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Currently screening new episodes as of this year on your local (US/UK/whatever) networks, can be on hiatus. No sports events.

1. Breaking Bad
2. Louis
3. Mad Men
4. Justified
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6. Treme
7. The Venture Brothers
8. 30 for 30
9. The Daily Show
10. Peep Show

Also not bad: Better Off Ted, Doctor Who, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Jeopardy, Archer, Parks and Recreation, Metalocalypse, Frisky Dingo, Bill Moyers, 106 and Park, Frontline, Warehouse 13, America's Best Dance Crew, Sunday Best

Also watchable: Work of Art, Top Chef, Children's Hospital, The Office, Sesame Street

What am I missing?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

apparently I'm missing that Better Off Ted and Frisky Dingo were canceled; bummer.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:18 (twelve years ago) link

Bill Moyers is retired BTW

No order

Mad Men
30 Rock
It's Always Sunny
Justified
Friday Night Lights
Fringe
Dexter
Daily Show
True Blood
Parks & Rec

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

I guess I could pick 10 shows from the Cooking Channel. Now that L O S T is done, I don't watch anymore scripted tv.

Donovan Dagnabbit (WmC), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

Doctor Who
Burn Notice
House
Peep Show
The Inbetweeners
Sherlock

God, turns out I really don't watch much telly, or particularly like the stuff I do watch. This is hard. Stuff I do watch all the time like The Apprentice and Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street and Lie To Me and Spooks barely seem worth a place in a list, but might have to get forced in purely in the absence of anything else.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

Much as anything, I'm looking for suggestions.
Dexter burnt me out after two seasons. True Blood/30 Rock/Fringe/Burn Notice/House have each got one or two episodes of watching until I realized they weren't for me. I've bumped up Friday Night Lights on the Netflix instant watch. InBetweeners is on the tivo now. Is Sherlock worth torrenting?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

and why isn't there anything worth watching on american network television?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

Sherlock totally worth torrenting, yes.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:38 (twelve years ago) link

gave up on 30 rock after two episodes? problem lies inside you

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

I really should give 30 Rock a go. Do I need to start from the start?

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

i find tina fey deeply unfunny in the same way that i find jerry seinfeld deeply unfunny. it's my right as a us citizen.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

i will check out sherlock.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

There's a thread on here somewhere (possibly full of spoilers though, unless you're familiar with the base material). It's superficially at least a bit reminiscent of the most recent series of Doctor Who (it's also helmed by Steven Moffatt), so if that's your bag, it's worth a go.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:46 (twelve years ago) link

x-post Fine, but maybe amend you question to "why there isn't anything worth watching on US TV for people with huge blind spots?"

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:47 (twelve years ago) link

you say blind spots i say good taste
i kinda gave up on doc who this past season but if sherlock's as good as the eccleston/tennant years, i'm in.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:48 (twelve years ago) link

the thick of it
curb yr enthusiasm

(huge gap)

the daily show
30 rock

uhm

no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Monday, 6 September 2010 18:48 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, forgot the Thick of It was just on hiatus. Yeah, that.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

No particular order

Burn Notice
Mad Men
True Blood
Big Bang Theory
Community
30 Rock
Parks & Rec
Louie
Doctor Who
Being Human

Also: Justified/warehouse 13/eureka

I watch too many shows

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

Shiting shite, I forgot about Being Human as well. I seriously have the memory of a goldfish for shows when they go off air for a bit (would probably have forgotten Peep Show as well if someone hadn't mentioned it first)

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 18:57 (twelve years ago) link

Modern Family
Parks & Rec
Community
30 Rock (though increasingly less so)
Peep Show
Top Gear
How I Met Your Mother (though increasingly less so)

Hmm, no dramas.

Used to watch Top Chef and Project Runway but got bored.

Super Cub, Monday, 6 September 2010 19:00 (twelve years ago) link

I'll have to check out Burn Notice. I figured it was about on the level of the Closer--not bad, but nothing special.

I'm anticipating Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

you say blind spots i say good taste

Challops of the Day, right here.

I really should give 30 Rock a go. Do I need to start from the start?

Not really, but depending on to whom you talk, the first season has some excellent, excellent episodes.

30 Rock (eff all the apostate haters)
America's Next Top Model
Friday Night Lights
Treme (though I'm still catching up on it)
Doctor Who
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway (ES <3 SA)
ABDC

Damn, I don't even remember what else I watch now. Fringe was only OK with very sporadic bursts of brilliance this season.

