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Yellowjackets and Peacemaker are shows you should be watching

Yellowjackets and Peacemaker are shows you should be watching

Yellowjackets and Peacemaker are two of my favorite shows that I’ve seen in the early weeks of 2022.

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I’m not a big TV person. This is mainly because it’s usually a large time commitment, and I’d simply rather be playing games or watching movies, which are a significantly shorter time commitment. That said, I do still check out a handful of shows every year, and boy, have I seen some good TV this month. Let’s talk about Yellowjackets and Peacemaker.

Yellowjackets

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Yellowjackets is a Showtime original series that follows the story of a girl’s high school soccer team whose plane crashes in the wilderness of Ontario during their trip to a national tournament. With little resources and no sign of help coming anytime soon, the girls do what they must to survive. I love consuming media about people in wildly unlikely situations, because it’s fun to ask myself what I would do. This show dives deep into human behavior, and how the morals and principles we hold so dearly can do out the window when it’s a matter of life and death.

What’s really cool about Yellowjackets is that it also tells a dual story. While half of it is set during the time that the teenagers were stranded in the wilderness back in 1996, the other half is set in modern day, as they try to live a normal life as adults while dealing with survivor’s remorse, as well as dealing with the fact that some of the secrets of their past are coming back to bite them. There’s great intrigue and mystery, and the full 10 episode season is available now!

Peacemaker

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Was there any doubt that this James Gunn written and directed Suicide Squad spinoff series was gonna be dope? Okay, I may have doubted it at first. When they originally announced it, which was before The Suicide Squad even came out, I was super skeptical. John Cena is passable at best as an actor and nothing about the character seemed compelling enough to carry an entire season of a show. Four episodes in and damn what a show!

Peacemaker is hilarious as hell, which we expect from Gunn at this point. There’s great commentary on the DCEU, as well as comic book adaptations as a whole, and some deep pulls for characters and storylines. Cena is probably the biggest pleasant surprise of the whole thing. Dude really brings a lot to the role. It reminds me of what Cena was able to do with Bautista as Drax in the Guardians movies - he’s not necessarily the most talented actor, but the material focuses on what he does best, and you can feel his dedication and care for the character.

Unlike Yellowjackets, Peacemaker hasn't finished its season yet. New episodes air on Thursdays, so I recommend jumping on ASAP as it’s truly getting better with every new episode.

If you guys have checked out either of these shows, I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Also, let me know if there’s any shows that I need to put on my radar.


P.S. I’ve also been watching The Book of Boba Fett but it’s pretty mediocre so far! If the last couple episodes are spectacular and my tune changes, maybe I’ll write a longer piece.

From The Chatty
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    January 25, 2022 5:44 PM

    Yellowjackets and Peacemaker are shows you should be watching

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      January 25, 2022 5:49 PM

      The thing that stops me from watching yellowjackets is that it's on showtime. Showtime drags out every series to like 8 seasons and well past any good point to end.

      Dexter
      Ray Donovan
      Shamless
      Billions

      They all have gone 7 season or longer. I think billions is signed on for three more.

      So in all likelihood Yellow jackets will go and go and go and go and go. I started all those shows but dropped off around season 3 or 4 because the writing just can't hold up

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        January 25, 2022 6:36 PM

        Hard to say, Yellow jackets has only been green lit for a second season at this point.

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        January 26, 2022 2:27 AM

        Jesus, is Ray Donovan still going? I think I gave up after the 5th season.

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          January 26, 2022 4:08 AM

          I didn't ever feel like Ray Donovan dragged, it was an excellent show. They recently wrapped up the show with a movie.

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            January 26, 2022 5:10 AM

            I remember just feeling like they were going to drag it out forever and I had so many other things to watch. Did the film have a decent conclusion?

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              January 26, 2022 5:21 AM

              Yeah I thought so

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                January 26, 2022 9:36 AM

                Thanks, I might chuck it on sometime just for some closure I guess.

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        January 26, 2022 5:41 AM

        i think i heard the showrunners were targeting 5 seasons for yellowjackets.

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      January 25, 2022 5:49 PM

      i had no idea Peacemaker was even a thing

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        January 25, 2022 6:07 PM

        You've got to at least check out the intro sequence.

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          January 26, 2022 5:41 AM

          Seriously, that was absolutely amazing and completely out of left field. One of two shows where I will never hit the skip intro button (the other being Bob's Burgers, gotta have those puns!)

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            January 26, 2022 6:01 AM

            Throw your dog the invisible bone.

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      January 25, 2022 6:10 PM

      duel story or dual story?

      ⚔️

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      January 26, 2022 2:33 AM

      Peacemaker yes. Yellowjackets eh. Watched first 3 eps and it just didn't do it for me.

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      January 26, 2022 5:02 AM

      Peacemaker pilot was A+... definitely looking forward to more 😁

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      January 26, 2022 5:27 AM

      Yellowjackets was great.

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      January 26, 2022 8:09 AM

      Really enjoyed Yellowjackets but I feel like it is going to go for one too many seasons.

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      January 26, 2022 10:43 AM

      Peacemaker is A+, actual looking forward to new ep every week.

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