KINGDOM: s02 (2020)

Zombie plague + feudal Korea + beautiful cinematography + devious political machinations = an absolute winner following a similarly great first season.

Lots of twists and turns, great choreography and characters. It’s on Netflix now.

Highly recommended.

THOM’S TEENIES TV TOP 10

One of the things I struggled with most when compiling my top film picks for 2010-2019 was that the decade saw such a dramatic shift to a gilded era of television, much of which matched and even surpassed their cinematic bretheren.

There’s so much that is now possible in the episodic format that was unthinkable even a decade ago, and truly these last ten years represent a new high water mark.

As such, I’ve given my favourites their own list, in no particular order, here:

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LIVING WITH YOURSELF s01 (2019)

What if MULTIPLICITY but Paul Rudd?

Feels like a drawn out BLACK MIRROR episode erring on this side of existential terror. It’s good, but didn’t delve into the scifi/identity crisis aspects as deeply as I’d have liked in any ways that haven’t been explored with more complexity elsewhere.

Still, worth a watch with potential for developments in seasons going forward.

DISENCHANTMENT s02 (2019)

EDIT: I had originally labelled the show as Disenchanted, which is something that I’ve noticed a whole lot of people have also done. Whether that’s a reflection on the title or our collective brain-fart, I dunno. But…

A step up from the first season, but still kinda middling.

Feels more like late-game Simpsons than any of the really good Groening stuff, and has a tendency to explain or vocalise a joke rather than trust in itself or let it play as a visual gag.

You could skip it.