Rewatching Dark (Netflix). I watched it a while back, but there was a long break between the first two seasons which I binged, and the third. I had no idea what was going on, and by the end couldn’t decide if it was the most intriguing show ever or if I’d just been played for twenty-six episodes.
I made my wife watch it, and she’s loving it. This time around, I’m pretty sure I’m either watching the most intriguing show ever, or I’m being played for twenty-six episodes…
My computer screen of endless variety of little windows to other people’s computer screens of endless variety of little windows to other people’s computer screen of endless variety… THE MONOTONY IS KILLING ME!
If it is the correct Sunday I am watching Formula 1 (Can’t wait for the rules change) and if I am lucky Science Channel will be showing back to back episodes of How It’s Made. Other than that whatever I find interesting on the YouTube.
Bingeing Supernatural, which I never watched before, now that it’s over. Keeping up with Mandalorian and Star Trek: Discovery as new episodes are released. After taking a year or so off from The Blacklist, I’ve resumed getting caught up with the older seasons on Netflix. As usual, watching documentaries anywhere I can get them.
Recently watched the first season of “Mr. Mercedes” on Peacock. It was OK, but they added some filler that wasn’t in the book to pad it out. The first season covered the book, but apparently there is a second season (that is not available for free). I wonder if the second season covers “Finders Keepers”?
My wife and I like (re-)watching TV sitcoms like Better Off Ted, The Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld, Community and The Good Place.
Every time I try to watch TV, I seem to wind up on the MEH TV channel. I’m surprised that that is not an actual network, since there seems to have been so much content generated for it.
I used to enjoy comedy shows, but that was when they were actually funny. Now so few are. I generally like episodes of “Mom” – they are generally good for many laughs. Also reruns of “Seinfeld”, but they are too familiar to me now.
Shows dealing with dramas seem to have run out of new ideas. Different casts, same scripts.
Police procedurals are dwindling in both numbers and new stories.
Medical dramas are less thrilling in the days of Covid.
Only ones I now watch are ones where I’m invested in the characters, such as “NCIS” and “Blue Bloods”.
Other than current politics, daily news shows are all seemingly repeats from several years ago, even though they are not reruns!
Same daily depressing events; rinse and repeat.
E.g., when was the last year there was not a major hurricane on the Gulf Coast or East Coast, nor a major fire in California?
I try to keep up with local news reporting, but even they seem obligated to repeat the national news that they both precede and follow in time slots. Sick of it.
One thing in particular I do not understand:
I’m a big sports fan, especially football. Games are now either reruns several years old, which tend to be of good teams playing good games but not particularly important nowadays, or new broadcasts. How is it that most of the new broadcasts seem to be between two teams BOTH with records of 500 or below?
That’s even true now of SEC games. Prior years, they tended to wallop most non-conference opponents, so even middle-of-the-pack SEC teams had winning records. But now that all games are in-conference, most of the games have at least one team below 500. Takes away from any hype.
Going through the Marvel shows on Netflix. Finished Daredevil Season 2 earlier and downloaded the first two episodes of Luke Cage Season 1.
Thought about taking a break and starting Umbrella Academy or the animated Harley Quinn series. Right now I’m in the middle of watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunion on HBO Max. The download to watch offline feature on these apps is exactly what I need for those times when the internet acts up (usually on weekends).
As far as television goes, my go to shows are AEW Dynamite, WWE NXT (browsing Raw every now and then), Shark Tank, and Saturday Night Live. And I tend to catch various episodes of The Big Bang Theory and Two And A Half Men in syndication.
I just finished up Lovecraft Country on HBO. Tonight I tried Run on HBO. Didn’t really bond with it though. It reminds me of a 90 minute Hallmark channel movie which has been stretched out into an uninspired 7 episode limited series. Just about to check out the first installments of The Flight Attendant on HBO Max.