The Too Much TV Roundup- 01/22/23

One of those almost really cool number days. Tomorrow will be 23/23 so, if you’ve got some babies in that belly, push me on out. Give them a birthday no one can forget.

8) Treason (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I really felt like I was missing something. Like, the show started in progress or something. I may go back and watch this episode again, because I was far more lost than i should have been for a pilot episode.

Final Grade: To Be Determined…

7) Emily In Paris (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

We seem to be in a bit of a slump. But, I gotta say, random swarm of bees.. come on now. Like an actual swarm. not just one bee, but enough bees that Sylvie who is usually so composed, ripped her clothes off and went running for a pool. Why? Are the writers at Emily In Paris getting bored?

Episode Grade: C+

6) National Treasure: Edge Of Suck

English Audio Description?: Yes

So this ancient map led them to Graceland… which seemed oddly timed all things considering. But, and DO NOT take this the wrong way, but is every episode going to include a lesson about DACA? Can’t this girl just go on her adventure, without the ever impending doom of deportation? It’s like, every time she’s about to be a badass, someone has to remind her she could be deported. We’ve established that. It’s actually starting to detract from an already mediocre show that relies heavily on the winning personalities of it’s female lead and BFF to make this thing work.

Episode Grade: B-

5) Down To Earth With Zac Efron (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

In the final episode of the season, Zac teaches us about a property in seaweed that reduces methane from cows. That was actually an interesting segment, and I hope we start feeding our cows seaweed.

episode Grade: B

4) The walking Dead (AMC/Netflix)

English Audio Description: No

I’m finishing up the series with a friend, who was waiting for the last eight episodes to hit Netflix. So, Season 11, Episode 17, I would have higher on my list… except for some reason we’ve decided to include gore for gore’s sake, as someone alive is ripped in half by walkers. That’s a bit much. If I still could see, that would have been a bit much for this series.

Episode Grade: B+

3) Saturday night live (NBC/Peacock)

English Audio Description?: No

Aubrey Plaza was a perfect host, and the cameos throughout were great. Boen Yang is getting some serious traction out of playing George Santos, and I’m here for it. I kinda wanted him in every sketch. I would have not had Tony Hawk as a judge, and just said “The property Brothers”, and then cut to the actual property brothers and Yang as Santos, claiming to be their third twin. So many missed opportunities.

Episode Grade: A-

2) Doom Patrol (HBo MAX)

English Audio Description?: Yes

If I’m being honest, Doom Patrol is why I’m rooting for Fraser to win the Oscar this year. He’s so great as Cliff, and this bonkers storyline should prove a wealth of absurdity this season.

Episode Grade: A

1) Jack Ryan (Amazon)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Now THAT is how you open a season, completely change the power structure, and make us feel like we have to binge watch the damn thing. What a fantastic season opener, full of unanswered questions, high stakes, action sequences, and a perfect John Krasinski.

Episode Grade: A+

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