Loren Bouchard's Central Park is back for season 2! Catch up with the Tillerman family and see what Bitsy Brandenham and her long suffering assistant Helen have been cooking up. Bolder, more focused and still with just as many funny lines as catchy tunes, you can check out our recommended review here. The premiere is a triple bill featuring a stunning episode 3.
Jonathan - "This week sees Amazon drop the 7th and last season of one of the most consistently satisfying shows of the previous few years. Bosch has never tried to re-invent the wheel. Still, it’s always spun a well-written yarn about an LAPD detective, Harry Bosch (the excellent Titus Welliver), the police department around him and the city of Los Angeles that they inhabit.
Created by Eric Overmeyer of ‘The Wire’ and co-starring former stars of that show, Lance Reddick and Jamie Hector, it’s one of the few series I’ll happily binge several episodes at a time. This is due to its engrossing, novel-like feel. No surprise considering it’s adapted from a series of books by Michael Connelly.
With one central case for each season, along with various other parallel plotlines keeping it fresh, I’m sad to see it go. Even if there is a spin-off series in the works."
James - "The Kid Detective is a rather peculiar film but I had a lot of fun with it. It tells the story of Abe Applebaum (Adam Brody), a washed-up former child detective who's still solving the same small-time, high school mysteries in his local town but now well into his 30s. None of his family, or anyone else in the town, takes him seriously and he finds himself out of his depth when he's tasked with solving a real murder.
The story gets pitch dark at points but also very funny. Adam Brody is excellent in the lead role too. A really great private detective story with just enough quirk without feeling overdone."
Devon - "The god of mischief is back! Fans of the Marvel sometimes-villain/sometimes-antihero will be excited to see Loki’s story carry on after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The series finds him in trouble with the Time Variance Authority, a group of bureaucrats tasked with protecting the sacred timeline from “variants” like Loki himself. Tom Hiddleston, of course, leads the cast, which includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show), Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino, and Owen Wilson.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much I’m enjoying Loki. Of all the Marvel series announced to be coming to Disney+, this was the one I was least excited for. It’s quite self-contained and doesn’t make a lot of room for crossover with other characters or stories we’ve seen before, but that’s actually turned out to be a strength, not a weakness. The new characters are all compelling in their own ways, and the dynamic between Hiddleston’s Loki and Wilson’s Mobius is just hilarious.
Two episodes in, I’m completely hooked and very much looking forward to checking out episode three as soon as I can. If you haven’t yet, I recommend giving Loki a try. It’s streaming now on Disney+."
Jonathan, ScreenTimes’ Contributing Editor has been lucky enough to work on Apple products his whole life, ever since his Dad brought home a Mac Performa aged 11 (him, not his Dad). Apple is just engrained in his life, especially nowadays, as a graphic designer. His nerdy enthusiasm for Apple is only matched by his love of TV and film. Whether a buzz-worthy new show or blockbuster, a small cult show or an indie film, he’ll watch it. So Apple TV meets right in the middle of that Venn diagram! He also writes on his personal site, smallbites.me. He lives in London and is writing his own bio in the third person.