Damn The Americans had a spectacular, thoughtful, subdued and masterful ending - a rare sublime finish. I mostly found the show good TV, sometimes great (period detail, plus Keri Russell & Margo Martindale dominating every scene), sometimes dragged too long (should've been just 4 seasons, less family and Stan my neighbor is an F-B-I agent plot), but it sure did end on a high note, surprising me exactly how.
Too bad it never reached the intensity of Chernobyl, as some spy shenanigans were over-blown for ratings purposes -, according to experts and testimonies however, spy shit wasn't THAT different back in the day, nor it is today, and think about that for a moment. There's likely 2nd generation, US-born (post)-Soviet active spies in higher US positions, and The Americans captured this subversive idea very well, always keeping the viewers rooting for the bad guys, and yet keeping the moral compass in their viewers hands. You be the judge of the Jennings, and my judgement is pretty darn negative, country or not.
Last but not least, a round of applause for ppl. behind the masks, make-up and disguises, our characters were utterly believable as about 30 different looking person, and the last few seasons intelligently kept upping the focus on characters and the backdrop of real-life 80s events, with less and less over-dramatized spy shit happening. Well done all and everyone watch your back, you cause never know.
Barry season 2 went out with an absolute blast, adding to 2019's list of ATG TV moments.
BoJack Horseman, Atlanta, Barry - I consider these next-level television: they are short, compacified, unbound by genre rules, hilarious, deeply human and utterly unpredictable. There are no warning signs when are you going to laugh so hard the neighbor comes banging on your door and when you'll sit in front of the telly watching credits in chilling silence. The episodes rony/lilly and berkman > block are worlds apart, and yet somehow fit into the same twisted, brilliant world presented by the talented Bill Hader.
Started watching last night a UK made series called 'CHEAT'.
It begins by raising the question who killed a man who is the husband of a teacher, and the suspects are his wife and one of the wife's female students. Then we are taken back in time and the story unfolds with many twists and turns already.
2 parts screened last night and I think the concluding 2 parts screen next week.