What If…?: Season 2 – ★★★½

What If…?: Season 2

Not quite as good as Season 1 and didn’t quite stick the landing after the great Kahorri and the 1602 episodes, but still a fun mix of stories with some good through lines. Looking forward to Marvel pulling Kahorri into some other MCU stories/movies.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Foundation: Season 1 – ★★★★★


Loved this. Not the fastest pace show but loved every episode and binged all 10 episodes in 3 days. Even stayed up late two nights which is super rare for me these days. Enjoyed the world building, character development, and the story reveals as well. Looking forward to Season 2 and also added Foundation and a bunch of other Asimov to my Goodreads backlog as well.

Rating: 5 stars

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Watch Foundation: Season 1 on Apple TV+

Marvel’s Secret Invasion – ★★★½

Secret Invasion

Finally caught up with this since The Marvels is coming out soon and it was much more enjoyable than all the grouchy comments would let make you believe. Not really sure what people want or are expecting, but this was an interesting thriller with several really good performances (Charlayne Woodard and Kingsley Ben-Adir in particular). It’s not groundbreaking or anything but it does a good job of what it was trying to do.

Of course, the fact that the show is centered around a shapeshifting alien species that can be any character in any scene hamstrings it a bit, but I feel like they were largely judicious enough in their use of that trick that I wasn’t expecting a few of those reveals. I might find the Skrulls abilities more annoying in upcoming MCU stuff than I did here where they’re the main plot line.

Olivia Colman is really fun in this. Hopefully she continues to have chance to be funny and kinda badass if her character continues popping up in future MCU stuff.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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? Watch Secret Invasion on Disney+

Loki Season 1 rewatch

Gosh season 1 of Loki is just so fantastic. Rewatch done, now finally can start the new season with the kiddo.

I watched it through twice when it first came but glad I did it again because there was a surprising amount of spoilerly world building details I completely forgot about.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Is it weird that Star Trek: Lower Decks is pretty much the only Star Trek tv series I’ve ever watched? (Not counting the TNG I passively consumed growing up with nerdy brother.)

It’s just a great, consistently funny show. And it’s 22 minutes long.

The one white guy in K-dramas

You think I can get a role as the one white guy in a K-Drama? I have no acting ability, but based on being in the room while my wife has watched 900 different series that does not appear to be a requirement for the job.

MLB to produce, distribute Padres games starting today

The shoe (guillotine?) has finally dropped on the exceedingly unstable relationship between the bankrupt Bally’s Sports/Sinclair Broadcast Group and Major League Baseball: MLB to produce, distribute Padres games starting today

As an MLB.tv subscriber and Braves fan, this whole Bally-hoo has of course had me generally interested in what will happen with all this. Pleasantly surprised (and interested in the legal/contractural details) that MLB was able to keep the Padres’ announcing crew for the new broadcasts. (via Six Colors)