Most Watched TV Shows in the Hudson Valley in 2023 (SO FAR)
2022 and 2023 really have been the years for terrific comeback stories. For anyone who watched the Oscars, they saw actors Brendan Fraser and Ke Huy Quan receive awards after decades of being away from the camera, and it couldn't have happened to nicer guys.
On the small screen, people have been applauding Jennifer Coolidge for her performance in White Lotus. Personally, I'm surprised everyone is calling this a comeback. I never felt like Jennifer Coolidge left. She has been consistently acting since the 1990s, and well known for her roles in movies like A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde, Promising Young Woman, and the infamous Stifler's mom in the American Pie series. She also had a recurring role on 2 Broke Girls. Not to mention, she is one of the most popular actresses to do an impersonation of.
So personally, I don't consider this a comeback; however, I am so happy that she is getting some well-deserved recognition. I will admit, Coolidge typically has filled supporting roles throughout her career, stealing most scenes that she is in. White Lotus does put her front and center, which is a nice change.
White Lotus is just one of many fantastic shows that people have been watching recently. I asked the Hudson Valley what shows they are watching, and these are the results. Are you a fan of any of these? Let us know through the app!
IMDb says, "Charlie has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can't help but investigate and solve." Poker Face is a Peacock Original.
In this ABC original based on Karin Slaughter's bestselling book series, IMDb says, "The series revolves around special agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation who was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta's overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one is abandoned like he was, Will Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI."
This Fox original is described as "A crime anthology series where viewers are taken on the journey of the defendant. Each episode opens in a courtroom on the accused, with viewers knowing nothing about their crime or how they ended up on trial. Told from the defendant's point of view through flashbacks, "Accused" holds a mirror up to the current times with evocative and emotional stories. Viewers discover how an ordinary person gets caught up in an extraordinary situation, ultimately revealing how one wrong turn leads to another, until it's too late to turn back."
This CBS original follows "a young convict who joins a firefighting program looking for redemption and a shortened prison sentence. He and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region."
This HBO Max series is described as "An all-star cast head to a resort and unleash their worst, most privileged impulses. The series is a sharp social satire following the exploits of various guests and employees of the fictional White Lotus resort chain, whose stay becomes affected by their various dysfunctions. A week in the life of vacationers is unravelled as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. With each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel's cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself."
Last of Us
Another HBO Max series based on the popular video game of the same name, "Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America."
Only Murders in the Building
This Hulu original is about "Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it's too late."