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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Jon Watts, Jonathan E. Steinberg, E.J Bonilla, Amy Brenneman, Jeff Bridges, Joel Grey, Pej Vahdat, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Warren Littlefield and Robert Levine attend The Old Man" Season 1 NYC Tastemaker Event at MOMA on June 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

So, it’s the way it is in 2022.  The pandemic encouraged all of us to get serious about binging TV shows.

So now, we ask everyone we know, “What are you watching”?  “Seen anything good, lately?”  I do it all the time.  It’s frustrating when you’ve already seen all of their recommendations.  It happens.  I just finished watching the “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” on Paramount+, which I loved by the way, and I’m not that big of a “Trekkie”, but this series is kinda “pre-Kirk” and it was really well done, I enjoyed it.

So that led me to the next thing.  The next thing became “The Old Man”.  It airs/aired weekly on Friday nights on FX.  It then appeared on HULU as a streaming series.  I discovered it there.

This is where I don’t give too much away.  When we see Jeff Bridges in the first episode, all appears to me well and good.  He’s a bit obsessive, but ok, he’s old.  Everything seems normal, until all of that ceases mid-way through episode one.  From there, the ride begins.

Like just about every other long form series, there are some slow parts.  It’s about eight hours long.  Eight episodes, not every one of them is action-packed.  It does keep you guessing just enough to keep you engaged.

The acting is first rate, Jeff Bridges is interesting in his role.  John Lithgow appears early in the first episode.  I’ve ALWAYS enjoyed his serious work.  Can’t say I was ever a big fan of his comedy work, but in this, I think he’s really good.

"The Old Man" Season 1 NYC Tastemaker Event

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 14: Jeff Bridges attends The Old Man” Season 1 NYC Tastemaker Event at MOMA on June 14, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

By the way, the title might not apply to either Bridges or Lithgow, just sayin.

Depending on when you’re reading this, the finale airs tonight (I’m hoping it’s already on HULU) so we’ll see if the seven hours that came before were worth it.

So once done with that, I’ll be looking for the next thing to watch.

Seen anything good lately?