January is a slow month for new releases. See what’s new this weekend below the fold, and good luck.
Apple TV got off to a rocky start, at least programming-wise, but tonight might mark its first critical breakout hit — this one an anthology of true immigrant stories from newly jacked Kumail Nanjiani, a naturalized citizen born in Pakistan himself, and his wife. Brad … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/17/2020
Friday is Netflix drop day along with the occasional network sneak-out, and that’s what we have this Friday. JASON’S PICK: Medical Police [Netflix] Call it an alt-comedy answer to the Zucker-Abrams-Zucker (and Proft) parody machine of the 1980s where the jokes fly so fast, even … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/10/2019
A handful of foreign films (striving for an Oscar) and a Tiffany Haddish comedy await you below the fold.
The peacock gets +1035 points for returning one of its greatest nights of television, led by the last licks of Michael Schur’s remarkable sitcom about a brokedown afterlife. Let’s get to it. JASON’S PICK: The Good Place [NBC, 8:30p] As the trolley chugs along to … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/09/2019
A popular ’90s show about children left alone with then youthful Matthew Fox is rebooted with a new cast, as a popular ’10s show begins its 2020 endrun. KATHERINE’S PICK: Party of Five [Freeform, 9p] The ’90s series, which starred Neve Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/08/2019
It is not a sign of any barrenness of tonight’s TV landscape that we are going with an all staff pick, but the fact that Schitt’s Creek (like another ultra-original half-hour comedy returning later this week) is a Screen Scholar all-time favorite. And it’s a chance to … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/07/2019