What To Watch: 11/16/2021

The CW brings back its reboots, a bachelorette continues to make her decisions, and Michael Che finds the humor in the world around him minus Colin Jost, a news desk, and recurring characters.

JASON’S PICK:
Michael Che: Shame the Devil [Netflix]
Che has way past established himself as one of the funniest humans on our screens, between his brief run on The Daily Show, his many years co-anchoring Weekend Update, and his beaucoup stand-up specials. Welp, hope you’re ready for more languidly delivered but hilarious observations about modern life, because he’s got another one and you’re not not going to watch it.

BRAD’S PICK:
The Flash [The CW, 8p]
COVID may have put the stop to a large Arrowverse crossover this year, but we do get Flash Armageddon–a new five-part event that will include Batwoman and Black Lightning among others. Flash is many seasons deep now and has not lost its stride. And bonus–this season brings the yellow boots! Flash fans rejoice!

FIONA’S PICK:
The Bachelorette [ABC, 8p]
For the first time in almost two years, the group is leaving the resort! Since the beginning of the pandemic, the contestants have been stuck in a resort while production scrambles to keep dates fresh and interesting within confinement. Now it’s time for an adventure! Michelle is taking the guys to her hometown in Minnesota to connect with the remaining men on a deeper level.  

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • The Syrian refugee crisis can be complicated by political agendas and low supplies in the international empathy reserves, but the new HBO documentary Simple as Water strives to capture the human component of a story that is often tragically reduced to words in news reports. The film tracks five Syrians as they try to find normalcy in five different countries, including the U.S.
  • Over 52 years ago, Muriel McKay was mistaken for Rupert Murdoch’s wife and abducted from her London home, possibly by the Mafia, and held for ransom. She would never be found. The Sundance Now documentary film The Wimbledon Kidnapping digs deep into the story.

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