I’ve been busy with the idiot box.
Black Sails S1 - Had heard good things. Got great things. How has this one slipped under the radar for so long? Pirates. Pirates! Being a Treasure Island prequel does mean spoilers but it’s bout the journey (voyage?). And Pirates. Pirates!
Dice S1 - “Hey, Curb Your Enthusiasm has been off the air for a while. Let’s make a version with Andrew Dice Clay but let’s not bother with jokes.” Avoid.
Transparent - This is terrible. What crack is everyone smoking? Made it through 3 eps and wasn’t funny at all. Hated everyone. Jeffrey Tambor is in 2 of my top 10 show of all time and very happy he’s getting the kudos he deserves but the thought of spending an more time with these horrible people is a no go. I’m out.
Son of Zorn - Great concept. Terrible execution. Made it through two eps and barley cracked a smile. Won’t be back for a third.
New shows that are sticking with, for now;
The Good Place - So far so good. Ted Danson. Kristin Bell. Solid concept. Good laughs. Not sure about the legs but I’m in for now.
Timeless - Network time travel show? Bit of budget? Someone from Better off Ted? Timeline consequences? Hindenburg? Solid pilot? Ok, let’s see what you got. Oh, creator of Revelation? Ummm… Fingers crossed then.
Luke Cage - I’m of the opinion that the Marvel Netflix shows are very average across the board. 2 eps in here and nothing to negate that theory. But I’ll keep going. Music has been the best bit so far.