Tag: Dark Matter

What to Watch: 09/16/2016

Weed dealers and porn addicts aren’t going to obey your “NO TRESPASSING” signs, so if these are your neighbors, maybe don’t bother with the sign. Coincidentally, we are suggesting you watch new shows about a weed dealer and a porn addict, along with a true crime doc that speaks directly to one of our editors.

NAVANI’S PICK:
High Maintenance [HBO, 11pm]
The adventures of my fave Brooklyn Pot Dealer are back, now on HBO! This show is funny cause it’s true: the depiction of Brooklyn life is so spot on.

JASON’S PICK:
Fleabag [Amazon]
This show had me at Olivia Coleman (Peep ShowBroadchurch) as an evil stepmother. A woman (played by creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge) attempts to make her way through modern British life, as her love, family, and business life are all descending into pure chaos.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Nightmare Next Door [ID, 10p]
Tonight’s episode is titled, “Dear Katherine, It’s Me the Killer.” Pass the popcorn.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • We can never have too much post-apocalypse, so in rides Orphan Black writer Tony Elliott and Netflix to our rescue with ARQ.
  • Syfy also hears you, and returns Z Nation to the airwaves for a third season, starting tonight, the same night Dark Matter goes, well, dark, with the provocatively titled episode “But First, We Save The Galaxy.”

What to Watch: 09/09/2016

Martin Lawrence, Christopher “Kid” Reid, and Tig Notaro are all slightly amused (and vaguely contorted) by your lack of choice for TV programming to watch tonight, so we’re gonna step on in her and suggest their comedy special, new series, and classic film, along with other things, and ease their pain.

JASON’S PICK:
One Mississippi [Amazon]
Tig Notaro had earned a cult following for her Sahara-dry comedy when her life fell totally apart in her early-40s; in the span of a few months, Tig was beset by two life-threatening illnesses, a break-up, and the sudden death of her mother in Mississippi. In the midst of all this, in a daze, days after a cancer diagnosis, she did a set of honest stand-up which became instant legend. Her first series plants itself firmly in the middle of tragedy — minus time — and will almost certainly find the dark humor in that beyond.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Martin Lawrence: Doin’ Time Uncut [Showtime, 9p]
The man that bought us Jerome, Sheneneh Jenkins and every worthwhile 90s catchphrase is back to deliver his first stand-up special in 14 years! I have no idea what to expect but I’m excited.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
House Party [BET, 9p]
It’s Kid ‘n’ Play’s 1990 classic, telling the age-old story of legendary house parties and having to go to great lengths to attend despite an epic grounding.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Big night for Mississippi based shows with promising buzz as Cinemax debuts its new 1970s based series, Quarry, based on Max Allan Collins.
  • Syfy’s mysterious thriller Dark Matter continues on tonight.
  • Fittingly, on the night of Tig’s series debut, most networks will be airing the charity variety show, Stand Up To Cancer.

What to Watch: 09/02/2016

As the pictures show, it’s a night for powerful men of all shades. Oh, and some cult sci-fi to boot.

NAVANI’S PICK:
Narcos [Netflix]
Taut true-life crime drama returns to Netflix for a second season which is already getting top reviews.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
180 Days: Hartsville, PBCS, 8p
The town of Hartsville, South Carolina has a 92 percent graduation rate despite most of its families receiving free or reduced lunches and living at or below the poverty line. This two-part documentary examines how the district focuses on its students.

JASON’S PICK:
Die Hard [BBCA, 8p]
Suggest Die Hard, he says! Everyone has a blast, he says! Ok, well, you’ve probably seen it, so this is just a PSA of sorts to let you know it’s on tonight.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • The titular team battles Level Six on Syfy’s Killjoys second season finale, which is followed by another mysterious second season finale, that of Dark Matter.
  • Netflix also goes to France for another version of its succesful Chef’s Table.