LotR: Rings of Power, Season 1:
It took a bit too long to get established, but it really felt like we were off to the races as soon as the pieces were in place. Keeping the mis- and re-directions character based allowed the show to be thrilling without feeling cheap.
House of the Dragon, Season 1: it was fine as these things go, but I watch this show for little else other than spectacle. The time jumps–while thrilling and kept the action moving– really hurt the show’s ability to flesh out almost any of its ideas
Season 3 of Tuca and Bertie:
The season finale took a big swing and (mostly) missed, but it remains one of the most inventive shows on right now. If you like how Rick and Morty presents its themes, but dislike it’s aesthetic, I’d really recommend giving T&B a chance.
Horror comedies remain the best way we have of explaining society’s deepest problems
It's not subtle, but there's nothing subtle about the subject matter. Always love how there's (at least) one thing that sticks with you in Garland's movies (dance in Ex Machina, bear in Annihilation, hand in Men)
Confess, Fletch, 2022:
There's such a huge comedy-shaped hole in recent mainstream movie releases; it's so nice to laugh at a movie that was actually meant to be laughed at. Well worth your 90 minutes.