For All Mankind – Seasons 1-4

Started as a fairly promising sci-fi/alternative timeline show, although as Season 1 progressed it was clearly light sci-fi with a more obvious drama predilection. I enjoyed the progressive timeline of the show and the reincorporation of the characters as they

Gen V

Superhero High – a predictable trope. But, from the makers & universe of The Boys? Strap in. More of the unexpectedly creative violence amid a bleak, exploitative storyline and chemical hijinks from Voight Corporation. Great spinoff; makes me even more

Doctor Who – The Five Doctors

This was one of those things we had on VHS which as an adolescent I must’ve seen a good 100 times, and therefore wasn’t very surprised to see how much of it I could quote along with, despite not having

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

The Peripheral

Genuinely interesting bit of sci-fi/drama of the sort where the episode starts a long way from where it finishes, and just when you think you know what it’s about another plot element is revealed. Coupled with being a properly decent

The Mandalorian – Season 3

More Star Wars universe IP-mining. I don’t see why everyone’s so into this. I mean, he looks cool – but probably the most interesting thing about the show is the amount of analysis and speculation it’s generated about whether Mandalorians

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

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 5

This might be the first time I’ve said this about this show, but I actually enjoyed this season – and this represents a bit of a seachange in that it’s become more driven by plot, and seems less about making

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

Star Wars: Andor

Holy crap. THIS is good Star Wars Universe content. As my colleague put it, “It doesn’t have space wizards” – what it DOES have is intrigue, politics, characters you give a shit about, and storyline that it’s foregone conclusion EVEN

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