Daria Law (Leee), Monday, 6 September 2010 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

Crap, I forgot Project Runway! :(

I also watch Top Chef, though it's not a favorite. PR is much more enjoyable.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 6 September 2010 19:19 (twelve years ago) link

What is the thick of it?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 19:52 (twelve years ago) link

TV series which preceded In The Loop (and on which it's sort of based). Government satire with heroic amounts of excellent swearing in it.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 20:17 (twelve years ago) link

yeah you don't need to watch the first 4 seasons of 30 rock to be able to follow the new season (PREMIERING SPETEMBER 23 OH YEAH) but it's like, highly recommended!

max skim (k3vin k.), Monday, 6 September 2010 20:37 (twelve years ago) link

more or less in order:

mad men
breaking bad
curb your enthusiasm
community
louie
it's always sunny in philadelphia
30 rock
justified
parks & rec
treme
(law order SVU)

basically what everyone else is watching. been thinking about trying out friday night lights, but i'm worried i won't understand any of it, with the football and all

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:10 (twelve years ago) link

mad men
breaking bad

well.... that's about it.

lieutenant jimmy john (kelpolaris), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:22 (twelve years ago) link

With football and Friday Night Lights--it's the industry of the town, in the same way showbiz is for LA in "Entourage" or meth is in "Justified." Not all that hard to follow.

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:24 (twelve years ago) link

no idea what in the loop is either
i kinda gave up on curb around season four, did it pick up in quality?

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

In the Loop is the film version of The Thick of It (this could take a while...)

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

forks, after season four there is leon and the seinfeld reunion so i would say yes. maybe skip season five until later.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

Thick of It had something to do with Steve Coogan, didnit?

Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the current King of Sweden (President Keyes), Monday, 6 September 2010 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Project Runway
True Blood
Antiques Roadshow

Jenny, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

Is an Armando Iannucci thing, Coogan collaborator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thick_of_It

xpost

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:06 (twelve years ago) link

Top Chef - prior to this season, at least
My Boys
Community
Parenthood
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother

haven't really gotten into any new HBO/other dramas since Generation Kill. Hoping Boardwalk Empire is worth watching

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Monday, 6 September 2010 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

love you for starting this thread forks;

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Mad Men
Community
Dexter
Louis
The Venture Bros
30 Rock
Parks & Recreation
Modern Family
Archer

Also watchable: Family Guy, American Dad, HIMYM, Doctor Who, House, TDS, The Office, Glee

Mordy, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, Modern Family, yes. I forgot about that one.

Sherlock looks interesting, too. I will definitely check that out.

Jenny, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:19 (twelve years ago) link

I really need to get into Glee. Every time I've seen it (twice, and some clips here and there) it looks exactly like my kind of thing.

ailsa, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:24 (twelve years ago) link

Mad Men
Community
Parks & Recreation
30 Rock (though I'm becoming less charmed by it)
Pawn Stars
American Pickers
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
The Closer
House, M.D.

I watched the first season of Breaking Bad, but never came back to it. I need to catch up. Modern Family is promising based on a couple episodes from later in the season that I saw (it started out really blah). I didn't watch Louis, will torrent it. Didn't have room for Futurama, though I might substitute it in place of 30 Rock. Party Down, r.i.p.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:28 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah, and It's Always Sunny. I like it, but it's still a really spotty show. Some eps are masterful, some are total dreck.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

Oh shit, yeah, forgot about Futurama.

Mordy, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:30 (twelve years ago) link

ALSO Friday Night Lights. Can't say enough good things about it, especially about Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler...perhaps the greatest husband/wife duo ever in an American tv drama.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:31 (twelve years ago) link

been thinking about trying out friday night lights, but i'm worried i won't understand any of it, with the football and all

It's not a football show, really. It's a character-driven drama. The football is a backdrop that's incorporated in a way anyone anywhere could understand it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 22:33 (twelve years ago) link

alright i'm convinced. need something to fill the gap between new mad men eps.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 6 September 2010 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

You'll, of course, want to start at the beginning, but here's how I rank the seasons:

3 > 1 > 4 >>>>> 2

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 September 2010 23:40 (twelve years ago) link

Breaking Bad
Louie
Mad Men
Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Community
Parenthood
Archer
Children's Hospital
Late Late Show

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 00:05 (twelve years ago) link

You'll, of course, want to start at the beginning, but here's how I rank the seasons:

3 > 1 > 4 >>>>> 2

Concur, though I'm almost tempted to say that you can skip the entirety of season 2.

