What To Watch: 03/19/2020

These are some weird times. Watch some TV. Maybe a Click or Pleasantville or Stay Tuned scenario will happen and… no wait, all of those came with their own set of consequences. Anyway, stay safe, everyone! Here’s some shows.

 

 

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Feel Good [Netflix]
Canadian comedian Mae Martin stars as herself in his comedy about a sober Canadian comedian living in London.

JASON’S PICK:
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News [HBO, 9p]
The content of this latest HBO documentary is in no way relevant or important to know during a Presidential election year when we’re battling an unprecedented pandemic that our current occupant recently called a “Democratic hoax.” That last part is real news. Fuck 2020!

BRAD’S PICK:
Altered Carbon: Resleeved [Netflix]
Another mystery unfurls in the Altered Carbon universe with the animated feature Resleeved. Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a Yakuza member. Yakuza & tattoos — they go together like peas and carrots.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Tyler Perry has decided to double down on his politically tinged soap opera, The Oval, and carry on with its spinoff. This one stars Melissa L. Williams as Ruth, a young woman who gets caught up in a sex cult (that’s what it says). It’s called Ruthless and like its predecessor, it’s on BET+.
  • NBC News has been on top of this new reality we all find ourselves within, and tonight the Peacock Kenneth the Page peacocks takes a deep dive into COVID-19 and what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones with NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus.
  • With its 17th season of Top Chef, Bravo promises the most difficult season yet and they wouldn’t say that for just any season, right?

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  • Every episode seems to be an event these days with Screen Scholars favorite Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and unless you closed your eyes when you scrolled down to this text (and if so, what is your game, you fascinating creature?), you know tonight it’s the 7th season’s Doug Judy episode. And given they’re in pastel shirts with karaoke mics, how can you possibly sleep on this.
  • It’s an Amy’s baby kinda day on Superstore as she brings in her new one, but gets fed up with all the opinions — amount of cooks: too many — on parenting being thrown her way. The sideplots are about a first date for Dina and a conspiracy theory that bonds Sandra and Cheyenne.
  • The synopsis for tonight’s Better Things reads “Sam gives Phil a DNA test, catches something and releases on Max.” That sounds about right in the life of Pamela Adlon’s everywoman Sam in this critically acclaimed and wonderful show that too often seems to get lost in the shuffle. It’s on FX, if you’re interested.
  • Speaking of under-the-radar shows, it’s hard to find too much out about Sundance Now’s The Restaurant even after three seasons, but the Swedish period piece set around the time of WWII looks appealing.

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