Grace & Frankie – Season 6

More antics and hijinks from Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin, with a bit more winning than previous seasons I thought. Mike McKean’s cameo as a potential Frankie love interest was good.  Sometimes the Robert/Sol stuff plays to type a bit too heavily. Borderline earnest at times but generally something I …

The Thick Of It

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to complete this political tour-de-force from Armando Iannucci.  Just masterful.  You could potentially describe it as the 2000’s equivalent to Yes Minister, except for the fact that watching this is like being waterboarded in comparison to its early 80s counterpart. I found …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3

The irrepressible Midge Maisel continues her tour de force of the comedy world of 1960, securing a tour spot as opener for crooner Shy Baldwin.  The storyline this season seems to have found its way a lot better than series 2, but in the end it still comes across as …

Silicon Valley – Season 6

The final arc for the beleaguered lads of Pied Piper Inc, rounding out with almost a victory lap of ludicrousness.  A great and well-timed way to end this story, and happily we got a big serve of the utter ridiculance of Russ Hanneman to play out on.  It had everything! …

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 …

Schitt’s Creek – Season 5

The Rose family continue their ridiculous adventures in the town of Schitt’s Creek, and each character seems to be more & more O.T.T. every time they take the screen.  Pretty sure that Alexis and David are mainly trying to get each other to corpse on screen, and Catherine O’Hara’s Moira …

A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Seasons 3 & 4

Having been a fan of Fry & Laurie since the early 90s I couldn’t believe that I didn’t know there had been 4 seasons of their absurd sketch show, (doing the air quotes with my fingers) “A Bit of Fry and Laurie”.  It was all very clever, although bingewatching it’s …

Grace and Frankie – Season 5

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continue to perform like the treasures they are in this dramatic sitcom about retirees who’ve had circumstance thrust upon them, and how they deal with some of the admittedly fantastical changes in their lives. Which, as ever, appears to make for much more palatable viewing …

Camping

Very conflicting show this – I quite enjoyed the concept, but the characters all really annoyed me, to the point where I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep watching or not, but somehow did.  AND there was one bloke who I swore reminded me of somebody, and looked a …

Friends from College – Season 2

Further adventures of the Manhattanites who behave like spoiled tossers.  Generally amusing specific situations, but it’s almost depressing that we live in a world where it might be plausibly possible that people could conduct themselves like this and still lead rewarding professional lives.  TV’s a strange thing, isn’t it?