Tales from the Loop
April 3, 2020
The pacing is very slow but if you enjoy artsy Oscar movies, you should give this show a try. Centered around a scientific community, each episode feels like a more artful, less ominous Black Mirror. Jodie Foster directs the season finale.
April 29, 2020
What appeared to be a standard will-they won't-they love story, this series displayed a depth I wasn't expecting. Its graphic sex led to some controversy in Ireland, though less-so in America where it went straight to Hulu. I enjoyed it so much I'll read the book soon enough.
May 27, 2020
While Normal People bucked my expectations, Love Life unapologetically accepted them. This is your standard "will she find love" story. Anna Kendrick carries the show well and while the show may be forgettable it has a good heart.
June 27, 2020
The third and final season of this Netflix series wastes no time. Every character matters and every episode jolts the plot forward. The first season's trailer convinced me this was just a missing child police drama. How wrong I was. Efficiently and wonderfully German.
Big City Greens
July 11, 2020
The Beverly Hillbillies meet Walt Disney for this kids' show in its second season. Nothing genre redefining here, just family friendly entertainment preaching the joys of playing outside to a bunch of children who are stuck inside watching the Disney channel during a pandemic.
August 14, 2020
Last but not least, Apple TV+ offers this SNL spin-off which honestly sounded like a terrible idea, but once it gets passed the obvious American/European football jokes and the plot of Major League, the show has a truly optimistic and sincere voice similar to Bill Lawerence's other creation Scrubs.
Stay tuned for Best TV of the Pandemic - Parts Two, Three, Four, and Five
coming in 2021 and 2022.