I’ve watched a couple of things on TV lately that really made an impression.
CBS’ streaming service offered the first episode of Star Trek: Picard for free viewing for a week and I took advantage. Can’t say I was expecting too much, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the level of writing. It didn’t tug at me enough to make me willing to shell out the $5.99 a month CBS was hoping to entice me into paying, but I figure it’ll eventually migrate over to Amazon Prime, where I’ll happily tune in.
That’s already the situation with Counterpart, which Starz unfortunately cancelled after two seasons. The show is riveting — part sci-fi, part spy fic and part study on the human condition. J.K. Simmons is fantastic, playing two characters who are the same but different, if that makes sense. I tore through all 20 episodes in four days. Highly recommended.
What have you seen on streaming television lately that’s worth a look?