The Too Much TV Roundup- August 13th

Five shows go in, which one winds up on top? 1) For All Mankind (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes An episode that largely asked me to care about Margot right after she did Molly dirty in the last episode. Part of me would have been fine with the Russians killing Margot off in the episode, but through some nice emotional manipulation, we ended up somehow forgiving her because it’s so damn lonely on top. Meanwhile, we also had to care about Danny, who I don’t, because his obsession for Karen has caused him to break his AA streak, and … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 13th

Luck

Where I Watched it: Apple plus Audio Description Provided By: Pixel Logic Narrated By: Jackson Thesaurus OK. So maybe the narrator’s name isn’t Jackson Thesaurus. But, I had my keyboard out, and I was typing the information quickly at the end during the credits, and while typing Pixel logic, I heard Jackson and then… Thesaurus? If that’s his name, it’s the most bad ass name in the history of badassery. I searched TheADNA for any Jackson’s and came up short. So, I’m going with what my ears told me they heard. Luck is one of those films made by a … Continue reading Luck

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 10th

Slow news day, but I finished one of my favorite shows of the year, so it’s a bittersweet ranking. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes My gift to the world would be this show. What an amazing finale that perfectly wrapped up the insanity of everything set up so far in the series, and also never needing to explain the magic behind the event. This came down to Kirby versus Harper, and the final hour really felt like a stand up and cheer type of hour, as the revelations kept coming, and I fell in love with … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 10th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 9th

You know? This was a pretty good day in terms of television watching. Shows that had previously started to let me down have seemingly course corrected. 1) Breeders (FX/Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: no I generally really do try and make sure the show on top is an audio described title, which makes this all the more frustrating. but I swear, Breeders feels at times like it might just be the best show on TV. It certainly is the best one that no one ever seems to be talking about. In No more part 1, we are dealing with the … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 9th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 7th

One show I didn’t even finish the episode before giving up. Which one was it? 1) For All Mankind (Apple plus) English Audio Description?: Yes When you’re so personally invested in the characters that you envision yourself bitch slapping Margot down the hall for firing Molly, you know the show has great writing. Look, she may be a girl, but molly is a blind character working at fucking NASA, and I’m a blind film critic. If you didn’t think I’d have a strong reaction, and that Margot is now dead to me, you clearly misread this situation. And molly was … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 7th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 4th

Well, I squeezed some shows in today for your viewing pleasure. At least one is a limited series that now is totally done. But did it top the list? 1) Loot (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes This was actually a pretty close race with not really a clear front runner, but of the seven programs I watched, Loot’s third episode, which featured Maya Rudolph at her absolute finest doing a “Hot Ones” interview, nudges out the rest of the shows. there were some contenders, for sure, but the singular funniest moment had to be that. Episode Grade: A 2) … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 4th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 3rd

Well, I had to squeeze Lightyear in here as well, so, 5 shows is it for this day. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes I cannot stress my love for this show. I was actually having moments in this 7th episode where I was so personally invested in fictitious characters that I was doing that whole “talking to them through the TV”. I really wanted Kirby to slap the shit out of Marcus. I mean, she went out on a limb and trusted this guy, who basically thinks she’s nuts and got her fired, and then tried … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 3rd

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 31st

Toward the end of the week, once I’ve watched an episode from all the current shows I’m moving through is when I start to introduce other shows that were on my list to catch up with. I did not make good choices. Some were great, but some may not be around next week. 1) For All Mankind (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes I know you all don’t know me well enough to know I’ve been a fan since the very beginning, trying to convince people from the start to jump on board. I’m so glad that For All Mankind … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 31st

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 28th

A solid day of television, even if most of it was just so-so, and some new shows start to make their appearance in my rotation. 1) Undone (Amazon) English Audio Description?: Yes Just as Amazon dropped the cancellation hammer on The Wilds (which i gave up on during its first season), I’m here to champion another one of their shows (which didn’t stop them from cancelling night Sky). Undone is one of the most original shows on television, for a myriad of reasons, from its use of rotoscope to its general outline involving time travel and these abilities that this … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 28th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 27th

A pretty stacked day of TV shows. At least one show that has topped the list every time out. Did it manage to retain its top spot again? 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Yes. yes it did. Even though when i realized what was happening, and that I was learning the backstory to the Thin Man (as well as his name), I wasn’t 100% sure I wanted this to happen. There’s a mystery and intrigue I love about the show, and I know that it has to all be explained somehow, but a full episode … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 27th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 23rd

Literally, the shortest list I’ve done so far. There’s actually almost no point to this list. That’s how sad it was. I was away from my television most of the day, obviously. 1) The Essex Serpent (Apple Plus) English Audio Description Available?: Yes In the 4th episode, I wanted to like this series more. Tom hiddleston seems really committed to not being Loki. Claire Danes is all about… something. There are things happening here that you could like. And it’s entirely possible that the entire point of this series is to showcase how entirely stupid people actually are. But, unlike … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 23rd

The Too Much TV roundup- July 21st

It was a day. A day of wonder. And another prime time hearing that would be silly to rank. Fun, but silly. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description Available: Yes If you’ve been following my posts at all, you know my love for Shining Girls knows no bounds. It is some truly original, gripping, freaky television. In this episode, The Thin Man confronts openly, like a total creep, his next likely victim. But, Kirby seems to have figured out that he’s been stopping in to this long term care facility to see this guy, who she does get … Continue reading The Too Much TV roundup- July 21st

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 17th

It seems like a lot of TV until you realize how many of these are actually half hour shows. 1) Girls5Eva (Peacock) English Audio Description Available?: Yes It takes a lot to dethrone my pick for Best Comedy, something that manages to elude Emmy voters (probably because it’s on Peacock). In the 7th episode, Wiki fell for a Lunch lord who she thought would be her basic whisperer and teach her the ways common folk think. Add to that an always a welcome appearance by Andrew Rannells, and a song that was basically just the girls asking each other if … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 17th

The Too much TV Roundup- July 15th

I prioritized some film watching today over cramming TV shows, so this list is shorter than usual. 1) Shining Girls (Apple Plus) English Audio Description: Yes Every once in a while, a show comes along that isn’t just good in that way that qualifies it for a top spot, or makes me feel good because it’s a returning favorite. No, it comes out of nowhere, from a title I had zero expectations for, and that is what Shining Girls gives me every week. Astounding. Beautiful. Scary. Weird. Provocative. It’s everything every week. This has to be one of the oddest … Continue reading The Too much TV Roundup- July 15th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 13th

What random assortment of nonsense did i string together today? Which shows totally unrelated are against each other in rankings? Well, we do have a show I have never put in the top spot before, so that’s new. 1) Pachenko (Apple Plus) English Audio Description?: Yes This Japanese/Korean drama proved that you don’t need to watch Asian people risking their lives for cash in order for the story to translate and be compelling on its own. Pachenko is it’s own thing, a drama constructed around a point in history that is not uniquely American, challenging our audiences to watch something … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 13th