It really is the golden age of weird TV. Dive in for another round of the weird, spooky, bizarre shows I’ve been binging lately.
The Rook (Starz)
The Rook, based on the book by Daniel O’Malley, is a mystery within mysteries, plus extra-human abilities and a secret spy agency. To be honest, I read the book a few years ago and didn’t enjoy it. But on screen, I found the story and characters more engaging. (And disturbing! The love hexagon between characters is so, so strange.)
That said, sometimes I had to take a break from our main character, the curiously-named Myfanwy. At times, I found her decision-making annoyingly slow, and instead of taking action, she often floated along the breeze of other character’s decisions. But it’s an intriguing show and there’s only 8 episodes total, so get to it!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, season 1 & 2 (streaming)
It can’t be new new new all the time! Sometimes, you need to watch a comforting favorite, like high school horror classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The snark, the fashion, the epic romances! Even though season 1 is, at times, ridiculously cheesy (not on purpose), I love the dialogue and how the characters interact with each other.
I watched it on Hulu. Some episodes look truly terrible; the aspect ratio is all wrong and you can see the show’s age. It’s unfortunate, because I think it overall holds up really well. Buffy is amazing, annoying, obnoxious, dumb, and a world-saving hero. Also, check out those mini dresses!
In less spooky news, I watched the new season of Amy Poehler’s Making It, America’s answer to the nicest show ever, Great British Baking Show. It’s a super fun arts & crafts competition reality show full of talented people who create amazing things. It airs on NBC and you can catch it on Hulu (US).
What have you watched (or rewatched) recently?