I caught COVID, and it's been quite the suckfest. For several days I basically did nothing buy lay in bed and watch TV when I was awake. I'm starting to feel a little better now, but I'm still pretty beat down, so I figured I'd keep today's post light and list a few of the shows I caught up on while I was laid out.
This Letterkenny spin-off has been on my radar since they announced it. It follows the foul-muthed titular Shoresy as he makes his way onto a new hockey team in a new territory. They haven't one a single game this season. Can Shoresy help them turn things around and get butts in seats?
I wouldn't say it's as good as Letterkenny, but it maintains the spirit of the show and has its own clever running gags that give it its own flavor. The solid cinematography and signature slo-mo musical montages are still intact and the show is shot gorgeously. Definitely worth a watch, especially if you love hockey.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles
I'd been meaning to give this show a watch, but I had to wait for it to come to Netflix. It's a fun humorous spin on the TMNT franchise. The animation is just flat-out gorgeous as well as the character designs. I'm also really impressed by massive amount of talent behind the voice cast. Big Head from Silicon Valley and a pre-Sonic The Hedgehog movie Ben Schwartz play Donnie and Leo respectively and Johhny Rotten from the Sex Pistols shows up in a few eps voicing a villain. Definitely worth a watch, especially if you love the Ninja Turtles and pizza.
The Boys Season 3
The Boys is one of my favorite comic books ever and I am shocked that season 3 of the TV series may actually out fucked-up-shit the books. It goes for the gusto right away this year and it doesn't let up. I've only seen the first 3 eps, but I hear that they're doing the Herogasm story arc this season and that it messed up some of the actors mentally, so I'm pretty excited to see what goes down. What's great about this show is that it's not just an adaption, it really makes the characters and stories their own thing and I have no idea where any of it is going. Definitely worth a watch, especially if you love Invinicble.
Stranger Things 4
Honestly, I felt like this didn't get good until the very end of the mid-season finale. Sure, there's some decent moments, amazing visuals, and a few new fun characters, but overall it feels like there are too many plots going on at once, making it hard to focus on any one throughline. The fact that half these kids now look like fullygrown adults makes things a bit awkward as well. At any rate, it wasn't horrible, but I'd watch everything else I mentioned first before getting to this. Worth a watch if you don't mind having a mediocre 80s pop song stuck in your head for a few weeks.