What To Watch: 03/08/2023

It’s love, death, and robots all over this Wednesday’s what to watch as loving lovers love in two of our main rec’s and Pedro Pascal escorts his other, more Yoda-like charge in the other. Although, come to think of it, Ellie does have in common, much, she does, with Frank Oz’s tiny green fighting machine.

Faraway [Netflix]
A woman Under the Tuscan Sun‘s in her deceased mother’s Croatian house in this heartfelt comedy. If only it were so simple!

The Confessions of Frannie Langton [BritBox]
With its period piecery and seductive sexuality, unsurprisingly, this new British series is being compared to Bridgerton–including in its own press. It could be meaningless overblown melodrama or compelling sultry drama… given its early reviews, thankfully, the latter seems likely.

The Mandalorian [Disney+]
Mando is back! And he still has Grogu with him! This season, Mando wants to get back in the good graces of the rest of the Madolorians, after he took of his helmet… big no no. Up first? Fixing up IG11.


  • Remember those relentless ads for farmersonly.com? Well, that was apparently just the tip of the iceberg on the concept of agricultural-based dating. Fox’s new dating show Farmer Wants a Wife takes its cue from a British series which has been going on for two decades{?!} in the UK. This is also not the first attempt at an Americanized version of a cowboy-dating show (an idea that feels distinctly American, so, shrug).
  • Lt. Joe Kenda sets his laser-sharp crime-solving skillz to a 30-year-old cold case of a brutal murder in the ID special Homicide Hunter: The Man with No Face.
  • Unlike in all major U.S. sports, when MTV’s most famous battle royale calls it the “World Championship,” they do mean more than the U.S. (and sometimes Canada). The Challenge: World Championship combines all the international iterations of the reality show for one multilingual celebration of weird feats of strength and dexterity.
  • Remember when the whole world was obsessed with the missing Malaysian plane. Well, many people still are–enough to justify the Netflix special with the phoned-in name MH370: The Plane That Disappeared.

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