Daria Law (Leee), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 04:04 (twelve years ago) link

Louie
Doctor Who
Sherlock
Community
Parks and Recreation
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Big Love

tricked by a toothless cobra, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 07:46 (twelve years ago) link

not currently on, but the girl and I are LOVING Slings and Arrows and everyone with instant watch netflix should try the first season.
A few missteps, but on the whole, very good.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 9 September 2010 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

hello i just started Longmire
i dunno why it took me so long to try it, literally everything about it appeals to me
am only 2 eps in and completely on board

thank the lord for shows like this that just fuckin start right away & don’t fuck around with exposition & slow burns

also lord help me i do love an emotionally distant sheriff

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 1 January 2022 23:01 (eleven months ago) link

LOVED Longmire. (Until a twist in the final season which may not even bother you, so I'm not gonna say anything about it.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 1 January 2022 23:07 (eleven months ago) link

kind of excited for the new TV season as a bunch of stuff i like is coming back

Junior Bake Off
Australian Lego Masters (started last week)
Pottery Thing
Amazing Spaces
Bangers and Cash
plus new SVU repeats (season 6)
and actual new SVU episodes
Toast

koogs, Saturday, 1 January 2022 23:13 (eleven months ago) link

lol I thought you mericans were referring to the godawful 2013 Catlin Moran written "Raised By Wolves" series on bbc for a few moments there and was totally baffled by what you were posting about it!

calzino, Saturday, 1 January 2022 23:30 (eleven months ago) link

I'm still not sure the Ridley Scott one is a whole lot better

groovypanda, Friday, 7 January 2022 10:04 (eleven months ago) link

Station 11 continues to be a vibey, weird show. I'm really enjoying it. However, I'm not sure if a lot of people want to watch a show about a pandemic that is worse than our current one!

DJI, Friday, 7 January 2022 19:42 (eleven months ago) link

Since everyone seems to be watching Yellowjackets...do people, like, actually have Showtime subscriptions? Or...

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 7 January 2022 20:04 (eleven months ago) link

We all loved Masterchef Junior, so I was curious where it went. This piece comes to the conclusion that an eighth season has been filmed and inexplicably in the can for two and a half years!

https://www.pastemagazine.com/tv/masterchef/masterchef-junior-season-8-canceled-renewed-gordon-ramsay-daphne-oz/#so-what-s-the-hold-up-

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 January 2022 20:05 (eleven months ago) link

xpost Showtime is an urban legend.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 January 2022 20:06 (eleven months ago) link

Loving Yellowjackets, it's all I want to watch, though I'm worried there's no way it'll stick the landing. I'm using my mother's fios login to watch it.

Loving Station 11, confused about where it's going and what the arc is, esp after last night's two episodes. Very Leftovers.

Still love the Expanse but this season a little less.

I mention these three shows because they are my three big current shows and ALL of them have included intense scenes of amputations and it just makes me worried about the zeitgeist and whatnot.

The other show we're watching is South Side which is the funniest shit ever and I can't believe it's not bigger yet. It will be.

dan selzer, Friday, 7 January 2022 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

My wife said Abbot Elementary is funny and captures some of the pain of working in the public school system.

DJI, Friday, 7 January 2022 20:37 (eleven months ago) link

I watched the pilot for Abbot Elementary and just got extremely sad and depressed

castanuts (DJP), Friday, 7 January 2022 20:48 (eleven months ago) link

Loving Station Eleven. In some ways it's reassuring watching a show about a pandemic that's so much worse than covid. Our pandemic timeline is bad but the virus itself could have been much more catastrophic.

that's not my post, Friday, 7 January 2022 21:25 (eleven months ago) link

Is there any comic relief in this show or is it all self-serious pathos? The Leftovers was obviously super dark, but also funny in its way.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 7 January 2022 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

There is definitely some humor, it's not all pathos. Excellent world-building that deepens as the episodes go along and they explore the different characters.

that's not my post, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:14 (eleven months ago) link

Since everyone seems to be watching Yellowjackets...do people, like, actually have Showtime subscriptions? Or...

