What To Watch: 05/02/2023

A standout recurrent character from Silicon Valley–among hundreds of other credits including a BTS video–hits the stage for his latest standup special. Meanwhile, the news just gets weirder and weirder.

Jimmy O. Yang: Guess How Much? [Amazon Prime]
Jimmy O. Yang is back for his second special. This one hits Prime Video today and Jimmy is ready for his close up. You may recognize him from Crazy Rich Asians or Silicon Valley or a number of other roles. He definitely is on the precipice of becoming a household name. Also, this is a great way to celebrate AAPI month.

Menendez + Menudo: Boys Betrayed [Peacock]
Sometimes connections between tragedies and scandals can still be surprising. I wholly missed the story that Jose Menendez–that Jose Menendez–was accused of child rape by a member of Menudo–that Menudo. If you don’t remember who those people are: Jose Menendez was the father of Lyle & Erik, whose murder of said father became one of the biggest trials of the 1990s; Menudo were a Hispanic pre-teen/teen singing group whose members “aged out” at 15. This is a crazy and awful story which should make one hell of a true crime series.


  • W. Kamau Bell–one of today’s leading standup comedians/social commentarians–looks into the pitfalls, assumptions, and politics of growing up with parents of different races is modern day America in the Peacock special 1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed.
  • MTV continues doing what it do with the return of Couples Retreat and the newest iteration of a popular show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta – Run It Back.
  • After most of us have had the same monarch over in the UK for most of our lives (you have to be in your 70s at this poiut to have lived in a pre-QE2 universe), it’s still a bit weird to see Prince Charles now properly referred to as King Charles. How did we get here? Welp, if you want a primer that probably doesn’t question the existence of a monarchy in a democratic country, look no further than King Charles: The Boy Who Walked Alone.
  • If you are a fan of Latin pop, then Thalia’s expertise on the subject should not be questioned. If you wondered what the music star listened to of her own accord (theoretically), check out Paramount+’s Thalia’s Mixtape: El Soundtrack de mi Vida.
  • Netflix is dropping two new foreign imports today: the Japanese dating show Love Village would seem to have a The Circle vibe to it; meanwhile, The Tailor is a thriller (of sorts) based on the true story of a designer with a secret charge.
  • Our national obsession with the Last Frontier state continues with the return on Nat Geo of Life Before Zero: First Alaskans.

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