The Too Much TV Roundup- August 15th

I can’t believe it’s already the halfway point of August. With some shows finished last week, the rankings should start shaking up a bit. We’ve got a new first timer on top. 1) The Sandman (Netflix) English Audio Description?: Yes I didn’t think that the pilot did enough to explore the universe, and just exactly who Dream was. It felt, in retrospect, like a preface, and the story starts in Episode 2. There’s a tremendous shift in focus, and Dreams really does take center stage in his own story. The audio description here is working overtime, as almost nothing in … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 15th

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 8th

The start of a new week, and Amazon is being mean and reminding me there was still one more episode of Night Sky, after I finished it last week and it temporarily disappeared from my queue. I now see that Undone is still there, after going away, which perplexes me because I it really do not know where that story would have gone after that ending. That was a true finale ending if there ever was one. What the hell, Amazon? Stop temporarily disappearing shit from my queue. This wasn’t a problem before the redesign. 1) Night Sky (Amazon) English … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 8th

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- August 1st

I finished a show, though the knowledge that there won’t be a second season just made me frustrated with all those damn cliffhangers. Did it snag the top spot? 1) Breeders (FX/Hulu) English Audio Description?: No One of the few shows I ever actually make the exception for to top the list. Breeders chose to come out of left field and spend the day with Mark and his parents. As he tried to provide them with a happy day, a walk down memory lane, as their friend is in hospice, the whole thing went to shit when his mom revealed … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- August 1st

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 30th

One of my shorter lists, but I did manage a few movies instead of a long list of shows. It’s a trade off. Makes ranking a bit easier. 1) The Orville (Hulu) English Audio Description Available?: Yes This show doesn’t have the right to be this good. Seriously. The fact that it might end on Season 3 is bonkers to me, after watching them hit consecutive home runs on the first two episodes of the season. This one reminded me a bit of Event Horizon, with this ship in the middle of nowhere with no crew on board and just … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 30th

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 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 20th

It’s just one of those weird days where I reflect back on my list, and I didn’t expect this show to end up on top. Random assortments make things always more interesting. 1) We Own This City (HBO/HBO MAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes This limited series came to a close, and while I ahven’t always been a fan to the point where this show has managed to top the list, or even get a top grade, it did so in its final hour, which wraps up all of its storylines in the most entertaining and meaningful fashion possible. This … Continue reading The too Much TV Roundup- July 20th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 16th

I love how I throw a different random assortment of shows at each other every day, hoping to elicit a different rankings, with different shows at the top. Changing it up seems to make these lists far more interesting. 1) Undone (Amazon) English Audio Description Available?: Yes Sort of by a razors edge, Undone managed the top spot. Not necessarily because the episode itself was extraordinary, but rather that Undone continues to lay out a complex story over the course of a season that doesn’t feature many rises and falls between episodes. Everything gives you exactly enough to stay interested … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 16th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 14th Well, for those who follow my roundups (which I know, is everybody, including Obama), you might notice that I rarely score shows as low as I do movies. That’s because, I don’t watch shows I don’t like. That’s dumb. But every once in a while, either a show gets worse and then it’s the last episode before I quit, or the pilot is terrible. This was one of those days. 1) Breeders (FX) English Audio Description Available?: No Breaking a personal rule of mine, i am putting a show without audio description on … Continue reading

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

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 11th

Once again, my totally random assortment of television shows thrown against each other for a rather random rankings list. 1) Outer Range (Amazon) English Audio Description?: Yes There’s a reason this show managed some mentions in my best of the past year in TV on my YouTube, and it has a lot to do with the complete level of unpredictability Outer Range possesses. And it does so with an exceptional cast. in one episode, we had a son trying to kill his father, we had a very unlikely pairing of two characters that led to the kidnapping and almost death … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 11th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 7th

Kind of a short list today, but it is what it is. 1) Breeders (FX/Hulu) English Audio Description: No Pretty much, this show is at the top of my :I’m going to one day figure out how to force all Emmy voters to watch this program” list. Emmy voters are worse than the Academy, because they have fewer precursor awards letting them know what movies everyone is watching. So it’s up to the individual campaigns to convince people to watch their show. And, that doesn’t happen, which is why last year, most of the cast of Ted Lasso received nominations, … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 7th

The Too Much TV Roundup- July 6th

What an oddly mediocre day of television I assembled for myself. 1) Hacks (HBOMAX) English Audio Description Available?: Yes IIn the 7th and likely penultimate half hour of the season, Deborah pitched her new show to the networks, only to have one that was even slightly interested. The funniest moment of the episode was Deborah coming home and finding out that a CD has been playing in her house since the last time she was there… in 2007. And the harshest moment was her “well you already did”, as a response to her agent disappointing her, when he actually quit … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- July 6th