What To Watch: 01/08/2022

It’s one of those non-SNL Saturdays–and who knows when it will be back as omicron (and people’s inabilty to do the smallest thing for the good of the community) has us headed back towards full quarantine. So, what better time to watch shows about witches and murderers. Here’s our Saturday picks:

BRAD’S PICK:
A Discovery of Witches [Sundance Now]
Matthew and Diana return from Elizabethan London to find tragedy at Sept-Tours; Agatha challenges Knox in the Congregation; Diana learns she’s carrying twins. Wow, that’s a lot for the premier of its third season. A show that started out as a Shudder exclusive has gained cult status and a loyal fan following. There is no time like the present to get caught up!

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Labor, Lies & Murder [Lifetime, 8p]<br>A pregnant woman spirals when another expecting mother tips her off that her doula is out to steal her baby. I don’t know, hire a new baby? Good to see Lifetime’s hand-wringing is returning to its roots.

JASON’S PICK:
BTK: Confessions of a Serial Killer [A&E, 9p]
Having read a book about this monster’s crimes, I’d almost recommend staying way the bleep away from this one. Rader’s brutal crimes were about the purest of evil. That said, if you like true crime, it should make for a captivating documentary.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • The CW has a pair of crowd-pleasing reality shows returning as we have the cute animals doing tricks goodness of World’s Funniest Animals. Then, we have the long-running improv “game show” that started off in England in the 1990s, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • As they take the reins from the now defunct DIY Network, Magnolia was scheduled to debut two shows; however, one of those shows, Home Work, is a last minute pull due to accusations that the star interior designers did shoddy work. The one that survives actually sounds kind of interesting. The Johnnyswim Show chronicles the life of the Ramirez family as the couple who lead the Americana band Johnnyswim adapt to non-touring life in the time of COVID.
  • Katherine told us what’s going on over on Lifetime. Hallmark is back to its rom-com ways with the simply titled Wedding Veil starring the network’s moneymaker Lacey Chabert.

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