Curb Your Enthusiasm
Better Call Saul
Raised By Wolves
The Good Lord Bird
I have little interest in Marvel, Dc or Star Wars shows.
By nthe way, avoid Wonder Women 84. One of the worst vsuperhero movies I’ve seen.
Steve, I really like your list. I’m mid-way through RAISED BY WOLVES and PERRY MASON. We want to QUEEN’S GAMBIT, BETTER CALL SAUL, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
As it has been in every season since it started, BETTER CALL SAUL was my favorite. Runners up would be MRS. AMERICA, a wonderfully entertaining series about the battle over the ERA, and the best season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM in a while. I also enjoyed the HBO reboot of PERRY MASON, which was much better than I expected. Add one guilty pleasure–the ridiculously over the top but wildly entertaining YELLOWSTONE. My biggest disappointment was the awful new season of FARGO. From what I’ve heard about it I’m sure I’ll love QUEEN’S GAMBIT, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.
Michael, I’m mid-way through PERRY MASON and hope to finish it this weekend. Many of my friends love BETTER CALL SAUL. I have to be in the right mood for CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
TV today is so much better than even a decade ago. It is hard to limit the list.
Patti, you’re right. The streaming services like Netflix, HULU, and AMAZON PRIME Video have changed the whole landscape of television. However, I fear these changes in viewer behavior may doom traditional movie theaters. All of our movie theaters are closed.
Well, George, that’s the disease…people like huge screens, and media companies like that kind of extra profit in advance. They’ll be back. And improvised and surviving drive-ins are getting a shot in the arm.
Broadcast and cable reached a peak around 2000, then the influx of chestpouding dumbth after the plane divebombs led to a big turn toward MILLIONAIRE and even worse game shows and such. But for a few years there, even some of the bubblegum would’ve shone like diamonds ca., say, 1980…when most of the best stuff was kind of fringy, such as SCTV NETWORK 90 on NBC and CTV late-night.
What We Do in the Shadows is the only one I watch. I quite Lovecraft Country around episode four. You’ll be interested to know that Jackie has just discovered Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She has over 100 episodes to go!’
Favorites watched this year:
The Queen’s Gambit
The Umbrella Academy
Line of Duty
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Jackie reminded me of two more shows we watched this year (on DVD in Florida, in the first case):
The Good Fight
One more Netflix show we loved (and I loved her book):
Ah, yes, Jeff cited THE BOYS. My friend April and Joan Armatrading recommending it within days of each other nudged me into looking at it.
Jeff, Diane loved THE GOOD WIFE and THE GOOD FIGHT. I loved BORGEN. I’ll have to look into UNORTHODOX.
I’m with Rick! I don’t watch any new shows other than a game show called America Says! Adam 12, the original Perry Mason, NW sports (football in 60 minutes) and MeTV reruns of Westerns are my meat!
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
A MORE OR LESS PERFECT UNION
Still in production and of continuing interest:
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
THE DAILY SHOW
–as with Patti, I tend to ignore the celebrity interviews in favor of LATE NIGHT “Closer Look”s and the like.
to some extent CONAN
LAST WEEK TONIGHT
ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Old stuff I started watching again/catching missed episodes:
PERSON OF INTEREST
I’ve been surprised how not-bad some GREEN HORNET episodes can be, in their hokey way…never got to see it as a kid, beyond the one BATMAN crossover episode; likewise, never looked at the Solidly Not Too Shabby GREATEST AMERICAN HERO when it ran or re-ran, in the first season at least with scripts by Junaita Bartlett, key veteran of THE ROCKFORD FILES
I now resent H&I for completely dropping the overnight runs of NYPD BLUE, but at least they wised up and brought NUMB3RS back.
Ah, yes…surprisingly good, though I missed most of the second season:
TWO-SENTENCE HORROR STORIES
Todd, very interesting lists! I’ll have to check out TWO-SENTENCE HORROR STORIES.
And I forgot HIGHTOWN, the excellent Starz crime drama; PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS almost as good.
Todd, I’ll have to check HIGHTOWN out. I like PENNY DREADFUL, too.
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