Heh! Heh! We said “watch.” Mike Judge’s famous emptyheaded teens who love pranks and making fun of music videos return after almost three decades. They were a surprise upset first-round winner in our comedy tournament last year. Otherwise, i’s an odd day of odd new shows, and here’s what we found.
Mike Judge’s Beavis & Butt-Head [Paramount+]
How do Beavis and Butt-Head adjust to being on 2022 and not ’94? Well, YouTube videos AND music videos get made fun of. And maybe… just maybe…. they will be a little more woke? Of course they will still try to “score.” Two episodes start the new season and it’s still not certain if the boys will fit in in todays world. Could be fun to watch and find out though.
All or Nothing: Arsenal [Amazon Prime]
It’s weird. I’m a huge NFL fan and only a slightly below casual fan of the British Premier League, but this UK iteration of Amazon Prime’s team-following series appeals to me much more than the American version that showcases various American football teams.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- A show about a pair of heirs/reluctant mortuarians and not about a flawed adult Charlie Brown, Good Grief hails from New Zealand and its second season of dark manic comedy debuts today on Amazon Prime.
- If HBO Max is still a thing as you read this (likely a few hours after we wrote this), then the standard issue reality show about beautiful rich people Sweet Life: Los Angeles will start its second season there today.
- The always chilling Robert Patrick plays the patriarch of a haunted family in the latest Shudder original What Josiah Saw. Before you dismiss it, clock that it’s flirting with 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. This might be a good little minor-key scarefest.
- It’s funny how in spite of all we know about the late MJ, his music was so good, his contributions to our childhood (ick) were so substantial that many of us just can’t stop loving him. The (quite exploitative) looking Discovery+ show Faking It: Michael Jackson looks into his history, and the polarizing nature of the accusations, using body language experts and the like. Life ain’t so bad at all if you live it off the wall, indeed!
- Discovery+’s homemade robot fighting juggernaut returns at an extreme level with Battlebots Champions. To botch a Simpsons quote: “if you ever wanted to see a mailbox beat up a little boy, this is about as close as you’re gonna get.”
- The best (and as far as we know only) reality show about a Spanish aristocrat Lady Tamara (about Tamara Falcó) debuts tonight on Netflix, and that’s a wrap.