My Media Intake

What I’m Watching For May 2024

I’ve added 9 new tv shows to my “watch next” list. Thought I’d better get Gen V watched before the new season of The Boys drops in June just incase they link stories along the way….
Death Note is a series I have wanted to see for so many years, but never got around to finding. I have now added the complete series to Plex, so I will be getting through this pretty quickly I think…

Adolf Hitler’s War looked like a good watch. I do like my history and World War 2 is high on that.
Invincible season 2 I’m hoping is going to be as good as season 1, more the same but upping the stakes and story..
I’ve always been a fan of Michael Palin and his travel shows going way back to his first around the world, this time its Nigeria, so more of the same from him, which is nice….
Three-Body is the Chinese adapted from the novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. I’ve ready the books, watched the Netflix version which was good, but this version is more true to the first book.
Nighty Night is a very dark and very British comedy, that I have aways thought I would give a go, but never full added to my list, worth a good….
Resident Alien has now got three seasons out so I think its now time to get them watch. From what I have seen it looks good and funny in places.
Avenue 5 is an odd one. Never seen much about it or much in the way of advertisement, but looked funny from the trailers, so we will see….

Gen V S1

From the world of “The Boys” comes “Gen V,” which explores the first generation of superheroes to know that their super powers are from Compound V. These heroes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test competing for the school’s top ranking.

Death Note

The show follows an intelligent high school student named Light Yagami, who discovers a mysterious notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written in it. Motivated by a desire to eliminate criminals, Light embarks on a secret crusade. However, international authorities call upon a mysterious detective known as “L” to thwart his efforts

Adolf Hitler’s War (S1)

A moving and dramatic perspective on the bloodiest and most influential conflict in history. Hitler’s determination to extend Germany eastwards and eliminate or enslave the population that stood in the way of the Reich propelled the world into war.

Invincible (S2)

Invincible Season 2, Mark Grayson continues to grapple with his responsibilities as a superhero while facing new threats. The season delves deeper into character development, family dynamics, and the consequences of Mark’s actions. Expect intense battles, emotional moments, and surprising twists!

Michael Palin in Nigeria (S1)

The former Monty Python star embarks on a 1,300 mile journey through the ‘Giant of Africa’ for the first time in his life. Starting in the capital Lagos, then travelling to the Islamic north, he experiences what life is like in this dynamic country, through the voices, opinions and experiences of Nigerians from all walks of life.

Three-Body (S1)

The Chinese science fiction television series Three-Body, adapted from the novel The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, consists of 30 episodes. The show premiered on January 15, 2023 and follows physicist Wang Miao as he investigates strange apparent suicides in the scientific community, leading him to uncover the truth about an alien world and its connection to the fate of Earth. If you enjoyed the Netflix adaptation of The Three-Body Problem, this Chinese adaptation offers a more faithful book-to-screen experience, closely following the events of the first book in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy. It has already been renewed for a second season, which will adapt the plot of The Dark Forest.

Nighty Night (S1)(S2)

Notorious for its dark humour, the show follows narcissistic sociopath Jill Tyrell (Julia Davis) alongside her moronic personal assistant Linda (Ruth Jones). Jill learns that her husband Terry (Kevin Eldon) has cancer. She uses this to manipulate new neighbour Cathy Cole (Rebecca Front), who suffers from MS, and her husband Don (Angus Deayton), a doctor and the man with whom Jill becomes increasingly obsessed.

Resident Alien (S1)(S2)(S3)

After crash-landing on Earth in a small Colorado town, an alien sent to wipe out humanity kills and takes on the identity of a vacationing physician. He is asked to do an autopsy on the town’s doctor, who has died in unknown circumstances, and eventually takes over for the doctor at the town’s clinic. He wrestles with the moral dilemma of his secret mission, while also dealing with the mayor’s young son, who can see his true alien appearance. He develops compassion for humanity over time and ends up having to defend them from other extraterrestrial threats.

Avenue 5 (S1)(S2)

Avenue 5 has been described as “set in the future, mostly in space.” On board the interplanetary cruise ship, the Avenue 5, a momentary loss of artificial gravity and accidental death of its chief engineer sends the titular vessel 0.21 degrees off course. It’s estimated it will take the ship three years to return to Earth, and with only enough supplies to sustain her many passengers for the intended eight-week long cruise, the crew of the Avenue 5 must struggle to maintain order and return the craft safely.

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