What To Watch: 04/03/2022

Another week, another major entertainment award show–hopefully this time Taylor Swift does not punch out Ed Sheeran for making a joke about Jake Gyllenhaal’s puggle–and we know they are not currently a pair and likely never ever getting back together… and that that song wasn’t about him. We just wanted to talk about Jake’s puggle and use that song as a construct.

BRAD’S PICK:
64th Annual Grammy Awards [CBS, 8p]
The pre-eminant music awards show air tonight and given what happened at the Oscars, people might be tuning in to see if anything off the rails happens. Personally, I’m just hoping Brandi Carlile and Billie Eilish have a good night. Performers for Sunday’s ceremony include J Balvin, Maria Becerra, Jon Batiste, Brothers Osborne, BTS, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Lady Gaga, John Legend, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Nas, Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Maverick City Music, Aymée Nuviola, Billy Strings, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler. (The last four will be part of a special tribute to the late composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.) Also expect a tribute to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

FIONA’S PICK:
Killing Eve [BBC America, 9p]
Last week we got a little bit more background on The Twelve, Konstantin, and Carolyn. Pam tried out some new clothes, Villanelle took care of some abusive husbands, and Eve kidnapped Helene’s daughter. We ended in a very dramatic fashion as Helene locked Eve in her car and forced her to watch Villanelle be shot by an arrow to the back. This week Carolyn and Johan have some catching up to do and I don’t think Helene is finished with her revenge. But Villanelle is fine, right? Right?? 

JASON’S PICK:
Billions [Showtime, 9p]
Welp, Michael Prince has secured the 2028 Olympics for NYC and the whole staff of the hedge fund formerly known as Axe Cap (and for some reason still known as that) applauds. However, did he employ unethical means behind closed doors or did he stick to his ethical guns? With its obsession with fiscal excess, many betrayals, and moments of satire, this show has always been tied to and/or confused with a certain show and that the title of tonight’s episode is “Succession” only adds to the entanglement.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • PBS has a double shot of Masterpiece period pieces with the third episode of the mind-bogglingly eleventh season of Call the Midwife and the third episode of the entirely reasonable second season of Sanditon. The nurses and Charlotte are surely in the midst of peril in each.
  • Reelz goes back to the musical well, this time stopping at the intersection of pop, rock, and soul for mini-documentaries about two acts led by musical geniuses who met tragic ends: The Jackson 5: Breaking the Band and Prince & the Revolution: Breaking the Band.
  • Truthseeking and gawkerism meet in the middle with Oxygen’s latest true crime series. Final Moments is about just that–police detectives trying to work out the last minutes of homicide victims.

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