If you have CBS All Access^W^W^WParamount Plus, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is everything you liked about old Star Trek plus all the coolness of the newer Treks.

If you have Showtime, The Man Who Fell to Earth is fantastic.  Chiwetel Ejiofor deserves all the awards.

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>>>"Chiwetel Ejiofor deserves all the awards"

I've always really liked him.
I've been enjoying Strange New Worlds, too! They keep things just shallow and goofy enough.
Also, the captain's pompadour, which the actor has totally committed to, makes me laugh every time. I love it.
But I will say, these series "seasons" with only TEN EPISODES are for the birds.
This is something that seems to be a trend. I'm assuming it's because they're trying to get out 'seasons' faster to keep up with binge watchers.

But yeah, it's been really sticking in my craw, too. It feels like you're just getting started when it's time to wait for the next season.
I think of 10 episodes as being some kind of complete mini-series. Not stuff that's obviously going to be renewed.
Completely agree.
Agreed. Maybe we're spoiled from the 23-episodes era of the past, but it feels more like a movie being wrung out into a short series with filler sometimes. Are these half hour or an hour? I'm guessing an hour. One would hope.
Karen Kuhl 7/19edited
After the super heavy-handedness of "ST Discovery," we've been thoroughly enjoying how "Strange New Worlds" just takes its diversity as a given and incorporates it seamlessly into its story, scenes, and dialogue, without hammering the message home.

Robbb's getting more of the fanservice than I do, but I find that fun as well when I pick up references and in-jokes.

Also, TBH, a lot of TV for me goes in one ear and out the other. I can't remember the particulars of stuff I've seen, almost nothing at all. I joke that my favorite part of any show is its sweet, sweet "previously on" in the beginning. So for myself in particular, I'm very much enjoying how "SNW" is pretty much individual standalone stories every week. Yes, there are character arcs (and we haven't seen the last 3 episodes since we were out of town) and I imagine the show will basically end up being all about Pike and his premonition of death and stuff, but it's nowhere near the complexity that I had a hard time following with "Discovery."

I don't see that we have "The Man Who Fell to Earth" on our cable package right now, but on your rec here I'll put it on my list to watch for when it may come around.
Michele Grant 7/8edited
This is making me very happy. As a long time ST fan, I found Discovery to be overwhelming and am glad there are other options.
Oh, The Old Man is also stellar. It definitely has a lot of twists, and every actor involved is amazing.
rone 7/9
Oh good! It’s on my list but I haven’t watched it yet.