It’s a documentary kind of Tuesday, as there is not a single new scripted show on our radar. Well, unless you count an hourlong standup special. Our highlights are the story of how a tragic death led to other misfortunes and a look into one of the most beloved, hated and/or overplayed songs of all time.
This doc examines the minefield Black women face when they go to the doctor–especially during childbirth–focusing on the tragic 2020 death of Bronx expectant mother Amber Rose Isaac.
The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s “American Pie” [Paramount+]
There’s a lot more to Don McLean than his famous 1972 #1 hit… and this new doc will shed some light on the singer songwriter’s life and career. Like the life of most artists, this life is a bumpy ride but one worth examining.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- In addition to his quarter century as a standup, David A. Arnold has forged a fascinating career that includes head writer for the Fuller House reboot. His second special, David A. Arnold: It Ain’t for the Weak, hits Netflix today.
- Change is in the air for the fourth season of Love Island as it moves from NBC to Peacock and picks up a new host in Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland.
- Shark Week comes earlier and earlier every year. Even though it does not start next week, Nat Geo has been dropping shark-related content for all of July. Today’s offering is Jaws Invasion.