I am an ambitious man.
No, I do not long to bring about world peace (though that would be nice) or to become president of something or to write the definitive novel to which all other novels are compared (though that would, naturally, be also very nice).
What I do want, and which, in this age of ridiculous streaming plenty, seems almost herculean in its grandiosity and scope, is to watch all the shows I have on my list of streaming options.
The list is LONG my friends and honestly, I won’t actually get to them all; but I am hoping that I will make it to the ones in this post because they look brilliant, each in their own way, and are bound to make my time head deep in streaming wonderfully worthwhile …
Schmigadoon! (season 2)
In season two, Melissa and Josh find their lives monotonous as doctors in New York City; they search for the quaint village of Schmigadoon but arrive, instead, in a world that pays satirical homage to sexy, dark 1960s and 1970s musicals.The title parodies the 1975 musical Chicago. (courtesy Wikipedia)
Schmigadoon! S2 arrives on Apple TV+ on 5 April.
Silo is the story of the last 10,000 people on earth, their mile-deep home protecting them from the toxic and deadly world outside. However, no one knows when or why the silo was built and any who try to find out face fatal consequences. [Dune’s Rebecca] Ferguson stars as Juliette, an engineer, who seeks answers about a loved one’s murder and tumbles onto a mystery that goes far deeper than she could have ever imagined… (courtesy Gizmodo)
Silo premieres on AppleTV+ on 5 May.
I’m a Virgo is a fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie, a 13-ft tall young Black man in Oakland, California. To keep Cootie safe from a hostile world, his adoptive parents have hidden him from the world, never allowing him to leave their home. When Cootie finally ventures outside, he experiences the beauties and contradictions of society for the very first time. The series is a mythic examination of what happens when the oppressed finally rise up – and asks why we are so often asked to identify with the oppressors in our stories, rather than the true heroes we often overlook. I’m a Virgo is a series from American writer / musician / filmmaker Boots Riley, director of the film Sorry to Bother You previously. With additional writing by Tze Chun, Marcus Gardley, Michael R. Jackson, and Whitney White. Featuring episodes directed by Boots Riley. Executive produced by Adam Merims, Tze Chun, Michael Ellenberg, Jharrel Jerome, and Boots Riley. (courtesy First Showing)
I’m a Virgo is coming soon to Prime Video.
Rennervations [grew from Jeremy Renner’s interest in construction and vehicles. He, along with best friend/business partner Rory Millikin and a team of pros, go around the world to spearhead projects that meet local communities’ needs. These include building a “mobile music bus” in Chicago and creating a mobile water-treatment center in India. Famous faces who join Renner along the way include Anthony Mackie (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire) and singer/songwriter Sebastián Yatra (Encanto). (courtesy TVLine)
Rennervations debuts on Disney+ on 12 April.
Barry (season 4)
Cousineau (Henry Winkler) is hailed as a hero as Barry’s (Bill Hader) arrest has shocking consequences. It’s all been leading up to this – the explosive and hilarious final chapter of Barry. Joining Hader & Winkler for the fourth & final season are Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches; Sarah Goldberg as Sally; Anthony Carrigan as Noho Hank; and Robert Wisdom as Jim Moss. Returning recurring guest cast includes Michael Irby as Cristobal, Fred Melamed as Tom Posorro, Andrew Leeds as Leo, Patrick Fischler as Lon Oneil, and Jessy Hodges as Lindsay. The series was created by Berg & Hader; executive produced by Hader, Berg, Aida Rodgers, and Liz Sarnoff; co-executive produced by Duffy Boudreau; produced by Julie Camino. Hader directs all eight episodes this season, with the season’s writers including Hader, Sarnoff, Boudreau, Taofik Kolade, Emma Barrie, Mark Ashmore, and Nicky Hirsch. (courtesy Bleeding Cool)
Barry S4 premieres on HBO on 16 April.