Category: What to Watch

What To Watch: 05/03/2022

At the top of the Tuesday streaming menu we have a diver who loves to push the limits of her (and human) endurance, and a reunion that will make some former and current theater kids become very obnoxious–even more so.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive [Netflix]
This beautifully shot documentary follows free diver Johanna Nordblad as she trains to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath.

JASON’S PICK:
Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known [HBO, 9p]
One of the best musicals of the 21st Century–although the play it’s based on was written at the tail end of the 19th–is revealed for those who never made it to theater, and relived for those of us who did. The original cast returns, including Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. And it’s cable, so they won’t even have to bleep out the coming-of-age rock musical’s showstopper “Totally Fucked.” 

BRAD’S PICK:
Mayans MC [FX, 10p]
There has been a lot of strife in the titular motorcycle club lately. You could almost call it a civil war. This week’s episode even more internal struggles bring further conflict. At the end of the day though, I just hope EZ takes good care of that dog.

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • The Malaysian film Showtime 1958 is a rare sort of holiday film. Celebrating Eid, the movie tells the true story of a classic Eid song written by P. Ramlee and Jamil Sulong backstage at a show. It debuts on Netflix today.
  • ABC is airing a line-up of returning oddball game shows. In alpha order, we see The Chase, the golf-themed Holey Moley and the new kid on the block, Who Do You Believe? In that last one, it’s the home audience who is the contestant as in this true-crime hybrid, a true story is revealed with many possible villains and scenarios, and you get to figure out whodunnit and which one is what actually happened.
  • Speaking of true crime, the neverending saga of a haunted Utah tract of land gets a new chapter with the latest season of History Channel’s The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.

What To Watch: 04/27/2022

For the best options tonight, be ready to go back to the 1940s & ’50s or to the vast MCU. Here’s what we got for you on this random Wednesday.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes [Netflix]
Netflix explores the mystery surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe through what they claim are previously unheard interviews with her inner circle.

JASON’S PICK:
The Survivor [HBO, 8p]
The words “based on a true story from the Holocaust” are not generally going to suggest a fun watch, nor should they. This Barry Levinson-directed film tells the story of Harry Haft who literally fought for his life in a concentration camp before returning to boxing after he survived and was freed. It boasts a great cast, with Foster as Haft, alongside Danny DeVito, Peter Sarsgaard and John Leguizamo, among others.

BRAD’S PICK:
Moon Knight [Disney+]
Wow, was last week’s episode a doozy. We have two episodes left to figure out who or what that hippo thing was. The most important thing about this week’s episode will be certain revelations about Marc/Stephen’s childhood. Marvel does it again.