What To Watch: 03/27/2021

It’s a relatively busy Saturday as HBO unveils its loving ode to the living legend who rolled on a river and asked who needs a heart when a heart can be broken. Meanwhile, live in New York, the longest running sketch show in existence welcomes back one of its own alumni to host.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Tina [HBO, 8p]
I’m all for giving people their flowers while they are still here and that’s why I’m excited for the release of Tina. The new HBO doc will delve into Tina Turner’s rise to stardom and resurgence in the 80s. It features never before seen footage, personal photos and interviews with not only herself but the likes of Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Kurt Loder and more. So glad we’ll have a chance to see her life through a fresh perspective and not just associate her with her relationship to Ike. 

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Saturday Night Live [NBC, 11:30p]
Goddess Maya Rudolph hosts. To promote her weird travel show? Who cares! It’s Maya!

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • Lifetime continues to roll out the Ruby. The latest full-length film installment finds the VC Andrews protagonist happily in love with Paul. In All That Glitters, she moves into his expansive home, but discovers its curse–that his judgmental mama still lives there.
  • It’s Saturday, so love is in the air in the Lifetime-Hallmark Vortex. In Don’t Go Breaking My Heart?–also known by its less Kiki Dee-inspired name Breakup Bootcamp–Italia Ricci’s lead character Miranda runs the latter, where she enlists those who have recently had love go sour to work out their emotions by focusing on physical challenges. Of course one of her first clients is a skeptic reporter, Ben (Ryan Paevey). He’s ruggedly handsome, so we play the will she or won’t she (but deep down we know the answer to that one–42!).
  • The 52nd Annual NAACP Awards were supposed to take place in February, but due to pandemic concerns, like many others, it has been pushed back to March. It’s airing on BET on March 27, and hey, look, that’s today!
  • Tonight, instead of pop stars or movie legends, Reelz’s hour-long bio for this Saturday takes aim at the next logical step… serial killers?! Damn Reelz, get it goether… you guys are all over the place. Anyway, Green River Killer: Hunting the Monster profiles the murderer who stalked the Pacific Northwest for years in the 1980s and ’90s.

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