Two critically acclaimed programs return and Fiona and Jason are here for it. Also, Dave Chappelle (yeah, yeah, we know) uses his Netflix contract to promote some of his heroes, starting with the beloved comedy vet with the groundshaking name. FIONA’S PICK:My Brilliant Friend [HBO, … Continue reading What To Watch: 02/28/2022
These are some weird times. Watch some TV. Maybe a Click or Pleasantville or Stay Tuned scenario will happen and… no wait, all of those came with their own set of consequences. Anyway, stay safe, everyone! Here’s some shows. KATHERINE’S PICK: Feel Good … Continue reading What To Watch: 03/19/2020
No shortage of new shows led by FX’s first program exclusively debuting on Hulu. KATHERINE’S PICK: Devs [Hulu] This thriller-slash-drama stars Sonoya Mizuno, a woman investigating a technology company she suspects is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend. And no big deal, but the … Continue reading What To Watch: 03/05/2020
2The beleaguered Sandra is at the center of attention in Cloud 9 and apparently this time for once it’s a good thing for her — and we love that for her. Also, zombies and drag queens both get their grooves back, but on the actual … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/16/2019
If you’re feeling walker withdrawal, and don’t want to wait for Robert Kirkman’s third series announced this week, another long-running zombie program spins off to Netflix (so that’s a whole season to gorge upon). BRAD’S PICK: Black Summer [Netflix] It’s gonna be a bad summer … Continue reading What To Watch: 04/11/2019
Pamela Adlon’s career may have been initially aided by a certain colleague who turned out to be shitty, but she’s managed to not let said comedian’s grotesque flaw drag her down, and buzz is that her show is even better in its third season for … Continue reading What To Watch: 02/28/2019
What an outlandishly fun evening of TV we have in store tonight, with many happy returns. You can do the Time Warp again, if that’s your thing. The folks on the Runway unveil their own little Shark Tank. Keggan-Michael and Jordan return to Comedy Central to bring … Continue reading What to Watch: 10/20/2016
Pamela Adlon just wants to do her laundry; people really shouldn’t laugh. In any case, it’s sitcoms both conventional and nouveau dominating this week’s What to Watch.
Superstore [NBC, 8p]
The work walkout against Cloud 9 that has started the second season of the always promising Superstore, has been just the plot device needed to bring out the best in the characters, drawing that somewhat missing third dimension from the able collection of actors. Even Mark McKinney’s once-silly incompetent manager has found his (squeaky) voice.
The Good Place [NBC, 8:30p]
Eleanor is working with the man who designed the Good Place, making it harder to remain undetected as an accidental inclusion. Tahani is assigned to help a neighbor find her true purpose, and if we’ve learned anything, that means poor Tahani will face her first failure.
Better Things [FX, 10p]
Sam takes a trip to the plastic surgeon for a consultation which prob will not help her self esteem at all.
Let’s all give it up for crafts as, meanwhile, the never-ending battle between football and fashion plays on in two long-running debuts.
Project Runway [Lifetime, 8p]
The world’s foremost TV fashion reality show returns for its fifteenth season with its usual double-shot of designer intros and first challenge. I know I’m targeting Kimber Richardson in my Project Runway fantasy league.
Better Things [FXX, 10p]
This is the project Louis CK teased on his Marc Maron interview! Sam is a single mom struggling to keep balance between her family and her acting career and deal with lady issues this ep. Fits nicely in with my growing list of shows about flawed/not good people.
Craft In America [PBS, 8p]
The season 8 premiere looks at artists who pass on their craft to a new generation. Navajo weavers, glass, and ceramics are featured.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- While we’re into the second week of the NFL season, the NFL Thursday Night Football season kicks off tonight with a battle between two 0-1 teams who looked just terrible last week — the Buffalo Bills host the New York Jets.
- Beast makers beware as Beauty and the Beast says adios forever with its fourth season finale “Au Revoir.”
- Ice Road Truckers continue ice road trucking with a rookie tested on the cold streets of Alaska tonight.
Here at Screen Scholars today, in our ultra-brief WtW, we got ya misanthropy and sports, you can decide which is which.
Better Things [FX, 10p]
From the world of Louis C.K. pops up another darkly comic tale of an actress balancing career and parenthood — this one stars his pal Pamela Adlon, best known as the voice of Bobby Hill.
World Cup of Hockey [ESPN2, 8p]
It’s Team North America against Team Europe in this exhibition game in Quebec City. Really, though, it’s the Canadians versus the Russians, and anybody’s game.