Even though it’s Streaming Friday, we’re not immune from picking a scheduled appointment TV to promote to end your week, especially if it’s from the Ruiverse. There’s also plenty debuting shows, a cultly beloved superhero show closing up its third season, so let’s get to it.
Black Bird [Apple TV]
I’m always up for anything novelist Dennis Lehane has his hands in, and this mini-series adaptation of the 2010 autobiography of Jimmy Keene looks phenomenal. Keene was a small-time criminal whose charm was used to pry evidence from a known serial killer. In addition to Taron Edgerton as Keefe, the cast boasts Greg Kinnear, Screen Scholar favorite Paul Walter Hauser, and Ray Liotta in one of his final roles.
Boo Bitch [Netflix]
Lana Condor stars as a teen ghost (everyone can see and interact with?) with unfinished business in this darkly funny miniseries.
The Boys [Amazon Prime]
Soldier Boy has hit season three like an atom bomb. Add Homelander’s trademark narcissism and Hughie and Billy’s new found fondness for Temp V… well, the feces is about to hit the Vaught-designed fan. This superhero satire is sure stressful, but so fun to watch.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 7 [VH1, 8p]
We are halfway through the season and it is a close race. Last week Raja got the top spot and used the “platinum” plunger to block Jaida. Raja is now the only queen that has not been blocked! We’ll see if she can keep up that streak. This week the queens are creating their own “social media dance challenge” using songs from the RuPaul music library. I don’t think any one of these queens has a distinct advantage in this type of challenge so it will be interesting to see how it plays out!
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- A very British show with what just feels like such an American premise, in Trigger Point, Vicky McClure plays Lana Washington, an ex-military whose expertise at defusing bombs puts her in the path of all UK terrorist threats. It also stars Adrian Lester and is on Peacock.