What to Watch: 05/04/2018

Happy Cinco de Cuatro, everybody. Bet you were expecting us to express our wish that you carry the fourth in your heart. You’d like that wouldn’t you, rebel scum? Here’s our May 4 picks:

A Little Help with Carol Burnett [Netflix]
I’m not usually one to hype “oh those cute kids” shows, and it’s best not to think about who has hosted one of those shows within the last two decades. However, this one has comedy legend Carol Burnett and an intriguing premise–kids give celebrities advice, and the celebrities include Taraji P. Henson, DJ Khaled, and Billy Eichner. I love the idea of kids screaming at Eichner.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [ABC, 9p]
Can Talbot and Caulson save the world … and there is still the matter of what happens in Infinity War … how will it effect our agents? Hopefully we will at least get a hint.

MasterChef Junior [Fox, 8p]
Tonight’s two-hour episode features the remaining junior chefs running a pop-up restaurant with Junior alumnus as their guests.



  • Netflix continues to crush it in the field of killing it when it comes to brooding Scandinavian thrillers. The Rain is from Denmark and takes place in a dystopian future.
  • Also on Netflixdark comedy Dear White People (based on the movie of the same name) returns for a second season to try to disentangle all the romantic webs (and will someone help Kelsey find her dog?).
  • Over on PBS, The Jazz Ambassadors documents the 1956 U.S. State Dept program to send jazzmen overseas in order to improve the rep of the Unites States in the times of segregation. Who do we send today?
  • Every once in awhile, we Screen Scholars marvel at the fact Once Upon a Time is still going on ABC. We’re gonna guess that Snow White has enlisted Kermit the Frog, Buzz Lightyear, and, oh, let’s say, Han Solo, in the quest to defeat the Evil Queen and enlist every Disney property possible. Click on title for trailer showing what really (might) be going on. It starts with a girl yelling “true love’s kiss didn’t work” so are we possibly that far off?
  • Watch out for Mongolian hordes, as on the eve of Cinco de Cuatro, Mitchell Hurwitz dropped his promised re-mix of Arrested Development Season 4 for 22 episodes which might clear things up, or make things even more delightfully confusing. Also, Season 5 may show up any day now. It may even be there now.

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