What To Watch: 02/26/2020

We first saw Amy Hoggart as one half of a spectacularly vapid royal sibling pair in Almost Royal, her performance so strong that you almost believed she was indeed the blissfully unaware Poppy and 51st in line to the British throne. She then popped up blithely hyperaware as one of Samantha Bee’s funniest correspondents, a gig that has led to her own bite at the faux news apple and we get to see just what that means tonight.

BRAD’S PICK:
It’s Personal With Amy Hoggart [TruTV, 10p]
If any of Samantha Bee’s correspondents was to get their own spin of, I’m glad it’s Amy Hoggart. She’s got a wit and charm about her that is undeniable. In these uncertain times maybe her brand of discourse is just what we need.

NAVANI’S PICK:
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez [Netflix]
Netflix is dropping their latest true-crime docu-series and this one proves to be the most disturbing yet. This one tells the story of an eight-year-old boy who was murdered by his mother and asks the question of how this could’ve possibly happened despite the numerous social workers tasked with taking care of Gabriel.

JASON’S PICK:
I Am Not OK With This [Netflix]
From the producers of Stranger Things (whose fourth season is right around the corner) comes a Netflix thriller about a troupe of oddball misfit teens led by a short-haired girl with anger issues and mysterious powers. Yes, the jokes do write themselves, but the trailer is downright captivating and the early buzz is more than good.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Tonight’s promotion of The CW’s Riverdale contains the phrase “Betty, Archie, and Veronica are forced to confront what one of them might be capable of.” Like the sentence “President Trump aims angry tweet at Malala,” (it’s inevitable) it’s a collection of words that would have been far more inconceivable a few years ago.

 

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