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The Weekly TV Discussion Post For February 9th, 2020

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So. Much. TV.

The TV season is moving right along, though there are a few starts and fits thanks to things like the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and the State of the Union. My Sunday night is off again thanks to the Academy Awards this week as well..

We’re keeping up on the latest on Harley Quinn and we’re planning weekly-ish looks Star Trek: Picard. We also did reviews of the finale of See as well as the finale for The Mandalorian.

With a few shows having wrapped up recently and others in odd states, I’ve actually found myself not all that keen to really start much or continue on with too much that requires thought and attention – for the most part. I did finish off Living with Yourself starring Paul Rudd and I hope they get a second season just to mess with us further. I was a big fan of Aisling Bea with her recent UK show This Way Up that’s on Hulu so I was glad to see her getting something new here.

One new show I was looking forward to was Katy Keene, the second Archie Comics property to get the move to live-action. This one is interesting in that it is connected to Riverdale with Josie having coming from there and using the same actress, but the way the dialogue goes at one point it feels like it takes place a year or two or more after the current period for her. Anyway, the show is one I was looking forward to as I like a good fashion show, a good New York City romantic dramedy, and what looked like some good cinematography to give it a bigger than life feeling. I love Devil Wears Prada and wanted to see something similar, which is starting to come to life here. The different is that it skews a bit younger and is set to touch more elements of the city, such as one of the supporting characters being a Broadway actor and dancer. Add in Josie on her music career while Katy pursues her dreams of fashion, the pilot moved fast to introduce the main elements and see what works and what doesn’t. I’m really curious to see how long Katy’s boyfriend sticks around because it feels like it’s an element other shows would avoid, or just introduce to create problems. That he comes across so well and understanding here is… unsettling! 😀

The rest of the week was made up of the familiar stuff. Plenty of sitcoms, watching a bit more of the second season of Discovery (again) with my mother as it’s her first time. I also ended up looking for some junk to watch on the CBS All Access app and burned through a bunch of Carol’s Second Act. I’m not a huge Patricia Heaton fan but the combination of Ashley Tisdale and Kyle McLachlan in a comedy series was too much to pass up. McLachlan’s just having fun here and after working so many serious things for awhile, and his wonderful turn in the recent Twin Peaks revival, it’s definitely a minor joy.


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