A list of TV shows I saw. 131
2018 8
Date Name Season/series
Inside No. 9 Series 4
I'd say this series was weaker than the previous ones. "Zanzibar", "And the Winner Is...", and "Tempting Fate" were not up to par.
This Is Us Season 2
Still not a huge fan after two seasons, but it's a good show, often moving.
Broad City Season 4
Still pretty good, but at this point, I'm not sure I'll watch the next season, if there is one.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9
I watched the first 8 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm over the course of 11 months in 2015 and 2016. It's still a good show, with regular cringe-inducing moments, as expected (and I mean that in a good way).
Modern Family Season 4
I don't have much to add compared to season 3. This was an average/good season. Like This Is Us, it's not a particularly edgy show, but it's just what I need from time to time (something funny and light).
Black Mirror Series 4
I wrote that the previous season was "very dark", but this one is, I think, even darker. The theme of artificial consciousness and "artificial torture/hell" is present in several episodes: "USS Callister", "Hang the DJ", and "Black Museum". It was also present in "White Christmas" in 2014. It's a fascinating topic and I think it's a good thing that it can be popularized in such a way. In "Hang the DJ", an intriguing idea is introduced: artificial intelligence/consciousness agents in a simulation, not realizing that they're in a simulation. Of course, Matrix did it first, but here the simulation is "pure" (i.e. there are no "real" bodies anywhere). "Crocodile" and "Metalhead" (autonomous weapons, post-apocalyptic world) were particularly stress-inducing. My least favorite episode of the season was probably the one directed by Jodie Foster, "Arkangel".
Rick and Morty Season 3
One of my favorite animated shows. It tackles at lot of philosophical themes, some of them rather negative (absurdism, nihilism, etc.), some of them intriguing (personal identity, etc.). The framework of (infinite) parallel universes is an ideal way to explore those themes, I think, since it puts "our world" into perspective. Many articles have been written about it. What's also interesting to me is that all those serious themes are treated with (dark) humor, which is refreshing.
Modern Family Season 3
I'm liking this show more and more. I just realized that they're currently showing season 9. That's a lot of seasons. I hope they're not "milking the cow".
2017 23
Date Name Season/series
Modern Family Season 2
As said in January 2017 when we finished the first season, we're watching "the other seasons". I probably enjoyed the second season more than the first one, so this is a good sign. Again (like This Is Us), it's not one of my favorite shows (yet), but it's not too far behind.
This Is Us Season 1
I'm not a huge fan of this show, but it has its charms. I cried a few times. It's sometimes funny. I wouldn't say it's edgy, but it's not corny either (except maybe a couple of times). Let's see where it goes with season 2.
Mr. Robot Season 3
Again, a fantastic show (I'm repeating myself, here). Season 3 was more fast-paced than season 2. It was very dark/depressing, as usual. My only complaint would be that there were maybe a little too many twists and turns. I'm relieved that the show is not going the "Lost way" (yet), though, i.e. using paranormal and time travel to explain things.
Episodes Series 5
A fun show. Matt LeBlanc playing Matt LeBlanc was an excellent idea, at least in 2011. Then it kind of lost its charm over the years, so it's a good thing this is the final series/season, even if I enjoyed it, overall.
Twin Peaks Season 3
This is simply the most fantastic "TV show" I've seen in a long time. I use quotes, because this is actually like an 18-hour movie. Pure David Lynch from start to finish. Entire books could be written about this season and about some of the episodes in particular ("Part 8" is a mini-movie in itself).
Bob's Burgers Season 4
I haven't commented on the first three seasons, so I'll make my general comments here. Bob's Burgers is a kind of mix between a more edgy version of The Simpsons and a more family-friendly version of South Park. The voice acting is excellent and is a huge part of the show. At the moment, it's one of my favorite comedy animation shows.
Black Mirror Series 3
This season was about social networks, virtual reality, autonomous drones, hacking, online blackmail, mind uploading, etc. Overall, a very dark season. The last episode, in particular, "Hated in the Nation", was terrifying. Let's be honest, it's something that could happen in the future. This is why some people think the AI control problem is so important.
Game of Thrones Season 7
This was a short season (only seven episodes) and season 8 "is expected to premiere in late 2018/early 2019" only. The fact that season 2 of Westworld apparently won't start before spring 2018 is also a bit frustrating. Anyway, these are impressive shows and I understand that they take time to produce. Season 7 of Game of Thrones was quite intense. As always, important characters got killed. It goes without saying. Now I'm really curious about what will happen in season 8, because, at this point, it looks quite predictable.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 1
I started watching this short season (7 episodes) in 2011 and then completely stopped for six years. I don't know if I'm completely convinced yet, but this show is highly regarded (currently "Top Rated TV #63" on IMDb), so I'll probably try and watch season 2.
Mr. Robot Season 2
What a fantastic, weird, sometimes dark show! The first season was quite normal in comparison with the second one. There were a few "David Lynch" moments (the scenes with the little girl, the fish, etc.). I hope the show won't end up being disapppointing, like Lost after a few seasons. I can't wait for season 3, obviously!
