By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The week ahead in television is going to be extremely exciting with the debut of Hamilton on Disney+ this Friday morning, and it has to take the top spot on many of our collective ‘must-watch’ lists. This recording with the original cast will allow families an opportunity to watch this magical production from the comfort of their own homes. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with the 4th of July holiday being this weekend, and with many people staying close to home lately, looking for something fun and exciting to watch this weekend is just what the doctor ordered.
A fascinating new addition to the Netflix lineup this week will be the return of Unsolved Mysteries. This reboot of the popular NBC documentary series, which aired from 1987– 2010, will feature captivating re-enactments of real unsolved cases and a tip line for viewers to help investigators in solving each one. The first season of twelve episodes run will be broken up into two batches, each comprised of six episodes.
Warrior Nun, debuting on Netflix on Thursday morning, is another series to add on our recommendation list. This supernatural series is about an orphan with superpowers, who joins a group of demon-hunting nuns, is a perfect popcorn-fueled escape for viewers, in the blog’s opinion.
Amazon’s Hanna returns for its second season this Friday morning. This second season of this thrilling and suspense-filled adaption of the film of the same name will find Hanna (Esmé Creed-Miles) on a personal mission to rescue her friend from the clandestine Utrax program, while also looking to understand more about how she gained her abilities. Dermot Mulroney also joins the cast with Mireille Enos returning as CIA agent Marissa Wiegler.
Lastly, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels wraps up its first season this Sunday night on Showtime. We are still awaiting word of a second season, so we hope we get confirmation soon.
That’s all for this week. Until next time, we wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day, just without any alien invasions.
New: Agents of SHIELD!!!!, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, Doom Patrol Netflix and Disney + movies.
On-going: Stargirl, Snowpiercer, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Line of Duty.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Behind Closed Doors: Back to the Future, Hamilton.
On-going: Stargirl, Snowpiercer, NOS4A2, and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in PINK. Do note that Saturday was skipped this week due to the lack of ‘nerdy’ content.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
REELZ Behind Closed Doors: Back to the Future [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
CBS 2020 Bet Awards [Three-Hour Presentation]
SHOWTIME Black Monday: Who are You Supposed to Be? [2nd Season Summer Premiere]
HBO I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: Murder Habit [Series Premiere]
A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer.” McNamara lived a quiet life as a writer, mother and wife, preferring to stay on the periphery of the Hollywood world of her comedian husband Patton Oswalt. But every night, as her family slept, she indulged her obsession with unsolved cases, beginning her investigation into the man who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s and is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Day of the Dead [1st Season Finale]
Monday, June 29, 2020
ADULT SWIM Robot Chicken: Callie Greenhouse In: Fun. Sad. Epic. Tragic. [10th Season Summer Premiere]
ACORN TV The Sommerdahl Murders [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
DCI Dan Sommerdahl investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp, and his wife, Marianne, a criminal technician. But Dan’s years of devotion to the job have hurt his marriage, and with Marianne wanting a divorce, Dan discovers his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend. And they all must still work together to solve crimes. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
NETFLIX BNA: Brand New Animal [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere / Anime]
Morphed into a raccoon beastman, Michiru seeks refuge, and answers, with the aid of wolf beastman Shirou inside the special zone of Anima-City. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Homemade [Special]
Acclaimed filmmakers from around the world channel their creativity during COVID-19 isolation with this diverse, genre-spanning collection of short films. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Adú [Movie]
Near a Spanish town in northern Africa, a child takes a painful journey, a father reconnects with his daughter and a coast guard is guilt stricken. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half [Stand-Up Special]
ABC The Genetic Detective: The Hot Case [1st Season Finale]
HBO Welcome To Chechnya [Documentary Special]
From Academy Award-nominated director David France comes a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
NETFLIX Chico Bon Bon: Monkey With a Tool Belt [2nd Season Premiere / Kids TV Series]
NETFLIX Deadwind [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Unsolved Mysteries [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Real cases of perplexing disappearances, shocking murders and paranormal encounters fuel this gripping revival of the iconic documentary series. Click here for more information.
PBS Prehistoric Road Trip: Tiny Teeth, Fearsome Beasts [1st Season Finale]
Thursday, July 02, 2020
NETFLIX Warrior Nun [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns. Click here for more information.
NBC Council of Dads: Fight or Flight [1st Season Finale]
Friday, July 03, 2020
NETFLIX The Baby-Sitters Club [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Ann M. Martin’s beloved books get a modern update in this series that follows a group of girlfriends and their homegrown babysitting business. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Hanna [Complete 2nd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Ju-On: Origins [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
A paranormal researcher searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Las Chicas Del Cable: Part 2 [Series Finale]
AMAZON Regular Heroes [1st Season Finale]
THE CW iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ [One-Hour Special]