Short Thoughts on Some Streaming Shows I’ve Watched Recently

I have reached the point where I have mostly caught up on the shows I have on my DVR that I watch alone. That means I have been looking for more shows to watch on various streaming services when I have TV time alone. Here are some of the shows I have watched recently.

Sex Education

I started this one when I was home alone and had no air conditioning. I had started a darker show but needed something lighter as I suffered in the heat. I have this one a try because of all of the buzz about Ncuti Gwata being cast as the new Doctor. I loved this show. It was funny. It was emotional. It gave depth to characters that seemed shallow. It made you like characters you thought you would hate. One of my favorite recent shows. On Netflix.

Mighty Ducks: Game Changers

As you can see, I have been looking for lighter fare recently. I had not watched this one because my wife claimed she might watch with me at some point. I finally gave up and watched alone. I enjoyed it. I was happy Emilio Estevez came back as Gordon Bombay. I liked the setup that made the Ducks the villains that Gordon had to defeat. I love Laren Graham in everything. The kids were good and were given their own stories. It is a good family show. People familiar with the movies will appreciate it more. On Disney Plus.

Never Have I Ever

This was not a new one for me, but the new season was released and I spent a couple of days watching it. I’m much more likely to binge half-hour shows. I thought this season was just as good as the others. I’m happy they took a break from the love triangle story for a bit. I was surprised at the hint of which direction that triangle might go in the final season. On Netflix

Peacemaker

I’m glad this one is on the list so I can prove I’m not some weirdo who only watches shows about kids. I haven’t finished it yet, but I like what I’ve seen so far. John Cena is great in the lead role. The ensemble around him works perfectly. The DC movie universe could use some of the light and funny in this show. Too bad they don’t have James Gunn for their bigger movies. On HBO Max

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

This isn’t really a streaming show. We are watching episodes on Youtube. I am including it because we watch it every evening. It is a comedic version of the long-running British game show Countdown. Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson, and Sean Lock from 8 Out of 10 Cats are joined by Susie Dent and Rachel Riley from Countdown along with comedian guests joining Sean and Jon on their teams and Susie in dictionary corner. They play Countdown but also add in a lot of comedy bits.

Big Shot

Another Disney Plus sports show. John Stamos stars as a top college basketball coach who is fired after he throws a chair and hits a referee. His anger issues keep him from getting another college job. He ends up coaching at a private high school for girls when a booster and the father of a player use his influence to get him hired. In typical Disney fashion, he learns to love the team and the team learns to love him and the wins follow. Add in tension with the school’s teachers and an awkward relationship with his teen daughter and you get Big Shot. I love basketball. I’m a fan of Stamos. It makes me nostalgic for when I worked with a church youth group. I like it.

That’s what I’ve been watching on streaming. Have you watched any of these? Do you have any suggestions for what I should watch next?


8 thoughts on “Short Thoughts on Some Streaming Shows I’ve Watched Recently

  1. My wife and I watched most of the new Amazon remake of “A League Of Their Own.” The original was about the women’s baseball league formed during WWII because most of the men were in the service. Instead of a movie that followed the original, what we got was a showcase for lesbian persecution and the glorifying of their lifestyle. What a piece of crap from Amazon. We couldn’t finish the show. This is streaming nowadays. I will check out some of the ones you mention above.

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