Autumn is a constant reminder that life is tough and everything ends and even TV shows leave you, so get up, be a man and watch some more.
Jen’s Last Hurrah
IT Crowd Last Byte (Channel 4, United States)
Our favourite IT department closed down. The 2013 Special one-off presented a simple plot about power of viral videos – a hilarious, yet dignified goodbye for the fans. Last episode was packed full of references to the earlier in-jokes, so a quick rewatch is in order.
Walter White gets cooked
Breaking Bad Finale (AMC, United States)
The number one show for hipsters to get all excited about finally ended. Now that the story of cancer-ridden school-teacher who cooks meth to financially secure his family is over, what show will white people working in IT and trying to appear edgy endlessly blab about? My money’s on Low Winter Sun. Another gritty cop show I do neither get or care for.
Tina Fey hosts SNL
Saturday Night Live (NBC, United States)
Why should you watch an obsolete late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show? Because it’s where the only people you truly love go to host in sketches so they would look witty and thoughtful. Last week there was a huge recast in regulars and mother of modern comedy, Tina Fey, hosted along with Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad. Go and have a taste. You will like it.
BLAST FROM THE PAST bonus: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Angels in America (HBO, United States)
Amazing miniseries from 2003 based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about AIDS, love and America. Ruthless, yet merciful analysis of world and God in 1980s. Queens Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson play angels. Many other queens also appear.