I’ve spent this week in a state of exhaustion as I’ve tried to physically and mentally recover from this year’s Horrorthon. Here’s a few thoughts on what I watched over the past seven days.
Abbott Elementary (Wednesday Night, ABC)
The commercial was amusing and I enjoyed the scene where everyone realized that the reason they had allowed the commercials to be filmed was because they had gotten used to being followed around by cameras. I enjoyed hearing about the shows that the characters happened to be watching when they saw the commercial. I’m not really sure that Abbott needs a supervillain, though.
The Amazing Race (Wednesday Night, CBS)
Atlanta (Thursday Night, FX)
Al moved out to a farm and nearly got killed by a feral hog. Brian Tyree Henry’s reactions were priceless.
California Dreams (YouTube)
Surf dudes without attitude …. kinda groovy …. I watched a few episodes and wrote a few reviews that will be dropping over the course of the next few weeks. I’ll be glad to be done with season 2 because, as everyone knows, season 3 is when this show gets good.
City Guys (Tubi)
98 Degrees played Manny High and Chris dated a goth! You can read about it here.
Family Feud (Weekday afternoons, Buzzr)
On Monday, I watched two episodes of this deathless game show. They were both Halloween episodes from the 80s so everyone was wearing a costume. I have no idea who won. Survey says, “Didn’t much attention!”
Fantasy Island (Tubi)
Ghost Whisperer (Hulu)
I watched an episode of my favorite guilty pleasure on Monday. Jennifer Love Hewitt helped Hillary Duff deal with a ghost. Meanwhile, Melinda’s dead husband continued to hang out in someone else’s body. That was a weird season.
Hang Time (YouTube)
I watched a few episodes of Hang Time yesterday and today and I wrote and scheduled reviews for all of them. Keep an eye out on Monday.
Highway to Heaven (YouTube)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Hulu)
I watched the episode in Sunday in which Mac and Dennis tried to create an economy based on Paddy Bucks. Meanwhile, Frank chopped off a finger while trying to sale knives. I fell off the couch laughing.
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (Apple TV+)
Erin and I watched this classic on Sunday. It’s a part of our Halloween tradition. A few years ago, Erin wrote about this special and why it continues to appeal to us.
King of the Hill (Hulu)
I watched two episodes on Monday. The first was the episode where Hank fights for the right to trick or treat. The second was one of my favorites, in which Bobby buys a pack of Tarot cards and accidentally joins a coven.
Law & Order (Thursday Night, NBC)
A fashion designer is murdered while crime spirals out of control in New York. This was actually a pretty good episode, even if the mystery itself was rather routine. It was an episode that acknowledged just how powerless people feel in the face of America’s current crime wave and it put the blame squarely on our elected officials.
The Love Boat (Paramount Plus)
Night Flight (NightFlight+)
I watched an episode of this entertainment news show from 1992. The show contained a profile of Bruce Springsteen, some footage of Duke Ellington performing, and then a few comedic shorts featuring Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, and others.
The Office (Peacock)
On Halloween, I watched the first Halloween episode. Imagine how different the series would have been if Michael had fired Creed instead of Devin.
One World (Tubi)
I binged the entirety of this show on Thursday and Friday. Here are my thoughts on two episodes.
Saved By The Bell (Hulu)
Zach and the gang went on a mystery weekend! It’s about as close as this show ever got to a Halloween episode so I watched it on Halloween. Even when Zach thought people were actually being murdered, he seemed oddly unconcerned.
Survivor (Wednesday Night, CBS)
Toy Story of Terror (Sunday Night, ABC)
I watch this special every year. I have to admit that it’s never quite as good as I seem to remember it being but, that said, how can you not love the toys?