What To Watch: 03/29/2022

Lifetime movies are becoming so popular, they are now showing up on major streaming services–or, well, at least a remake of a Lifetime movie with an archetypical Lifetime movie trope is on Hulu. This Tuesday also features an HBO documentary about the plague we forget we have yet to quiiiite escape from and a profile docu-series about a French rock superstar barely known beyond his home country’s borders.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
The Girl from Plainville [Hulu]
This limited series stars Elle Fanning as Michelle Carter, a young woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after text messages indicated that she pressured her boyfriend to kill himself in a Walmart parking lot. The sensational case, previously adapted into a Lifetime movie (starring Bella Thorne) is adapted from a Vanity Fair article.

BRAD’S PICK:
How to Survive a Pandemic [HBO, 9p]
The latest HBO documentary looks into the COVID-19 outbreak that began in late 2019 and the efforts that snapped into place to find a vaccine and the effort to distribute it throughout the U.S. and around the world that continues to this day. 

JASON’S PICK:
Johnny Hallyday: Beyond Rock [Netflix]
Hallyday may not be a household name in the U.S., but in France, he’s Elvis, he’s the man who brought rock & roll to the country. This Netflix documentary brings his music and personality to a wider audience.

FIONA’S PICK:
Abbott Elementary [ABC, 9p]
It’s Tuesday which means it’s Abbott Elementary day! Last week we got a hilarious and deeply moving look into the pitfalls of Gifted and Talented programs. This week we get to meet Abbott’s art teacher! 

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • The woman who played Jenna Maroney is the perfect choice to host this most recent version of the classic “naming songs from few notes” game. Jane Krakowski returns for the second season of ABC’s Name That Tune.
  • Comedian Mike Epps has been plying his trade for over 25 years, rising up to become a star on the Def Jam circuit in 1995. For his latest Netflix special, the 51-year-old standup returns to his hometown of Indianapolis with Mike Epps: Indiana Mike.
  • It’s always been canon that a criminal should never return to the scene of a crime; however, no one says anything about the production crews that work for smaller cable networks. ID airs the special True Conviction: Scene of the Crime hosted by Anna-Sigga Nicoliza.

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