Final Space (TBS)

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Final Space (TBS) – Premieres 26th February

Animated comedy sci-fi, where after getting arrested for impersonating a pilot in the Infinity Guard to impress a woman, Gary is nearing the end of his 5 years of space labour. Where the only company he had is with a deep space insanity avoidance companion Kevin, who he hates, the security bots and the ships AI HUE who treats him like a toddler.

While Gary is fixing a satellite a small alien creature collides into him where after naming it Mooncake, brings it back onboard the ship. Unbeknown to Gary, Mooncake is a planet destroying weapon that the the evil Lord Commander trying to catch. And after escaping an attack from some bounty hunters, where they manage to capture one, a catlike creature called Avocato who reveals who Mooncake is and the danger it puts them in.

The first ep is a solid opener, and for what it is, is an enjoyable watch.

5.7/10

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Tarantula (TBS)

Tarantula

Tarantula (TBS) – Premieres 4th December

Animated comedy that follows Echo Johnson, a uncertified tattooist and full time hippy who lives in the Tierra Chula hotel.

In each episode Echo ends up recounting a story involving him and a fellow resident. After pledging to help them out, a chain of events happen leading them to end up in varying bizarre circumstances.

It’s a very laid back style of comedy, that’s easy to watch though isn’t packed with jokes.

4.5/10

Drop The Mic (TBS)

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Drop The Mic (TBS) – Premieres 26th October – Renewed

Like how Lip Sync Battle was formerly a Jimmy Fallon segment and Repeat After Me was a bit on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Drop The Mic is a show spawned from a segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden.

In it, two celebs go toe-to-toe for three rounds of battle rapping where after their rap is battled the hosts that include Method Man get the crowed to cheer on who they want to win.

The show has a similar vibe to Lip Sync Battle with it being a showcase of celebs dicking about, though it after seeing one episode you’ve pretty much had your fill of it.

2.1/10

Snoop Dogg Presents: The Jokers Wild (TBS)

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Snoop Dogg Presents: The Jokers Wild (TBS) – Premieres 24th October – Renewed

A reboot of the 70’s gameshow Jokers Wild and hosted by Snoop Dogg, two regular folks go up against each other to try and win up to $25k.

The show is split into three rounds, the first has the contestants one arm banditing an oversized electronic fruit machine to select the question topics, all of which are predominantly weed and rap centric, and the value of the question decided on the amount of time the chosen topic appears on the fruity.

The second round is a double money round of the first, and at the end the loser leaves with a goody bag, and the winner gets the cash they accumulated along with the chance to go through the bonus round.

In the bonus round the contestant is given unlimited spins on the slot machine to try and accumulate the $10k limit which will win them $25k. Between each spin they are given the option to cash in or continue, but if they get a devil image on their spin they leave the show with nothing.

While it’s weird to see Snoop Dogg hosting a gameshow, it’s a decent enough watch if there’s nowt else on.

3.4/10

The Guest Book (TBS)

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The Guest Book (TBS) – Premieres 3rd August – Renewed

A comedy anthology series that’s set within the Froggy Cottage holiday retreat. Each episode is narrated on the guest book entry that the guest is writing, where after an innocuous series of events it snowballs into a comedy of errors. Then when everything is resolved and the guests leave the next arrive giving a brief look into what will be happening with them.

The show is an easy going watch, where the comedy is similar to that of The Detour.

4.4/10

Search Party (TBS)

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Search Party (TBS) – Starts 21st November – Renewed

Comedy where after seeing a missing persons poster of a former college friend, Dory a 20something in an dead end job and tiring of her relationship with her infantile boyfriend decides to try to find her.

While looking into disappearance Dory finds out that her friend vanished in mysterious circumstances, though her boyfriend and two equally self absorbed friends give little thrift to it. Then in a chance occurrence Dory spots the missing friend in a restaurant only for her scarper after realising she’s been seen.

It’s a but like watching Girls if they were asked to find a missing person.

3.8/10

Wrecked (TBS)

Wrecked

Wrecked (TBS) – Starts 14th June – Renewed

Lost style parody where the passengers on a flight crash land on a desert island and have to survive while trying to find a way to escape. As well has having Rhys Darby doing his Murray Hewitt stuff again, the show has a vibe of a cross between Lost and Workaholics.

It’s an ok enough starts and just about does enough to warrant another watch.

4.5/10