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.

Cannonballs, sports, comedy and unsolved mysteries on deck. I haven’t even gotten to the kick-ass Nun who hunts demons. I think we manage to come up with a good selection of different choices for all tastes of entertainment this week.

Monday, June 29

Sammy’s Pick of the Week

TSN Doc Collection (Anytime / TSN on Demand/Crave) – This is still not common knowledge so here’s a helpful PSA: In the absence of live sports TSN has launched The TSN Doc Collection. They have every single 30 for 30, ESPN Films etc. all in one spot. It’s amazing! Some HBO sports docs as well as Chappelle’s Show in this hot mess too. Log in to TSN with your subscriber info or go in via Crave there’s a section called TSN on Demand. One 30 for 30 a day keeps the news away; the Doc collection will be until the end of the year. If you need any recommendations/suggestions reach out…I’ve seen the bulk of these docs and am happy to help. (Sammy)

Cannonball (10pm / NBC) – WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin hosts a competition featuring people from across America. They face off for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize. This looks dumb, ridiculous and many other adjectives about what you will see. Still, sometimes we just gotta have fun, even the dumb kind. Besides, there aren’t a plethora of options these days so take what you can get while you can. (Mr. Green)

Tuesday, June 30

George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half (3am / Netflix) – I am not the biggest George Lopez fan. I find his comedy uneven like a Mexican Jim Gaffigan with a lot of “inside baseball.” (America is an incredible country. When you heard comics like Lopez and Chris Rock talk about the American experience it may be exaggerated but it sprouts from a truthful seed. Same thing with rappers and NBA hoopers…America is wide enough and weird enough to contain all these unique experiences.) Still, this is why there’s value in checking out comedy specials as they get dropped: the element of surprise. To click play is in support of hope: show me something good! (Sammy)

DC’s Stargirl (8pm / CW) – After last week’s disastrous run-in with Gamemaster and Tigress the newly reformed JSA needs some training after they were taught a valuable lesson regarding their abilities and how little they actually know about how to use them in a tactical combat setting. Pat tries to teach Courtney, Yolanda, Beth and Rick the importance of teamwork; as the school prepares for homecoming. It took 6 episodes to get here hopefully it speeds a little up now. (Mr. Green)

Wednesday, July 1

Unsolved Mysteries (3am / Netflix) – So sadly Robert Stack (aka Ultra Magnus!) is no longer with us. And actually, for this latest incarnation, there is no narrator and no host. Huh. Ok. That’s “odd.” Which is exactly why I’m recommending it. Don’t sleep on this because this isn’t just for true crime nerds; this season also includes paranormal investigations. And those are the creepy episodes I wanna check out. It especially helps that this is produced by the same people who make Stranger Things. Ok then…show me stranger things. (Sammy)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (10pm / Channel) – After blowing its cover and damaging the Zephyr in the process, the team must scramble to rescue Mack’s parents, save S.H.I.E.L.D. from a chronicom infestation and fix the ship. Enjoying the last season of the show a wild ride that has upped its game for twists and turns. (Mr. Green)

Thursday, July 2

Warrior Nun (3am / Netflix) – The keywords for this comic book series adapted for Netflix are “an ancient order” “teenage girl” “forces of darkness.” If you like those things chances are you’ll enjoy Warrior Nun spun out of Ben Dunn’s long-running comic book series Warrior Nun Areala. I never read the comic book but I believe she is dead…or used to be dead? That sounds about “rite” for a series like this. (Sammy)

Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week

Warrior Nun (3am / Netflix) – I will be talking about this on this week’s episode of Geek Hard on Friday in more detail. However, this show looks to be a ton of fun and it drops on the day after I have off when I could have just sat back and enjoyed it for an entire binge session. Still looking forward to checking it out as it ticks a lot of my boxes when it comes to TV shows that will entertain me. Demon-hunting warrior nuns?! COME ON! This should be a blast! (Mr. Green)

Friday, July 3

Ford v Ferrari (3am / Crave) – Zoom Zoom! It’s 1966 and automotive designer Matt Damon wants to design and build a concept car for the Ford Motor Co. so that race car driver Christian Bale can race against all the stylish dominating race cars. Like every sports movie this is about the underdogs: I mean if you had a choice would you own a Ford or a Ferrari? I started the week with 30 for 30s via The TSN Doc Collection…here’s a real life sports movie. (Sammy)

Desperados (3am / Netflix) – Starring Nasim Pedrad and Lamorne Morris who were great together on New Girl in its final seasons are back together in this comedy about romance going so wrong after a first date. Nasim’s character leaves the world’s worst needy/angry voicemail for her date who was in an accident and hasn’t checked his phone yet. So, like any rational person, she jumps on a plane to try and erase the message before he hears it. Yup, totally normal. It should be funny if it’s anything close to what this duo was able to do on New Girl. (Mr. Green)

Saturday, July 4

Midway (8pm / HBO) – Woody Harrelson plays Admiral Chester W. Nimitz in this classic-ruckus-Roland-Emmerich-blockbuster. This however is World War II—Battle of Midway hence the title—so Woody should do a better job than he did in War for the Planet of the Apes as Colonel J. Wesley McCullough. Dude really blew it with the Apes battle…am I right? Happy Birthday, America. Your history includes winning World War II but losing Earth to the Apes. (Sammy)

Independence Day (Anytime / Crave) – It’s July 4th, of course, I’m recommending this movie. And if you don’t have access to Crave you can always rent it from Apple or Google if you don’t have a copy of the DVD or Blu-ray. It’s quite fitting on this day but also it actually feels kinda quaint that this was 1997’s worst-case scenario for the world. Well 1997, you better sit down with 2020 learn what a disaster really looks like. (Mr. Green)

Sunday, July 5

Outcry (10pm / Showtime) – Social media terrifies me because people are comfortable destroying another person’s life and calling it justice. That is not justice. That is not inspiring. It’s a weird thing to normalize destroying another person’s life for a “just cause” yet so many of us comfortably do it. So what if we’re wrong? And if we are wrong how do we undo all the damage we wrought? How do we get better at justice? Outcry is the five-part doc-series on high school football star Greg Kelley who was convicted of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy and sentenced to 25 years in prison with no possibility for parole. Now if he’s guilty that’s great: the system worked. But…there’s a but…if the validity of the conviction is doubted; if the investigation is questionable…then: we have a problem. We have a lot of problems. (Bonus: all five episodes drop on Crave on Sunday, July 5.) (Sammy)

Snowpiercer (9pm / TNT) – Revolution has finally come. The “Tailies” are looking for control and will fight the bloody fight they need to secure the train for all passengers aboard the Snowpiercer, 1001 cars long. I got to see the season just before it aired for my review of it back when it started. Now as we move toward the season 1 finale you are seeing what I have been talking about. A show that takes the original concept and expands it some really interesting ways that the movie couldn’t. While deviating from the comic source as well but it still manages to capture its heart. It’s a really great show to watch. (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!