The Boys – Season 2

The high-octane dark underbelly of the Superhero business continues in this gripping second season, and while the plot seemed to split out into many threads to follow, it remained unmissable due to the sheer fucking ludicrous awesomeness of spectacle and content – involving many a Facebook post from people saying …

Condor

More compelling CIA action (who knew we liked spy stuff so much!) which was all the more baffling for being totally un-putdownable for around 7 of the 10 episodes, but finishing in a way so ambivalent that neither of us could recall mere days afterwards what had actually happened.

Treadstone

We bailed on this partway through cos we couldn’t follow who was who for the most part.  Are all younger people looking the same now? Well, that, and finding out it had been axed after one season.  Pretty far from compelling, which is a shame because Bourne-style MKUltra sleeper agent …

Homeland – Seasons 1 to 7

Compelling CIA thriller following a sometime-unbalanced agent in her counter-terrorism work, in which she becomes very personally entangled – and also caught in the machinations of higher-level Machiavellian scheming by career spymasters. Famously slow in seasons 3 & 4, taken overall it’s a compelling rollercoaster and though it took a …

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season 2

More compelling CIA stuff… hard to know where to suspend disbelief about the Action Man antics of Jack Ryan, who’s ostensibly meant to have gotten himself a job as an office jockey.  This provoked a little bit of shouting “Arrrgh, WHYYYYYY!?” at the TV when characters supposedly selected for CIA …

The Boys

For someone who more or less doesn’t give a solitary flying fuck about superhero properties, The Boys was incredibly captivating.  Almost an extension of where Mystery Men left off – this fairly cynical series featured superheroes-as-antiheroes with normal hopes, dreams, and foibles, alongside a toxic capitalist culture driving the idealism …