The Too Much TV Roundup- October 22nd

Good golly Miss molly. I finally reached the breaking point of audio description on one of these shows. But which one? And how high did it go? Last week, with audio description it managed a first place finish. Can it do that against seven shows that all had audio description?

8) Fire Country (CBS/Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I’m glad that CBS seems to be sticking with audio description for now with their new big hit drama. My concern now is that the show is going to do exactly what I was afraid of in the pilot, and have a fire every week.This week, a lot was happening, there actually was a ton of character development, and someone’s life had to be saved. It’s managing to keep me around, but it also seemingly doesn’t interest me enough to rank it above anything else.

7) The Equalizer (CBS/Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Somehow, an episode centered around a woman being haunted by someone, while the show drops clues like “Her husband died in a fire when his cabin burned down, and was only identifiable by dental records” took the air right out of this. The most interesting thing was finding out that Aunt Vi is Bisexual and now introducing her girlfriend to the fam. I also didn’t like the stupid conflict between mother and daughter over her learning how to protect and defend herself. That girl has already been in enough situations to warrant at least learning self defense. I’m not saying she needs to join the team, but she should be able to fight off an attacker, as that seem likely she’ll be in danger again.

Episode Grade: B

6) The Rookie Feds (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Well, this episode that tied into what happened on The Rookie, had audio description when the flagship didn’t. This show benefitted from finishing up where the other show ended, by going after the guy building the traps.It was a fairly interesting episode, and the ensemble is starting to gain personalities aside from Nash. But, did we have to have someone named Atlas? Like, really?

Episode Grade: B+

5) The Patient (Hulu)

English Audio Description?: No

Well, Steve Carell, despite acting his face off, lost audio description this week. And this show likes to linger in the silence of the moment, so there were several points I didn’t understand. However, since previous episodes did offer AD, I wasn’t totally lost, and as i said, I’m basically here for Steve Carell anyway. but very disappointed that Hulu couldn’t manage audio description on Episode 7.

Final Grade: B+

4) The Problem With Jon Stewart (Apple Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Surprisingly, I learned a lot from an episode about how states treat businesses, and how businesses treat workers. Did you know Texas is the only state that does not require workers comp? What the hell? The second most populated state has no workers compensation? So if you get hurt on the job, you’re told to just go home and die? What happens in Texas? Anyway, what people put up with in this country just so we can vote for political parties like football teams is beyond me. Pay attention to the bills being passed. Do you like them? Do they benefit you? Are you against them? Then don’t keep voting for people who don’t represent you. However, if you’re some random dude running around who is against workers comp for some reason, then i guess by all means… have fun in Texas?

Episode Grade: A-

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

English Audio Description?: Yes

This is turning out to be fluffy fun. While I appreciated the story, and continued dynamic between the characters, I also really enjoyed just watching these random and unfortunate things happen to this car the whole episode.

Episode Grade: A-

2) Beavis and Butthead (Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

This wasn’t even the funniest of the episodes, but it had enough moments, that against other competition, I managed to work this all the way up to the number two spot. but what was the one show that beat it?

Episode Grade: A-

1) Big Shot (Disney Plus)

English Audio Description? Yes

Forcing the boys into the all girls school while their campus undergoes renovations has put a new twist on things. It’s so random that Emma’s ex-boyfriend just ghosted the series, and his sister, to go to another school, but there are a bunch of new characters being introduced here that are actually helping Big Shot. The ensemble before was strong, but it has only expanded, and this week found an interesting way to bring someone home.

Final Grade: A

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