It's been a while since I've written about TV. It's Oscar season, and there's so many movies to write about. But now that I've seen all the Best Picture nominees at least. It's time to get back into the swing of things for TV. Here's what I've been watching:
Agents of SHIELD
The Ghost Rider theme was a hit, but now they're on LMD, which after watching Westworld feels like a very cheap rip off. It isn't very good. As usual, Fitz and Simmons are the only interesting parts, with a few great moments from May and Mack thrown in. I really don't see this show getting picked up for another season. They've already had May (well, LMD May) and Coulson kiss which feels like an ending point.
Speaking of Marvel, this show was better. I hate that it took me so long to watch it. Jessica Jones left me so disappointed. This wasn't perfect, Mahersala Ali was amazing as Cottonmouth, the villain for the first half, but then they swapped him for Diamondback and the back half of the season just wasn't as good as the first. It leaves a lot of interest for the second season at least. But Claire Temple hooking up with Luke? No. Go back to Matt in Daredevil, there's more chemistry there.
This was a quick binge on Netflix. I love Brit Marling's work, and yes this is very similar to a lot of things she's done. But overall, I'd definitely watch a 2nd season. It got weird when they got into their "movements" but the story was strong.
I tried to watch Tom Hardy's new show, which has an amazing production, by the way. But I couldn't continue with it. It bored me. I'm still DVRing the episodes so if something changes, I'll give it a chance.
The People v O.J Simpson
Netflix is finally streaming this. I can definitely see why it won so many Emmys, it was amazing. It was an interesting perspective for me. I was 8 when this trial happened. I remember Cochran jokes and not knowing a single person who thought O.J was innocent, but it's something else seeing it played out like this. Now I have to tackle that OJ: Made in America documentary.
The Young Pope
This show has some seriously hilarious moments but then it just drags on. Overall, it's okay. Jude Law is spectacular in it.