At the top of our list today is the first standup special for a comedy great after his famously unmessy life exploded in public. And based on the trailer, he goes there, and given he has always been a great personal storyteller, this could be a good show. We also have Halloween in April (don’t tell Todd Chavez) and rock and roll kids telling all.
John Mulaney: Baby J [Netflix]
The plot of John Mulaney’s third solo special is under wraps, but we’re intrigued to see what of Mulaney’s tumultuous past few years will be discussed on the streaming platform.
Halfway to Halloween [Shudder/AMC+]
Do you miss variety shows? Do you miss Kevin Smith? Halloween? May i recommend this Shudder Halloween Special? This new Shidder exclusives harkens back to the variety shows of yore. ill feature scripted skits, musical performances, and guest appearances from an impressive lineup of stars including David Dastmalchian (Dune, Suicide Squad) who co-produced the special, Kevin Smith, Emily Hampshire, Taran Killam, Matthew Lillard, Jorge Garcia, Steve Agee, Barbara Crampton, Felissa Rose, Katya, Derek Mears, Satanic doo wop band Twin Temple, and Kendra Onix. Plus watching it will piss off Ron DeSantis.
Family Legacy [Paramount+]
Famous musicians are viewed through the lens of their children in this MTV-style documentary. It looks a bit silly, but there are also going to be some darker and sad moments as some of the kids include those of the late Biggie Smallz and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- The first lady of television meets the First Lady from 2009-17–well, in truth, they have famously met many times. The latest special celebrates the latter’s best-seller. On Netflix, it’s Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey: The Light We Carry.
- Risque Business: Japan is essentially that old HBO show Real Sex, but with a famous comedian and a famous singer guiding us around. The sensuality and awkward moments hits Netflix today.
- If you like to mix your cooking with your selective service, well, then Chopped: Military Salute was prepared for you. Logically enough, it’s on Food Network.