I have become even more addicted to my TV during this pandemic than I was before. I can’t wait to “get off work” where I watch and discuss TV shows with you guys sometimes. And guess what I do when I “get off work? Did you guess, clean the house? take a shower? Contemplate the meaning of life? Try to develop some real life relationships? Nope. I can’t wait to watch TV without having to basically transcribe what I am seeing. Lifetime movies, Cable channel TV series. I am basically cheating on you with good TV shows behind your backs. 🙂
This week, I binged the entire season of The Industry (eight episodes on HBO). It’s good. It’s about the banking industry sort of. There is some sort of stock market type component to buying and selling currency that is the workplace setting of the show. The show is set in London. A whole bunch of recent college graduates are heavily screened in order to select a dozen or so to vie for a permanent position with the company. Myha’la Herrold as Harper Stern, a woman from New York who has traveled to London with the hope of working for Pierpoint & Co is a breakout star this is her first lead role.
She’s brilliant. And her long nipples make many, many appearances as well. There is a lot of nudity and drugs. They work hard they party hard. And I should point out that I consider myself to be moderately intelligent and I didn’t understand a lot of what was going on. It bothered me until I just stopped caring and went with the general gist. The accents ( it’s a British joint I think) can be hard as there are a variety of them, but just roll with it.
There is also a really good show on Showtime called Your Honor. It stars Bryan Cranston in his first major lead television role since Breaking Bad ended in 2013. On this show he is a judge with a conscience who gives a lot of breaks to those who come into his courtroom. Then there is a murder in town that rocks his world. And he has a very difficult decision to make. Or a series of difficult decisions. There has only been one episode so far, and it is killing me not to be able to binge. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but I was wrong. I love when that happens.
Big Sky on ABC is also very good. Tuesday is episode five AND THE FUCKING “MIDSEASON FINALE.” I hate when they do that. But I get it, it’s the holidays and most people will be busy. Usually. If not in a pandemic. It’s about two girls who go missing on a long drive through Montana. Be sure to watch to the very end of each episode because something SHOCKING always happens. Just like it did on The Undoing on HBO. That’s another great option if you haven’t seen it yet. It stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant who live in NYC and send their kids to private school. There is a murder and it becomes a who done it. I think we may have spoiled this previously a bit. But, I recommend it as well.
I meant to get this up much early but I am trying to buy insurance and it is a royal pain in the ass. I got right down to the very end and they are accepting and then reversing my payment. I ended up going back with Kaiser Permanente and they cut me off for non payment years ago, when I PROCESSED THE PAYMENT and then they suddenly said it didn’t go through. I vowed never to use them again but the other options were so much worse. I called AMex and asked if it went through and they said it was processed and immediately reversed. I have a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE. Amex credit line. I keep forbiding them from raising it. I pay off whatever I buy every month and do not carry a balance. WTF? It is freaking me out because I am going to have to call Kaiser directly on Monday, to work this out ONE DAY BEFORE THE DEADLINE. I do not need more stress in 2020. I haven’t been to the doctor in years. I was all excited about going.
What is going on with you guys? What are you watching? What is pissing you off today?