Since we share music recommendations, why not recommendations of TV shows or movies? With so much content and limited time, it means that what I wind up watching is usually looked into ahead of the commitment since I can’t invest time in a show that’s shit to bail out.
Didn’t want to turn this into a list of 20 shows recommended but more of a discussion, so starting with stuff that’s out now.
Perry Mason (HBO) Typical HBO, heavy on story and character development, it’s also a depression era period piece. I’m really enjoying the combination, fantastic acting and a great foundation for future seasons as it looks like every new season will involve a new case. Kind of the same thing they did with True Detective but with continuity and characters you care about.
Umbrella Academy (Netflix) Not big into Super Hero, Marvel/DC universe stuff but this has been entertaining, the story line is interesting, with good foundational characters and story line that makes you want to ask questions. The acting is solid overall with a couple of very good standouts. A little bit of TV pain but for the most part it’s a good solid, show and the second season progressed the story and was even better than the first.
I’m a HUGE fan of The Expanse, but I’ll leave that to its own special post.