Avenue 5 (both seasons)

I was drawn to this by Armando Ianucci’s involvement, and intrigued by Hugh Laurie’s presence (plus supporting case – Zach Woods, Rebecca Front, and Josh Gad as a low-rent Jack Black). While the first couple of episodes struggled to figure


Well, this was unusual – initially a very oddly positioned seemingly-sitcom about an ex-veteran now turned hitman, who gets engaged by some comically bad criminals to perform an assassination only to get himself accidentally enrolled in an acting class and

The Muppets Mayhem

Sure, it’s never gonna be “original Henson”, but this Muppet spinoff was the first post-buyout iteration I actively *liked* – a real return to the Muppets just “being fun” rather than being funny. The celeb cameos all felt a lot

Rick and Morty – Seasons 1 to 5

A rewatch of Rick & Morty HAD to be done, because… well… infant to supervise, right? And when she’s a bit older I won’t be able to watch shit like this during the day.  Just sublime writing.  So much more

Little Demon

Mainlined this accidentally, without being convinced if I enjoyed it. Obvious lineage to Rick & Morty, dialled up a bit in the adultness – I was also surprised at the depth of nerdy detail they went to. Probably the biggest

The Flight Attendant – Season 2

No less absurd than the first season, but whatever you think of this show you CERTAINLY couldn’t say it was formulaic or clicheed.  Multi-faceted espionage caper constantly upended by the completely underequipped Cassie Bowden, with a concluding sequence that was

The Simpsons – Season 33

Having a tiny baby to feed naturally lends itself to having The Simpsons on in the background, which explains how I mainlined this whole season in 2 weeks.  I’m really, really impressed by these last couple of seasons – given

The Simpsons – Season 32

Continuing the quality streak from season 31 – some good (coherent) stories, and really watchable.  And we learned that Superindendant Chalmers’ first name is Garibaldi. 👍

Veep – Season 1

I found it hard to assess what I thought of the material of this, so caught up was I in how Armando Ianucci it was – even with everyone in it being American.  While desperately missing Chris Addison and Peter

The Orville – Season 3

The Orville’s now almost totally shed its comedy roots and transmorphed into a late-90s space scifi serial. Season 3 was a “replatforming”, that saw a new titlecard (The Orville – New Horizons), and longer episode lengths – which made for

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