Shows watched, 2024 so far

  1. Fallout (Season 1)

    rating 3

    The lore-rich retro-futuristic wasteland of the Fallout games was ready for TV (Amazon Prime)

  2. The Gentlemen (Season 1)

    rating 3

    The style-over-substance style of Guy Ritchie works well for this crime comedy (Netflix)

  3. Ripley (Season 1)

    rating 4

    I'm afraid viewers aren't in the mood to watch a leisurely-paced, black-and-white serial killer thriller, but if this unlikely formula is a hit, there's a tease for Season 2. John Malkovich, who played the character Ripley about 20 years ago, makes a cameo (Netflix)

  4. Baby Reindeer (Season 1)

    rating 4

    A struggling comedian is harassed by a stalker, things get worse from there. As for the show, it gets better (Netflix)

  5. The Last Airbender (Season 1)

    rating 2

    Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony, then everything changed when M. Night Shyamalan did a terrible film adaptation. This show is an improvement, but that's not saying a lot (Netflix)

  6. The 3 Body Problem (Season 1)

    rating 1

    This incoherent mess has more resemblance in quality to the ending of Game of Thrones than its beginning (Netflix)

  7. Invinsible (Season 2)

    rating 4

    Prime's two marquee shows are a satiric deconstruction of the superhero genre, and almost makes me wish they did Watchmen (Amazon Prime)

  8. Shogun (Season 1)

    rating 5

    This is Prestige TV at its peak. Leaving behind the white-savior angle of the 80s adaptation for a delicate game of 4D chess between waring factions. This season will be near-impossible to top, the book's material is already over (FX)

  9. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 12)

    rating 3

    Consistently funny to the very end. What else can I say? (HBO)

  10. Severance (Season 1)

    rating 4

    I missed this dystopian show in 2022. My 90s self would have been mind-blown watching John Turturro and Christophen Walken involved in a romance (Apple TV)

  11. Eric (Season 1)

    rating 2

    A puppeter searching for his missing child in an anachronistic 80s New York City looked promising, but the "unreliable narrator" psychological drama made it a drag (Netflix)