Entertainment

What to Watch This Weekend: April 24, 2020

Happy weekend! Here are some shows to help pass the time this weekend. Again, it’s a mix of old and new!

The Last Dance

What it’s about: The 10 part documentary chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty. (ESPN)

Why you should watch: I know it must seem like hell is freezing over when I am suggesting a sports docuseries. I’ll admit I might not have watched if I weren’t living with my boyfriend, but it turned out to be quite compelling. This has not turned me into a sports loving convert, but it’s Jordan!

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Sex & The City

What it’s about: How do single women and men find mates in New York? Sarah Jessica Parker stars as 30-something writer Carrie Bradshaw, whose personal life and friendships are fodder for her weekly column. (HBO)

Why you should watch: I’ve watched this show from start to finish more times than I can count. There are definitely aspects that are problematic and/or didn’t age well. Once you get past that it’s a great rewatch (or first time watch if you’re one of those few people).

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Vida

What it’s about: ““Vida” follows two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. (Starz)

Why you should watch: Vida is an interesting take on gentrification. The two sisters are the gentrifiers. Seeing these sisters come together (and apart) is also fantastic to watch.

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Mindhunter

What it’s about: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: If you’re interested in true crime this is the show for you. While definitely disturbing, it’s always gripping.

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Collateral


What it’s about:
Investigating the murder of a pizza delivery man, a London detective uncovers a tangled conspiracy involving drug dealers, smugglers and spies. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: The way the story unfolds is completely unexpected. There’s only four episodes, so it’s quick watch.

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Little Fires Everywhere

What it’s about: Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, the story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. (Hulu)

Why you should watch: Okay, this is the second time I’ve included this show in a round up. The season finale was so good that it’s worth mentioning again.

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The Spy

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What it’s about: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: This a captivating series based on a true story. If you love a good spy drama, you’ll love this show.

Click here to watch.

The Fall

What it’s about: A detective superintendent battles her own personal demons as she tries to get inside the head of a serial killer hiding behind a family-man facade. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: It’s the ultimate cat and mouse game. You won’t be able to guess what happens next.

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#blackAF

What it’s about: Kenya Barris and his family navigate relationships, race and culture while grappling with their newfound success in this comedy series. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: This show got mixed reviews for valid reasons. It’s definitely not perfect, but it’s an easy/funny watch. We have time, right?

Click here to watch.

Too Hot To Handle

What it’s about: On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there’s a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they’ll have to give up sex. (Netflix)

Why you should watch: I always like to include a show that is complete escapism. This show is that and then some.

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What are you watching this weekend?

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