Screen Scholars heartily endorses anything Michelle Obama does, especially her healthy eating agenda–even if not all of us follow it to the letter (mainly talking about the one writing this opening). We all love puppets and muppets. We’re also known to stan a Michael Sheen or a David Tennant or a Son of a Son of Anarchy. Coincidentally, these are our three top choices.
Waffles + Mochi [Netflix]
First Lady Michelle Obama teams up with Netflix to introduce your toddlers (and me, a Milennial) to international cuisine and health foods. She’s joined by celebrities, but I’m more interested in Waffle and Mochi, the adorable puppets who want to open their own restaurant.
Mayans MC [FX, 10p]
The Mayans Motorcycle Club is back for a third season tonight. In the two episode premier a border shutdown puts a squeeze on the club’s heroin trade. It’s safe to say infighting and violence is the name of the game.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen’s cabin fever has taken meta form in the second series of the pandemic-based Hulu show. After the fictionalized version of the duo spent the first series putting together a production of Luigi Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of a Play,” the fictionalized real version of the two have to deal with the success of said endeavor. It’s bound to be ridiculous (and star-studded) and given that the two are both delightful, it could be a lot of fun.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- The Rebell Comedy team hails from Germany and is mostly comprised of arab comedians–their Netflix special RebellComedy: Straight Out of the Zoo tackles many of the classic comedy topics.
- Everybody’s favorite true crime investigator (well, Bill Hader’s anyway) brings his latest special to Discovery+ with The Beatrice Six: Keith Morrison Investigates.
- As subjects of reality shows go, a TV show could do worse than philanthropist Mike Holmes and his family. This Fox show follows the clan as they build houses, among other things, on Holmes Family Effect.
- 19 Kids & Counting meets The Brady Bunch as a widowed dad of four married to a widowed mom of seven combine their families into what plays in the TLC trailer as a surprisingly likeable group of kids in The Blended Bunch.