The Too Much TV Roundup- August 27th

Today, you might say, was a bit of a catch up day. Forgive the ensuing madness. 1) Baymax (Disney Plus) English Audio Description/: Yes i bet you didn’t see this one coming. At the top of my list is the short form series for a very good reason. the third episode of the season is one of the best episodes of any TV show this year, taking a thoughtful, honest, and rather realistic look at a young girl’s first period, which she has the misfortune of having at school, where the stalls are out of pads. But Baymax is here … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 27th

The Black Phone

Where i Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes Horror is not my genre. It’s not that I haven’t seen a ton of horror films, I just do not enjoy films set up entirely for gore that have no plot, and I also feel the genre is flooded with films by hack directors that rely only on cheap jump scares in films with little to no structure or plot. Gore for gore’s sake, that’s a pass for me. Give me a good plot, give me a building story arc, give me characters to be invested in, and stop with the … Continue reading The Black Phone

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 12th

i feel like my brain got erased between yesterday and last night, so this should be an interesting column to start the day. 1) The Orville (Hulu/Disney Plus) English Audio Description Available?: Yes in Gently Falling Rain, I realized this show needs a fourth season. I don’t know if anyone else did, but I did. Anyway, just when a treaty is about to be signed, shit hits the fan, and Tallaya ends up rearing her angry head again, and suddenly the crew is in danger. I see that they are really trying to make Charlie happen, but considering who went … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 12th

The Too Much TV Roundup- August 5th

Five shows. Really only two were in contention for the top spot. 1) Undone (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Well, I think that’s a series wrap. I hadn’t heard anything official about Undone being a two season show, but that felt like a series finale and not a season finale. Considering the entire series was wrapped up in a nice bow, I don’t know what a third season would conceptually even be. But, this final half hour really took everything it had ever built to, threw it in your face, and demanded that you love it. It was great. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 5th

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 Northman

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor Joy, and Willem Dafoe. Directed By: Robert Eggers Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Hamlet. With Vikings. It’s a lot more fun if you think of how closely this follows the plot of The Lion King. Which is also… Hamlet. What Works: If you pop over to IMDB, you see that in the plot description for the film, you get “From visionary director Robert Eggers”, which is quite a leap there. I guess his third major feature makes him a visionary director worth … Continue reading The Northman

Moon Knight (Pilot)

Starring: Oscar Issac and Ethan Hawke. Where I Watched It: Disney Plus English Audio Description Available?: Yes The Plot: Steven (Issac) works at a museum. This is also the Marvel introduction to Moon Knight. So, trying to explain this to you would involve spoilers. But, yes, Steven works at a museum. What Works: I know the critics have been getting screener access to the first four episodes, but I like to review pilots, because you’re never guaranteed an audience will come back for more if the pilot doesn’t work. So it really doesn’t matter if the show picks up in … Continue reading Moon Knight (Pilot)