I had a really busy week, so this post on what I’ve been watching comes a bit delayed. However, I’m ALMOST caught up on Campaign 3 of Critical Role, which means I’ll have way too much time on my hands afterwards and there’s likely going to be more to watch that isn’t CR related. But let’s check out the latest stuff for today!
FINISHED TV SHOWS/SEASONS
Maggie (Season 1)
This show was originally supposed to air on ABC last fall, but then just never came. Now it all got released on hulu, which is great for me – because I can binge it all in one go – but not exactly good news for the show. I doubt it will miraculously draw in a huge crowd, although I really enjoyed the show.
Yes, it’s sometimes silly and doesn’t have the most natural characters out there, but rather over the top characterizations, but still … I had a lot of fun and I’d actually like to explore it some more. I thought I’d know exactly what the show would be based on the trailer, but it had some sweet turns and twists. Also, I’d just love to have the body type and budget to get Maggie’s entire wardrobe. More please!
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Season 1)
It’s no secret that I very much enjoyed the show while it aired and am already extremely hyped for the next season, which is confirmed and filming and all is good in my world.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds felt like the perfect mix between OG Star Trek vibes and new interpretation of the material. It’s truly the best of both worlds with continuous storytelling for the characters, but case-of-the-week adventures each episode regardless. We could just tell the same stories over and over and over again, but I feel like they changed it up in just the right way. I got into a bit of a slump in the last third of the season, but they really knocked it out of the park in the season finale! I did not expect to meet certain characters already (despite knowing they were cast for S2 a while back) and it just made me so happy to explore where we’ll be going. Season 2 is going to be great!
Also, this version of Pike will forever be my favorite. Just saying ….
The Boys (Season 3)
I feel like I wasn’t very invested this season, which doesn’t necessarily speak to its quality at all.
To me, this show just does the same each season and I don’t know where it will end or if they’ll eventually end it. It’s so very violent, which I try to tune out, because I do not care for it, but it also has a lot of heart underneath it. My favorites are always Frenchie and Kimiko, but I think each one of “The Boys” got their time to shine. It’s super eerie how it was only this season that some people realized that the show is satire of real life politics … disconcerting to be honest.
WEEKLY TV SHOWS
Ms. Marvel (Season 1)
While I super appreciate a blast from the past to explain certain things, I was also glad that not the entire episode took place there. The season is so short and it already feels like they’re going to have to rush through a million things next week, or leave a lot of open ends to be explored in upcoming movies … both of which isn’t ideal.
Good Trouble (Season 4)
Look, I love having the show back, but … this is taking too long. And by “this” I mean Davia and Dennis. I love a good slow burn like anyone else, but come on!? New potential love interests for both of them?? For what!?
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No movies this week, sorry.