It’s a good day for new streaming (Streaming Wednesday, anyone) as both a new and intriguing Spanish-language show begins and a sitcom with a huge cult following returns (both on Netflix). Also, the yellingist cooking show comes back. KATHERINE’S PICK:Carnaval [Netflix]“An influencer learns there’s more … Continue reading What To Watch: 06/02/2021
Tonight’s a great night if you love Tiffany Haddish–and does anyone not; she’s delightful. She both talks to kids and pranks people in puppet form. Speaking of things that should not talk, we lead with a documentary that argues whether David Berkowitz was the only … Continue reading What To Watch: 05/05/2021
The late David Carradine’s trippy Western(?) about traveling the land reluctantly settling scores would not be the first show I would expect to be rebooted in the 2020s, but here we are with a gender-swapping update. Also on the TV agenda for this Wednesday we … Continue reading What To Watch: 04/07/2021
We’re back, and just in the nick of time with one Lucy Liu going out, one coming in. Here’s our thoughts on tonight’s TV. JASON’S PICK: Why Women Kill [CBS All Access] Marc Cherry definitely has a type, and the baby-faced showrunner known for … Continue reading What To Watch: 08/15/2019
There’s a lot of televised craziness going on tonight, so, holy hell, let’s not get stuck in our tracks or flip out, let’s just list some shows!
Tracks [Spike, 10p]
An inventive twist on classic Name That Tune, Tracks tests music fans on their abilities to identify familiar songs with only the information gleaned from one track — that is, one instrument’s contribution to the song. This could be genius or awful, but it’s got the Christina Aguilera imprint on it, so you know.
Holy Hell [CNN, 9p]
CNN airs the documentary Holy Hell, a look at a 1980s Hollywood cult called Buddha Field. Nobody died (as far as we know) but there is a heart aching sadness in disappointment in its former members, who are interviewed. Filmmaker William Francisco Allen filmed the cult while a member and uses his archival footage as well.
Flipping Out [Bravo, 9p]
Jeff and Zoila get into a fight?? Oh noooo. Is this the end of our fave smart-talking, margarita-making house manager???
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- Reason #8357 you don’t want to mess with cartels is you’ll soon be searching for a new life, and it would appear that’s what most of the characters on USA’s Queen of the South are doing 11 episodes in.
- It’s getting harder to keep the band together on FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, but then they’re only ten episodes in … to its second season. How do these things happen?
- Ice Road Truckers keep on truckin’ and that’s what they will do on the History Channel.
- And while it seemed like it was just yesterday that we welcomed BattleBots on ABC, we’re already at the finale stage. The first part is tonight as the machines battle for a shot at glory, their very existence, or … well, we’re not actually sure, but we bet it’s amazing.
Sure there’s a bevy of new programs – and of course the 2016 Olympics – but we’ve decided to go with three films that are essentially explorations of how friendships can go wrong, right, wrong, and right again. So, thank you, all readers, for being … Continue reading What to Watch: 08/11/2016