What To Watch: 03/23/2022

While our Scholars are mostly focused on new episodes of some favorite shows, Clive Davis hosts a clip concert festival, a slapstick, often clever, character-based UK comedy returns along with two new-to-us Canadian programs: a sketch comedy collection and an intriguing coming-of-age thriller.

JASON’S PICK:
Clive Davis: Most Iconic Performances [Paramount+]
There’s worse eyes with which to watch the last 60 years of musical history than legendary A&R man and founder of Arista Records, Clive Davis. He signed Sly & the Family Stone, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel and so many other icons. Hence, his top performances could harbor some amazing moments.

FIONA’S PICK:
Astrid & Lilly Save the World [Syfy, 10p]
I just started watching this show and it’s so fun! It’s very Buffy for a new generation without the toxic male energy. Last week Astrid & Lilly had a bit of a falling out when secrets they had been keeping were revealed. Brutus realized that The Guardian is very much a real monster and they should be worried about his presence in the town. Will Astrid & Lilly be able to put their arguments aside for the sake of saving everyone? I have a feeling things are going to get a lot messier before they get better. 

BRAD’S PICK:
The Conners [ABC, 9p]
Life can change in an instant. And this week the Connors will face challenges like never before. Given what the family has gone through already, that’s a bold statement. I guess we will see. This is why this more than just your run of the mill sitcom.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • Bloods, the British first responders comedy is insanely silly and broad, but boasts leads of Jane “Little Voice” Horrocks and Samson Kayo who have wonderful antagonistic chemistry and it can be hilarious at times. Its second season debuts on Hulu today.
  • The Fuse sketch comedy TallBoyz is new to the U.S., but has been airing in Canada for a few years and has the blessing of Kids in the Hall‘s Bruce McCulloch. The four-man troupe’s live shows used to be called TallBoyz II Men, so that’s something.
  • Is it Victoria Day already? It’s a busy day for Canadian imports as the teen thriller Parallels also hits American soil–this one’s on Disney+.

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