Mr. Robot Season 1
Hackers, mental illness, conspiracies, revolution. A lot of interesting themes in this show. I first heard colleagues mention this show. After hearing Tamler and David from the Very Bad Wizards podcast talk about it, I knew I had to watch it! And it didn't disappoint.
Silicon Valley Season 4
A great show and a good season. Yes, it's not always very realistic (unlike Mr. Robot, where you can regularly see snippets of code being written on the screen), but this is a comedy, after all, so exaggerations are expected. Virtual reality, deep learning, decentralized protocols, etc. are common themes, though, so it's still a sophisticated show (unlike The Big Bang Theory...).
Inside No. 9 Series 3
An excellent series. Very Roald Dahlesque. "The Riddle of the Sphinx" was one the best episodes, but it was also surprinsingly really dark. I'm really glad to read that a fourth series will be produced.
The Big Bang Theory Season 10
Ok, let's be honest: I only watch The Big Bang Theory out of habit. At this point, it's less enjoyable than the last seasons of either Friends or How I Met Your Mother.
Veep Season 3
I don't have much more to say about this show. I would say season 3 is slightly better than season 2 (more "action" and more twists). I'm not sure I know where it can go from there, though.
Black Mirror Series 2
"Be Right Back" is thought-provoking, because (at least in my opinion), it's something that will really happen at some point in the near future (at least the part with the chatbot). Ray Kurzweil is planning to do it with his father. "White Bear" was a bit more Twilight Zone-ish and disturbing. "The Waldo Moment" was the weakest of the three episodes. I guess this is a reminder that most people don't seriously care about politics. We currently have Donald Trump, Brexit, and other instances of populism as evidence for that. Overall, it's still a good show. The "White Christmas" special episode was particularly good. The part about artificial intelligence torture/slavery was really disturbing (because it could become a real).
Veep Season 2
I'm slowly getting more and more into this show. It's still a bit hard to follow at times, though.
Veep Season 1
A lot of known actors in this show, obviously (from Seinfeld, Arrested Development, etc.). For a non-native English speaker such as me, the show is a little bit difficult to follow (more than most shows), but I like it. The theme of the show is also quite original (politics in Washington, D.C.).
Horace and Pete Season 1
What a original show! Louie was already one of my favorite shows (it's funny, poetic, absurd, and, yes, sometimes vulgar, all at the same time). Horace and Pete definitely comes from the same man. It's a show, yes, a web series, to be more accurate, but it's also like a filmed stage play and, at times, like a movie (the scene with Laurie Metcalf is absolutely brilliant). I don't know what a second season would look like, but this is already a show I would recommend.
Broad City Season 3
A bit too vulgar at times, but I still like it.
Black Mirror Series 1
Excellent, troubling show. Only three episodes in the first series. "The Entire History of You" was particularly thought-provoking.
The Crazy Ones Season 1
Not a bad show, but I don't completely like it. It's not "edgy" or original enough.
Modern Family Season 1
An "old" (2009) show. Quite funny. We will probably watch the other seasons.
2015 13
Date Name Season/series
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 1
Inside No. 9 Series 2
Go On Season 1
Game of Thrones Season 1
Seinfeld Season 9
Silicon Valley Season 2
The Tripods Series 2
The Tripods Series 1
The Big Bang Theory Season 8
Episodes Series 4
Moone Boy Series 2
Seinfeld Season 8
Episodes Series 3
2014 16
Date Name Season/series
Web Therapy Season 1
Seinfeld Season 7
Episodes Series 2
Inside No. 9 Series 1
Silicon Valley Season 1
Moone Boy Series 1
Bob's Burgers Season 2
Episodes Series 1
Mixology Season 1
Seinfeld Season 6
Bob's Burgers Season 1
The Big Bang Theory Season 7
Community Season 5
How I Met Your Mother Season 9
Seinfeld Season 5
Arrested Development Season 4
2013 8
Date Name Season/series
Seinfeld Season 4
Date uncertain.
Seinfeld Season 3
The Big Bang Theory Season 6
How I Met Your Mother Season 8
Community Season 4
Seinfeld Season 2
Arrested Development Season 3
Date uncertain.
Arrested Development Season 2
Date uncertain.
2012 9
2011 7
Date Name Season/series
Community Season 2
Community Season 1
Twin Peaks Season 2
Seinfeld Season 1
Twin Peaks Season 1
The Big Bang Theory Season 4
How I Met Your Mother Season 6
2010 5
Date Name Season/series
Friends Season 10
How I Met Your Mother Season 5
The Big Bang Theory Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Season 4
Friends Season 8
2009 9
Date Name Season/series
How I Met Your Mother Season 3
How I Met Your Mother Season 2
How I Met Your Mother Season 1
The Big Bang Theory Season 2
Lost Season 5
Friends Season 4
The Big Bang Theory Season 1
Chocky Chocky's Challenge
Futurama Season 4
2008 4
Date Name Season/series
Futurama Season 2
The Simpsons Season 10
Lost Season 4
Prison Break Season 3
2001 1
Date Name Season/series
The Tripods Series 1