What To Watch: 05/08/2021

Sadly, there is no Saturday Night Live tonight. Some people on Twitter or NBC might tell you that there is an episode hosted by Elon Musk, we’re pretty sure after the backlash for Trump in 2015, that there’s no way they would bring on a another reprihensible rich asshole with an enormous ego and no discernible sense of humor to host. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. There is a great concert for a good cause and it’s hosted by a prince of a guy and a non-empty Suit s former cast member, so watch that and do more to give back to the world than a certain absurdly rich man. Folks understand corruption kills, enter Lopez, others not mentioned until Saturday kicks… where were we going with this… Oh yeah, fuck Elon Musk!

VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World [Multiple Channels, 8p]
It won’t be as good as the Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert (Ginuwine isn’t slated to appear) but hopefully “A night of performances as celebrities perform at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles to educate the public on the availability and safety of the COVID vaccines,” will convince everyone who said they “needed to research it first” to rolling up their sleeve already. It doesn’t seem possible to do this safely (sorry?) but from your couch is a great way to take in Eddie Vedder, the Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez, and H.E.R.


  • From the trailer of the MTV movie Pink Skies Ahead, it’s not surprising to find out that Diablo Cody was one of its director Kelly Oxford’s earliest online fans. Ghosts of Juno abound there–we’ll have to wait to see in the film–as an aimless wisecracking teen (this time with blue hair) grasps at whatever she can to understand, navigate and survive the world (but in this case our protagonist has depression instead of an unwanted pregnancy). The film stars up-and-comer and sports an ace supporting cast of 60+-year-olds as well including Henry Winkler, Marcia Gay Harden, and Michael McKean.
  • Remember the meerkat obsession of… wow, was that 16 years ago?! While the creatures of Meet the Meerkats are not of the Manor born, we’re here for any cuteness overloads (another reference that’s almost old enough to vote… yeesh). Don’t mind us, we’re just going to listen to some recent Death Cab for Cutie and cry about getting old, but you can see the meerkats on Discovery+. Wait, this Death Cab record isn’t recent… how old is it?… sigh! Well, at least there are cute meerkats to look at to cheer up.
  • Netflix’s latest Chinese import, Super Me, has a pretty awesome premise–a screenwriter with lucid dreams finds he possesses the ability to bring valuable items back from the dream realm. Everything goes great and he gets rich and famous beyond his wildest imaginations. Or there are consequences which will come back to haunt him. We’re guessing since it is a movie, that it will be the latter.
  • And in the end, the love you take is equal to the Lifetime & Hallmark movies you watch. We think that’s how it goes anyway. Today’s Lifetime schlocker has the almost genteel title of Memories of a Murder. Meanwhile, Hallmark inverts our most famously date-rapey Christmas song to bring us Baby, It’s Cold Inside. In the case of the latter, the title comes from the fact our busy businesswoman and ruggedly handsome artisan meet at the Ice Hotel.

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