Apparently, the more good stuff I have to watch, the quieter I get about it. Here’s some stuff I saw this year.
Over at PopMatters, I desperately try to react to Nanette (external link).
In which I describe an imaginary third-season reboot that could put those feelings to rest.
I re-watched the ten worst Voyager episodes as identified by strangers on the internet.
“Voyager kept changing producers” is a boring explanation for why this show was so uneven, but it’s also probably accurate.
Derren Brown’s new Netflix special asks the uncomfortable question: How far will a TV personality go to get ratings? The answer is: distressingly far.
Fan theory: The Doctor trolls everyone by pretending he can’t do math, because he secretly wants them all to die.
Star Trek: Discovery doesn’t adapt the format of popular shows to Star Trek so much as it dumps Star Trek to be more popular.
The Handmaid’s Tale is one of the most disturbing shows on TV, but it’s still way more uplifting than the book it’s based on.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones broke all the rules of Game of Thrones, which is either awful or amazing, depending which scene you’re watching.
In case you thought I suddenly had a life that wasn’t binge-watching TV shows, be reassured that I don’t.
Or, maybe more accurately, season two of a new series called Sherlock: Friendship is Magic.
It’s amazing how much better this show is when you’re old enough to understand what’s going on.
Remember that time Betty’s partner died horribly for no apparent reason and then that plot line disappeared while Bill and Virginia got married?
I still reserve judgement about Westworld overall, but the premiere episode was the most exciting thing I’ve seen in years.
Between people getting blown up, getting burned to death, and getting eaten alive by dogs, this season was so upbeat that I can hardly stand it.
Going into season six, I try to figure out who I’m supposed to be cheering for as part of Game of Thrones week at Bitch Flicks (external link).
I review the rocky first season of The Magicians for Bitch Flicks (external link).
Making everything that happens a surprise is not the same thing as making everything that happens smart or interesting or good.
Over at Bitch Flicks, I catch up on Black Mirror and am shocked to discover that its extremely specific POV is treated as universal (external link).