineup that resembles nothing they currently make. It’s not like anything else on TV. It has a charming cast, a premise that is a remake from across the pond but feels unique here in America, and because of that has attracted all the right attention.

9) Upload (Amazon)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

As the mystery continues to unravel, I’m now at the point where I got to enjoy the virtual baby. All that poor child wanted was a name.

10) The Endgame (NBC/Peacock)

English Audio Description Available: Yes

Death watch is upon this show. It’s not looking good for a second season, but it reminds me so much of The Blacklist, and I think is a better Blacklist than the actual show is right now, as it has long overstayed its welcome. No one needed 10 seasons of The Blacklist. But we need more than one of The Endgame.

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