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.
The excitement is beginning to build up as we close in on our Fall TV returns. So, it’s going to get rather busy around here over the next few weeks as we’ll have plenty of premieres starting to show up below. Stay tuned.
A rather frightful week this week: we start off with a Swamp Thing and conclude with Pennywise The Dancing Clown. Hope your G. I. Joe nightlight is ready to go.
Monday, September 2
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The Terror (9pm / AMC) – This week is my catch up on this series as Geek Hard will be talking with one of the stars of the show Lee Shorten on Friday at 7pm EST / 4pm PST. I enjoyed the first season so I know already what to expect from this show. If you haven’t seen the first season don’t worry at all as this is anthology show like American Horror Story so no need to watch the previous season to jump in on this one. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, September 3
Conan Without Borders: Greenland (
Valley of the Damned (10pm / ID) – Some true crime for you this week. Investigation Discovery airs a 6-part series chronicling the murders that took place around an area of Colorado known as Prison Valley. It is home to 6 federal prisons and America’s only Supermax. There has been an abundance of murders in this small area and many think the town of Dryden is cursed. The series takes a look at that idea and what has been going on since the late ’80s. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, September 4
BH90210 (9pm / FOX) – Oh Sammy’s going to mad at me. I just can’t help myself though, this show has been a lot of fun to watch. I got hooked into the meta world of the show and enjoy all the crazy machinations of the characters on the show plus the over-arching gonzo plot with the crazy stalker angle they are dealing with. It’s just a ton of fun. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, September 5
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The Lego Movie (8pm / ABC) – ABC is showing The Lego Movie during the first week of back to school with nothing else on is a smart move especially going against the NFL that night. However in many homes that will be a losing battle for the little tykes. Still, it was fun back when I saw it in theatres and the soundtrack by Mark Mothersbaugh is outstanding. (Mr. Green)
Friday, September 6
Titans (3am / DC Universe) – DC Universe brings the hard R as Right on Ruckus with Titans: Season 2! Season 1 was uneven but I enjoyed it more than DC’s CW shows so I’ll be back for Season 2. The violence and especially the Fincher-dark tone was an understandably a Judas Contract for many Titans fans. It’s however what sold me. That and the Toronto locations! (In Season 1 Episode 3: where’s that roller rink…Hamilton?! That looks TIGHT. Wow! Wanna go?). (Sammy)
ELITE (3am / Netflix) – Season two of a Spanish show dealing with teens at a top-level school that only has the countries best students… the elite if you will. It has the usual sex, drugs and murder that shows like have had for decades now. But it does look like lots of fun. Another one of those buried hidden gems from another country that Netflix has been keeping for a while now. Since they have been losing shows due to the upcoming streaming wars I have been enjoying finding other title like this as they begin to push their other content from around the world. This looks to be another solid entry on that front. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, September 7
Hip-Hop Evolution (Anyti
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (8pm / NBC) – Hey it’s Saturday there is not a lot on but at least this week NBC decided to air Harry Potter, but the last in the series for some odd reason. I liked it but it’s an odd choice to air like this. Well, at least there is something worthwhile to watch tonight. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, September 8
Ballers (10pm / HBO) – Who doesn’t love them some Rock “The Dwayne” Johnson? This show is a favourite of mine and has been since it started 5 years ago. Always fun in that usual HBO way of storytelling even with their comedies. Plus Rob Cordry and John David Washington plus the rest of the stellar cast what’s not to love. (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!