Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Two Word Reviews - Q4 2019

The fourth installment of Two Word Reviews (patent pending) for tv shows, movies, and music for 2019, covering the fourth quarter (October, November, and December):

MOVIES
Amazing Grace - amazing performances
Europa Report - solid sci-fi
Transformers: The Last Knight - unbelievably incomprehensible
2036 Origin Unknown - clunky storytelling
Aniara - thought provoking
Frozen II - superior story
Booksmart - smartly sophisticated

MUSIC
Wilco: Ode To Joy - solid effort
The Darkness: Easter Is Cancelled - strong tunes
Cursive: Get Fixed - get this
Jimmy Eat World: Surviving - needed urgency
The Sheila Divine: Beginning Of The End Is Where We'll Start Again - lyrically cutting

TELEVISION
The 100, Season 6 (Netflix) - still entertaining
Mr. Robot, Season 3 (Amazon) - nice reset
Black Mirror, Seasons 1 & 2 (Netflix) - consistently interesting
The Sopranos, Season 1, 2 & 3 (HBO/Amazon) - deserved praise
The Man In The High Castle, Season 4 (Amazon) - landing stuck
The Mandalorian, Season 1 (Disney+) - nice pace
Watchmen, Season 1 (HBO) - watch it
The Expanse, Season 4 (Amazon) - upped game
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3 (Amazon) - going strong