Premieres are definitely slowing down as we head into the holidays, but there is just enough coming out to keep Show Snob’s Premiere Review busy on a weekly basis (hello to Jack Reacher this week). If you find yourself needing to watch something, here are the most recent Watch recommendations from Show Snob’s Premiere Review:
- The Artful Dodger (Hulu)
- Bookie (MAX)
- Fargo (Hulu)
- A Murder at the End of the World (Hulu)
- Julia (MAX)
- The Crown (Netflix)
- Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple TV+)
- For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
- Beacon 23 (MGM+)
- All The Light We Can Not See (Netflix), nominated for a Golden Globe.
- Invincible (Amazon Prime Video)
The Envoys: Paramount+
The Envoys stars Miguel Ángel Silvestre, who seems to be on every Spanish show that crosses over to the US including Sky Rojo (Netflix), Money Heist (Netflix), and 30 Coins (MAX). Like 30 Coins, The Envoys is biblical fiction akin to X-Files.
Two Vatican priests and a nun (this is not the start of a joke) investigate miracles to see if they are fake or really divine experiences. Season 2 started this week.
You do not need to watch season 1 to understand season 2. Season 2 is about three blind nuns (again, not the start of a joke) in a small town outside of Madrid who have visions.
In one case, they identify the location of a missing girl after 20 years. Murders start taking place and the Vatican crew try to get to the bottom of it.
The Envoys is not as good as 30 Coins and tends to take a while to get to the meat of the mystery or investigation. If you like biblical fiction, I would start with 30 Coins.
The Envoys – Wait and See.
My Life with the Walters Boys: Netflix
Jackie is your high school over achiever, trying to get into Princeton by taking all the hardest classes, enrolling in the hardest school in New York, and participating in a million extra-curricular activities. After her parents and sister are killed on a trip, she moves to Colorado to live with her mother’s friend (instead of her uncle who lives right in Manhattan) and her 7 boys (the Walter boys) and one girl.
Of course, switching high schools is not easy. There are bullies.
She befriends some nerds. Some of the boys may like her, some may not.
The classes are not challenging enough. The counselors may or may not be sensitive to her situation.
In the end, the show is not as funny as Never Have I Ever, not as gritty as Yellowstone, not as emotional as Dear Edward. It seems to be trying to do all three things at once.
My Life with the Walters Boys – Pass.
Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Generation), Culprits is a heist show. Similar to Kaleidescope, the show bounces between two timelines: one is the planning and actual heist, and the other is after the heist.
We don’t know the actual outcome of the heist right away, but it seems that some people have money, and some do not. In the post heist timeline, someone is kidnapping and killing the members of the gang.
The show is basically about figuring out what happened during the heist and how the last members of the gang are going to stay alive. The show is part Reservoir Dogs and part Kaleidescope.
The action is decent, the mystery is interesting, and you definitely want to see what is going to happen next.
Culprits – Watch
Which of the following shows that we mentioned have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!