By DRWHO42, Scott, and Alyssa
All things, unfortunately, must come to an end and this month have seen the series finales of Hawaii Five-0 and Strike Back. This week we say so long to Will & Grace (for a second time) and Empire. There are a few more series which are destined to ride off into the sunset and this week we learned the return dates for Blindspot – April 30 – and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – May 27. All of these series have been exceptional and groundbreaking while establishing loyal fanbases.
There is some good news to report for fans of 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star as we learned this past Monday that both series have been renewed.
Looking ahead to this week, there are several season finales to prepare for including Better Call Saul, NCIS: New Orleans, Law & Order: SVU, Will & Grace, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Superstore.
There are also a few movies to add to your watch list this week, which may be a suitable departure from your standard series fare. Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be released on Netflix on Friday morning. HBO has never been shy of hard-hitting telemovies and Bad Education, which premieres this Saturday evening, is just that and it stars Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and Ray Romano. Bad Education tells the real-life story of a $11 million dollar embezzlement scheme that occurred in a prestigious school district in Roslyn, New York. The scandal gained headlines across the country when the news first broke, and based on the critical buzz from the film festivals the movie was screened, we would recommend adding this to your watch list.
Lastly, there is a little bit of a void with sports, however, on the positive front, the NFL Draft is set to kick off this Thursday evening, which will continue into the weekend. It will be interesting to see how the NFL teams will select this upcoming rookie class to fill their current and future needs.
That’s all for now. Stay safe and relax in the escape television has to offer this week!
New: Bad Education
On-going: 9-1-1, Motherland: Fort Salem, Chilling Tales of Sabrina, Legends of Tomorrow, FBI: Most Wanted, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Arrow, Prodigal Son, The Line, SNL, Criminal: UK, Titans,
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Marvel’s Spider-man: Web of Venom, Better Call Saul (Season Finale), Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045.
On-going: The Clone Wars, Outlander, DC/CW shows, and Supernatural.
Binge / Stack: The Witcher.
Alyssa’s picks for Disney+, CBSAA, Over-The-Air (OTA), Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime:
OTA: The Rookie, Lego Masters, Tommy, 911: Lone Star, The NCIS shows, FBI, All Rise, Stumptown and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
Stream: Star Wars: Clone Wars, Locke & Key, Star Trek: Discovery, and Star Trek: Picard
Rewatch: The Witcher, The Boys, The Runaways, and Jack Ryan
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Disney XD Marvel’s Spider-man: Web of Venom [One-Hour/3rd Season Premiere]
CBS NCIS: New Orleans: Predators [6th Season Finale]
Monday, April 20, 2020
Quibi Iron Sharpens Iron [Series Premiere About Athletes Competing Against Each Other]
Netflix The Midnight Gospel [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]
Traversing trippy worlds inside his universe simulator, a space caster explores existential questions about life, death and everything in between. Click here for more information.
AMC Better Call Saul: Something Unforgivable [Season Finale]
HBO The Plot Against America: Part 6 [1st Season Finale]
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Netflix Nicky Jam: El Ganador [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]
From his humble and troubled start in Boston, to his downfall on the streets, to becoming the king of one of the most popular musical genres, this is not only the life of Nicky Jam, but the history of reggaeton itself. Click here for more information.
CBS Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince [Two-Hour Special]
Fox Empire: Home is on the Way [Series Finale]
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Netflix Absurd Planet [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]
A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth’s most incredible animals. Click here for more information.
Hulu Little Fires Everywhere: Praire Fire [1st Season Finale]
Netflix The Silence of the Marsh [Movie]
While researching corruption for his new book, a successful crime novelist shades the line between fiction and reality. Click here for more information.
Netflix The Plagues of Breslau [Movie]
After a body is found sewn inside a cow hide, a Wrocław detective discovers a killer is recreating an 18th-century “plague” of criminal punishments. Click here for more information.
Netflix The Willoughbys [Animated Movie]
Four siblings with horribly selfish parents hatch a plan to get rid of them for good and form a perfectly imperfect family of their own. Click here for more information.
BBCA She Walks With Apes [Two-Hour Documentary About Living With Apes]
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Netflix Ghost in the Shell: Sac_2045 [Complete 1st Season/Series Premiere]
Ghost in the Shell”, a landmark in near-future science fiction, brings together Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki as they present their vision of the year 2045 in Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Led by full-body cyborg Motoko Kusanagi, Public Security Section 9 once again gets ready to face off against cybercrime. Click here for more information.
Netflix La Casa De Las Flores [Complete 3rd Season / Series Finale]
ABC 2020 NFL Draft – Round 1
NBC Superstore: California Part 1 [5th Season Finale]
NBC Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Lights Out [7th Season Finale]
NBC Will & Grace: It’s Time [Series Finale]
NBC Will & Grace: A Will & Graceful Goodbye
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Things We Have to Lose [21st Season Finale]
Friday, April 24, 2020
Netflix After Life [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
Apple TV+ Beastie Boys Story
Apple TV+ Defending Jacob [Series Premiere]
The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA’s world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder. Click here for more information.
Netflix Hello Ninja [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
Netflix Love 101 [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
While trying to make their teacher fall for a basketball coach, four misfits and a model student find friendship, love and the courage to be themselves. Click here for more information.
Netflix Extraction [Movie]
A hardened mercenary’s mission becomes a soul-searching race to survive when he’s sent into Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord’s kidnapped son. Stars Chris Hemsworth. Click here for more information.
ABC NFL Special: 2020 NFL Draft – Rounds 2-3
Saturday, April 25, 2020
ABC 2020 NFL Draft – Rounds 4-7
HBO Bad Education [Movie]
Inspired by true events, Bad Education stars Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and Academy Award winner Allison Janney. The story follows Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they’ve built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy — by whatever means necessary. Click here for more information.