What We're Watching: May

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From psychedelic cartoons to punk histories, there's something for everyone in the office's roundup of the best of May viewing.
The Midnight Gospel (Netflix)

Straight from the weird and wonderful brain of Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward comes a new cartoon: The Midnight Gospel. This wild new show is for an older audience than Adventure Time, and was created in collaboration with comedian and podcaster Duncan Trussell, host of The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. The show takes Trussell’s interview-style podcast as its jumping off point, and couches recordings of real, non-scripted conversations in the fantasy world of The Midnight Gospel. Join charming, somewhat delinquent 'spacecast' host Clancy, as he visits a series of simulated universes, to talk to interesting people about a range of controversial topics like death, drugs, spirituality, mindfulness, love, and loss.

Screenhub writer Jini Maxwell has loved the short series. They said, ‘the miniseries balances cosmic with conversational in a way that feels quite unique. Trussell, who plays Clancy, is a gifted interviewer, who meets interviewees where they are, offering a personal, but open-hearted, perspective on their topic. There are episodes that have really made me think through particular issues differently. Combined with stunning art direction from Jesse Moynihan (also formerly of Adventure Time), the result is moving, funny, and surreal. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.’ 

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Stan)


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