Gargoyles on Disney+. I loved it as a kid, and it’s still got me good. Of course I just hit that long stretch of random locations and crap stories in the middle, but this time, I can just binge thru in a few nights and move on. When it aired, it felt like it took forever.
Been watching Avenue 5 (just finished S01E08), Star Trek: Picard, New Amsterdam and a bunch of other recent stuff. Also, watching some older stuff, specifically Midsomer Murders (watched S04E03 earlier this evening).
@baqui63 Sadly, Avenue 5 is a dead end. I had high hopes for Hughe Laurie. But I got most of the way through E2 and have no desire to move on to E3. It’s just not funny. I’m shocked that HBO has already renewed for S2.
@mike808 I watched the first season of Altered Carbon and it was ok. Then I read 2 or 3 of the books and they were ok.
I have not been able to enjoy season 2. Watched the first episode and didn’t like it at all so gave up.
Then I saw some positive reviews of the series so I watched the 2nd episode and didn’t like it at all.
I was skeptical of the hype around The Madalorian but ended up loving it.
@mvalleeis I am in the same boat. I lost HBO when they pulled the plug on Dish Network’s access in 2018. I just resubscribed to HBO Now. LOTS to catch up on, and plenty of new shows have kept me occupied. Caught up on Silicone Valley, The Deuce and Succession.
As far as new shows, I haven’t able to bond with Avenue 5. I did get sucked in by Chernobyl, Watchmen, The Outsider, His Dark Materials, The New Pope, and this very odd Sky import titled Years and Years.
@tjwbiowa Enjoy it while it lasts.
It’s debatable when things started going downhill on that show, but for me, it was season 6.
Season 8 was the real turning point for me, though.
IMO, it has pretty much sucked since then.
I still watch it but I really don’t enjoy it at all anymore.
I thought the first few seasons were some pretty exceptional TV, though.
Then the show runner, Scott Gimple, just plain ruined the show and then handed it off to a new show runner who has been busy stabbing the shambling, undead remains of the show in the skull.
I hope it doesn’t run for more than one more season, after this current one.
Having read the comic series, which has now concluded, the TV show could definitely arrive at the same ending by the end of next season, and they should.
I’m not sure I can subject myself to any more if it goes longer than that.
@cranky1950 I used to like him years ago but his videos are unfortunately full of bad advice. (Using brass compression fittings when servicing the braking system even though the packaging explicitly states they’re not for automotive braking systems for example). He’s also proving to be a curmudgeon not open to new ideas and new technology. No, '90s Toyotas are not the epitome of automotive perfection. Cars are safer and cleaner and better in just about every way now, albeit more complicated. And EVs are the best option available now.
@FightingMongoos True! But he rants with such panache. I’ve been waiting for his eyes to roll back and him to keel over like Belushi usta do. It’s fun for the solution to every problem to be buy a pre 2018 4 cylinder corolla or camry.
There is so much NOTHING worth watching, I will pick up a 2 & 1/2 men, MASH, or Big Bang to compliment the few current shows I watch, BULL, TOMMY, AMERICAN IDOL, and I look forward to the return of FARGO.
I’m in the middle of tons of series. It’s not that I don’t want to finish watching them, it’s just that I can’t usually get in the mood to pay attention to grim fiction.
Been plowing my way through all the Star Treks, since I’ll watch those while cooking or roasting coffee. In the middle of Enterprise now.
I have to say, I was wrong, that time I was playing devil’s advocate for that pop song. Sure, once, it’s fine. But once you’ve heard it more than two times, god help you. I never skip intros, except by mistake, but “It’s been a long road…” and I am mashing my thumb on the button quick–faster–dammit–make-it-stop!
I even tense up while watching the episodes when they play little musical chords that sound like the chord immediately prior to the intro.
of stuff that is currently airing:
top chef (well, starts thursday)
the walking dead
project blue book
dispatches from elsewhere (haven’t started it yet but have it on deck)
mcmillions (just finished - if you haven’t watched this you really should. it was excellent. i’d watch it ten times.)
also very excited for the new season of ozark on the 27th.
additionally, we just switched from cable to youtube tv and there is a channel called “tastemade.” it’s all cooking shows - actual cooking shows with many different types of chefs/cooks and no competitions or gimmicks. (yes, i know i just mentioned watching top chef but that is, imho, a worthy exception.) my favorite programs on it are “make this tonight” (featuring a different chef each episode) and “struggle meals” which focuses on budget cooking and what you can make with odds and ends in the fridge. the other great part about this channel is that most of the “commercials” are things like, a video of someone crafting a wooden spoon, or, making cocktails or preparing matcha. there’s only music and you only see hands. it’s very relaxing.
Mom and I watched a few episodes of Columbo and Murder She Wrote. No offense, but those shows are awful. (Peter Falk is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but holy shit are those plots dumb as hell or what.)