What I Watched on TV In August
2020 continues to be the absolute worst, and here I still am, escaping with my small screen...
I finished the second season and wow this cast just knocks it out of the park. The Emmys need to stop ignoring the women on this show who are just wonderful each week.
This season was going so well until the ending...what was that? It was so bad. An unnecessary death just so another character could man up and get revenge. The main character deciding a loveless marriage is better for him because he wants kids. No Teddy Roosevelent cameo like in the book (I like Brian Dohgerty as an actor, it would've been nice to see him again in this) I'm so disappointed. If anything good can come from this, I hope Rosy McEwen gets offered a ton of new projects because this was her first screen role and she was fantastic.
I'm still making my way through this for the first time and am on season 3. I thought the episode with the rape scene was wildly unnecessary and did absolutely nothing to advance the story. I'm still annoyed with that, otherwise the rest of the episodes have been solid so far. I'm looking forward to the infamous "Paulie and Christopher in the woods" episode, which I think is the one I'm about to watch.
This is on Netflix, and I put it on while I worked. It's a documentary series about criminals on the world's most wanted list. Really, only the 3rd episode about Samantha Lewthwaite held my attention. The rest were pretty bland, but this episode stood out a bit. I liked how they used drone footage, that's rarely something that stands out to me, but it worked very well here. I didn't bother finishing all six episodes.
Can we praise our Lord and Savior Michael Coel? What she managed to do with this series was astounding. As you know, I'm an absolute wuss about sexual assault on any medium, but the way we watched Arabella overcome and understand hers was incredible. (and not gratuitous) With something his heavy hanging over everyone, it still found ways to be funny on top of it. I don't know if this will get a second season. It wrapped up everything so perfectly, but if it does I will definitely be watching again.
This show is wild and uncomfortable and I can't wait to see where it goes. Also can we just take in the fact that this show said more about the green book in one episode than the movie actually named after it did?
I recently got a free Apple TV subscription for a year, so the first thing I tackled was The Morning Show and I loved this. I'm one of the few who had a lot of love for The Newsroom and the setting alone reminds me of it, though the shows are very different. My biggest issue was the finale, and a specific suicide that occurs which leaves a horrid taste in my mouth. I had it when an interesting female character dies to further a man's story. (one played by an extraordinary actress too) I'm sure season 2 won't air before my subscription runs out. so I guess I'll be paying for a week of Apple TV in the future to binge it.