TV 1/20

I don’t watch a lot of TV. I don’t do ambient viewing, I can’t just put stuff on while I’m doing something else, so the time gets eaten up doing other stuff. Usually clicking around on YouTube until everyone’s available to sit down and watch one of the shows below we watch together. Anyway, this is what’s on the deck, or what’s just left it.

Doctor Who: Series 12: I talk about this here. It’s one of the few constants from 2005.

Dracula has also been written about elsewhere here.

Frankie Boyle’s 2019 Review or whatever it’s called is reliably angryfunny. Boyle’s political stuff is much better than the earlier act.

Talking of the Wipe of the Year compliation was a good trip down memory lane. It’s a shame that programme was such a bear to produce that it’s not on anymore.

Watchmen started strong, but the more it became like the source material the less interesting it was, and ultimately it didn’t have anything new and interesting to say.

The Venture Bros is excellent and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Bob’s Burgers is reliably good, like, you know, a burger.

Primal is a fantastic demonstration of Genndy Tartakovsky’s strengths as an animation director. Largely silent, highly recommended.

Thunderbirds Are Go! is better than many action-adventure shows made for adults, and like Danger Mouse, is proof that you can’t just write off modern remakes on concept alone.

I wish Ronja the Robber’s Daughter wasn’t animated like a Nintendo 3DS cut scene.

Kidding is a great mix of Liar Liar and The Cable Guy Jim Carreys, is directed largely by Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame, and as such completely bypasses my critical faculties to access my happy place.

I’ve yet to bother properly watching It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but Season 14 is a show coasting in a good place.

Talking of The Good Place, that’s ending tomorrow I think? It’s not a show I ever went as far as love, but it’s pleasant and I really like the fact it was made and is ending on its own terms.

Next month is the end of Bojack Horseman, a lot of classic Doctor Who, and possibly Avenue 5 if we’re still subscribing to Now TV.