What To Watch: 06/30/2021

We’ve harped a bit too much on the dregs that June TV can be, especially since part of our mission is to get you excited about tonight’s new content. However, tonight offers two callbacks to the weirdness that could happen during Summer reruns when the oddball shows would be given sunlight. Tonight, we have a crazy+vulgar animated version of American history with a plethora of stars alongside the first installment (hopefully of many) of drag queens re-creating classic sitcom moments. On a sadder note, we see the end of a cult-popular newspaper show.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
America: The Motion Picture [Netflix]
It feels ten years too late, but: this animated satire tells the store of the Revolutionary War with a beefed up, Channing Tatum-voiced George Washington. Tatum is joined by Jason Mantzoukas, Olivia Munn, Judy Greer, Bobby Moynihan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Killer Mike, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, and Simon Pegg. It should be fun!

JASON’S PICK:
Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch [Paramount+]
What a bizarre and unlikely team-up that somehow kind of makes sense when you think about it. All-stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race (not to be confused with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars which has its sixth installation going on now) play various Bradys with the original Brady kids (now in their 60s) mixed in as Bradys and in other roles. In genius casting: Bianca Del Rio and original Greg Brady Barry Williams play the Brady parents. Other drag celebrities involved include Sonique, Kandy Muse, Ben de la Creme, and Shea Coulee.

FIONA’S PICK:
The Bold Type [Freeform, 9p]
The time has come to say farewell to Kate, Sutton and Jane. In a miniature final season that has mainly served as fan service, I expect this goodbye to be full of hope for the future. Tune in for the series finale. 

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • Helper canines get their moment in the center as Smithsonian Channel premieres Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like–awesome!
  • Netflix has been truly killing it (sorry!) with its true crime docu-series, so we have a certain level of excitement over its latest which takes the investigation to Ireland to look into the murder of a Spanish national. It’s Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.
  • In March of 2011, in what would be called the Las Zetas Massacre, a vicious cartel ripped through the Mexican border town of Allende to murder 80 families, ostensibly in retaliation for their relatives’ theft of 5 million dollars, although many have alleged it stemmed from a Texas drug deal gone wrong. The Netflix mini-series Somos looks deeper into the tragedy, often using local amateurs for authenticity.
  • The fifteenth season of Food Paradise on Cooking Channel kicks off with a culinary excursion to delightful Charleston, South Carolina.

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