Screen Scholars goes meta-supernova today as we recommend both the reigning champion of reality dating and a show-within-a-show scripted drama that goes behind-the-scenes of a reality dating show. JASON’S PICK: UnReal [Hulu] Hulu, it’s not that we are unappreciative, but come on. WE’RE NOT READY! After … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/16/2018
It’s a GoofyWhiteGuyPalooza as two smirky comedians return to television, both with (relatively) new shows, but each (presumably) in familiar roles. We had to insert that parenthetical for both as in Joel’s McHale’s case, his first season was earlier this year, and in rare-for-Netflix fashion, … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/15/2018
Movies! There’s some new ones.
Bachelorettes and Floribama Shore party people on one side, sci-fi saviors and exploited migrants on the other. It’s another Monday night in TV. BRAD’S PICK: Salvation [CBS, 9p] With the meteor still on the way and Resistance still causing problems, the last thing America needs is … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/09/2018
If you truly enjoyed shows about untruths which were neither big nor little but both BIG and LITTLE, have we got the show for you. KATHERINE’S PICK: Sharp Objects [HBO, 9p] Based on the Gillian Flynn novel, it stars Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, and hails … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/08/2018
Welcome to July! It’s finally here, those long hot days that necessitate sitting in a cold theater and, inexplicably, paying for The First Purge. Surprise, the government sends in the military to kill Black people. Ugh. Fireworks was also released before Friday: And out Friday…
Our Monday picks mostly revolve around reality, if a heightened version of it. KATHERINE’S PICK: POV [PBS, 10p] Come for the flames, stay for the stunning cinematography and miscellaneous knowledge about the human effort that goes into making fireworks as Brimstone & Glory, a documentary about … Continue reading What to Watch: 07/02/2018