It was a slow week for Show Snob’s Premiere Review because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but the platforms were able to sneak a couple of new shows out. First, let’s check on week two of some of the shows we reviewed last week:
- A Murder at the End of the World (Hulu): Continue to Watch.
- Julia (MAX): Continue to Watch.
- The Crown: Continue to Watch.
- Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Netflix): Wait and See. This show isn’t for everyone, so you have to be a fan of video games, anime, and the original movie to like this show.
- Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple TV+). Continue to Watch and if you haven’t started the show, catch up quickly, very quickly.
This Irish show is a very dark comedy. The premise is that an obituary writer in a small town is switched from salary to being paid by the article.
The solution to this financial problem is to kill people so that there are obituaries to write. Killing for obituaries turns to murder for hire and other such hijinks.
There are some really funny pieces of this show, the narration by the main character can be extremely funny, and there are even some pretty good mysteries.
Obituary – Wait and See. We’ll have to see if they can carry the joke through all 6 episodes.
The new season of Fargo is set in 2019 and stars Jon Hamm (Morning Show), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso), and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Hunters). Fargo is an anthology, so you don’t need to watch past seasons, but they are pretty good and usually includes some pretty big-time actors like Chris Rock, Jesse Plemons, and Billy Bob Thornton.
In the current season, Temple is a Minnesotan housewife who married into a rich family with Leigh as the matriarch. Hamm is her ex-husband who is searching for her.
Temple apparently has some skills (like Liam Neeson), similar to military special forces. How did she come across these skills?
What is her background? Why is Hamm searching for her?
Fargo – Watch.
A Nearly Normal Family: Netflix
In Swedish, this 6-episode mystery is about a girl, Stella, who was assaulted when she was 15 years old. Four years later, her family is dysfunctional, and she starts dating 32-year-old Chris.
Then Chris is found dead. When Stella is charged with the murder, the series takes us behind the scenes of the actions from the mother, the father, Stella, and Stella’s best friend Amina, up until the time of the murder.
The show is interesting, but the twists don’t come frequently, and when they do arrive, they lack the wow factor.
A Nearly Normal Family – Don’t Watch.
Which of the following shows that we mentioned have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!