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Is anyone else watching the new Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez thing, Only Murders in the Building? My wife and I did the first 3 last night and it's very fun. As would be expected, it's pretty charming and hits that sort of dry Steve Martin thing pretty solidly. Some fun people have popped up, Worth a spin in my book.
We're also finally getting around to the Golden Face Prequil Season 2 (Jack Ryan) and I've really enjoyed that so far as well. It has a clear thing it sets out to do (action with a lot of moving parts and a super smart and determined center) and so far it's doing it really well.
Finally, we finished our more casual rewatch of People of Earth and I forgot how it ended and goddammit. Really good show that apparently thought it had Season 3 on lock, but functionally did not. I really hate it when shows end on cliffhangers. Either way, great show and definitely worth the watch, I would just go in knowing that it ends on a pretty big cliffhanger.
Around 40% of the times that Evan completes a scene my wife and I just look over at each other and say "Evan is the best!" I love all three of them too. Zahid is amazing. Paige too. Since I'm so bought into the show, I get pretty wrapped up in how wonderful she is with Sam. Warms this iceberg heart. I like the family kids as well. I honestly like everyone. I've even enjoyed JJL and Rappaport's characters grow over time. I am so bummed that it's cancelled (just searched it and found out a couple of hours ago). I could spend a ton more time with those people (at least for as long as the writers could crank out episodes of that quality).
I still have the final season left to go at least, but I'm so bummed that it means only 10 more to go, ever. Sucks.
My wife and I have been watching Atypical on Netflix and it's just goddamn delightful. Bursting with charm, even when their road gets bumpy I just love all of these characters so much (particularly all of the kids). It's a really well balanced dramady. Really well written, perfectly cast. I can't say enough nice things about it.
We also binged Netflix's The Chair in one sitting (only 6 eps). It's quirky and really thought provoking. In essence, different generations butting heads and everyone looks both justified and arrogant/foolish (though I suppose you're mostly meant to empathize with the 30-50 lot because that's the main character perspective, but if you open your mind to each side and watch the whole thing, cases are made). It plays on a kind of perfect scenario for the quandary. Another really well cast, well written one. It's not a perfect story and has its oversimplifications/perhaps a little overly yada-yada'd on certain items, but it's hard to discuss without spoilers. Anyhoo, ultimately it's a really good watch.