The Too Much TV Roundup- October 8th

It’s Saturday, which usually means I got a lot knocked off.

1) Solar Opposites (Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

When pupa starts misbehaving and turns into a bratty teenager, the opposites had to figure out what the cause of all this was. But really, the inspired choice of a real life game of Hungry Hungry Hippos was the top of this.

episode Grade: A

2) The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Disney Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

The Ducks continue to work out at this summer training camp in episodes released in October, which seems weird timing, but whatever. We find out that only the best will be in the final team to go up against Team Canada, and only one Duck has a real shot right now. I can’t imagine this season ending with the Ducks on the sidelines, so how will they unlock their inner athletes?

Episode Grade: A

3) Ghosts (Paramount Plus/CBS)

English Audio Description?: Yes

After not having AD last week, it was a pleasant surprise to find out that this one brought it back. This episode is basically about the history of one of the ghosts, and whether or not to open her lost diary and reveal her secrets in a podcast. Cause we are podcasting now.

Episode Grade: A-

4) So Help Me Todd (Paramount Plus/ CBS)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I’m enjoying the evolution of this show. Marcia Gay Harden’s character is trying to be a named partner, and it’s a boys club at the top, despite that she brings in 31% of the revenue for the entire firm. That’s *A Lot*. Meanwhile, her son is not fitting in well, and doesn’t even have a desk. none of that matters when the Mayor is embroiled in scandal, and mom and son team up to prove his innocence. I was having a lot of fun with this episode until it asked me to believe there was a human being in this world, a teacher, named Dragon. I think that was his first name. You’re in the second episode, and you’ve already run out of normal names? Who the fuck is named Dragon?

Episode Grade: B+

5) Fire Country (Paramount Plus/CBS)

English Audio Description?: Yes

The lovely Claudia Dunn lends her voice to the narration for this CBS drama that takes Max Theriot and puts him in a California firefighting squad. Except, he’s a convict, still trying to earn his freedom. And, this is his hometown. So he has brought shame with him. Kudos to the pilot for setting up the premise in 60 seconds, and spending the rest of the pilot well establishing all the characters. My only worry is long term, this is a small town, not a major city, so fighting weekly fires will seem silly fast.

Episode Grade: B+

6) Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)

English Audio Description?: No

Not having audio description on this, but having it for Solar Opposites has totally flipped which one is my favorite. This one had a day family and a night family, and most of this was up to Summer to save the day.

Episode Grade: B+

7) The Rookie: Feds (Hulu/ABC)

English Audio Description?: Yes

sometimes, Niecy Nash can be a bit much, and she’s kind of walking all over her ensemble. Whether you like this show or not 100% hinges on whether you like her. This show is still slowly building the ensemble. Right now, there’s the girl trying to get the other guy fired, there’s the head of the team, there’s the guy the first girl is trying to recruit to rat on that guy who i think is also training Nash, there’s the vampire actor, and there’s another team member worried that her boss is eating shitty food and has a heart condition. Character development at its finest.

Episode Grade: B

8) The Bear (Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

The season finale. It started off with this weird entry that became a rather emotional, but long, monologue. I had a hard time figuring what happened in scenes with no dialogue, as this was one of the more quiet episodes, but the beginning was pretty moving. I don’t know if I’ll be watching another season without audio description.

Episode Grade: B-

9) Echoes (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

i think I might set this free. Granted, there’s likely a big swing at the end, but it’s crazy how no one calls her out for being the other twin of all these people whoa re supposed to know her inside and out. Even the little girl notices things, like phrases her mom doesn’t use, or a missing cell phone, and the cop is clearly onto something, she just doesn’t assume that it’s just one person playing both sisters right now. Even though she can’t see them in the same room, or even talk to the other one on the phone while visually staring at the other. Everyone just accepts this and moves forward. Apparently, everyone is stupid. There are too many shows, and even though this cast is full of actors I love, it appears to not be written well. So, I’m going to drop this and try and catch up on something else.

Episode Grade: C

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