A list of 15 TV shows worth binge-watching while waiting for COVID-19 to pass.
Sex Education is a fun romp through a high school devoid of sex ed. B+
Brooklyn Nine-Nine chugs along at a steady pace with a Gina episode. B
PEN15 is an awkward disappointment, telling jokes that have been heard many times before. Even the jokes that are fresh soon wear out their welcome. C
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a delightful, lovable show that strikes a good balance between humour and drama, with a dose of fantastic dialogue to make it extra marvelous. A-
Russian Doll takes an old plot device and runs with it in new and interesting ways, creating a show that’s rife with comedy and rich, nuanced characters, pushing the boundaries for what such shows, and the ideas they represent, can portray. It is a fascinating and well-written show that wastes no time in telling the story it wants to tell. It tells little stories within stories, allowing for both hilarity and poignance, and is a show I wholeheartedly recommend, even if the conclusion isn’t as satisfying as it could’ve been. A
Gina Linetti exits the stage with a heartfelt goodbye and a gold statue.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes Jake and Gina to the past to solve an injustice and make some new waves. Irie, mon.
The Good Place ends its third season with a tearjerker that doesn’t quite jerk as many tears as it could have.
The Good place upends the status quo once more in the penultimate episode of season 3.