― change display name (Jordan), Friday, January 7, 2022 3:04 PM (two hours ago)

In Canada there's a pricey streaming service called Crave that gives you HBO + Showtime plus a few random movies and other things. I love Desus & Mero, but Showtime is otherwise mostly worthless (I am watching Yellowjackets though and will eventually get to the nu Twin Peaks). I did really like a doc on Dick Gregory I watched the other day, it's totally conventional formally but highly recommended especially if you don't know anything about him

rob, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:40 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that your ten favorite shows on television that aired in 2021 are all nominated in the ILX TV poll, with voting ending this weekend:

ILX's Best Television of 2021 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 31, 2022

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 20:57 (ten months ago) link

damn, this UK show Cheaters is pretty great

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 05:46 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Current/recent faves:
Severance (Apple+)
Abbott Elementary (Hulu)
Reacher (Prime)
Top Chef Portland (aired last yr but just recently went up on regular Hulu)
Morning Show (Apple+)

I want these to be better than they are:
Star Trek Discovery (paramount+)
Bel Air (peacock)

Bored now
Gilded Age (Hbomax)
Thought it would be sooo good but its so dry & airless, the only things keeping me watching are Baranski & Coons & even then just barely

Fuckin NOPE
The Endgame (Peacock)
This is the same Blacklist template revamped with a new diabolical villain & Morena Baccarin is not the actresss to pull this off. I was done after 1 ep lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 March 2022 23:25 (nine months ago) link

I'm loving Severance so far. Was briefly worried it might feel a bit stilted and slow-moving, but it's doing a lot more with its space than the one fragmentation metaphor it might look set up as from afar. Somewhere between Corporate, Lost and Six Feet Under.

tangenttangent, Monday, 14 March 2022 23:04 (eight months ago) link

the weirdness of it overall makes me not really anticipate the plot so much - i find myself enjoying it from scene to scene & its v enjoyable to watch in general i find

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 March 2022 00:08 (eight months ago) link

I'm also digging Severance. It's definitely the show I look forward to the most right now. The work metaphors work for me, even as they are clangingly, in-your-face obvious. The show has such a great look, and the performances are delicious (Turturro and Walken!). With Dannemora and this, Stiller is batting 1000 right now. Everyone should be lining up to pitch him their off-kilter series ideas.

Not sure about making this a (non-limited) series, though. A little nervous that we could be in for years of chain-yanking and mysteries all the way down.

That last Outie-Helly video from a week ago was fucking chilling.

DJI, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 00:23 (eight months ago) link

A little nervous that we could be in for years of chain-yanking and mysteries all the way down.

So hoping for this to be the case!

But yeah, I agree that it's just very watchable. The way ideas are visually realised, especially in the props and set design, is ingenious! My favourite alternate world computer monitors in a while. Walken and the Optics & Design department are a real high so far, and I loved the alternate history painting being 'accidentally' circulated for the two departments.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 17:13 (eight months ago) link

Invasion (apple tv) mentioned precisely once itt and in a list w no review. Well I'm on the last episode now and here's my review

P u stinky!!!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Saturday, 19 March 2022 03:49 (eight months ago) link

yeah its not great
i liked the divorce angle but that’s about it

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 March 2022 04:04 (eight months ago) link

That part started good but the rest of it was just so meaningless for so long I lost interest (also so did they kinda!!! With that thread)

I think the only thing I've liked is the monk in the last episode lol

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Saturday, 19 March 2022 04:28 (eight months ago) link

i started to question my choices once they did the military dudes. oof. nope.

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 March 2022 05:01 (eight months ago) link

We're enjoying The Afterparty on Apple. Teenager approved genre mash-up with a fun cast.

that's not my post, Saturday, 19 March 2022 15:08 (eight months ago) link

oh i keep meaning to watch that

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 19 March 2022 15:19 (eight months ago) link

goes down easy with 30 min episodes

that's not my post, Saturday, 19 March 2022 15:28 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

