Staged

Sublime 6-part filmed-in-lockdown piece starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.  Watching these two at play is just a pleasure, and the storyline doesn’t even really matter – except that it’s really well-constructed little story about rehearsing a play. Wonderful (if, totally unexpected) cameos, and I think Sheen & Tennant did …

Upload

We were really taken by this series with a sensibility of The Good Place, alongside the tech/scifi concepts of Black Mirror, with a hint of Season 1 West World thrown in. It’s a solid watch with some good character development and an intriguing story, told in the theatre of a …

Run

Sweet/amusing-enough story about ppl approaching middle-age activating a youth-sealed pact to ease the drudgery in their lives, which takes a turn for the more sinister once it’s got its hooks in you. I found the appearance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge playing a character VERY distracting, as much as looking at the …

Schitt’s Creek – Season 6

The final & victory lap for a comedic masterpiece – following the fortunes of the Rose family in the town they came to own as a joke, and centering around the wedding of son David & his partner Patrick, as well as the resolution of the storyline of daughter Alexis. …

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 …