What To Watch: 03/22/2019

March Madness continues for a second day (as does Screen Scholars March Madness — if you haven’t voted in all categories, go here and VOTE now). If you loathe basketball — or are exhausted from it — like last week, there’s plenty binge-able hours of TV, both streaming and live, tonight.

 

KATHERINE’S PICK:
The Dirt [Netflix]
The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, pickup artist (deny it all you want, man) Neil Strauss’s Mötley Crüe biopic gets a much-deserved adaptation (really, I’m serious), directed by Jeff Tremaine and starring Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Machine Gun Kelly, and Daniel Webber as the Glam Four.

JASON’S PICK:
The OA [Netflix]
Count me in the minority who absolutely loved the first season’s intricate ending (perhaps it was a victim of it’s own hype). However, if you remember the fun of the ride as this spiritually transgressive supernatural built its story last year, give its second season, which drops today on Netflix, a shot.

BRAD’S PICK:
Speechless [ABC, 8:30p]
Dylan and Ray plot to make J.J.’s girlfriend jealous when she rebukes his invitation to prom. If we have learned anything about the quirky Demeteos, what’s for sure — things won’t go as planned!

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • The Dirt is not the only Netflix release today about a crazy story about the pitfalls of band life on the road, but the other one — ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre — tells of a truly tragic turn, as the 1970s plague of violence in Northern Ireland led to the execution of a popular Irish cabaret band. Craziest thing about it — the case has never fully been solved and this documentary examines that.
  • Netflix is not done there when it comes to politically-fueled international violence as it rolls out the Mexican series Crime Diaries: The Candidate, telling the story of the 1994 assassination of PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio.
  • Three more Netflix imports debut tonight: Carlo & Malik is a 12-episode Italian series about a pair of mismatched cops, Most Beautiful Thing comes from Brazil and tells of a young woman of the 1950s who, after abandoned by her husband in Sao Paolo, gets swept up in the Bossa nova scene, and Delhi Crime delves into the aftermath of a horrific 2012 gang rape.
  • The Canadian casebook of Giles Blunt hero John Cardinal is reopened for a third season of Cardinal on Hulu tonight.
  • There’s just three episodes left of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, so Rebecca digs deep into her history to confront (or enlist?) a rival while her three suitors continue to sort it all out.

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