What To Watch: 06/23/2022


Beavis & Butthead Do the Universe [Paramount+]
After “do”ing America, Beavis and Butthead move on to do the universe. ’90s retro is still popular so it would be easy to dismiss this as a shameless cash in, but Mike Judge’s work is always worth a watch. The story this time is that the boys are sentenced to space camp where they get sucked into a black hole that spits them out 24 years in the future.

The Bear [Hulu]
Releasing all at once, this streaming comedy follows a young chef who returns to his hometown, Chicago, to run his family’s sandwich shop, The Original Beef of Chicagoland. 

Gordita Chronicles [HBO Max]
I’m always here for a good coming-of-age drama, and this new series telling of the travails and trials of a young Dominican girl in Miami. Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria produce. 


  • In the early 1980s, other than maybe MJ, few acts had the fanatical following that the five-member multilingual Miami boy band Menudo had. Few also have had the crazy Logan’s Run-esque rules (members were aged out at 15). Therefore, the four-part docu-series Menudo: Forever Young on HBO Max should be a fascinating watch.
  • If you enjoy basketball, or the action of people calling the names of unusually tall people, it’s that time of the year: the 2022 NBA Draft. ABC will televise the event where the Orlando Magic are set to be on the clock.
  • MTV’s loud young people on beaches series carries on well into its second decade. The latest iteration (following Jersey and Floribama) takes us to ATL for Buckhead Shore. The reunion version of the original, Jersey Shore Family Vacation also returns tonight.
  • As we start the third season of the Brit divorce law drama The Split, the focus–somewhat ironically–is on new relationships and introducing them to the rest of the Defoe Family. The season streams on Sundance Now today.
  • Not to be confused with Netflix’ series about the British crown, the Polish drama Queen (also on Netflix) tells the story of a tailor with a past life as a prominent drag queen. He returns to his hometown to mend fences with his daughter.
  • The second new Netflix show, First Class, is a reality program about six friends in Barcelona who friends in Barcelona “who share a love of over-the-top fashion, luxurious parties and exclusive events.”
  • The Netflix is a Joke festival has brought out some of the greatest standups of the last half century (plus, even) from Lily Tomlin to Pete Davidson in a host of showcase specials. Netflix is a Joke: Best of the Fest collects, well, what the title says it does.
  • USA still knows character as it brings back two of its long-running reality shows–both of which take place in the American south. It’s Chrisley Knows Best and Southern Charm. It’s seasons 9 and 8, respectfully.
  • Peacock takes us back beyond the South’s take on people stopping being friends and starting being real with the spinoff from one of the reality programming OGs. The second season of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club hits today.

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