Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A Week of TV

As I've been going through and trying to figure out what to talk about on my What to Watch Wednesday, I realized that of the things I'm watching, I've either already posted about it, or I'm not really keen on "recommending" it. So, I'm going to borrow Birgit's idea and just list the things I've been watching. 

These are all shows that I have seen an episode of in the last week. Links either go to the post I wrote about them or to their IMDb page. In no particular order:

The Durrells. I found this on Prime Video. I guess it was on Masterpiece Theater on PBS here. I'm half tempted to do a post on this, but the other half is kind of meh. 

The Orville. I started this when it was on FOX. I followed it to Hulu. It's been kind of hit or miss this season. The first couple episodes were meh, but then a couple after that reminded me why I started this show in the first place. I wish they'd lighten up on the music, though. (Man, whoever is in charge of scoring this show needs to back off.)

Westworld. Yikes. This season is... Yikes. I have this tendency to keep with shows that I started until they finish. Unless something makes it so I just can't anymore. Westworld is getting close to that line, but it hasn't quite reached it. Yet.

Evil. Don't let the name dissuade you. I wrote about this show when it was in season 1 and on CBS. It's now on season 3 on Paramount Plus, and it's one of the reasons I got the subscription. 

Motherland: Fort Salem. This is another one I wrote about during season 1 and it is now in season 3. This has been announced to be its last season, and I can see why. They're gearing up for a finale that's truly an ending. I see from my original post I wasn't a fan. It got better. A lot better.

Renovation Island. They just started airing season 4 on HGTV. I kind of thought they'd be done after season 3, but there are more renovations to do. I do really like seeing these projects from beginning to end. It's kind of like redoing something in your own home, but you don't have to live through the mess.

And I think that about covers it for the moment. I'm still looking for other shows to stream, as I'm getting to the point where I'll be completely caught up soon (probably by the time you read this). The other show that is back that I haven't mentioned is In the Dark. I haven't mentioned it because I gave it up this season. Probably. If I get bored enough...

Do you watch any of these shows? 

18 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any of these, but I'm on the hunt for something, so I'll give some a try!

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    1. If any catch your interest. Some I'm not that keen on.

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  2. I miss the silly days of the Orville. I, too, watch it weekly because I still like it, but yeah, I miss the lighter tone. It was weird when I watched the latest one because I didn't really like the character, so I wasn't sure what I was supposed to feel about the outcome.

    I tried Evil. It was a bit too creepy for me, despite my husband's reassurance it's a good show. I just couldn't do it.

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    1. Evil is definitely creepy. I don't mind the weird sci fi stuff on the Orville. I just don't think some of the episodes really hit the mark. But that's just my opinion.

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  3. I gave up quickly on the Orville. Can't remember how far I got into Westworld. All about What We Do in the Shadows now!

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    1. I've run across that one. Worth it? It might be worth a try.

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  4. I haven't really found much to pique my interest lately. Just shows I say I'm going to watch, but never feel like doing so because I'm watching something I've already seen twenty times before.

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  5. I love the Orville, and I really love how it has evolved

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    1. There have been a couple good episodes this season, but it took some time to get to them.

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  6. Apparently I don't watch much TV. Heard of two, seen none. LOL

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  7. The only thing I've watched more than one episode of lately is "How to Build a Sex Room" on Netflix with Ava. I'm sure that is not surprising.

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    1. Well, as I had never heard of that show, yeah, it does surprise me. But now that I know it exists, less so.

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  8. I don't watch any of those (never heard of them!). I do know about the Durrell family though, through Gerald Durrell's books. Not something I now, as an adult knowing better, would approve of, he traveled the world to capture animals for a zoo (although I see it's a "conservation trust" so maybe that was different). Interesting books for a middle schooler though. At the time I had no idea he had a "famous" brother writer. He did mention a bit of his history in Greece. Dog's names, as I recall!

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    1. I had never heard of the books until I saw them mentioned in relation to the series. We certainly have changed our ideas of zoos since we were small, haven't we? As kids, we had no idea that it wasn't such a good idea.

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  9. I like Bryan but cant stand his insipid wife so I don't watch the renovation show. I love The Orville. I will talk about that tomorrow. I haven't seen any of the others. Thanks for the shout out and glad you like this style.

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    1. Oh, interesting. I don't mind her so much. But I can see how she would grate on nerves. I guess I'm more in it for the renovations.

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