Five episodes into the K-drama/comedy/something Glitch and it's...really good? It's ostensibly about para-reality, UFOs, repressed memories, etc. but crosses that with a story about friendship, faith, and modern disassociation. Every turn into cults and crop circles countered with turns into cigarettes, boredom, and the sense that good questions are more important than good answers. Don't watch if you need to have everything explained.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 24 November 2022 12:27 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, Glitch is pretty badly reviewed but the criticisms thrown at it (meandering, takes to long to solve things) are exactly the reasons why I'm liking it.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 24 November 2022 12:35 (two weeks ago) link

don't know about favourite but this is what i currently record according to the pvr. a lot of this is just background during the day tbh

daily:
ST: Enterprise (series 3)
Bluey
Ghosts: US
Simpsons (series 30)
Bob's Burgers
Chasing Classic Cars
Overhauling
Scrapheap Challenge

weekly:
secret genius of modern life
wheeler dealers
taskmaster
horne section tv show
new rick and morty
Bangers and Cash
totp 1993
outer limits
Astrid: murder in paris (recorded, not watched yet)
Senorita 89 (recorded, not watched yet)
QI
Click
Handmaid's Tale
Only Connect
Unversity Challenge
Aussie Gold Hunters Mine SOS
Maigret
Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre
Sky Arts Artist of the Year
Frankie Boyle
Louis Theroux
Blown Away

the highlight is probably bob's burgers - its pun game is very strong, i like the kids' various obsessions, decent song every episode.

koogs, Thursday, 24 November 2022 18:09 (two weeks ago) link

Taking "currently on television" to mean "aired in 2022":

The Sex Lives of College Girls
The White Lotus
Never Have I Ever
The Rehearsal
Only Murders in the Building
Heartstopper
I Love That For You
Somebody Somewhere
The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
The Bear

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 24 November 2022 18:52 (two weeks ago) link

I mean, Glitch is pretty badly reviewed but the criticisms thrown at it (meandering, takes to long to solve things) are exactly the reasons why I'm liking it.

― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, November 24, 2022 4:35 AM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I’ll check that one out — I’ve been watching Stranger, which is another K-drama, a slowly unfolding thriller set inside the world of the Seoul judicial system. Lots of twists, a crash course in learning the particularities of how things are run in Korea, lots of emphasis on the minutiae of interpersonal interactions and social presentation, and unlike a lot of shows I really have zero idea where it’s headed. Much of the stiff formality many characters engage in on a daily basis is pierced by the presence of the great Bae Doona as a cop who isn’t playing by the rules, which is more to say she’s just not fearful of the system vs someone who’s stepping out of line. It’s definitely meandering and takes patience but it’s refreshingly paced compared to a lot of the breakneck speed with which watercooler most watercooler shows tend to operate.

omar little, Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

Some recent-ish K-dramas I liked, both (uncharacteristically for me) zombie-related:

- Happiness: our heroes are trapped in an apartment block with terrible people, zombies are outside, "zombie action Parasite" is not really accurate but there's a lot of social commentary

- Zombie Detective: poor guy wakes up a zombie, starts working as a private detective, I guess it's mostly a comedy?

I do enjoy how Korean shows are frequently incapable of sticking to a single genre

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Saturday, 26 November 2022 16:18 (one week ago) link

In rotation:
Abbott Elementary (Hulu)
The Big Brunch (HBO)
Bobs Burgers (Hulu)
White Lotus (HBO)
Interview With The Vampire (Showtime)
Atlanta (Hulu)
Pennyworth (HBO)
Wednesday (Netflix)


out of rotation
Peripheral (i had to bail, i keep falling asleep - will circle back at some point)
League of Their Own (not feeling it? idk why)

classic tv shows in rotation
Night Court
Taxi
Sanford and Son
X-Files

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 06:19 (one week ago) link

Here's what I've gone the distance on recently:

Pistol
The Deep End
For All Mankind (season 3)
*Servant Of The People
Extracurricular
How To Change Your Mind
Glitch
Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone

Extracurricular is definitely worth checking out if you're into K-dramas but give it a shot even if you're not. In short, awkward model high school student has a darkly comic secret life as a crime lord. Violent hilarity ensues, but as with most K-dramas you can't really predict what happens. The creators of this go on to make Glitch.

I watched Servant Of The People when it first came out, but hadn't seen it since the Russian invasion. Season 1 is pretty much the set-up for the spectacular season 2 - if I had to single out any episode of season 2, it would be episode 4 where Zelenskyy (as Goloborodko) wakes up to discover that everyone in Ukraine has left the country because of open borders and ends up running everything in the country on his own. Shades of The Quiet Earth...

