Desperately Seeking New Shows
June 3, 2019 6:57 AM - Subscribe

GoT is done and many of my other shows are done for the season. Anything new shows looking good?

Many shows just had their season finale (Happy! and Goo Girls among them). Anything new to take their place? I went from having about 3 shows I watched each week to......nothing.

And yeah I already binged Good Omens once.
posted by miss-lapin (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Do you have Netflix? I've really been enjoying the first few episodes of Tuca & Bertie. It's like Bojack Horseman on anti-depressants -- same animal-people design and high/low-brow sense of humor that leans on the clever puns and visual gags, but looser and more vibrant, with all the morose gravitas replaced with a surreal kind of manic energy. Even the nervous breakdowns become lush song-and-dance numbers! It's great.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:52 PM on June 3


Oh that sounds wonderful! Yes I have Netflix. I was looking for something more episodic in release because I have no self control when it come to tv.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:53 AM on June 5


Chernobyl is an HBO miniseries that just finished, it's been getting really great reviews.
posted by reductiondesign at 5:42 PM on June 6 [2 favorites]


Gentleman Jack!! It's amazing. The season finale is this week though.
posted by bleep at 3:45 PM on June 8 [1 favorite]


This is kind of a tough sell to anyone who isn't enough of a comics fan to subscribe to DC Universe, but their Doom Patrol series is just really great. I'd be inclined to say it's worth subscribing for the month to see all fifteen episodes. It's probably the only superhero show I would recommend to people who are burned out on superheroes. (The Tick on Amazon is also good, but may not really work for anyone who's experiencing cape fatigue.)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:36 AM on June 9 [3 favorites]


Perpetual Grace LTD seems good so far.
posted by jackmakrl at 1:45 PM on June 9


Fleabag s2's on Amazon and I loved it SO much. Overall it felt like it came from a more empathetic place than s1, though I like both, I'd recommend s2 over s1 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve) really feels like she's hitting her stride in balancing dark comedy and emotional resonance in the s2 eps.

The Tick on Amazon is another show I loved SO SO much, and would actually recommend it as an antidote for cape fatigue, as it's coming from a much different angle than MCU, dark reboots/sequels, Incredibles, etc. I like how the show satirizes and sort of... upends? Re-examines? various superhero tropes while also keeping itself emotionally grounded in a sincerely empathetic place. Also another show where s2 feels like it's hitting its stride.
posted by rather be jorting at 1:49 PM on June 12 [1 favorite]


Agreed, The Tick (the recent live action one) is adorable.

Counterpart started good, but kind of fizzled during the second and final season. Amazing acting, though.

Sneaky Pete was fun, ended after 3 seasons.

Barry is interesting.

Doom Patrol is much better than it needed to be.

Killing Eve kills.

What We Do in the Shadows is a good in a dry The Office kind of way. Norsemen is good along similar lines (The Office but with Vikings).
posted by porpoise at 4:35 PM on June 12




It's a bit old by now but Recitify has probably some of the best acting of any show I've seen in the last several years, and I'm pretty sure it's on Netflix now. You need to watch several episodes to get into it though.
posted by whir at 9:28 PM on June 17 [3 favorites]


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