One Mississippi: Two Mississippi Season 2, Ep 0
Season two of Tig Notaro's Amazon series takes us deeper into the lives of Tig's step-father, Bill, and her brother, Remy. Meanwhile, Tig continues to speak honestly on her radio show as Tig and Kate's relationship perpetually redefines itself. Politics come into play, and a Mississippi changed by the election of Trump hangs grotesquely in the background. Also, trigger warning. Very upsetting but necessary discussions of molestation, abuse, and harassment, including scenes of deplorable men being deplorable, also occur this season. And in spite of all that, the show continues to be a funny, even joyous celebration of love and compassion. [more inside]
The Tick: The Tick (2017) Season 1 (first half) Season 1, Ep 0
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with no superpowers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. [more inside]
Comrade Detective: The Whole World Is Watching First Watch Season 1, Ep 5
Comrade Detective purports to be a rediscovered buddy cop show from mid-eighties Romania, made as Eastern Bloc propaganda/entertainment. It isn't; it was filmed in Romania in the modern day, with Romanian actors, and then dubbed into English by actors like Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, and occasionally guest stars like Debra Winger and Daniel Craig. In this episode: Baciu's family notices something unsettling; we hear Dragos's suspicions and learn something new about Stan; the American embassy is hospitable. [more inside]
Someone mentioned in the "Santa Barbara in Russia" post watching "Comrade Detective". I saw it on Amazon and watched the first episode and wondered if anyone is interested in a post for the season. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
The orchestra is still on strike, Rodrigo hates bureaucracy, and Hailey works for a jerk. Who doesn't want to see a Joey Buttafuoco opera?
Transparent: Full season Season 3, Ep 0
The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. Then everyone goes on a cruise!
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 2 of Mozart in the Jungle Season 2, Ep 0
Labor strife takes center stage and the orchestra heads to Mexico for a confrontation with De Souza's past and future.
Bosch: Trunk Music Season 2, Ep 1
Bosch returns to his old job after a six-month suspension, makes a rewarding collar on his first day back, but then gets involved in a more complicated case. [more inside]
Is anyone else planning to watch this? Would it be worth asking for it to be added to Fanfare? [more inside]
Catastrophe: Episode 2 Season 1, Ep 2
We meet Rob's mom (Carrie Fisher!), who doesn't seem particularly enthusiastic about this whole thing. Rob buys a ring and is made to feel bad when he goes for the cheaper (£2,000) one. [more inside]
Catastrophe: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Rob (Rob Delaney of Twitter fame) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan of Pulling fame) have a wild week of virtually anonymous sex while he's in London. Months later, she calls him out of the blue to tell him she's pregnant. He moves across the Atlantic to raise the baby with her. [more inside]
Bosch: Us and Them Season 1, Ep 10
That was all nicely wrapped up and tied with a bow. [more inside]
Bosch: The Magic Castle Season 1, Ep 9
Oh Grace! Oh Kiz! Oh Raynard!
Bosch: High Low Season 1, Ep 8
Political machinations come to the fore.
Bosch: Lost Boys Season 1, Ep 7
Raynard was really tetchy wasn't he?
Bosch: Donkey's Years Season 1, Ep 6
Now I've got some Covert Affairs and Banshee in my Bosch.
Bosch: Mama's Boy Season 1, Ep 5
It didn't take long for Raynard to get tetchy with his mother. [more inside]
Bosch: Fugazi Season 1, Ep 4
Fugazi? That's a Vietnam thing. The Los Angeles river is awesomely ugly. Julia seems aggressively needy. [more inside]
Bosch: Blue Religion Season 1, Ep 3
Edgar: What's up with this? Johnson: What do you think elves, it's Christmas. Edgar: These are Keebler elves. They're not Christmas elves. Johnson: So what? Edgar: It's snack food. Bosch: It worries me you know about this shit. I'm enjoying the banter between Bosch and Edgar. [more inside]
Bosch: Lost Light Season 1, Ep 2
Watts' behaviour was really off. There is something else going on there. Trent didn't seem like a likely suspect either.
Bosch: 'Tis the Season Season 1, Ep 1
I haven't read the books so my view isn't tainted, and I'm liking this from the get go. It's a bit weird for me having some Sons of Anarchy mixed up with my Fringe and The Walking Dead though.
Mozart in the Jungle: Opening Night Season 1, Ep 10
Alex has advice. Ana proves difficult. Rodrigo connives. Cynthia has a kind word for the piccolo. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Now Fortissimo Season 1, Ep 9
A road trip. Cynthia slips up. Lizzie has a windfall. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Mozart With The Bacon Season 1, Ep 8
Pianist confrontation. Cuban coconut water. Warren tumbled. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: You Go To My Head Season 1, Ep 7
Bunny waiters. An ethereal flautist. Twinkle variations. Rodrigo gets the bucks in. Arnold Palmer. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: The Rehearsal Season 1, Ep 6
A photo session. Playing in a back lot. Hailey gets her lessons with some help from cheeky Duncan. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: I'm With The Maestro Season 1, Ep 5
Confession. Cynthia and Betty bond. Smashing violins. Moby Dick dancing. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: You Have Insulted Tchaikovsky Season 1, Ep 4
Mozart's ghost. Sounds of the city. Fundraising. Thomas loses it. Making mate. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Silent Symphony Season 1, Ep 3
Busking. A podcast interview. Channeling 4′33″. Hailey gets a new job. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Fifth Chair Season 1, Ep 2
Hailey gets her chance. Practice makes perfect. Rodrigo goes walkabout. Bathroom breaks. Shitting parrot. [more inside]
Mozart in the Jungle: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Joshua Bell. A drinking game. Styx: Oedipus Rocks. A cute ballet dancer. Cynthia and Thomas really? [more inside]
The After: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
A new Amazon Original Series: From Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files. Eight strangers are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation.