Lucky Hank finished up their season and is worth binging. The show is backfilled in Show Snob’s Weekly 10 by White House Plumbers, the new Woody Harrelson series.
1. Succession (HBO Max)
Even though Shiv threatened to pull his internal organs out his backside, Greg turned Shiv into Kendall as an informant for Mattson. Shiv’s reaction to Kendall’s reaction is pure Succession.
This episode showed Roman at his worst (or his best, depending on how you look at it), as the Roys try to influence the election. At this point it is time to start speculating how this will end.
Do they all go to jail? Do they die?
Do they go broke? They can’t win can they?
Let us know what you think.
2. Mrs. Davis (Peacock)
We literally go into the belly of the whale, meet Mother Mary, and then literally blow up the revolution. Is this story really about motherhood after all?
Quite possibly, but I won’t ruin anything if I tell you that you will also get an A cappella version of Electric Avenue in this episode. I will be waiting, extremely impatiently, for the finale next week and crossing my fingers that they end the season as well as the rest of the series has been executed.
3. Barry (HBO Max)
Cousineau (Henry Winkler) has returned to the states in order to block (or get executive producer credit on) the Barry Berkman biopic currently under production. Barry, of course, only has one option and that is to kill Cousineau.
But that gets him captured, while Fuches gets out of prison and Sally is melting down taking care of their son. More crazy antics that we expect from Barry.
Like Succession, with two episodes left, what will be his ending? Death?
Prison? Mafia boss?
Let us know what you think.
4. Citadel (Amazon Prime Video)
Double crosses, triple crosses, and quadruple crosses make this week’s episode a little tough to unravel. But the lore (and secrets) of Citadel, Manticore, and the Oz key is why this show is so exciting and interesting.
Is this whole thing really about a guy covering up for his girlfriend? At this point, we are in the, “Who is the real bad guy”, portion of the series.
Is it Mason, Nadia, Abby or someone else? Not sure I care who it winds up being as long as I get more action scenes with badass Nadia.
5. Yellowjackets (Paramount+)
Yellowjackets dropped a few spots this week as I think the audience has waited long enough for some answers to what happened in the wilderness and what “they brought back with them.” This week’s episode, though enjoyable, was a lost episode where they did not move the plot forward.
6. Somebody Somewhere (HBO Max)
Road trips to Wichita, new business opportunities, and new love shine in this week’s episode. Somebody Somewhere is simple and straightforward, though not without complications.
Maybe not the funniest week, but this is the kind of show where you are sad when your weekly 30 minutes is over.
7. The White House Plumbers (HBO Max)
Starring Woody Harrelson (Triangle of Sadness) and Justin Theroux (Mosquito Coast), the show is based on Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Harrelson and Theroux are bumbling CIA and FBI operatives who are out to crush Nixon’s leftist, communist opposition and help him get re-elected, by any means necessary.
Hysterical and continuously making fun of the Nixon administration and really any political organization, this show is ridiculous, funny, and sometimes scary that these people actually do run our government.
8. The Big Door Prize (Apple TV+)
Lies become truths this week as everybody starts baring their soul. Jacob and Trina are out in the open, Dusty and Cass have come to grips with their relationship, Father Rueben doesn’t want to be a priest, and so much more.
The season finale looms next week and hopefully we will get the answers to Morpho and the meaning of life. If that doesn’t happen, we will hopefully get scenes as funny as the classroom scene with Dusty from this week.
9. The Power (Amazon Prime Video)
The Power finished this week with an odd 9-episode season. It ended with the hated governor getting zapped by Toni Collette, which was a pivotal moment in the book.
But it also ended the season on, kind of, leaving everything up in the air. This show never lived up to the expectations fueled by the excellent first few episodes.
But it was still a solid show and worth binging now that all episodes are out.
10. Silo (Apple TV+)
Silo made a poor decision for their second week episode. Instead of continuing to delve into the mystery of the outside world or the secrets of the Silo, they decided on trying to solve a mechanical failure.
Whether it is Star Trek, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica, or Peripheral, a mechanical failure is inevitably a boring episode. And they always fix the problem.
I have high hopes for this series, so you shouldn’t quit just yet. I think they will get back on track next week.
We move them to the bottom of the list as punishment.
Great shows that didn’t crack Show Snob’s Weekly 10 that you need to know about
Rabbit Hole finished up last week and is a decent binge of a techno/thriller/Kiefer Sutherland series.
- Black Knight (Netflix): In Korea, after a comet destroys most of Earth’s population, the delivery men ship containers of Oxygen and food across the country fighting thieves along the way. This show will probably wind up being the haves against the have nots, but with great action sequences.
- City on Fire (Apple TV+): Starring Jemima Kirke (Sex Education), Nico Tortorella (Younger), and Ashley Zukerman (The Lost Symbol), this show focuses on the intersection between a punk rock band/terrorist organization, a wealthy family going through an FBI investigation, and a girl who was shot in central park. Good writing, complicated plot, and great music.
- Class of ’09 (Hulu): Class of ’09 stars Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Kate Mara (A Teacher). The story takes place across three timelines: 2009, where a class of FBI cadets is in training; 2023, where that class is an established member of the FBI solving important crimes; 2034, where AI is leading the way for a new generation of the FBI. They haven’t flushed out the underlying issue in this show (probably AI gone wrong), but it started off pretty interesting.
- Bupkis (Peacock): As you move through this season, you’ll find out that Pete Davidson is the third funniest person on the show: Joe Pesci, Edie Falco, Pete.
- Dave (FX): Not his best episode, but if you want to see the highest person in the world ride a bicycle, try it out.
- The Other Two (HBO Max): Great episode this week about how you are completely invisible if you aren’t in show business. Again, showcasing how shallow these characters are.
- Sweet Tooth (Netflix): A whole bunch of hybrid human/animal children against an army of trained military. Who do you think will win? Great show and a third season looks like it is on its way.
- Gotham Knights (The CW): Getting closer and closer to who killed Bruce Wayne.
Wait and See
- Fatal Attraction (Paramount+): This week’s episode almost pushes the show over the hump into recommended viewing. It feels like something interesting is going to happen in the next few weeks.
- Fear the Walking Dead (AMC): The final season kicked off for Fear. Like The Walking Dead has done a couple of times, they jumped ahead many years (7), into a world where Mo is 8 years old, estranged from Morgan, and living with PADRE. PADRE is training children to do…something. This whole universe feels like it is as dead as the zombies, but maybe they can rally in the first half of the final season (the next six weeks).
- Love and Death (HBO Max): I guess at this point, we either believe everything Candy is saying, or we don’t believe a word out of her mouth, which means we don’t know anything.
Don’t Wait and Don’t See
- The Last Thing He Told Me (Apple TV+): Since the season finale comes out this next Friday, we can’t wait and see any longer. This week they divulged what we already knew, that Owen is on the run from organized crime. We can only hope that the series ends this week.
- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+): At this point, what is the point?
- Saint X (Hulu): Does she really think that the cab driver is just going to tell her that he killed her sister?
- Superman & Lois (WB): Lois still has cancer, big bummer.
- True Lies: Already cancelled.
Which of the following shows from our list have you watched? Which one did you enjoy the most?
Let us know in the comments below!