French cuisine and bowling are at the center of our new content recommendations–and both new series are true stories of regular people who defied expectations to become great in their field. We’re also fond of one of the more underrated CW shows, and although neither is in our official recs, Prime’s space themed rom-com and HBO Max’s indie rap concert both sound great.
Julia [HBO Max]
Hot on the heels of last year’s documentary and Food Network’s cooking challenge, HBO debuts a miniseries about America’s favorite home chef, Julia Child. Sarah Lancashire, David Hyde Pierce, and Bebe Neuwirth star in this drama, which follows Child’s pop culture ascent, following the publication of her book. It’s not Julie & Julia, but nothing is.
How We Roll [CBS, 9:30p]
Everyone loves a comeback kid. And that’s what this new sitcom is about. Based on the life story of Tom Smallwood, it’s the story of a Detroit man who decides to become a pro bowler after losing his job in the auto industry. A bonus is it stars Pete Holmes, possibly the nicest guy this side of Zach Braff.
Legacies [The CW, 9p]
After a short two week break, Legacies is back with an all new episode. Where we left off, Lizzie managed to break the sire bond and teamed up with Aurora to seek out the gods. We last saw Hope headed towards Mystic Falls, but in the promos she is back at Salvatore to talk to the super squad about the gods’ awakening. She knows she cannot fight them alone and despite her lack of humanity has very little interest in dying.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- A young barista falls in love with a regular customer: the only impediments to their meet-cute and quick rom-com affair: she has a near-perfect boyfriend, he’s on Mars, and she’s headed to the Red Planet to reunite. He’s his own MacGuffin in the new HBO Max movie Moonshot as he stows away on the spaceship in hopes sparks will fly. Lana Condor and Cole Sprouse are the girl and boy of this boy-meets-girl tale, while Brad’s pal Zach Braff stars in a supporting role.
- If you’re an anxious and reclusive wannabe YouTuber in need of a home, you’d have to say a haunted lodging is a mixed blessing at best (primo content, but…). That’s the premise of Shudder’s latest horror flick Night’s End and the chills debut today.
- Comedian Natasha Leggero and chef Ludo Lefebvre host TBS’s half hour of culinary mischief and mayhem Rat in the Kitchen. Six chefs are competing for the “big prize.” The only problem is one of them is a saboteur! We prefer Theo’s version. RIP influencer rodent.
- The Odd Future MC Tyler the Creator has been a critical sensation since he was in his teens in the late-’00s. On Tyler the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost Live, the Wolf Gang leader performs his June 2021 release–its title is in the special’s title and Amazon Prime releases it for streaming tonight at the very specific time of 7:50pm PST.
- What you hear is not a test, WE is rapping to… save marriages? The network returns the reality program Marriage Boot Camp: Hip-Hop Edition tonight, for better or for worse.
- Brene Brown shot to fame when a TED Talk she gave about vulnerability became one of the most watched episodes of the ultra-popular lecture series. Brene Brown: Atlas of the Heart, dealing with language, serves as both a long TED Talk and a primer (advert?) for her latest tome, her sixth. It drops on HBO Max today.