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Diving into Seventy Different Television Series

It's beguiling to me that I spent 350+ hours watching television. Fourteen and a half days glued to my boob tube. Dang! That seems like a lot… but also that's less than an hour a day… so maybe it wasn't that much? But I digress. What did I watch this past year?

  • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes!

  • Bedlam

  • Harley Quinn

  • Hanna

  • Fortitude

  • The Umbrella Academy

  • The Stand

  • The Simpsons

  • Halfworlds

  • Star Wars: Rebels

  • Mr. Mayor

  • Slasher

  • Disenchantment

  • Marvel's WandaVision

  • Dead to Me

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Japan Sinks 2020

  • Sweet Home

  • Clarice

  • The Great North

  • Friends

  • High-Rise Invasion

  • Pacific Rim: The Black

  • Prodigal Son

  • Marvel's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

  • Bob's Burgers

  • DOTA: Dragon's Blood

  • YOLO: Crystal Fantasy

  • The Haunting of Bly Manor

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch

  • Castlevania

  • Invincible

  • Marvel's Loki

  • Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

  • HouseBroken

  • Godzilla Singular Point

  • Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

  • Evil

  • Ted Lasso

  • Soldiers or Zombies

  • Marvel's What If...?

  • The White Lotus

  • Eden

  • Danger 5

  • Darwin's Game

  • The Tick

  • Star Trek: Lower Decks

  • Final Space

  • Star Wars: Visions

  • Squid Game

  • Freakish

  • The Head

  • The Nevers

  • My Name

  • Star Trek: Prodigy

  • Miracle Workers

  • Channel Zero

  • La Brea

  • Hellbound

  • Masters of the Universe: Revelations

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

  • The Wheel of Time

  • Elves

  • Arcane

  • Big Mouth

  • Marvel's Hawkeye

  • F is for Family

  • Aggretsuko

  • What We Do in the Shadows

  • Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

Of all those shows, which resonated with me?

Marvel's WandaVision - The perfect blend of pop culture, nostalgia, and post-modernism.

Ted Lasso - Finally caught the fever. #Believe

Star Wars: Rebels - Recommend by a friend, this show got me hooked on the Star Wars animated universe.

The Head - If you need a perfect single season mystery, look no further.

Squid Game - It was as close to perfection as TV got this year.

Looking at all the television that impacted me this year, if I were to guess at a common thread it might be characters that were dead-set in trying to manifest something greater in both themselves and those around them. From Seong's need to seed hope in order to flower humanity in his fellow contestants, to Wanda's desire to find closure for her trauma via a ramshackle community, to Ted's belief in the power of believing in everyone, I gravitated towards leads that were on a mission — and they weren't going to take "no" for an answer.

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