The Too Much TV Roundup- 02/03/23

One of those days, where I can knock off 9 shows and a movie (and i actually had a zoom meeting too). Of course, it helped that a bunch of these were half hour shows…

9) Paul T Goldman (Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I guess, I’m not really sure what this is, or what I’m supposed to take away from it. It seems like it has a mockumentary format, and there’s some kind of mystery buried in this series, but everyone’s acting was so awkwarrd, I couldn’t figure out what genre this was trying to be. Then again, Peacock just delivered the delicious and bizarre Leopard Skin, so maybe I just need to give this one more episode, but right now, I’d say this pilot didn’t hook me at all. I haven’t bothered to look up the cast, because I kind of don’t want to be disappointed by seeing actors I like. I ran into that problem with Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, where a lot of the acting was awful, and it came from actors I respect. Like, it was intentional. I’ll try and watch another next week, but I’m definitely putting this show on notice.

Episode Grade: C-

8) The Rookie: Feds (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

A weird episode that tried to make a very necessary political statement about how quickly the response is when a white girl goes missing versus a black girl, but ends up missing its own mark a bit.

Episode Grade: B-

7) Chicago Party Aunt (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

There’s something about the first episode of Season 2, where it feels like it’s introducing itself again to the audience that i felt was a little unnecessary. It’s a Netflix show, so people have access to Season 1. it’s less like stumbling onto something on live TV. Side note… it would be cool to be able to watch games from your apartment.

Episode Grade: B-

6) The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney Plus)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Constance is saved, once again we all learn important life lessons, just in a less enjoyable fashion this season. I wouldn’t blink if this got the axe, though i do want another season of mighty Ducks and Big Shot.

Episode Grade: B-, Season 2 Grade: B-

5) Name That Tune (FOX/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: No

It was nice seeing some Idol and Glee alums, but is Randy jackson such a robot now? His reaction to seeing Jordan and Clay was so robotic, I’m afraid he died and became an animatronic incapable of mimicking human emotion. Two Idol contestants both from his time on Idol, and he greeted them with the same excitement he might to a fern.

Episode Grade: B

4) Ghosts (CBS/Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description?: No

Well, our guest stars from the past few episodes seem to be gone now. But, can we talk for a minute about pushing Flower a bit too far into the unbelievable lane of idiocy? Granted, this episode lacked audio description, but i distinctly remember Flower being a part of the “let’s sniff the cookie” conversation, and discussion of the trap. Then, later she touches the thing like she is the guy from memento and the last fifteen minutes of her life went away. I know she’s a bit slower than the others, but make it make sense.

Episode Grade: B+

3) Bumper in Berlin (Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Will there be a season two? Now that Bumper has to stay married and in Berlin, the concept is there. I know this was billed as a limited series, but so was The Santa Clauses, and that ended up getting a second season. Apparently being a Limited Series means nothing anymore.

Episode Grade: A-, Season 1 Grade: B+

2) Celebrity Jeopardy (ABC/hulu)

English Audio Description?: No

It all comes down to this. I’m terrible at picking the winners of these things. The guy most well known for playing goofy unintelligent characters turned out to be the smartest. Then again, their questions are suuuuuuuuuuper easy. It came down to a difference of one dollar though. That’s how close it was.

Episode Grade: A-, Season 1 Grade: B+

1) New Amsterdam (NBC/Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

I’ve loved following this show for five seasons, and I’m sad it’s ending so soon. But at least I can say it ended on a strong note. There was a point in Grey’s Anatomy, where they could have said the same thing, and didn’t. now they’re planning a show without the shows lead, which is so silly. Actually, I’d love to see them develop a spinoff set in the timeline we are left in at the end of the series finale. That could be a really cool show. I loved how they did that, with a little bit of sleight of hand, and also threw this major surgery on the final episode that required everyone. Also, it wasn’t sappy, and didn’t end with Max running back to Helen. He didn’t choose either his ex girlfriend or his current, he chose to spend more time with his daughter. He finally asked his daughter “How can I help?”

episode Grade: A+, Series Grade: A

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