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 – All times are Eastern Standard Time so please adjust for your time zone.
This week gives me the greatest of gifts. Lovecraft Country finally arrives and on my birthday no less! Jordan Peele knows how to treat a guy. There is other great TV to be found but that’s it for me this week. Yes, there is the other stuff all of it good but this week I’m going to be a little selfish. Check out Sammy’s picks if that isn’t your jam he delivers the goods again.
A whole mess of comic book movies means this week’s #SetTheVCR is super duper!Sammy Younan
Monday, August 10
Jim Jefferies @ JFL: Volume One (
Abandoned Waters (8pm / Discovery) – One of the big things that happened this year was obviously what has gone down due to the global pandemic. A strange side effect has been the reemergence of Great White shark populations around the globe and in areas where they had begun to stay away from as humans took over some of the more traditional areas of the oceans that many of these ultimate predators called home. Scientists now get a chance to study some of these wonderful creatures up close and in their more normal areas in the ocean. Allowing for the more sought after research to be done with this newly acquired access to these behaviours. Like I said a strange but happy by-product of the pandemic. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, August 11
Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (
DC’s Stargirl (8pm / CW) – SEASON FINALE! We’ve come to the end of the first season. Now with the JSA and the ISA facing off just who will win? Of course, we know who will win in this battle. Maybe not this time fully but they will be victorious in the end. It’s the way of the superhero show. This show really has stuck it out and continued to be fun. Something not all shows do, especially those part of the Arrow-verse on the CW. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, August 12
Ruff Ryders: Chronicles (
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (9pm / ABC) – SERIES FINALE! At last, after 7 seasons Coulson and team get to put this to bed. Now the question is will they be able to do it successfully enough to satisfy long time watchers or will it be like the divisive Lost finale? Only time will tell and lucky for us it’s only a few short days away from happening. Fingers crossed they save SHIELD and stick the landing as the 2-hour finale concludes this shows uneven run. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, August 13
Teenage Bounty Hunters (
Jack Ryan (Anytime / Amazon Prime) – You can watch 2 seasons of this great show. It continues to be a great addition to any TV watchers list of shows. Plus, for those missing out on 24 or Bond or insert spy thriller character here. This show does bring it even though Jack Ryan is pretty much a computer nerd for most of the series. When he needs to bring the thunder he always does. That’s what you get when ex-military join the CIA in this world. We get treated to assassinations, terrorists, traitors, politicians (good & bad) and more. This show has something for every watcher. With a great performance by John Krasinski as Jack. I know was shocked too but this with his work on The Quiet Place really is cementing John as the next big thing in Hollywood. (Mr. Green)
Friday, August 14
Project Power (3am / Netflix) – Another film in the Netflix studio plans to become a big-time player. Recently, with the successes of Roma, The Old Guard and Extraction respectively they have started to really hit them out of the park. Creators are getting more involved and the projects are becoming more in line with other typical Hollywood big-budget fare we are used to. This one looks pretty decent with a solid cast with Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring. Another exciting movie to watch is never going to be a bad thing for us while we wait for more of the Hollywood machine to get back to work and start producing again. Admit it that shot of JGL getting hit with a bullet in super slo-mo is quite the shot. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, August 15
Birds of Prey (
Teenage Bounty Hunters (Anytime / Netflix) – This show just looks like a lot of fun. I’ve watched the trailer a few times now and it still looks like I’m going to love the hell out of it. Twin sisters endeavour to become the best Bounty Hunters in Atlanta… while trying to graduate from high school and get into college. All that plus Kadeem Hardison as their mentor. Which feels weirdly strange and still right all at the same time. Now if they could just get a Whitley (Jasmine Guy) cameo to happen I would be over the moon. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, August 16
Sammy’s Pick of the Week
The Circus (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
Lovecraft Country (9pm / HBO) – SERIES PREMIERE! Seriously watch the trailer below and tell me you don’t want to watch this show! It looks amazing and I absolutely can’t wait to watch this. Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a big fan of the Eldritch horrors and the Elder Gods so this is easier for me to get excited about. That’s cool but I hope you share in my enthusiasm and are wanting to watch this as much I do. Plus, then you get say you celebrated my birthday with me as we all watch together. Clearly a great day just got a lot greater with this show. DAMN I’M EXCITED!!! (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!