Thursday Movie Picks 2020

Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition: 2020 Freshmen Series

This theme comes at a right time because I’m now remembering something… I was supposed to upload Part 2 of all the stuff I saw on TV last year. (Part one is here.) My brain has been a mess and I forgot so now there’s going to be three freshmen series here that will be also included in the Part 2. So this is sort of like a sneak peak. Oh by the way, if this sounds rushed, it’s because it is and I’m desperately trying to get this freshmen series post done so I could watch season 3 of Good Girls and cry while they fuck up the story lines. The script has already burned me at this point and I’m currently half way through its third season.

3. NEVER HAVE I EVER (2020 – …)

TV shows are my thing. I watch a lot of them and I have a lot still on my list. I also saw a lot of 2020 freshmen series last year but I won’t include my favourites here. Let’s leave some mystery for my Part 2 post. Never Have I Ever when it came out was great! It was exactly what I needed and the Mindy Kaling vibes worked well. It’s been almost a year now and its staying power isn’t as great. Though there’s no doubt I’ll give the second season a watch! The diverse cast is a huge plus and anything Mindy does is something to keep an eye on.

Synopsis: The complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.

2. ALEX RIDER (2020 – …)

If you remember the action movie back in the day with that Alex guy and Ewan McGregor then this shows premise will feel familiar. Yet there is nothing familiar about the show itself as it tackles the teen spy genre so well and delivers a very strong first season. I saw this ages ago but still love it. It was fun, full of adventure and had a few good surprises. Otto Farrant was also super good as the lead and the dorky friend Tom portrayed by Brenock O’Connor was also great! O’Connor by the way had a role in Game of Thrones. Anyway, if you want something entertaining and fun but also a bit dramatic, Alex Rider is just for you!

My full review is here. 

Synopsis: Alex Rider is an ordinary teenager enlisted to work on behalf of MI6, where he uses skills he didn’t know he had to become an extraordinary spy

1. DASH & LILY (2020 – …)

Two teens come together through a notebook.  By the way, yes, the overall theme within the theme is young adult. This is based on a novel that basically has the same name. I have not read the book and probably won’t cause the show for me seems enough. This was cute. It’s also a book lovers dream for all its references and stuff. Austin Abrams plays the guy lead here and I love him. Don’t know what it is about this guy but I love him in everything he’s in. Okay maybe not This Is Us because he’s super awful there but he plays awful so well that I still sort of like him.

Synopsis: A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.


THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES

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8 Comments

    • MettelRay

      It has an annoying voice over element to it, I had completely blocked it out when I rewatched parts of it a few days ago. 😀

    • MettelRay

      I saw it. I’ve got the Part 2 of all the shows I saw coming up so I left it for that list, it’s in my top 5. 🙂

  • I haven’t seen any of these but I don’t watch a lot of TV just lately. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Dash & Lily though so I’m tempted to try that one.
    By the way, I’ve got my first Hidden Gems post scheduled for Sunday and I’m so excited! It’s been a lot of fun to take part in so far 🙂

    • MettelRay

      I watch too much TV and considering I buy so many books, I should stop watching TV shows. lol. 😀 And yay!! I’m still working on mine (I left it at the last minute for personal reasons… again).

    • MettelRay

      Yeah, it’s a good one! Completely forgot it had an annoying narrator though, could have been without that. 😀

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