As we ascertained last week, I love reading. When I’m not reading I’m playing video games, and when I’m doing neither of those, I’m watching TV or movies (or working out). Right now, I feel like I’m kind of treading water until the shows I’ve been watching receive additional seasons or they become available in my region – being in Australia means I need to wait longer for my content fix.
So what have you been watching lately? Are there any TV shows that have kind of sneaked by under the radar recently that are worth investigating? Here’s a look at some I’ve been watching over the past couple of months, and ones I'm looking forward to seeing next.
Evil kind of took me by surprise. The only thing I knew about this was that it had good monsters and was kind of like X-Files but for supernatural stuff. I must admit, I’m not usually a proponent of horror TV shows or movies, I just don’t enjoy the sensation of being scared that I receive from them (but horror games are fine? Go figure). I’m chomping at the bit to get access to season 2 – it’s currently not available anywhere in Australia, at least from what I can tell.
This certainly wasn’t the greatest show ever created, but Alan Tudyk does such a stellar job as the alien and the story is so friendly that I kind of fell in love with it. I don’t know if we’ll see many season of it, but it’s good for a bit of fun. It’s like a live action Invader Zim.
The Terror: Infamy
I absolutely loved the first season of the Terror, and the second season was just as incredible. I learned a lot about what happened to the Japanese-American citizens during World War 2, and it was rather heartbreaking. I love that the show uses supernatural elements and entwines it into the real horror that is human nature.
Rick and Morty
Yes, I know, shut up. But I dig the outrageous, fantastical sci-fi nature of the show. I dislike what the show has become in the eyes of the public, but I think it’s still possible to enjoy it. I get a kick out of the whacky adventures showcased and I’m loving Summer’s involvement in the escapades too. Still working through this season, but it's so bite-sized that I'll be done soon.
Though it was a while ago now, I did really enjoy watching through Your Honor, featuring Bryan Cranston. The tension was palpable and the story unravelled in ways I wasn’t anticipating. There was this great push and pull for who you were rooting for and against. It’s always refreshing when the “bad guy” and “good guy” aren’t the usual suspects.
This was just pure magic. I don’t tend to watch animated TV series, anime or otherwise, but this one was superb and one I hope receives more love. Seth Rogen has attached himself to a lot of great shows recently, so perhaps there’s more in his catalogue that I ought to investigate.
I’m sure there are some others that I’m forgetting. But those feel like the most recent viewings I’ve managed. There’s now this interminable wait for the last season of Better Call Saul, the start of the Foundation TV series, the Three-Body Problem coming next year, and of course a new season of The Witcher. I've also got The Expanse on my to-watch list and even the entire run of X-Files.
But what have you been watching and what are you looking forward to seeing?