By DRWHO42 and Scott C.
The typical quiet time for television in August is upon us, with our main focus on summer vacations and BBQ gatherings. Thus, the TV lineup for the week ahead in television is relatively light with a few new additions; however, there are a couple of gems to be on the lookout for, and this can be the week to dive into a streamer library to find something new and interesting, that may have slipped past your radar such as Twisted Metal or Warrior Nun.
Looking back at the past week, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds pulled off a first in the franchise’s history, a musical episode. Some fans may have been skeptical and apprehensive about such a concept, but after viewing “Subspace Rhapsody”, we felt the story with the Rodgers & Hammerstein and Dubstep musical numbers worked. But there was a little payoff at the end that should remind long-time Trek fans of the Original Series. Of course, if you have not watched it, we recommend giving it a watch.
Looking ahead to this week, the interesting and engaging Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, Only Murders In The Building, returns for its third season this Tuesday on Hulu. There will be a few familiar faces to guest star this season, and we are looking forward to that because of that.
On Wednesday, Hulu brings a new superpower-themed series from Korea to our shores for enjoyment. Adapted from a webtoon, Moving centers on a group of teenagers with superpowers, and their parents struggle to keep a low profile while contending with familial issues.
There are a few season finales this week that fans are both looking forward to or would prefer their series not end their seasons so quickly. The second season finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is one series that fans cannot get enough of, and the series will cap off its epic second season of voyages with an encounter with … The Gorn. The other season finale is the inspiring basketball series, Swagger. Outlander will stage its midseason finale this week, to the disappointment of fans, as they will have to wait until sometime in 2024 for the remaining episodes to air.
Lastly, Netflix continues to deliver on star power with its latest, Heart of Stone, starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. The action movie, debuting Friday, centers on an accomplished intelligence operative who must stop a hacker from stealing a weapon, called The Heart. This film can be compared to a female Bond meets Mission Impossible mashup, so we are getting our popcorn ready for a fun action movie to cap off our week.
Entertainment news is sparse with the strikes; however, there was a pleasant surprise from Gal Gadot this week when she confirmed that discussions are taking place for a third Wonder Woman film. This news was met with mixed emotions, with fans vested in and hoping for a return of Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman.
That’s all for this week. As always, don’t forget to look at the listing located below to know what else is airing soon. Plus, don’t forget to follow the blog on Facebook and X. We will see you all next time!
New: Heart of Stone, Women’s World Cup.
On-going: Foundation, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Lioness, Supa Team 4, Jack Ryan, Hijack, The Witcher, Rabbit Hole.
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Strike Back (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).
Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Heart of Stone.
On-going: What We Do In The Shadows, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, August 06, 2023
NETFLIX King The Lan [1st Season Finale]
PBS Ridley: The Numbered Days [1st Season Finale]
SHOWTIME The Chi: New Chi City [6th Season Premiere]
FOX Housebroken: Who’s A Winner? [2nd Season Finale]
PBS Grantchester [8th Season Finale – Special Time]
Monday, August 07, 2023
NETFLIX Gabby’s Dollhouse [8th Season Premiere / Animated]
PBS The Great American Recipe [2nd Season Finale]
Tuesday, August 08, 2023
HULU Only Murders In The Building [3rd Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Never Seen Again [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge Of Edinburgh Part 2 [Anime Movie]
Reunited with Lancelot for the first time since their tragic accident, Tristan must learn to conquer his inner demons in order to save his mother’s life. Click here for more information.
VICE Dark Side Of The Ring: The World According To Marty Jannetty [4th Season Finale]
NBC Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge: Grand Finale [1st Season Finale]
Wednesday, August 09, 2023
Hulu Moving [Series Premiere]
Children with superpowers and their parents with painful pasts face enormous dangers together. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Strange Planet [Series Premiere / Animated]
Based on the New York Times No. 1 bestselling graphic novel and social media phenomenon of the same name, “Strange Planet” is a hilarious and perceptive look at a distant world not unlike our own. Set in a whimsical world of cotton candy pinks and purples, relatable blue beings explore the absurdity of everyday human traditions. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ High School Musical: The Musical [4th Season Premiere]
NBC LA Fire & Rescue: Passing The Torch [1st Season Finale]
PBS Human Footprint: The Ground Below [1st Season Finale]
Thursday, August 10, 2023
MAX Cookie Monster’s Bakesale [Special]
NETFLIX Mech Cadets [Series Premiere / Animated]
An underdog teen joins a group of young Cadets who’ve been chosen to bond with Robo Mechs from space and defend Earth against alien invaders. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Marry My Dead Body [Movie]
After finding an odd envelope, Policeman Ming-han’s life takes a spooky turn: He’s now wed to a ghost husband, and they must solve a crime together. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Painkiller [Series Premiere]
The causes and consequences of America’s opioid epidemic unfold in this drama following its perpetrators, victims and an investigator seeking the truth. Click here for more information.
MAX Rap Sh!T [2nd Season Premiere]
PARAMOUNT+ Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: Hegemony [2nd Season Finale]
FOX 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
CBS The Challenge: USA [2nd Season Premiere]
Friday, August 11, 2023
APPLE TV+ Swagger [2nd Season Finale]
NETFLIX Heart Of Stone [Movie]
An intelligence operative for a shadowy global peacekeeping agency races to stop a hacker from stealing its most valuable — and dangerous — weapon. Click here for more information.
SHUDDER The Communion Girl [Movie]
May, 1987. While returning from a nightclub and after having taken drugs, new girl in town Sara and her friend Rebe find a doll wearing a communion dress. From that moment, their lives will become a living hell. Click here for more information.
ROKU Thanks A Million [3rd Season Premiere]
CARTOON Summer Camp Island: Chapter 20: It Takes Time [Series Finale / Animated]
STARZ Outlander: Turning Points [7th Season Summer Finale]
STARZ Men In Kilts: A Roadtrip With Sam And Graham: Adrenaline Country [2nd Season Premiere]
Saturday, August 12, 2023
NETFLIX Behind Your Touch: Series Premiere [Series Premiere]