If you follow me you’re probably aware of the shows I like since I’m binge-reblogging stuff all the fucking time and I get sliiightly obsessed but whatever, here’s a list of rec.
It’s based on the Neil Gaiman book and made by Brian Fuller. Think Hannibal-aesthetic meet mythologies from all around the world. Think Old Gods in a war with New Gods. Imagine Gillian Anderson in a David Bowie costume making puns with David Bowie lyrics. Diverse cast and characters. The lead is a black man who has no idea what the fuck is happening to him but still goes with the flow. Trigger warning for violence I guess (but with the Brian Fuller aesthetic so it’s not a Game of Thrones type of violence).
1 season (8 episodes), 2nd in production. Available on Starz and Amazon.
Bounty hunters in space! Lots of humor, lots of sass, lots of competent, smart people! Also lots of feels because even tho it starts light and fun, it delves deeper quite quickly and it’s delightful. Basically the story of a genius engineer turned spaceship thief, an assassin with a mysterious past and a former soldier chasing fugitives across a solar system. Badass secondary characters, all the found family feels and a talking spaceship.
3 seasons (10 episodes each), waiting to be renewed. Available on SyFy and Netflix.
Okay so I made a whole post about why this is a really cool show but basically it’s the story of a functional alcoholic who’s supposed to break a curse that started with her great great grand-father, the Wyatt Earp from the OK Corral. She’s helped by her super smart little sister, a mysterious Deputy Marshal who has approximately one facial expression and a dude coming straight from the 19th century who rocks the 70s p0rn star mustache. Lots of sass, cute LGBT representation, quite diverse cast, badass people all around, all the found family feels and lots of fun pop culture ref and puns.
2 seasons (a dozen of episodes each), renewed for a 3rd. Available on SyFy and Netflix.
The Night Shift
Don’t trust the overly dramatic and ridiculous promo pictures, they don’t do this show justice. Basically take an ER in San Antonio during the night shift, fill it with doctors who are mostly former army docs and who don’t really play by the rules, add pretty good representation and a tendency to show the surgeries up close and bam, that the show. Also they address racial and social issues, current events, homophobia, veteran issues, etc etc. Again with the found family feels, diverse cast and sass (I sense a pattern).
4 seasons (a dozen of episodes each), waiting to be renewed. Available on NBC and Amazon.
The Cold War meets some detective noir novel meets a survival horror game meets a dystopian world in space. Or: the Earth and Mars are in a mutually assured destruction stand down, the Asteroid Belt is populated by exploited people who live in miserable conditions, a police detective from the Belt has to find a woman who disappeared and meanwhile a spaceship crew tries to survive after the destruction of their ship. Also there’s a weird bio-weapon. Awesome diverse cast, great characters development, they address tons of social issues, amazing power plays and strong female characters.
2 seasons (10 and 13 episodes each), renewed for a 3rd. Available on SyFy and Neflix.
And that’s it for now. I could talk about A LOT of other tv shows but I wanted to focus on the ones that haven’t been completed/cancelled.
I watch tons of tv shows so if you’re looking for a specific genre, you can always ask
On this day in music history: June 6, 1972 - “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, the fifth studio album by David Bowie is released (UK release date is on June 16, 1972). Produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott, it is recorded at Trident Studios in London from September 7, 1971, November 1971, and January 12 - 18, 1972. Even before his fourth album “Hunky Dory” is released, David Bowie begins working on the follow up release. Never willing to stand still musically or image wise, Bowie makes himself over as something otherworldly. Dyeing his sandy brown hair a striking shade of reddish brown, and dressing in flamboyant futuristic costumes, Bowie adapts the persona of Ziggy Stardust. The albums concept centers around the fictional alien rock star, coming to earth to present humanity with a message of hope during its last days. But in the end, Ziggy is consumed by his hedonistic lifestyle and his fans. The album is a major critical and commercial success in the UK upon its release, and begins Bowie’s rise to success in the US. In time, it is regarded as one the most important and influential rock albums of all time. With his “Ziggy Stardust” persona, Bowie becomes a central figure in the glam rock movement sweeping the UK at the and sets him on the path to becoming a worldwide star. Bowie retires his alter ego just over a year later in July of 1973. His final live performance as Ziggy is captured in the D.A. Pennebaker (“Monterey Pop”) directed film “Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”, which is screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival on August 31, 1979. The film is finally released along with an accompanying soundtrack album on December 23, 1983. Reissued and remastered several times since its original mid 80’s CD release, the original album is remixed by co-producer and engineer Ken Scott in 2003. This remixed version along with the original mix are remastered and reissued in 2015, and are included in the box set “David Bowie - Five Years 1969 - 1973” on CD and 180 gram vinyl LP’s. “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” peaks at number five on the UK album chart, number seventy five on the Billboard Top 200, is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, and is selected for preservation by the National Recording Registry of The Library Of Congress in 2017.