Thought I'd do another run-down of what LG and I are currently consuming telly-wise as I'm off work ill and feel the need to waffle.
Detroiters: Season 1
So here's the best new discovery. Sam Richardson plays the gloriously awkward Richard Splett in Veep (I guess the American counterpart of Miles Jupp's hypnotically shit John Duggan in The Thick of It) - here he and a gang of SNL writers have concocted a comedy about two endearingly naive marketing men who do work for local businesses in the city of Detroit. It's early days but the comedy isn't cynical, the two leads are outstanding and the setting feels quite grounded (featuring a cast of locals and clearly all filmed there). Very taken with it thus far - also there's a soundtrack of Motown and MC5... oh yes.
The Expanse: Season 2
As I've said in the dedicated thread this is really one of the best TV dramas I've seen in a while and unprecedentedly good for a modern sci-fi. Great characters, solid effects and some layered post-GoT political machinations. A particularly stunning recent episode ended in such a way that we had to re-watch it. Which neeever happens. Can't recommend this higher.
Inside No.9: Series 3
See what I said today on the dedicated thread. Solidly great, utterly horrible television. Glorious.
Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2
Almost poetically dumb American trash TV but endearingly messy at times and with an engaging cast of misfits. Also time travel. This season Arthur Darvill has gone evil, they had a big silly crossover with other DC tv series that I don't watch, they've done some of the most historically inaccurate things I've ever seen and they crow-barred a love story in FASTER THAN ANY TELEVISION SERIES HAS EVER DONE and yet I'm still down with it.
The Simpsons: Season 28
Because old habits die hard - there has been the occasional flutter of funny in the last few months (a double length Great Gatsby parody in late January was quite solid) - but as others have said, it's even become stale to take the time to say how stale this is. Kill it off at 30 at least. WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN.
Star Wars Rebels: Season 3
Going from strength-to-strength for me ever since the brutal finale of season 2 - with the rise of double-agent fulcrum and the introduction of Lars Mikkelsen's malevolent Danish Thrawn there have been moments of completely unexpected tension this series. A real gem.
Tracey Ullman Show: Series 2
As patchy as a countryside cow and funny only 40% of the time but still inexplicably stuffed with a mind-boggling cast of good UK writers and watchable for the occasionally stunningly anarchic turns such as a Viz-esque skit about the homelife of the Murdochs and quite a biting bit with a ranting Germaine Greer at a bus-stop alienating members of the public with her 'OUTRAGEOUS OPINIONS'. Not essential, not mold-breaking but sometimes surprisingly on it.
Trollhunters: Season 1
Guillermo Del Toro's 3d animated netflix series about a kid laboured with an amulet and an impossible task. At times it can be by the numbers but it's bright, well-paced and features some stunning voicework particularly from the late lamented Anton Yelchin (as well as the Frasier boys and Ron Perlman). As close as you can get to like... a 10 hour dreamworks animated film which I genuinely never thought 3D kids animation could do.