What To Watch: 06/15/2022

Yesterday, comic genius Melissa McCarthy unveiled her new home makeover show (you heard us!). Today, she returns to her more familiar surroundings–in fact, so familiar, she’s partnering with her husband Ben Falcone for a streaming comedy series. We also have the latest version of one of the dons of cooking shows and an ode to one of the greatest Olympic teams of all time.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
God’s Favorite Idiot [Netflix]
This eight-episode comedy, created by and starring Ben Falcone, follows a midlevel tech guy as he pines for his coworker, played by our fave, Melissa McCarthy, cares for his cats, and oh yeah, assembles his average friends to battle Satan, played by Leslie Bibb.

BRAD’S PICK:
Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend [Netflix]
Netflix has become the go to for new cooking competition shows. Case in point Alton Brown hosts a reimagined version of the OG cooking show Iron Chef. Five renowned stellar Iron Chefs — Marcus Samuelsson, Gabriela Cámara, Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn and Ming Tsai — are back to vie with seven buzz-worthy challenger chefs for the ultimate title: Iron Legend.

JASON’S PICK:
30 For 30: Dream On [ESPN, 8p]
ESPN’s excellent long-running series looks into the dominant 1996 U.S. National Women’s Basketball Team–a true juggernaut that included legends like Sue Bird, Lisa Leslie, Teresa Edwards and so many others. 

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • As we left the titular hero of Love, Victor at the end of the second season, the teen was making major life choices, one we saw, one that was a cliffhanger. We’ll see what’s next for Victor, Benji, Rahim, Felix, Lake and the rest as the spinoff returns on Hulu or Disney+ (pick your pleasure) today.
  • As Cheech Marin’s first love inches to legality, his passion over the last few years has been for art, particularly Chicano art. Ovation’s Cheech Marin’s Chicano Art Tour chronicles his tours with a grand collection.
  • In what could be CMT’s greatest musical moment yet, they pair a soul-infused country singer with an up-and-coming alternative/psychedelic soul group for CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton.
  • The web that is worldwide has allowed us access to information about history, politics, and science we could not know before. We now have access to art, music, movies, books that in the past were unavailable. It can keep us in contact with friends and relatives and give people (and movements) a voice unimaginable a half century ago. When used positively, it is wonderfully. But obviously, we all know quite well about its more sinister possibilities. Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet takes five deep dives into the dark side of the net.
  • We’ve got four new Netflix imports coming out today. Centauro is a thriller flick about a superbike racer who tries to help his one-time lover out of dangerous debt. The Polish film Heart Parade, a woman finds romance with a widower–if she can learn to love his pooch. Maldivas is a racy Brazilian comedy about the secrets of a group of condo residents. And if you crave a murder mystery/revenge flick is what you yearn, check out The Wrath of God where a woman suspects a novelist of killings (of course she takes the case into her own hands).
  • We’ve got to stop ending on the grim, but here we are. Sins of the Father: The Green River Killer is a Tubi original diving deep into the story of one of the most famous serial killers. And with that, happy TV watching and sweet dreams.

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