The Too Much TV Roundup- November 11th

What a very bizarre day of television. Again, i clearly had a lot going on, so the list was limited to just five programs.

5) Tell Me Lies (Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I’ll admit that this college drama about a dead students, and frat boys behaving badly should be grabbing me a lot more than it is. Somehow, I’m less interested in these characters than i thought i would be. Even the girl who is the catalyst for this mystery, I didn’t get to connect enough with her in the pilot. It’s not bad, it just hasn’t hooked me yet.

Episode Grade: B-

4) Acapulco (Apple plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I went back to Season 1, since I missed it, and I have to be honest and say that I probably should have just continued to skip this one. I’m not laughing as much as I know Eugenio Derbez would like, but that’s pretty much on par with how I feel about most of his comedic work.

Episode Grade: B-

3) Little Demon (FX/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: No

I gotta be honest, if this had audio description, and I was able to understand all of it, instead of just fractions, it would probably be topping this list today. There were some great jokes here in this episode, which centered around the parents trying to meddle in Christies life as she becomes popular overnight. The writers here have a lot to say, but there’s always at least one demon fight, if not multiple, and then I have no fucking clue what’s going on. I’m sticking around because this show has some great jokes, and Danny Devito, but there’s too much action in this series to leave it without audio description.

episode Grade: B+

2) Vampire Academy (Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I read the first book a long time ago. I barely remember it, but i definitely feel like the casual F-bombs and sex scenes have been added to give this show edge. Which is weird, because this YA adaptation is from the showrunner for The Vampire Diaries, so this should be on brand for her. That being said, not comparing it to the book, it does a good job of setting up this world in the first episode, without also feeling like a giant exposition drop. That balance, which is hard to land, allowed us to get invested in characters from the start, instead of being bogged down by lore and a massive ensemble. This was a very smart conception of a pilot episode.

Episode Grade: A-

1) The Rookie (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Reminding us that female gangs are not to be trifled with, that Elijah is still a huge problem, and that it’s really important to make sure the energy is flowing through your house. Not electricity, but energy. If you know, you know.

Episode Grade: A

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