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.
Ok, there will be no wrestling this week as last week was interesting at moments but not enough to suggest again. Hopefully in the coming month’s things pickup. Let’s see what else we can find to spark that interest in watching.
One of the reasons why I enjoy that Summer heat so much is it forces you to slow down. You’re not supposed to move as much. This is one of those weeks where you slow down… you look back and you look ahead. We’ve had some good days… we’ll have even better days!Sammy Younan
Monday, July 22
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (9pm / CW) – I first started watching this show back when it was in England with Clive Anderson as the host for 10 years. Then a US version was launched with Drew Carey hosting which brought many of the original comedians back such as Ryan Stiles, Colin Mocherie, Wayne Brady and Greg Proops. The show is now hosted by Aisha Tyler and is always a good time for those looking to kill time and laugh. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, July 23
Guardians of the Galaxy (
Blood & Treasure (10pm / CBS) – I know I made fun of it when it first premiered a few months ago. However, I have kept watching and it has turned into quite a little fun show. Nothing too taxing with lots of travel adventure ala Indian Jones or Tomb Raider but with that slashed TV budget. Making it more akin to many syndicated TV series of the past. It has more in common with The Librarians or Baywatch than it does Indiana Jones. But it has been a nice palate cleanser each week. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, July 24
The Great Hack (3am / Netflix) – Synopsis: “Explores how a data company named Cambridge Analytica came to symbolize the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.” The dark side of social media always makes it sound like a Darth Vader thing. Anyways Cambridge Analytica did some bad things with the data we freely supplied to the internet… so… we’re also to blame? (Sammy)
Ancient Skies (8pm / PBS) – A look at the relationship between humans and the sky. How our ancestors used it to navigate, tell time and many other things some of which lead to modern science. Series like this are usually a good watch with some fascinating ideas that you may not be familiar with plus PBS is known for their quality work in these areas. This isn’t some schlock Discovery or History channel pseudo nonsense PBS has always held themselves to that more serious higher standard of using actual facts in these shows. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, July 25
Another Life (3am / Netflix) – In the trailer for this aliens vs humans movie I heard the magic words! “What if by doing this… we launch into an interstellar war?” Oh, I’m up for that… how can I help? Hopefully, this is another assignment for Team Ruckus. (Sammy)
Elementary (10pm / CBS) – This season continues to be awesome. It has been pretty high paced and action-packed for this series at least. Plus with the overarching story of terrorists which turned into something even more nefarious it has been a journey in the final season. With only four episodes left this week feels like the stakes might start getting raised as we head for the finish line. (Mr. Green)
Friday, July 26
The Boys (3am / Amazon Prime) – Recently in New York, I saw ads for this everywhere. Amazon Prime is pulling out all the stops for this Garth Ennis (co-created, designed and illustrated by Darick Robertson) comic book series and I admit I’m intrigued. When meeting your heroes what’s the worst that can happen right? (Sammy)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8pm / ABC) – The other show that has super-heroes in it. Sure The Boys may be the queen of the ball today but AOS has been rolling strong for 6 seasons. This latest one has been a lot of fun and seems really narratively tight. Starting with season five the show has found new life with stories that have had good pacing and even better stories than the first four seasons. Of course, this far in the show should be good but it’s still impressive as I thought they were kind of in a bit of a narrative funk by the end of S4. Hopefully, the rest of this season and next years final season hold this level right to the end. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, July 27
The Game (Anyti
The Boys (Anytime / Amazon Prime) – This is going to be when I start watching The Boys. See Sammy’s pick for Friday. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since it was announced. As Sammy would say “Bring the ruckus!” can’t wait. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, July 28
Pennyworth (9 pm / EPIX) – “Kind of cool but unsure still.” really should be Pennyworth’s tagline from this trailer. I easily skipped all of Gotham. I’m sure the show was fine it just wasn’t created for me. A kid Bruce Wayne is not exciting Must See TV. However, Pennyworth actually looks decent: for such a half-baked concept. I’m begging like a Dickens orphan, no wink-wink Batman “easter egg” cheeze, just tell a damn good story with tons of British-Bond ruckus. Pennyworth the 10-episode series debuts tonight on EPIX. Let’s see what it… delivers. (Batman jokes… eh, butler jokes those I’m up for!) (Sammy)
Instinct (9pm / CBS) – Finally got caught up on the first three episodes of the season this past week. The show has gone back into the territory they had promised in season one with a possible season-long arc overlaying the weekly stories. Sure we have the usual weekly procedural stories but they have a bigger serial killer angle building from what appeared to be a throwaway case at first in episode one. I really enjoyed how they have set up this bigger story so far with only small hints and short scenes with really minor updates on the case. Plus not having Dylan directly involved allows it to be stretched out longer over the season. (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!