It’s not tedksalk;salkdlsakda;ls JASON’S PICK:America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston [PBS, 9p]As the infrastructure of the man-made country crumbles–both literally and metaphorically, my cousin Baratunde explores the natural beuaty that still permeates the country. Ok, despite sharing a last name, he’s no relation to me, but … Continue reading What To Watch: 07/05/2022
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.
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.
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.”
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.
High schoolers and Olympians, zombies and chefs (top ones, at that), come together and form the majesty that is a Thursday night’s television in June. BRAD’S PICK:Black Summer [Netflix]Given its darker tone, it’s hard to believe that this is spin off of Z Nation. It … Continue reading What To Watch: 06/17/2021
From yesterday to today, we’ve upgraded from tag to complex escape rooms designed by a legendary comedy actor and navigated by surprisingly A-list level celebrities. Speaking of, National Theatre of London’s online offering has a pretty snazzy cast too.
All the world’s a game, and all the contestants merely players. All our recommendations are game shows, so, yes, it truly is Summer. KATHERINE’S PICK: Holey Moley [ABC, 8p] Summer programming means American Ninja Warrior-level commentary (two hosts above the action and at least one … Continue reading What To Watch: 06/20/2019