I can be such a daft blonde numbnut. Why might you ask? Well, I read this week's theme over at Wandering Through The Shelves, and immediately thought of TV shows that were about rookies, interns, the new kids on the block(no, not that boy group from whenever they were big) and was racking my brain about shows with new recruits. Finally, my 10 watt bulb saw "2020" and I realized it was about shows that came out last year. My brain was still slow because I just have not seen many, in fact, very few so, without further adieu(like that Patt?), here are my 3 choices...
1. PICARD-COMING BACK!
Can I say, I love this new show starring the great Patrick Stewart as Jean Luc Picard and was able to watch this on the Sci-Fi network(they better keep it there). I am a Star Trek nut (except for the latest STD) and have seen the original many times and love The Next Generation where this beloved character comes into the picture. It starts off with Picard as an old man on his winery estate in France, trying to live out the last part of his life. He is visited by the Dead Data(see the films) who informs him that Dead Data has a daughter(s). It cuts to a young woman who realizes, when people are trying to kill her, that she must see Picard. Picard meets up with her and now the story becomes more involved with the Romulans, The Borg who are trying to become their original beings again, Seven of Nine(who still has a body that won't quit...the bitch), a quirky scientist, a rough chick who hates Picard and an off beat owner of a ship that will take all of them on quite the ride. I loved every part except when they killed off Hugh(sorry for spoiling something so just don't read this part...oh...too late). The writing is excellent as well as the acting and some people from the Next Generation show up to bring in some nostalgia.
2. FILTHY RICH-CANCELLED
This was a new show starring Kim Catrall(Sex And The City but not the reboot as everyone seems to hate her guts and vice-versa) as a tele-evangelist/Martha Stewart type who has made millions on the gullible..er....Jesus people(not that there is anything wrong with that) who give her their hard earned dollars so she can live in a big mansion, have great clothes and jewels. Her husband helps run this fine tuned business(played by a wonderful Gerald McRaney) and who showers his wifee-poo with jewels. They have 2 children, a boy and a girl who are well into their 20s and, in fact, the boy is married to a Karen. At the end of the first show, you find out that hubby loves to Partee with every floozie he can man handle and was doing this on an airplane when the plane take a nosedive. Everyone believes he is dead...but he is not. As he tries to figure out if he wants to return to the fold, his wife finds out that not only was her husband fooling around but that he sired 3 kids. His illegitimate daughter, being a successful business woman in the 1-900 calls plus operating a clean, well run whorehouse decides that she deserves some of the millions from the stepmom's show and helps her 2 new found brothers realize they deserve some of the action too. Before you think these characters are one-dimensional, think again because they are anything but. You don't dislike any of these people and you see how they are human and have a need for love. The Catrall character is more than just for money but believes in her show and what she preaches and ends up having feelings for all these children even the gal who makes money, the sinning way. Too bad it was cancelled, but, from what I have read, it is partly to do with Covid19.
3. GOOD OMENS-MINISERIES
This came to Canada in 2020 even if it made it's debut in Britain in 2019 so I count this as from last year, so there! Can I say I love this mini series that stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as angels, one bad(Tennant) and one good(Sheen). You have the wicked British humour, great acting, a great script, good vs evil, Frances McDormand, John Hamm and Benedict Cumberbatch as the, not very happy, Devil. It starts off with Crowley(Tennant) giving Eve the apple and meeting Aziraphale(Sheen) on the walls of Eden watching Adam and Eve leave their paradise but not before Aziraphale takes pity on the poor couple and gives them his flaming sword. Cut to present day(well almost) and you find out the the good and bad angels are friends and often meet for tea. Crowley is always a bit upset that he thought it would be fun to hear out Lucifer and got pushed out of heaven over a misunderstanding since he wasn't truly following that bad guy while Aziraphale is loving what food choices he might try. They find out that the dark lord has decided to bring his child out to the world which is the beginning of the end of Earth as we know it. Both upstairs and downstairs realize that it must be the end and are looking forward to warring with each other. The kid arrives ready to be swapped for the innocent baby but another very pregnant couple come forth and, in the mayhem, the babies all get switched up. You now have both angels trying to figure out where the "bad" kid is so they don't have to go to war. You have the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, ready to wreck some damage, a witch trying to stop everything and many other characters including the small demon child who is just enjoying his life with his friends and his dog(demon dog but loses his meanness through the kindness of the kid and others). It is funny, dark but with a message that friendship and love, no matter which side of the tracks they come from, can overcome anything. By the way, I love the musical introduction of this show, I hope you watch it.
Which 3 shows from last year have you watched..if any?
Tomorrow is the 29th(holy Batman, Batman!) and there is a blogathon created by Cinematic Delights where you pick 5 films that you could watch over and over if you were stuck somewhere and could not leave. Check out her post here to find out more. Talk tomorrow!