The Too Much TV Roundup- 02/19/23

After the *schocking* news that rocked the TV world, that Paramount Plus would not be moving forward with the massive hit Blood and Treasure, which floored the whole industry, i somehow gathered myself and watched some shows. Who would have thought that delaying a sho multiple years in between seasons and then shifting the series from CBS to Paramount Plus would have an effect on ratings? No one could have possibly foreseen that. No one. As a side note, I’m available to run Paramount Plus if they feel like they need some help.

7) The Arc (Syfy/Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

This new series has AD on the cock if you subscribe that way. A cool premise, I’ve seen before, featuring a cast of people I don’t know, and who are very marginal on their acting abilities. I found myself drifting away during the pilot episode. This is one of those space dramas where we have left earth on an Ark to somewhere to repopulate and survive, and everyone is in pods, until Chris pratt fucks shit up and wakes people up, then some crazy stuff happens and they Avenue 5 their ship in a way where they don’t all survive. So the people alive aren’t the best or most experienced. And…. Go.

Episode Grade: C

6) Extraordinary (Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Anyone else find that the show has a great premise but the lead isn’t at all relatable? The premise here is that everyone in the world but this one girl has a super power of some kind, and she’s just walking around as a normal person, but I didn’t like her at all. She’s very abrasive for what the show is asking of me. It’s an odd choice. There’s a difference between being perhaps snarky and sarcastic like a Phoebe Waller Bridge or Amy Schumer, and just being outright a character the audience struggles to connect with.

Episode Grade: C+

5) Lockwood and Company (Netflix)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Of the three new shows I started today, this one had the most promise, but my God it feels like so many other shows Netflix hasn’t let survive past season 1. I feel like I’m wasting my time from the start. They cancelled The irregulars, which was pretty close to this. Here, we have a world where ghosts exist, and companies are hired to take care of them. Like Ghostbusters, but on a larger scale. It’s imaginative enough that I’d like to see more of it, I just do not trust Netflix.

Episode Grade: B

4) American Auto (NBC/Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

Cost cutting must happen. So they fire all the old people, realizing this is ageism, and then try to figure out how to fix it. It’s a very funny, very underrated cast.

Episode Grade: A-

3) Your honor (Paramount Plus)

English Audio Description?: no

I’d love to understand this show with some audio description, but I know accessibility is too much to ask from a billion dollar corporation. CEO’s gotta have their yachts. Meanwhile, there’s a very interesting story unfolding here that I’m getting fractions of. Nevertheless, the acting here is fantastic.

Episode Grade: A-

2) Abbott Elementary (ABC/Hulu)

English Audio Description?: Yes

The fire episode was cute. I loved how Gregory stepped up as Ava drove off, and kept thinking it was Janeane who needed the counseling.Lots of great jokes about carrot cookies too.

Episode Grade: A

1) Poker Face (Peacock)

English Audio Description?: Yes

in the second episode, still written and directed by Rian Johnson, Charlie investigates a murder in a small town where her bullshit detector leads her to solving a case while her car is being fixed, and so she can run away from those still hunting her.

Episode Grade: A

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