The Too Much TV Roundup- June 4th

An interesting day, because The Boys are back in town!

1) The Boys (Amazon)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

The Boys have returned, and boy does this show up the ante almost right away on “you can’t do that on television, oh I guess you can.” I can honestly say I’ve never experienced a scene where a tiny superhero shrinks himself so he can climb into the urethra of a penis and try to bring a man pleasure from inside the partner’s body. That was a new one. Big reveals. Surprises. And as always, The Boys is aiming to be the most shockingly violent show on television, so people do explode.

Final Grade: A

2) Hacks (HBo MAX)

English Audio Descriptionn Available?: Yes

In many ways, this was a better episode of Hacks than the season premiere was of The boys. But, I had just waited so damn long for The boys, and it had things I’d never heard before. The second episode of Hacks’s second season was a superior work of art, as the truth came out anyway, even after a lot of work, and sacrifice was put in to make sure the secret would never come out. Definitely, this episode has to be on Hannah’s Emmy reel this year. Watching her read Ava’s letter was brutal.

Episode Grade: A

3) Bosch Legacy (Free Vee)

English Audio Description Available?: No

An episode that would have been unwatchable due to the lack of audio description had I not had a human being present, it featured far too many scenes where someone was creeping around in darkness doing things. I do believe this was the third episode of the season,possibly 4th. But, a welcome return by Crate and Barrel made this more fun.

Episode Grade: B+

4) We Crashed (Apple Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

I have never fully loved or invested myself in the show, and this episode didn’t really do anything to change that. I feel more and more like this could have been a movie. Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto are doing some great work, but I’m not sure why this needed an entire episode devoted. I believe this was the 4th episode of the series, and all it served to do was put marital strife in play.

Episode Grade: B

5) Jeopardy (Syndication)

English Audio Description?: No

I got 17 questions right, and Ryan finished as a 16 day champion. He is 8th all time now, I believe, and the odd thing is that in the next tournament of champions, 4 of the top 8 will be competing against each other. That’s absurdity.

Final Grade: B

6) Gentleman Jack (HBO, HBO MAX)

English Audio Description Available?: Yes

With Emmy nominations soon, I realized I actually still needed to knock out season 1, if I’m going to have an opinion on season 2. The pilot didn’t really grab me, but it didn’t push me away either. I’ll just have to wait and see where this series goes. I’m interested in a series with a strong female lead set in a period where women weren’t allowed to be strong leads. They had to always be subservient, and didn’t own property and stuff. So, I’m intrigued by where this show could go.

Episode Grade: B-

7) All In The Family (FreeVee)

English Audio Description Available?: No

It’s like living through a weird time capsule. I haven’t seen a show like All In The Family in quite some time. Family Guy and South Park were the last shows to make jokes even remotely close to this.

Episode Grade: B-

8) Cheers (Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description Available?: No

And here’s the introduction of Frasier Crane. An interesting way to introduce what would go on to be an iconic TV character in his own right. I really, now in Season 3, do not understand the appeal of Shelly Long, or why everyone was so nuts about Sam and Diane. I don’t get that phase. Then again, when I was a little kid and my parents were watching this, I was more familiar with the Kirstie Alley version. So, there ya go.

Episode Grade: B-

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