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

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

Staged – Season 2

How could you top the sublime first season? Well, by revealing that the whole thing was in fact a scripted work – and that there are discussions afoot for a US remake… only now there are other actors being considered

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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