Rambling TV: Thoughts on all of it.

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. 

Luke Cage

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.

The OA

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.

Taboo

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. 

10 comments:

  1. I haven't had a chance to see The Young Pope which is something I want to see because of Jude Law and its director Paolo Sorrentino. It's just that there's other things and I'm often worn out to watch TV at that time unless it's Westworld.

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    1. The Young Pope is decent, but it's nowhere near Westworld, Game of Thrones, or Veep on HBO right now.

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  2. I'm so behind on my TV right now! Especially the Netflix Marvel shows, but I'll catch up soon. I feel like I should be watching Taboo, but the trailer looked so boring!

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    1. Taboo IS boring. lol. I really wanted to like it.

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  3. I've tried to hung on to Taboo for Tom Hardy, and the episodes were okay overall...but this past week bored me to tears. It's turning into the typical "white old man assaulting woman" historical show. :/

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    1. I thought it was going to offer something new, and then nope. lol

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  4. I got the giggles in the OA - the dancing was a bit much.
    Disappointed to hear about Taboo. I'd have given that a chance for Hardy alone.
    The Young Pope is on my list to check out, and definitely the Simpson thing although I think maybe it's not on Netflix in Canada yet.

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    1. Yeah, the hissing during the movements really threw me out of The OA. But I'll watch season 2 now that it's been greenlit.

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  5. The People v. OJ Simpson was soooo fantastic. So glad it's streaming on Netflix. I was in high school when this happened so it was definitely a big deal. However, I remember the people in my household being angrier about NBC or whatever channel it was that interrupted the NBA finals to show OJ driving on the highway.

    I liked the OA, although it was a little weird for me. The dance moves were a little over the top, but the ending was beautiful.

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    1. I could see how people would be pissed about that interruption. I'm glad they kind of showed that.

      The OA was weird, it was the hissing that threw me off, but I will still watch S2.

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