Show Snob’s Premiere Review: Watch, Pass, Wait and See (December 18, 2023)

Yu Yu Hakusho
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You’ll need something to do during the Christmas and New Year’s break besides football. Here are the current very watchable shows out right now, including ones we’ve mentioned in a previous 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 Cannot See (Netflix), nominated for a Golden Globe.
  • Invincible (Amazon Prime Video)
  • The Culprits (Hulu)

We had to delve into foreign shows again this week to give you enough new shows to think about.

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Los Farad (Amazon Prime Video)

This show is kind of the Spanish Farzi (India). It is another story of the nice, good-looking guy from the poor side of town, that joins a criminal enterprise to start making some serious money.

In Farzi, it was counterfeiting, in Los Farad it is arms dealing. Farad has some decent intrigue, sex, and a little bit of action.

The real story seems to be how Oskar and his uncle integrate themselves into a rich family’s weapons business. Though the show is entertaining, we’ll have to see how they progress the story.

Los Farad – Wait and See 

Yu Yu Hakusho (Netflix)

In Japanese, this show is an anime turned live-action series. The lore of the show is that there is a Human World and a Spirit World.

There is a guy, Enma, who decides if you go to Hell or Heaven when you die. Enma is concerned that demons are seeping into the Human World from the Spirit World.

When Yusuke dies, Enma decides to resurrect him and make him a Spirit Detective. Yusuke was always a good street fighter, but now has some new powers.

It looks like he will need to go on a quest for three items to save the Human World. Some great fighting choreography and a pretty good supernatural story makes this show entertaining.

We’ll see if the excitement can last for 5 episodes.

Yu Yu Hakusho – Wait and See 

Reacher (Amazon Prime Video)

If you watched Thursday Night Football the last couple of weeks, then you know that Reacher was coming out this week. Starring Alan Ritchson (Titans), season 2 is based on Lee Child’s book Bad Luck and Trouble.

You do not need to watch season 1 to enjoy season 2, but you should watch the first season because it is great. Amazon released three episodes to get things started.

In season 2, members of Reacher’s old Army Special Investigator Unit are being killed. His old friend, Neagley (played by Maria Sten from Swamp Thing), asks him to help her investigate.

Other members who are not dead yet join the team to investigate. It didn’t seem like it would be possible, but Ritchson got even bigger for the role this season.

He is an absolute monster. Combine it with some great hand-to-hand combat, good broken bones, exciting gun fights, and sarcastic, dry one-liners, Reacher continues to be a great TV show.

It isn’t for everyone, especially if you take it too seriously.

Reacher – Watch

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Which of the following shows that we mentioned have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!