Posts Tagged ‘television’

Have You Watched Space Force?

Have You Watched Space Force?

I really enjoyed the first season of Steve Carell’s Netflix show, Space Force. It’s smart, funny, and topical. If you like The Office and/or Avenue 5, I highly recommend the show. I’m leading off with that because some of the early reviews I saw about the show were mixed to negative. I almost didn’t even […]


Have You Seen “Dead to Me”?

Have You Seen "Dead to Me"?

A few weeks ago when I mentioned that I was looking for some television recommendations, several people suggested Netflix’s “Dead to Me.” We had just finished watching Six Feet Under, so I was curious about another show’s perspective on death and grieving. Megan had already watched season 1, so we just watched the season 1 […]


“Never Have I Ever” Had Friendships Like These

"Never Have I Ever" Had Friendships Like These

We recently finished watching the first season of “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix, a 10-episode half-hour show that I really enjoyed. It includes all of the great things about “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” but as a show instead of a movie. However, there’s one aspect of the show that I’ve seen […]


I Hope Survivor Makes Last Night’s Twist a Permanent Change

I Hope Survivor Makes Last Night's Twist a Permanent Change

I’ve had a blast watching the 40th season of Survivor, one featuring 20 previous winners. This season has featured a few twists and new additions–including the fire tokens, which no one seems to want to spend–but last night’s episode featured a major departure from a Survivor tradition that I’ll discuss below (spoilers for the April […]


My 3 Favorite SNL-from-Home Sketches

Saturday Night Live did something unprecedented (for them) this week: The entire show was filmed at each of the homes of the cast members, primarily using their webcams. It was edited in advance, so I don’t think any of it was actually “live,” but I’m incredibly impressed by how they found a way to create […]


Six Feet Under: What Are We Missing?

Six Feet Under: What Are We Missing?

Having completed watching all available episodes of Big Little Lies and Altered Carbon (and waiting for more Westworld season 3 before we dig into it), we recently took the recommendation of 27 readers and started watching Six Feet Under. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s an hour-long drama about a family who runs […]


Have You Watched “100 Humans”?

Have You Watched "100 Humans"?

I love behavioral psychology, and there’s finally a TV show to support my fascination with fellow humans. The show is 100 Humans, and it’s on Netflix now. It features a diverse case of 100 people who willingly participate in a series of studies about human behavior. It’s a small sample size, but it’s still a […]


Have You Watched “Big Little Lies”?

Have You Watched "Big Little Lies"?

Last week I posted a poll about which television drama I should delve into next, though I had an inkling that we would at least try out each of the shows I listed in the poll. Megan and I started with an episode of Sharp Objects. While it was interesting to watch, it was incredibly […]


Which of These Shows Should We Watch Next?

Megan and I have settled into a bit of a television pattern: At lunch (we both work from home), we watch a short comedy (the best of which seem to be in increasingly short supply–why are you ending, Fresh Off the Boat?!). At dinner, we watch a longer, usually more serious show. The Witcher, Dark, […]


What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

What Are Your Thoughts on Locke & Key?

It may seem from these blog posts that all Megan and I do is watch Netflix shows, but I promise we do other things too! That said, when we finished Dark last week, we were curious about the Locke & Key, so we jumped right in. The premise is that a family movies into a […]


Have You Watched the Show “Dark”?

Have You Watched the Show "Dark"?

Our “heavy” show for the last month has been a German show called Dark that made it’s debut on Netlix a year or so ago (there are now 2 seasons available). I saved it when I originally heard about it, but it seemed too, well, dark for my tastes, so I had forgotten about it. I’m glad […]


How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

How Excited Are You About the All-Winners Season of Survivor?

One of my favorite television competitions, Survivor, is entering its 40th season this Wednesday. For the first time, every contestant will be a returning player, and not just any returning player: They’re all past winners. I’m beyond myself with excitement. The best of the best are competing to be crowned the #1 survivor of all […]


What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

What Did You Think of the Good Place Finale?

