TV Shows Viewed in 2018
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Viewed: Season 1: Candle Cove
I came away from this first season of Channel Zero feeling a bit...underwhelmed. It's not a bad show by any means, but it failed to pull me in like the best horror shows have managed to do - it's certainly no American Horror Story. The story is a bit all over the place, and it's not as clever as it ostensibly wants to be. Still, the show has its moments, and there's a nice sense of atmosphere which pervades the season. I just don't think that I'll be returning for Season 2.
Viewed: Season 12
As a loyal Trailer Park Boys fan, I was excited to fire up Netflix and check out the newest - and, presumably, final - season. The show has undeniably been on the downturn for some time, as creator Mike Clattenburg departed after the original run, and cast members have been gradually dropping off; from Trevor to Lucy, J-Roc, Cyrus, and more. Still, I found myself having a good time with this latest season, despite John Dunsworth's passing lingering on the mind. It's business as usual for the boys, who find themselves trying not to get in trouble with the law, but becoming caught up in illegal schemes and getting in too deep. The actors are still a pleasure to watch, and they have their roles down to a science. The show may be getting old, but I still laugh when Ricky swears his butt off or mucks up a phrase. The writers also manage to carve out an ostensible ending for the show...before the boys get into more trouble, as usual. I laughed and I was scarcely bored, so that counts for something.
But now it's time to pack it in. With Dunsworth - and thus, Mr. Lahey - gone, this will be my last season. If they decide to make anymore seasons, I doubt I'll watch. It's been fun.
Viewed: Series 1
From the creators of The Inbetweeners, and featuring two cast members from that hit show, White Gold is a downright enjoyable period comedy which hooked me from the beginning. The scripts are sharp and witty, translating to six tautly-edited episodes which constitute this first season, while the period detail looks spot-on. (It cannot be easy to recreate 1980s England on a TV budget.) It helps that all of the actors are appealing and easy to watch, even though James Buckley and Joe Thomas more or less reprise their roles from The Inbetweeners - but since they're so much fun to watch and this is a comedy first and foremost, it hardly matters. A Series 2 of the show was confirmed, but filming has been cancelled after allegations were made against Ed Westwick. All I can say is, I hope it's all sorted soon so I can enjoy another season of this brilliant comedy.
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