We don’t usually lead with a show for young children, but this one looks undeniably cute. And it pairs well with a documentary about the most wrongly maligned man of this Century so far.
We Lost Our Human [Netflix]
OK, as a childless 40-something, I’m not exactly the target market for this program, but I do have cats and a dog and so does this. Also, the trailer looks like it has an age-defying sensibility and a cool premise and title–that the pets wake up and find that all the humans are missing. I’m probably on a list somewhere now. Oh, also, it’s interactive, so if you like that sort of thing. I do.
American Masters: Dr. Tony Fauci [PBS, 8p]
PBS’s new subject will be polarizing, but it really shouldn’t be. It focuses on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who helped the country through the COVID crisis. Conspiracy theorists and idiots love to take this guy down just for doing his job. I’m not sure this doc will shut the peanut gallery up (the most vocal likely hate PBS also), but it will be a good representation of his life and work.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- The Ana Gasteyer-led comedy American Auto on NBC has had an uneven first season and a half, but when you look at the Nielsen numbers, it’s clear they are doing something right as it’s remarkable how well it retains its audience throughout the season–it even makes gains some weeks, suggesting word-of-mouth is working for the charming collection of characters. This week’s sounds like a good one as Gasteyer’s Katherine hosts her charges for a teambuilding episode at her home. Unfortunately, she is in the middle of a contentious divorce with her husband.
- The CW carries on with its DC line-up as we have both Batman and Superman represented in soap opera-infused superhero drama form with new episodes of Superman & Lois and Gotham Knights.
- Finally, we call you to the action of joining Kristen Kish on her journey along roads rarely traveled to find the international culinary gems in unlikely locales in Restaurants at the End of the World. Make sure you’ve already eaten. We had not as we typed this and our whole set of scholars are mid-Homer Simpson drool right now.