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.
Finally! All the so-called big event interruptions are done for another year. No more Super Bowl or Oscars to get in our way. Let’s watch some TV this week and hopefully enjoy ourselves while doing it. We have some fun recommendations for you to give your mind a break and some to engage your mind a little more. Television can be a wondrous thing at times.
It’s #SetTheVCR and yes we are aware Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and as such we’re providing a broad range of romantical tv choices. If you are single; if you have somebody you treasure or if you are trapped in a cold dead faithless marriage we got you covered!Sammy Younan
Monday, February 10
Desus and Mero (
McMillion$ (10pm / HBO) – I remember when this happened the scandal surrounding the fraud being perpetrated through McDonald’s Monopoly game. Now HBO has done a 6-part docu-series telling the story of what happened, how it happened, who did it and those whose lives were destroyed by it. I totally missed last week’s episode so now I have to get caught up and keep watching. This series was something I was looking forward to I dropped the ball not only on watching it but recommending it last week. Ugh, I failed you. Sorry. Now I get the chance to make it up to you and I hope you take me up on that offer. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, February 11
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (
For Life (10pm / ABC) – SERIES PREMIERE! A new show from the alphabet network from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and creator Hank Steinberg. For Life, inspired by a true story, is about Aaron Wallace who is wrongfully convicted only to find a way back by becoming a lawyer to fight for other inmates to help them in court. Along the way, he just might find a way to reverse the injustice he was dealt years earlier and get to see his daughter and future grandchild outside of prison walls. Sure it has all the earmarks of a schmaltzy life-affirming story but it does look interesting from the trailer and I’m a sucker for courtroom dramas. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, February 12
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
LEGO Masters (9pm / FOX) – I got a chance to catch the first episode last week and while I’m not a fan of reality shows in general ones like this where there is even a loose form of competition I get more intrigued. Will Arnett (LEGO Batman, The LEGO Movie) hosts along with judges and Brick Masters Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett. The show has 10 teams competing to win $100,000 and the title of LEGO Master. Already after the first episode, I have a couple of teams that I want to see eliminated and a few that I would like to see win the whole thing. Sadly one of those teams Mark & Boone faced a serious blow in the first episode (Dream Park Theme Park) when their truly amazing Timber Town build ran into an issue during the judging phase with it’s rollercoaster. However, they still managed to avoid the elimination cut this week. Phew, that was close! The show is fun even with Arnett’s trademark over the top comedy and bad dad jokes. A must watch for any fan of the ultimate play system, LEGO. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, February 13
The Changeling (
Star Trek: Picard (9pm / CBS All Access) – Seriously what made you think anything else would be here. The series continues to build an impressive backstory and adding in new characters as well as peppering in ones from TNG. Since I’m currently rewatching TNG it’s even better as you get to see some of the smaller ties also emerging and where they are possibly going in future episodes. Especially since they announced season 2 was greenlit before the first episode even aired. I can’t imagine how much larger my love for this show will go. (Mr. Green)
Friday, February 14
Ask Dr. Ruth (
Be My Valentine Charlie Brown (8pm / ABC) – Have a little fun on Valentine’s Day with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. The 1975 classic is airing again to share some of the Charles Schultz magic with us and brighten our Valentine’s. Sure, it may not be as popular a special as the Christmas or Halloween ones but the Peanuts gang are always a good time. So, enjoy Charlie Brown’s sad attempts over Valentine’s and then enjoy yours with your special someone. If you don’t have a special someone, no worries enjoy the special and then check out Sammy’s pick above. Either way, you should have a fun night. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, February 15
The Rookie (8pm / ABC) – ABC replays back to back to back the last three episodes of The Rookie before the winter break happened. This will help jog the memory for those that don’t remember what happened 2 months ago. As we inch ever closer to its return on February 23rd. This show thanks to an amazing cast has become quite popular and enjoyed at my house. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, February 16
Sammy’s Pick of the Week
War of the Worlds (
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (8pm / NBC) – SERIES PREMIERE! Okay, that’s a bit of a fib on my part. The first episode aired a few weeks back in January as a preview. Now we get that pilot again plus the brand new second episode airing right after it at 9pm. So if you enjoyed it you can stick with it and listen to more singing and dancing throughout the night. Which, granted is not for everyone but there are those out there who will flock to this show for that reason. Surprisingly enough for me, I’m willing to give another chance and I don’t like musical type shows or movies normally. But the quirky fun of this show so far is endearing me to it. The real test will be if I stay with it. (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!