As Megan and I sat down to watch the finale of The Good Place, I positioned a box of tissues where we could both reach it. Given the tone of this season, our attachment to the characters, and the wholesome nature of the show, I just had a feeling we might be needing them. I […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches of the Week (Adam Driver)

When Adam Driver last appeared on Saturday Night Live, he crushed it to the point that I started a new series on this blog about my favorite SNL sketches of the week. He returned this past week, and the result was no different: It was one of the best episodes of SNL I’ve seen in […]


Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

Have You Watched Pen15 on Hulu?

We all went through the awkward, stressful, hormonal years of middle school, right? While I have no desire to ever relive my early teenage years, I’ve been watching a hilarious show on Hulu called Pen15 that makes me cringe and laugh at the same time. Pen15 stars two actresses in their 30s who play 13-year-olds […]


What Did You Think About “The Mandalorian”?

What Did You Think About "The Mandalorian"?

I never thought there would be a day when we would get a live-action Star Wars TV show that felt like a seamless part of the SW universe. Does The Mandalorian meet that goal? In my opinion, it’s pretty darn close. Close enough. FIRST EPISODE SPOILERS FOLLOW Overall, I love the look of the show. […]


Have You Watched Firefly?

Have You Watched Firefly?

Joining the list of “shows I should have watched at least 10 years ago” is Firefly, and I’m here to talk about it as if it’s brand new! Megan is a huge fan of Firefly. After learning that I’d never seen it (aside from the movie, Serenity, which I somehow have seen), she shared the […]


What Did You Think About Stranger Things Season 3?

What Did You Think About Stranger Things Season 3?

A few days ago If finished watching the eighth and final episode of Stranger Things season 3, and I thought I’d share my thoughts here. Some spoilers will likely follow. Overall, I thought season 3 was a return to form after some missteps in season 2. It returned to many of the familiar beats of […]


Have You Seen the HBO Show “Euphoria”?

Have You Seen the HBO Show "Euphoria"?

Euphoria has some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen in a television show. I’ll back up a bit. I’d heard about this new HBO show, but from what little I knew, I just wasn’t interested in watching teenagers get high for hour-long episodes. Also, I make a game called Euphoria (which is entirely irrelevant, […]


What’s Your Favorite Unique Talk Show Interview Format?

Recently I was telling someone about some odd-yet-wonderful talk show formats, one of which is very new. So I thought I’d create a short list of 3 formats I very much enjoy. Now, I’m not talking about fictional talk shows like Troy & Abed in the Morning or Between Two Ferns. These are real. I’m […]


What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

What Did You Think of the 3 New Episodes of Black Mirror?

That’s right, there are only 3 episodes of Black Mirror in the new season. But I’d rather have 3 than 0. My thoughts on each (with spoilers) are below. Striking Vipers: While this episode made me the most uncomfortable, I also thought it was the most interesting and thought provoking. It takes place in the […]


What Did You Think of the American Ninja Warrior Freestyle Event?

What Did You Think of the American Ninja Warrior Freestyle Event?

One of my favorite shows/sports/competitions, American Ninja Warrior, is returning to television tomorrow. As per tradition, the new season begins with a 3-hour skills competition featuring some of the top competitors. The vast majority of the skills competition involves variations on normal challenges: Two ninjas may race against each other in a head-to-head challenge or […]


My Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Finale (spoilers)

My Thoughts on the Game of Thrones Finale (spoilers)

I thought about writing this last night, immediately after the finale ended, but I wanted to process the episode a bit before sharing my perspective. I should preface this with a disclaimer that may or may not matter to you: I tend to give shows I love the benefit of the doubt. It’s exceptionally rare […]


What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

A few years ago, I was transfixed by the first season of a Netflix show called The OA. It was weird, a little trippy, and it told two interesting stories: One about a group of people who were being studied against their will based on their near-death experiences and another about a group of high […]