What to Watch: 02/09/2018

It’s that grand spectacle that’s been known to feature skydiving queens or humongous babies, the Olympics Opening Ceremony, and this year marks the reunion of Koreas among other freaky things, so drol only knows what will show up this evening? Human tanks? A million turkey lurkeys emerging from the world’s largest mince pie? A slightly tipsy El DeBarge revealing state secrets about Johnny Five? It could really be anything. Ok, the information might be online, but we prefer the bizarre mystery.

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Well, even though again the televised air is being sucked out by one worldwide event, there are other options available around the dial, and being the professionals we are, we ask you to look out below:

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?  [Fox, 8p]
My only complaint about this special is that the question will not be answered. I don’t know, and I know I…don’t know.

JASON’S PICK:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend [The CW, 8p]
In the tradition of regular yearly guests like Sideshow Bob and Doug Judy, it’s Crazy Ex‘s annual Trent episode, as Rebecca Bunch’s stoically clueless square-jawed stalker is in town–you know, because Funches of Bunches needed more chaos in her life.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • If you do desire to watch the unpredictable pageantry, you can tune in tonight @ 8pm on NBC for the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony from Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • We are always a bit shuddery about recommending HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and we think you understand, but it’s an oddly, well, dope line-up featuring April Ryan, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and the most entertaining ethics expert outside of Chidi Anagonye, Richard Painter.

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (HIP-HOP EDITION):

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  • This week’s Drunk History (on Comedy Central) tackled inspiring creation stories in Hip-Hop, Motown, and Nichelle Nichols, and while it may have been one of the least goofy set of tales as the storytellers mostly kept it together (especially ?uestlove), it may have been its most satisfying episode to date.
  • Last week, Nas met classical on PBS on Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hopand the connection was electric as they recreated Illmatic, perhaps the ’90s greatest album, with full orchestration. The combination truly worked best on final track and single “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” as the National Symphony Orchestra latched onto the Michael Jackson “Human Nature” sample and, after a downright sweet admission of fandom, Nas spit some of the greatest rhymes in his book.

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