I mentioned earlier that Singapore has been recording over 10,000 cases per day in the past few weeks. It’s also greatly discouraged me from leaving the house to socialise with friends. I’ve been at home trying my best to cope.
Being stuck at home is not good for my mental wellness. But that said, there’s actually a long list of things that I can do while at home. Make videos, write, read, play video games, record a podcast episode, call family, or watch TV shows.
Here’s a list of the TV shows I’m watching this month:
- The Gilded Age (HBO Go)
- Severance (Apple TV)
- The Amazing Race 33
- RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs the World (WOW Presents Plus)
- RuPaul’s Drag Race 14 (WOW Presents Plus)
- The Walking Dead 11 (Disney+)
- Star Trek: Discovery 4
- Downton Abbey 1 to 6 (Netflix)
The current favourite is The Gilded Age which is Julian Fellowes’ (Downton Abbey) take on old vs new money in 1880s New York. It stars Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City / And Just Like That), Louisa Jacobson (who I just learned is Meryl Streep’s daughter), and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers / Fargo) who plays “new money” Bertha Russell. I’m obsessed with the way Carrie speaks. What do I love about it? It’s 1880s New York… brownstones that house elegant families, horses and carriages on the streets of New York… history, greed, costumes, the quick banter that fans loved from Downton Abbey.
Severance is cut temporarily short since I don’t have an active Apple TV subscription. I was watching the free preview. It has Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) in it. The premise is wack. It’s about people who sign up to work in an office on a floor where your memories are “severed” from that of your personal life. It’s work-life SPLIT instead of balance. It’s kind of disturbing and I only got to episode 2.
Two editions of RPDR ran side-by-side in the past two weeks. The flagship RPDR in the states which is on its fourteenth season… Willow Pill pulling in as my favorite. Then there’s the aptly titled UK vs the World which finished last week and had Pangina Heals and Jujubee in it. It was a “lipstick” season – or in the “all stars” format where the queens vote themselves out… to RuPaul’s amusement.
The Walking Dead is back for its final walk. The 2nd half of its final season started. I’m watching it “for the sake” to see what happens. It’s a show I enjoyed in its first five seasons. And then I skipped everything until this 11th season… using YouTube to recap everything I missed. Sorry to TWD fans but it’s like I didn’t miss anything. It’s back-and-forth tribal warfare. TWD was always about humans, not zombies. I am excited to see how it’ll end. And what other shows are being developed in this TWD universe.
Question: What TV shows are you watching?
My topic for this week’s Saturday Uncut is how more than half of my career was about getting paid to watch TV shows. I’ve worked with five companies in the past 15 years and three of those were in the business of writing promo More about that below.