What To Watch: 04/12/2023

A quietly elite comedy with a goofy name returns for a second season, an Aussie standup plies her trade, and the second show in two days to reference the Boston Marathon tragedy are at the top of our rec list here in the scholarly lair.

Single Drunk Female [Freeform, 10p]
The first season of this comedy starring Sofia Black-D’Elia as a woman whose drunken escapades have her on the edge of destruction got a 96% RT rating. If that’s not enough, ’80s legend Ally Sheedy plays her overbearing mother. In a cool move, there will be a bit of a Breakfast Club mini-reunion as Molly Ringwald is scheduled to guest this season. If you want to wait a day, the whole second season will be available on Hulu tomorrow.

American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing [Netflix]
Ten years after the Boston Marathon Bombing, Netflix presents this three-part series looking back on the tragedy and law enforcement’s efforts to catch brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. This could turn out to be like Netflix’s Waco documentary, which proved disappointing and failed to shine any new light on an American tragedy, so our mileage may vary.

Celeste Barber: Fine, Thanks [Netflix]
Celeste Barber, star of Wellmania, has a new comedy special. Filmed at the iconic Sydney Opera House, the comedian returns to her home country on her tour. With a title like fine, thanks you can probably guess she’s not. Good commentary can be born of frustration, so let’s hold hands and get through this century.


  • The Brazilian series Smother-in-Law is a multi-camera sitcom, and from the title you can probably get a good feel for its spirit. Isadir spends the pandemic living with her son and his wife, making it her business to be a problem. Is it progressive? Nope. Is it funny? Shrug. Netflix drops its second series today.
  • Disney+ adds its own Brazilian import (but with the inimitible Disney style) with the debut of the coming-of-age rom-com It’s All Right (Todo Esta Bien).
  • Also new to Disney+, it’s Rennervations which unfortunately is not Jeremy Renner going around improving people’s lives with new technology… oh wait, it is?!?!? The King of Mayortown goes to marginalized communities to try to make life better with new vehicles.
  • Crunchyroll adds to its anime empire with X&Y.
  • Finally, the leading LGBTQA+ advocacy organization doles out its annual awards with the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards available on Hulu.

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