TV Show Digest: The Mandalorian, His Dark Materials, Watchmen, and More

There have been a lot of new shows in the last few weeks. And while I haven’t had time to review them all (and frankly haven’t seen enough of some of them to have an opinion yet), I’d like to get some of my initial thoughts on paper. So, here it goes:

The Mandalorian

I have spoken.
Seriously, try to get this song out of your head. Go on. I’ll wait.

His Dark Materials

This music… and the visuals for the opening credits… make me feel like His Dark Materials is in good hands.


Other Shows I’ve Started

  • Supernatural Season 15: It’s the end of the road for the Winchester Boys. And while this isn’t, strictly, a new show, it’s a significant one for me. I plan on doing a major review of the final season- and a look at the entire series- once it is finished, but I have to say, five episodes in, it is really building up to be the biggest fight of Sam and Dean’s lives. Whatever the end brings, I can’t wait to see it. And as a show that knows its fans very well (trust me, go to one of the conventions), I’d say we are in for something special.
  • Batwoman: I love the Arrow-Verse. The Flash has been one of my favorite shows ever since Barry was introduced on Arrow. And while I’ve fallen behind on Supergirl and I still need to start watching Legends of Tomorrow (especially now that Constantine is on there), I’ve quite enjoyed everything they’ve put out (and they are doing a much better job than their big screen counterpart… I can’t wait for Crisis to begin). Batwoman is no exception. The first couple episodes were kinda rocky, but most shows stumble at the beginning, and I think the cast shows real promise to make this yet another wild success for the CW.
  • Stumptown: A surprising action-comedy from Robin Sparkles herself, Cobie Smulders’ new show is a lot of fun. It’s a show that feels like it is going to be a procedural cop show, but it keeps taking wild left turns and doing unexpected things, which is very refreshing for the genre. And while it’s got a lot of humor, it also has a lot of heart. It reminds me of shows like Human Target or The Good Guys or Whiskey Cavalier. Damn… that means it will probably get cancelled. Go watch it so it doesn’t get cancelled!

I am just clever enough to get myself in trouble…

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