Not long ago a new tv show came out and I was immediate captivated. And, so was the rest of the world. I’m talking about 1883, the western set back in the pioneer days, following the Dutton family, the ancestors of John Dutton, the character on another great tv show, Yellowstone. But, sadly, it appears as if television people aren’t really all that bright when it comes to what projects to work on. While Hollywood consistent pumps out crap show after crap show, after this show wrapped its first season, it was announce that there would be no second season, but more episodes, then a second season but with different characters, then a different show entirely, to Taylor claiming he never intended on going beyond the first season to begin with.
At this point, I really would like to just give up on the future of television altogether. When they find something that actually works and has an interesting story and fascinating characters, they just cancel it, or live it in indefinite limbo (like Mindhunters). When it is crap on a shovel, mind you, they pump out hundreds of episodes.
So, as I finish up my second viewing of 1883, I’m left with mixed feelings. They did actually close the story out, sort of. Elsa died in the end. We find out why the ended up in Montana instead of Oregon. We discover that Shea killed himself once he reached the beach, and that Thomas and Noema found land and a life and hope and love in the Willamette Valley.
But that’s it. We can’t expect now to ever know what became of James Dutton, his wife, or Thomas and his family, or the two camp hands that rode off toward the end of the season.
But, as I watched this time around, I took some notes on the show that I thought I would share, regardless of the writer or producers’ poor judgment and inability to read a room….
Another season has just finished of one of the few good shows left on television. Young Sheldon is not only a full seasons (22 episodes) but it was renewed a few years ago for 3-4 episodes in advance. Despite this great billing, there are some issues with this season as well as with the show overall. But, it’s still the best show on tv anymore. Especially given the new nature of putting out only half seasons and spreading those out with several years between each installment.
So, let’s jump into all things young about Sheldon Cooper and find out what it’s all about….
Rarely does a new TV Show capture my interest and attention like Resident Alien did. I was not aware of it when it first came out. In fact, the entire first season had wrapped airing by the time I found it online and proceeded to binge watch it. Boy was I thrilled when I discovered what a rare gem it truly was.
So, let’s jump in and see what I’m talking about…
Recently I discovered a new tv series (well, not new it’s starting its 3rd season next year) called Evil and stars Katja Herbers (remember her in The Americans?) and Mike Colter (who was Luke Cage). It is about a team of assembled to investigate paranormal happenings by the Catholic Church.
Needless to say, it is a perfect fit for my own independent research. So, let’s jump in and find out if this show lives up to its name.
Remember, you can view all my reviews at my website as well as all my coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program.
On to the review…
This week I finished a show from the mid 90’s (back when tv was actually good). It’s called Party of Five (the original not the waste of money and air time that was the new remake – thankfully that’s already been canceled).
I’ve actually been wanting to watch this for awhile now, but could not really get invested until a few weeks ago when I finished Superstore and was craving something I could just jump into. This show did the trick, though it was certainly anything but perfect.
I usually binge watch tv shows in between my research time as I work through my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. This one was a perfect fit with plenty of episodes to keep me sated while I did reading and took courses.
So, let’s get into it and discuss all things Party of Five related…
I take breaks to divide up the research for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program, trying to avoid burnout, and the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting my cop fix with NYPD Blue. It’s been several years since it was on television, though binge watching all twelve seasons is a great way to break up reading and research strain.
So, lets jump in and talk about one of the best shows in television history. Maybe the best show ever…
I just finished watching the very last episode of Homeland, and I have to say, NOW THAT’S HOW YOU END A SHOW!
This tv series captivated me from the very first episode back in 2011, at the height of the double Wars in the Middle East, when suicide bombings were all the craze, and spies were in vogue – well – again.
But, this show was something different. Had something different. And that difference was easily identifiable.
You can read all of my tv show reviews here, but right now, let’s jump into all things Homeland, all things Carrie Mathison, and all things beautiful.
Let’s get started….
I started watching Life Below Zero a few years back, then lost interest for some reason. Not exactly sure why.
But, when I caught Glenn Villeneuve on the Joe Rogan Podcast the other day it peaked my interest again. I’m glad it did. Needless to say, I’ve been binge watching episodes for the last week.
(You can read all of my TV Show reviews here.)
So, let’s dig in. There’s a lot to cover with this series….
I don’t actually remember when this show started nor do I remember starting to watch it. It just feels like it’s always been there on Sunday nights (at least something’s actually on that’s worth watching).
Yet, now it’s over. And, with a pretty crappy ending, I might add. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s step back a bit.
(You can read all of my TV Show reviews here.)
Here’s to the good times, right?
Just finished watching Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix Special – Sticks and Stones. Quite impressive. Of course, the rest of the world was critical, but only because they seemingly go berserk when someone starts speaking the truth.
My favorite quote of the entire show: “I can’t live in this world you’re proposing.”
Classic. You really need to watch it.
I’m not a rabid sci-fi fan, nor did I watch the original version of the Lost in Space show before. In fact, I had no idea Netflix had even put out a remake of this once popular story.
Even more surprising, I discovered the tv show is based on a reboot of the book Swiss Family Robinson – a movie I became captivated with as a youth.
Needless to say, when I found myself laid up at home, I knew exactly what show I wanted to binge watch first.
”She’s got a crush on you,” Charlotte said, as she came into the room. “No she doesn’t.” I flashed her a wryly grin. “Oh, she most certainly does. In fact, she’s almost got me convinced to take you on as well.”
Charlotte brushed past me, a little too close, so she could ring up her sale. She punched in the dollar amount, then hit the return. The till drawer slid open and she put the bills in their respective spots.
“So, what do you think?” she asked, closing the drawer and turning toward me.