Happy Holidays and Happy Premieres from Show Snob's Premiere Review! Here are the shows that have hit our watch list, that can keep you occupied during slow times of the holidays.
- The Artful Dodger (Hulu)
- Bookie (MAX): Bookie ended with a great last two episodes. This show was funny from episode 1 through episode 8.
- Fargo (Hulu)
- A Murder at the End of the World (Hulu): This show didn't end as well as it started.
- Julia (MAX)
- The Crown (Netflix)
- Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Apple TV+)
- For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
- Beacon 23 (MGM+)
- Invincible (Amazon Prime Video).
- The Culprits (Hulu)
- Jack Reacher (Amazon Prime Video)
Two shows have been promoted from Wait and See to Watch. Yu Yu Hakusho turned out to be a wild 5-episode ride.
Nonstop action, fantastic monsters, great fight choreography, and a decent supernatural story make this a Watch. Los Farad has also turned out to be a fun, somewhat endearing, story about arms dealers, dipping its toe into real-life events like the Iran Contra affair adds to the nuance.
This week had several big movie premieres like Maestro and Rebel Moon, but only a couple of TV shows.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Disney+)
Based on the books by Rick Riordan, Disney is rolling out the series for Percy Jackson. The movies were really good, but the TV show has made some major changes.
Though the story is very similar, Disney has made the characters younger. In the movies and the books, Percy Jackson was in high school, maybe 16 or 17 years old.
But the series has made him younger, about 12 or 13 years old. The series does stick to the main premise of gods mating with humans and creating half human/half god demigods.
All these demigods meet their Olympian parents and get their training at a camp. They learn to fight and how to control their powers.
Presumably, Percy will go on adventures with his newfound friends from camp, fighting bad guys that straddle the Olympian world and the human world. With the de-aging of Percy Jackson, Disney took a young adult show and turned it into a family show for young kids.
That tone doesn't make it very appealing to older kids and adults.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Pass.
Dr. Death (PeacockTV)
The second season of Dr. Death came out this week. This show is an anthology series, where each season is independent, so you don't have watch season 1 to understand season 2.
Season 1, with Joshua Jackson (Fatal Attraction), was very good. Season 2 stars Édgar Ramírez (Florida Man) as an Italian doctor, who is performing trachea implants in individuals with terminal throat diseases.
Mandy Moore (This is Us) plays a journalist turned girlfriend. In season 1, the shock of the show was the complete narcissism, lack of training, and lack of empathy for his patients, which made Jackson's back surgeon character completely evil.
In the first few episodes, it isn't clear what direction Ramirez' character is taking. It seems some of his surgeries are successful and some not.
Some doctors think he is the real deal, and some think he is on the wrong path. He could be over-ambitious and blinded by money, but we don't see that in the first few episodes.
Dr. Death - Wait and See
Which of the following shows that we mentioned have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!