What I Watched on TV in May
This month has been a bit slower on the TV front for me. Life has been a lot lately, but this is what I've managed to watch on the small screen.This was excellent. I thought the show did a great job of keeping us guessing until the penultimate episode. There are so many ongoing mysteries and the show never felt bloated, although there were some story lines I could've done without. (Like Siobhan's relationship) I did not see that ending coming for Zabel at all. It was very heartbreaking. I also liked that it didn't wrap up with a huge shootout in the woods like I expected it to. Great troll job with Guy Pearce as well.
Pose - Aside from amazing performances by the cast, I have not been that invested in this final season of Pose. It doesn't feel like a natural conclusion to a story. Every episode is an actor showcase because the show is leaving, which is normally fine but obvious to the point where it's distracting. I can't get lost in the story, I'm just constantly reminded that this show is ending.
SNL - This season came to an end with the lovely Anya Taylor-Joy hosting. I'm afraid a lot of the veteran members are saying goodbye, the season finale really felt that way for Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Aidy Bryant. If they're truly leaving (along with Pete Davidson, who also felt like he was saying goodbye) that's a hell of a lot of talent to lose at once. There's a lot of people who still say SNL "hasn't been funny for years" but I've always vehemently disagreed with that sentiment. SNL has never been funny EVERY time. There's been good shows and bad shows with every single cast and to say actors like these aren't funny is just short sighted, in my opinion. McKinnon, Strong, and Bryant are some of the strongest female performers this show has ever seen, and Kenan has been there longer than any other member for good reason. They're still leaving good talent behind, but if this is their last show, they will be missed.
The Bad Batch - The newest addition to the animated Star Wars universe. While I don't love it, I didn't love Rebels or Clone Wars during their first seasons either. I'm giving it a chance. If you're still on the fence about Star Wars in cartoon form, take the leap! It's worth it.