It’s a great day for legendary women as we’ve got an anticipated documentary of one of the leading triple threats of the last quarter century. Additionally, we’ve got the iconic pairing of an actor who plays funny well and a comedian who became an A-lister in the 1980s–a duo who have honed their chemistry through seven seasons of one of the funniest shows on Netflix. If that’s not enough nostalgia–VICE looks for a second season into the murkier side of a decade most of our editors stan. It’s a quality, not quantity day and here’s what we recommend
Bronx reina J.Lo gives us insight into what a day in the life of a superstar can look like. Not just the glitz and glamour, but more of the behind the scenes work and the personal hardships she faced in finding herself in this industry and in the public eye. You mean even Jennifer Lopez deals with self-esteem stuff??? Wow, celebs really are just like us.
Jane & Lily: Ladies Night Live [Netflix]
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin had iconic careers even before they paired up in their 70s for what would be some of the best work of their life in seven series of Grace & Frankie. They are still going strong and gather together some of the best female comics from Michelle Buteau to Cristela Alonzo to Anjela Johnson-Reyes in the latest from the Netflix is a Joke peeps.
Dark Side of the ’90s [VICE, 9p]
Judging by footage of the first episode of the second season of this VICE ’90s doc, the early focus at least is on Long Island Lolita Amy Fischer. There’s a lot of darkness to be explored in the 90s, but how dark can it get when Mark McGrath is the host?
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- We’re up to the semi-finals in the eighth season of one of Screen Scholars’ favorite reality shows. There are just three young cooks remaining on Master Chef Junior and if you’re a fan of the Fox show, we’re sure you have a favorite. Ours is Ivy.
- The Dateline series will not be content until it examines the darkest nature of humanity from every perspective. Its latest series Dateline: The Last Day examines in deep detail the final 24 hours of a murder victim’s life. We don’t suggest you watch it if you are in a down mood! It’s streaming on Peacock.
- Let’s not end in the dumps like that. What’s out there with new episodes. Oh, there’s Dancing with Myself… that’ll do swell. Twelve regular folk dance in cubicles on a stage as the audience votes on the best amateur mover and/or shaker. The episode title makes it clear Nick Jonas will dance a salsa and its nomenclature hints that it will be the one that somehow connects to Friends.