Hey not sure what to watch this week on the small screen? No worries #SetTheVCR is here to help you make some of those decisions easier. Each week Sammy Younan and I will give you our picks for each day of the coming week. Please note – enjoyment NOT guaranteed.
All times are Eastern Standard Time so please adjust for your time zone.
This week Mr. Green watches Game of Thrones while I watch Game of Zones since it’s the NBA Playoffs. It’s the glorious gamification of television: we’ve come a long way since Life and Sorry.Sammy Younan
Sunday, April 14
NBA Playoffs 2019 (
Game of Thrones (9pm / HBO) – Like there is another choice for tonight or for the next 6 weeks. Sammy can talk about the NBA all he wants but nothing compares to the drama unfolding on Sunday nights as Game of Thrones comes to epic conclusion starting tonight!. Friendship, Love, Betrayal, Loyalty, Vengeance, Righteousness, Zombies and DRAGONS – all fighting for Westeros! (Mr. Green)
Monday, April 15
American Dad (
WWE Monday Night RAW (8pm / USA) – Brand shakeup begins tonight. After the events of Wrestlemania and the followup shows last week we finally get to see where Superstars will be landing where. Obviously, Becky “Becky 2-Belts” Lynch will be on both shows but the rest are up in the air. Other than the Uso’s looking to be added to RAW all we can go on is if they are big monsters they will be here. Sorry but Vince has a type. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, April 16
WWE SmackDown LIVE! (8pm / USA) – Brand shakeup concludes tonight. Again since Vince believes this to be the second tier show he will put the Superstars he doesn’t have a lot of faith in here and of generally smaller stature. So I expect to see Ricochet, for example, stay here on Smackdown as Aleister Black goes to RAW splitting up this current tag team. I’m not expecting much on these shows other than who is going where and to start a few feuds to build up to Summer Slam. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, April 17
Conan Without Borders: Australia (
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World (10pm / PBS) – Looks at how the telescope was invented. These are the kind of shows that Discovery and History should be showing but that shipped sailed in the ’90s. For now, while PBS still has funding, we can rely on them to present interesting shows like this. I can’t wait to what else they have in this series to explore for us. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, April 18
Star Talk (
Star Trek: Discovery (8pm / CBS All Access) – FINALE! – Season 2 comes to close tonight for the crew of the USS Discovery. With Control closing in on the data from the sphere, the entirety of the universe hangs in the balance. Plus this episode looks to make a big change to the trajectory of the series while solving some outstanding timeline issues. I’m sure there will be much interest rage tomorrow morning. Who cares the show really turned a corner this season and brought some really great fun moments and stories to the screen. I’m really looking forward to season 3. (Mr. Green)
Friday, April 19
Samantha! (3am / Netflix) – Another show from Netflix where I totally missed the boat on this series first season. Netflix is pumping out so many shows and movies each week it’s hard to keep up. A former child star quits her top of the charts show and becomes a bit of a laughing stock as she ages into adulthood. With a new book and movie on its way from her former co-stars, she sets out to prove the world she is not a childish monster. It looks like a ton of fun. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, April 20
Grass Is Greener (
NHL Playoffs (Various / Various) – The Playoffs continue. Teams are fighting every night for the right to continue to the next round until they reach ultimate glory the Stanley Cup Finals. However as hard as it is to get there winning it once you do is just as tough. (Mr. Green)
Well, there you go plenty of options for the week ahead. Enjoy yourself and watch responsibly.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!