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.
Apple TV+ is here and Disney+ is around the corner so let us give you some other picks this week to help fill that void. I’ve come back to wrestling with some pitty picks this week and of course, Sammy will be happy to see that Supernatural is on the list.
Did you heard the one about 2 late night tv hosts and how they ended up on #SetTheVCR?Sammy Younan
Monday, November 4
His Dark Materials (9pm
Monday Night RAW (8pm / USA) – Okay listen this is a pitty pick. No, really it is. After Friday’s Smackdown invasion angle with NXT (which was great), I’m curious about if they keep it rolling on RAW tonight. If they do then well done on making a dumb travel mistake error into an actual cool angle. If they don’t as I suspect will happen then they are complete idiots for missing the opportunity. The good news is that if they do screw this up tonight you can easily save yourself by switching over to Sammy’s pick at 9pm which looks to be fantastic. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, November 5
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby (
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! (8pm / ABC) – Sure this could be a trainwreck and they are also doing a LIVE-action movie as well but here we are getting something a little different with a live musical performance. I get the feeling that this is being used to test the waters on having a POC Ariel. After the stupid backlash earlier this year regarding that decision, I wouldn’t be surprised that was why this got greenlit. Still, the cast is really strong and should provide a well sung and performed version of the Disney story. Plus it’s a great choice for the kids. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, November 6
Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers (9p
WWE NXT (8pm / USA) – Just like RAW this is in case they decide to send some RAW & Smackdown stars to invade NXT to help build toward Survivor Series. This, of course, would make sense which is why I don’t they will do it. However, if they do it will add a much-needed boost to the show and be a cohesive storyline for the company as a whole. But, I would in the wrong if I also didn’t mention that NXT doesn’t really need the help as it continues to be the best of the three shows WWE produces each week. Thank you Triple H. Again if it doesn’t pay off Sammy’s pick again starts 9pm so there is a safety line for you. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, November 7
Conan Without Borders: Ghana (
Supernatural (8pm / CW) – Okay so I admit I screwed up last week. There was no new Supernatural and that’s my bad. However, it was Halloween and most of you were probably out trick ‘r’ treating, partying or maybe watching horror movies. The show does return this week so we can pick up after the events of the last episode and the many deaths that took place. It really left the show in a weird place for the rest of the season but I like that they decided to end certain storylines early to allow the show to slowly come to its natural conclusion. Plus, based on this so far I get the strong feeling they are building towards a total strip-down of everything that has taken place until we are only left with Sam & Dean like in the first episode of the series. And that would be a fair way to end. (Mr. Green)
Friday, November 8
Green Eggs and Ham (
Magnum P.I. (9pm / CBS) – Yup that right Magnum. This show was my biggest surprise last season when it premiered and it continues to be. As shlocky and hokey as it can be it is fun, light and breezy to watch. We can’t always be watching shows like Watchmen or Jack Ryan. Sometimes you need a little breather and this show is it. Plus the added bonus that while there is some connective tissue of an overall story it is not required to watch every episode or in order. They are 90% capsule episodes that you can watch in any order. Miss a couple, not a problem at all and that is always a fun thing to have. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, November 9
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (
Nothing! – So I’ll recommend Sammy’s pick which looks cool. But also here’s your chance to catch up and watch the latest season of whatever show you are behind on or a movie that you have been wanting to watch but just couldn’t find the time. I know I have a few… dozen to pick from. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, November 10
Giants Of Africa (Anyti
Watchmen (9pm / HBO) – While I was concerned at first I am now a convert. This show has been rock solid so far and I get the feeling that it won’t go away for a while. probably around the time goes to end as most shows can’t stick the landing of what they promise early on. However, for now, I’m enjoying this dark tale of a possible future that we are not that far from today in the real world. (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!