What have you been watching? I was going to catch up on Stranger Things over the weekend, but I didn’t.
I started watching a show called Taboo. Tom Hardy and Oona Chaplin are in it. It’s set in 1814, London. I really enjoy the olden-days espionage parts, but there’s also a bunch of supernatural stuff that feels sorta pointless. Overall? I’m three episodes in and have literally no guess where this train is going, which is cool.
Tom Hardy’s career is so interesting to me. He pops up in films and TV all over the place with almost no fanfare.
Is there a greyhound dog featured in this show? I saw ads for it when it premiered, and I saw it was now up on Hulu. It’s pretty highly rated on IMDB, and Franka Potente from Run Lola Run is in it. I might have to check it out.
So far there is a greyhound in a couple of scenes. Same with Franka Potente.
I found hours of background noise when I discovered that Hulu has Dawson’s Creek and The O.C.
Dawson’s Creek is a show I’ve seen plenty of times. I have never seen The O.C., but had started watching it years ago on a channel called the Soap Opera Network that also played Veronica Mars reruns. That network got taken off the air, and I never found out what happened to all those crazy California kids. Now I can find out!
I finished Pure, which I previously described as a watered down Breaking Bad with horse drawn buggies. It was only ok. I don’t know if it will have another season, but I also don’t know if I would bother watching a second season.
Netflix put up another season of Bake Off so I’ve been watching that. I know it’s weird for me to root for a white man but I’m really pulling for that ginger Irish musical theater guy!
I started watching the “Netflix original” Family Cooking Showdown or whatever, that’s like a team savory version of Bake Off, and I’m really enjoying it! Nadiya from a couple seasons ago of the Bake Off is a co-host and she is wonderful!!
I have that in my queue for when I finish burning through this season!
I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been watching the vanilla hang out sitcom My Boys. The lead is a woman who is a baseball writer and hangs out with a bunch of guy friends. One time I got to cover an event at a baseball stadium that let me walk out on the field and travel through the tunnels underneath the stadium to get to the press room, and I felt like PJ from my boys. I know, great story, right?
Last night I was watching Madam Secretary. It’s not West Wing good, but still it’s a great show and given the fact that our State Department is currently being decimated, everyone should have to watch Madam Secretary to understand why our diplomatic core is essential to our country and the world.
I used to watch My Boys! It was the perfect, bland show for when my brain hurt too much for anything even slightly challenging. Which sounds mean, but I genuinely enjoyed it.
I agree! The first season isn’t even that funny – they add more jokes in seasons 3 and 4 – but it’s still pleasant and charming and easy to handle.
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