It’s one of those easy days for us scholars to decide what show we’re most excited for. Modern Family creator Steven Levitan has a cool meta idea (cast of popular fictional show reunites to revive said show) with inspired casting (Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Johnny … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/20/2022
It’s a busy day for popular shows–including two tentpole reality competitions returning along with one of the perennially most watched detective franchises. However, we’re leading with the reboot of a show that famously struggled to find its audience, but had no problem garnering a huge cult following who can quote it to this day. Perhaps its next leap will be the leap into huge ratings.
Quantum Leap [NBC, 10p]
I loved the original Scott Bakula version of this show from its first pilot–it had me with his first stunned stare into the mirror upon seeing a person he did not recognize. Raymond Lee takes over the frazzled time traveler who jumps into the bodies of people who during his lifespan made a fatal mistake as he, as ths show puts it, makes right what once went wrong. Presumably, he’s still hoping the next leap will be the leap home. RIP Dean Stockwell.
The Cleaning Lady [Fox, 9p]
Despite its horrible name, this crime thriller turned out to be the rarest of things these days–a big network drama that sucked me in. Now we can see the continuation in season two. I admit that I have my concerns–the first season was such the self-contained story in a way–so I hope the plot doesn’t feel shoehorned in to a far-fetched story. What I do know is that, as of now, I am here for it!
Queer for Fear [Shudder]
This four-part documentary series examines the history of the LGBTQ+ community in horror and thriller films. Acknowledging queer authors (Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde), and their influence, through today’s films and queer audiences.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- The delightfully pun-happy named Best in Dough takes the usual food competition to the world of pizza. Mmmmmm…. pizza! We’re too hungry now to tell you it debuts today on Hulu.
- This week the NFL put a game on streaming and non-tech-savvy fans were rioting. We’re pretty sure Dancing with the Stars does not have a demographic that will have that much better luck, but we’ll see as season 31 finds the beloved dance competition on Disney+ instead of ABC. This season’s celebrities run the gamut from 70s sex symbol Cheryl Ladd to frequent Rupaul’s Drag Race competitor Shangela to improv man of all seasons Wayne Brady.
- The other titan of arts-based talent competitions returning tonight (and staying on good ‘ol non-streaming TV) is that cavalcade of heaty pipes and swivelling chairs, The Voice on NBC. This year’s new coach is one-time Fifth Harmonizer and Havana enthusiast Camila Cabello.
We’ve always been on Donald Glover’s timeline for his brilliant and ethereal comedic ode to his hometown of ATL. But still, it’s sweet sorrow that we’re nearing the end of the line. We Scholars are thankful for a new season of the tales of Earn, … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/15/2022
The show we are hoping remains mere dystopian future–even as it seems a Supreme Court plan of action–returns for its penultimate season of Gilead insanity. There’s also a pair of intriguing new NFL entries and the latest dark murderfest from Norway hits Netflix. It’s what … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/14/2022
It’s not the busiest Tuesday but we found some content worth watching. JASON’S PICK:The Come Up [Freeform, 10p]Six attractive creatives are brought together and their lives followed as they take on whatever NYC can dish out. Perhaps we’ll find out what happenes when they will … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/13/2022
It’s a classic 19th Century H.G. Wells novel, a successful 1953 sc-fi flick, a less-than-beloved 2005 blockbuster, and now we head into the third year of a quietly critically liked Epix series, and that’s the biggest story of this Monday that’s not a big TV … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/12/2022
It’s PrestigeTValooza this Sunday night as we have three new big-ticket dramas with impressive casts–casts which include Colm Meaney, Susan Sarandon, John Bernthal, Rosie O’Donnell, Rupert Everett, Gretchen Mol, Screen Scholar fave Beth Ditto, and country music star Trace Adkins. And as we remember the … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/11/2022
Rose Salazar, who has been giving tour de force performances in both the underrated semi-animated Undone and her own Brand New Cherry Flavor (both critical darlings, bee tee dubs), takes the lead in one of the most intriguing rom-coms of 2022. And it’s a busy … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/08/2022
Standup Mike Birbiglia once jokingly invented “pizza until you fall asleep” and that is well in line with our Netflix food-based pick of the day. We’re also intrigued by a reverse rom-com and excited for two new episodes of two of the best gritty half-hour … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/07/2022
Does anyone out there remember the site Cute Overload? It was the 803rd most influential British blog in 2011. Anyway, our top pick for today would fit that description. We also have the end of the season for Screen Scholars’ fave vampire show (but don’t … Continue reading What To Watch: 09/06/2022