What To Watch: 05/03/2021

Hello, I’m Alisdair Scholar welcoming you to Screen Scholars Masterpiece. Today’s recommendations are so PBS-heavy even the nerdiest among us nerds is screaming like Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds. So grab a brandy or a single-malt scotch and some fancy hors d’oeuvres as here are our watches to peruse.

Bokosó: Afrobeats of Cuba [PBS World, 8p]
As a part of the new season of AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE, a series about life in the African diaspora, PBS will be airing this new doc. The film shows the landscape and influence of contemporary African music in Cuba via DJ Jigue, who takes us on a journey into his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to learn about the fusion of rhythms and culture that led to the creation of a new genre: Bakosó. Check your local PBS listings to confirm time in your area.

American Masters: Amy Tan [PBS, 9p]
Tonight’s two-hour examination is the life of The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan.

Debris [NBC, 10p]
The title of this week’s episode is called “I Am Icarus.” Given the possibility of the mystery blowing up in our their faces, this title sure sounds ominous. Bryan and Finola must once again prevent the vet fabric of reality from unraveling. If Thanos shows up, I’m done.


  • We’ve got still more PBS as it puts a twist on one of its tentpoles with Antiques Roadshow: Celebrity Edition, a three-part series spread over the next three weeks. Stars bringing their “valuables” by include Law & Order‘s S. Epatha Merkerson and Hell’s Jay Leno.
  • Spaghetti Scientist Carla Hall hosts and fellow chefs Jason Smith and Gesine Prado judge on the latest season of the Food Network cooking challenge Best Baker in America.

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