Disappointed by How To Change Your Mind. I think it's good for the history of how things have gotten to where they are now, but found it lacking in actual support or guidance for someone dealing with depression or PTSD now who's looking for possible avenues.

On deck: The Kingdom: Exodus, The Peripheral, Andor, Stranger, A Wilderness Of Error

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 06:42 (one week ago) link

Just wrapped up The Patient & The Bear - pretty good and holy shit great give me more now

Restarted The Peripheral now that it's built up some episodes & The English on Amazon. The latter was almost a bail after the first 5 minutes because it was so awkward and stilted but it has rapidly improved.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 07:05 (one week ago) link

due to a mix of a busy arts calendar and getting back to the ceramic studio and physical rehab and generalized anxiety which is making it more difficult to focus, I've watched about half as much teevee this year as last... and been on ILX about 1/4 as much as in past years! Weird correlations.

Even so, here's my 2022.

Nineteen Great Shows
Slow Horses s1 (starting s2 shortly)
Single Drunk Female s1
Marriage s1
Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead s1
Bust Down s1
I Love That For You s1
Our Flag Means Death s1
The Rehearsal s1
Barry s3
Peacemaker s1
Bluey s3
Joe Pera Talks With You s3
This Fool s1
We Need to Talk About Cosby
She-Hulk s1
The Kids in the Hall 2022
Only Connect s17/18
Youtube: Ryukahr Plays Mario (plot twist: he shaved)
Letterman YouTube Channel (this has been a lifesaver this year)

Very Good to Pretty Good
Abbott Elementary s2
Cunk on Earth s1
Little Demon s1
Rick and Morty s6
Mo s1 (great and then fell apart)
Fisk s2
The Simpsons s34 (surprisingly good!)
The Other One s2
Desus and Mero s4 (RIP)
The Great Pottery Throw Down s5
As We See It s1 (this should've been renewed)
Youtube: Defunctland
Youtube: Video Game Donkey
Youtube: Grand POOBear: Iron Bros
Youtube: Odd Tinkering
Youtube: Iron Pineapple
Youtube: Action Button
Youtube: Channel Five

Not Finished but Already Likely To Be Among the Best of the Year
Traumazone
Sort Of s2
Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker s2
Heartstopper s1
Severance s1

Not Finished but Pretty Good with Flaws
Reboot
Somebody Somewhere
Ms Marvel
Zen Motoring
All That Glitters

Coming Up Shortly
Kindred
Last Chance U Basketball

Top of the List of Should Watch/Will Watch
Andor
Dark Winds
The Patient
Fleishman Is in Trouble
Minx
Serpent Queen
Interview with the Vampire
Am I Being Unreasonable
Black Bird
A Cut Above
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
The Dry
Let the Right One In
Moon Knight
Pachinko
Somewhere Boy
Stuff the British Stole
Willow
Better Call Saul
Urusei Yatsura 2022
Mosquito Coast
Reservation Dogs
Staged
High School
Ramy
Atlanta
Ranking of Kings
Gentleman Jack
For All Mankind
Undone
The US and the Holocaust
Station Eleven
Cabinet of Curiosities

No
The Bear

Bad Sisters
House of the Dragon
Rap Shit
We Own This City
Blown Away
Everything’s Trash
White Lotus
Killing It
P-Valley
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Please Do Better
What We Do in the Shadows

I should add The Kingdom to the "should watch" soon pile

I am on something of a media library building kick right now, anyone on my plex ring should sniff around a bit.

gross

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 4 December 2022 12:50 (four days ago) link

xp any chance the 2021 tv poll surfaces?

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 December 2022 14:00 (four days ago) link

My favorite shows of the year

Reservation Dogs
Andor
Severance
Somebody Somewhere
The Bear
The Old Man
Better Call Saul
Barry
Our Flag Means Death
Mythic Quest
The Outlaws
Only Murders in the Building

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Sunday, 4 December 2022 15:18 (four days ago) link

Lol Tracer

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Sunday, 4 December 2022 15:23 (four days ago) link

yyyyyyeah i need to do that poll before the end of the year. been hard to keep focused. will try!

EVERYBODY should be watching "Sort Of" btw. It was great in the first season and hasn't slowed down.

Aggregated critics' list of best 2022 TV shows. Great to see Severance doing so well atm

https://www.metacritic.com/feature/tv-critics-pick-10-best-tv-shows-of-2022

groovypanda, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 09:19 (two days ago) link


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