I realized that it’s been a few months since I’ve done a round up of the TV shows I’ve been watching lately! Considering that I’ve been living somewhat of a hermit-like existence, it seems very overdue. And in honor of a few of my favorite shows coming back in the next month – Ted Lasso and Schmicago – now seemed like the right time.
Daisy Jones and The Six (Amazon Prime)
I read this book a few years ago and had been looking forward to the show for a while now! If you’re not familiar, it follows the band Daisy Jones and the Six, but years after their popularity, retrospective documentary style. The group disbanded at the height of their fame, and are finally speaking on the record about how a group of friends from Pittsburgh (love all the shoutouts!) became mega stars, only to quit and never perform together again. What’s especially cool is that the actors recorded and released an album as the band! I love a cool crossover like that.
Fleishman is in Trouble (Hulu)
This is another book turned into a TV show, but very, very different content. It basically follows a marriage that has imploded, leaving the father, Toby Fleishman, raising his two kids, not knowing where his wife has gone. But as Toby starts to date again, and juggles his career as a doctor with raising his kids, he also realizes he might not have been fully honest about how his life, and his marriage, had been. It’s not exactly a light, uplifting show, but I like how it shows how complicated people can be.
Shrinking (Apple TV)
Shrinking has a star-studded cast with Jason Segel and Harrison Ford! This is a comedy, albeit a slightly dark one – Jason Segel is a therapist who is dealing with a loss of his own. He gets tired of listening to and watching his patients talk but not make changes in their lives, so he decides to try brutal, unflinching honestly, to some…. interesting results. My aunt recommended this when she visited a few weeks ago, and I’m really glad she did. I feel like Apple TV doesn’t always push their new shows that much – or at least, I don’t hear about them – but this is definitely worth watching.
Three Pines (Amazon)
This is a detective style show, but also with lots of small town and personality dynamics. It’s definitely a slower, more atmospheric show – a detective is sent to the tiny town of Three Pines for a case, and as he works out all the secrets that lurk under the surface, he faces a few ghosts from his own past, too. I enjoyed watching everything slowly unravel and come together.
The Watchful Eye (Hulu)
This is probably the least critically acclaimed show on the list, but it’s still fun – and honestly, I will watch any show that Kelly Bishop / Emily Gilmore appears in! Elena tricks her way into working as a live-in nanny for a wealthy family in Manhattan to try to solve a mystery and find a treasure… only to find that there’s a lot more to it, and maybe something supernatural going on, too? It’s just a fun show to get sucked into.