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The Weekly TV Discussion Post For June 9th, 2019

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A new week of TV meant a lot of very fun stuff to catch up on. It was almost a bit of a weird one in some ways as I went through a number of different things.
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A new week of TV meant a lot of very fun stuff to catch up on. It was almost a bit of a weird one in some ways as I went through a number of different things.

Netflix made up a decent chunk of it and the later part of the week had me enjoying the arrival of the fifth season of Black Mirror. They’re all just over an hour so it was like watching mini-movies of sorts and really good material. I’ve enjoyed the show since the first with its creativity and cast and this season, as short as it is, shows less reliance on shocking moments and something more human and straightforward. That may not work for a decent sized chunk of the audience but I enjoyed the way it worked and all three installments definitely were enjoyable.

The early part of the week had me binging through a lot more of the Roman Empire series also on Netflix. I watched it a bit out of order with the Commodus segment first and then Caligula this week before stepping backward to watch the Julius Caesar segment. They did a solid job with it and I wish they were more of it to explore even more of those involved across the whole history.

And while I’m hella late on it, my youngest and I started in on the second season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as we got behind on a lot of other shows for awhile.

This week was light on HGTV as no Boise Boys aired (and the show isn’t even available on demand!) but the latest Property Brothers: Forever Home was fun as was seeing Good Bones as it focused on Mina building her own forever home while also working through her first pregnancy.

I did end up digging into more of my Parts Unknown backlist and I’m down to thirteen left after watching episodes on Houston, Brazil, and more. These shows continue to delight as I love seeing more places, people, and the delicious looking food!

On the backlist side, I had picked up a goofy show from 2014 that I stupidly liked with Friends with Better Lives and wanted to revisit it. It’s frustrating as a midseason replacement that was shown out of order because it makes no sense in how it’s presented. But I liked the cast and wish it had a chance to do a bit more. I’ve been a sucker for James Van Der Beek since Dawson’s Creek and I’ll almost always watch Zoey Lister-Jones in anything.

 

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