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.
Turns out the end of Game of Thrones wasn’t the end of tv! There’s lots more tv to consume from NBA Playoffs to comedy to an alien invasion. Oh tv: always giving something for everyone.Sammy Younan
Monday, May 20
NBA Playoffs (
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (8pm / CW) – FINALE! This show continues to be a personal favourite of not only the CW lineup but on all of TV right now. It had a pretty rocky first season. However, part way through season 2 the show really started to find it’s footing and make a mark for itself as the fun superhero show in the Berlanti-verse. Arrow is grim, Flash/Supergirl is serious fun and Black Lightning is topical Legends has jumped into the open slot left for irreverent wackiness. Sure the show still has big bads and serious undertones but it doesn’t miss a chance to have fun with the characters or its storylines. ALL HAIL BEEBO! (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, May 21
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (3am / Netflix) – Lately Netflix’s comedy specials have been uneven (i.e. Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible). Wanda’s wit and verve is a timely reminder of what the streaming service does so well. Her last special was 2016 What Happened… Ms. Sykes? so she’s been gone too long. Welcome back Netflix and welcome back Wanda Sykes. (Sammy)
Blood & Treasure (9pm / CBS) – PREMIERE! A new show with a rare 2-hour premiere episode. CBS has decided to make a Tomb Raider ripoff show for weekly television on a TV budget. I’m not kidding about the Tomb Raider connections we have an antiquities expert teaming up with an art thief okay not so similar but wait… globetrotting adventure – check, tragic loss of a father – check, kidnapping someone important to the leads – check, terrorist/evil organization – check, battling for the cradle of civilization – check. It’s like the old white executives said: “hey what’s a hit with younger people, oh right those video games. Didn’t that Larry Kroft fella make good money at the box office let’s do a gender-swapped tv show and make Larry a woman! Yeah, that’ll be a hit for sure.” Who knows maybe it’ll work. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, May 22
Live in Front of a Studio Audience (8pm / ABC) – This’ll either go well or go… south. It’s a weird tv experiment many people will know the actors but not the tv shows so much. Woody Harrelson, Will Ferrell, Marisa Tomei and Jamie Foxx will re-create episodes from two 1970s sitcoms Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons. Well, let’s give it 10 minutes or so and see what’s what. (Sammy)
Whiskey Cavalier (10pm / ABC) – SERIES FINALE! This is the last shot to watch this show. ABC ahead of its 2019 TV Upfronts announced its cancellation. The show was an interesting idea that has its fans but couldn’t quite get past mid/low-end ratings each week. On a network like ABC, it’s days were numbered. With a likable cast and a fun premise, it’s not hard to see why people are upset it’s ending. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, May 23
Slasher: Solstice (3am / Netflix) – So this isn’t a movie about a killer disguised as a druid hunting his victims in an apartment complex…this is an 8 episode tv season…about a killer disguised as a druid hunting a killer disguised as a druid hunting his victims in an apartment complex. Slasher: Solstice is the third of a Canadian anthology “psychological thriller” series on Netflix. The first season, Slasher: The Executioner set in a small town is about The Executioner’s brutal sin-based killing spree. Slasher: Guilty Party aka season two follows a group of friends who return to their summer campground and… well, it’s summer camp…what did you think was gonna happen? (Sammy)
Elementary (10pm / CBS) – PREMIERE! Elementary returns for its final 7th season. A modern American take on the classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Joan (John) Watson. They have dealt with many crimes over the run of the show but for Sherlockians, none is bigger than the vast departure for major Sherlock characters such as Moriarty, Mycroft, Lestrade and moving to New York. However, the show does have a charm that I always enjoyed. I have especially liked the brunt look at Sherlock’s many character flaws and addictions over the course of the series. This season finds our heroes onto new work back where it all began in London working with Scotland Yard. (Mr. Green)
Friday, May 24
The Perfection (3am / Netflix) – More proof you can’t trust Allison Williams. (Sammy)
Doom Patrol (3am / DC Universe) – FINALE! This season comes to a close for our hapless band of superheroes. This show has been quite the revelation it’s like the more vulgar aggressive big brother to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Unlike that show, this one started out of the gate with the weird and whacky all narrated by the always great Alan Tudyk as villain Mr. Nobody. Based primarily on the Grant Morrison run of the comic it has all the outlandish crazy Doom Patrol characters, adventures and banter of the dysfunctional family they are. Sad to see it end this week but it will be back and Plus we move onto a new show next Friday to replace it. Although it’s going to be hard to keep up with let alone up the ante after this season. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, May 25
Rim of The World (3am / Netflix) – This looks like it was written by Netflix’s algorithm. The 4 left over Stranger Things kids are not even characters they come across like stereotypes. (What year is this movie set in?! Kangol hats, Adidas tracksuits… weirdest nostalgia mashup). Anyways instead of setting off to find a dead body and become men these kids hafta deal with an alien invasion. Based on the fact that one kid rocks a Rubik’s Cube… my money is on the aliens. (Sammy)
Nothing! – It’s cool it happens more often then we like to admit. But it is the summer maybe go outside and enjoy it while it lasts. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, May 26
Nap Time (Anyti
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (9pm / HBO) – And you thought it was all over. Well, it is… this is just a behind-the-scenes special to look back on the series and the final season of the show. For the fans who are still happy with the show, I’m sure this will be a fun watch. To everyone else maybe do what Sammy suggests. (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!