What To Watch: 02/27/2022

The cat-and-mouse game between Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh’s “Eve” enters into its endgame (or does it?) of a fourth season. Meanwhile, a pretty solid set of Sunday night HBO/Showtime offerings carry on with the latter starting a star-studded anthology about online advances(?).

FIONA’S PICK:
Killing Eve [BBC America, 8p]
The critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series is back for a fourth and final season. Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are perfection. I can’t wait to see them back in action. I will be holding my breath the entire time.

JASON’S PICK:
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber [Showtime, 10p]
The first season of this new Showtime anthology about, sigh, disruption focuses on the jagged, but still going, rise of Uber and creation of the idea of hailing cabs via your phone. The founder is a notorious jerk, so is Joseph Gordon-Leavitt not a great choice? Uma Thurman as Ariana Huffington is either genius or a pending disaster. 

BRAD’S PICK:
Euphoria [HBO, 9p]
It’s the season finale of Euphoria. And, as they say, it’s all been leading up to this. The whole crew is reeling from their portrayal in Lexi’s play. Cassie is still in the midst of a breakdown and Maddie is gunning for her. Rue is still a mess and her ties to Jules are unwinding. That’s a lot in the table. I guess we will find out tonight how that table is cleared.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • Adam Richman lives a dangerous life. The human Pac-Man adds another chapter, by going back to the decade that brought us… Donkey Kong. Adam Eats the ’80s debuts on the History Channel today and could be as fun as Ms. Pac-Man. We guess this counts as part of the network’s return to its namesake category.
  • We lost a film legend at the beginning of this year–one who started as a dishwasher who went to his first audition on a whim and was coincidentally told he should find work as a dishwasher because he would never make it at an actor. Surely that will be one of the stories featured in Sidney Poitier: In His Own Words, a documentary memorializing one of the earliest African American film stars on BET.
  • One of the most dangerous reality shows on TV (due to it covering a dangerous vocation), Wicked Tuna returns on National Geographic for an 11th season today.
  • Showtime’s Billions has always been a bit ridiculous, but its fifth season truly brought it all together with a clever heist feeling as Damian Lewis’ ruthless billionaire Bobby Axelwood and Paul Giamatti’s ruthless politician found their groove as rivals, only for Lewis to leave and pass the baton to Corey Stoll’s Michael Prince, which, while a solid character, set up a seemingly much less interesting rivalry. Nevertheless, in the first couple episodes they found a concept that work as each approached the evil that the absurdly rich do from different angles–however, by the last few episodes, they were back on their bullshit with every character but Taylor acting in ways that made no sense nor followed any logic of who they had been built to be. Although, maybe that’s the point–everyone’s amoral. Except Taylor.
  • HBO gives us new episodes of two of their best comedies–one raucous and silly, the other pastoral and sweet. On The Righteous Gemstones, the fallout of Eli’s shooting continue to, well, fall. Meanwhile, 40-somethings Sam and Joel continue to try to figure out just what it is they want from life on Somebody Somewhere.
  • Over in the LHV, Lifetime continues to try to one-up itself titles-wise, with the self-explanatory Stalked by a Prince–SPOILER ALERT: he’s not merely a “prince of a guy.” Hallmark is quiet, but UP’s got its back with A Wedding to Remember, a title that manages to give away the plot even more than the 3-minute trailer for the 1991 Harrison Ford film Regarding Henry. And on that note of a reference only people over 40 might get, and even then maybe one in a thousand, I bid you happy watching.

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