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.
Man, I’m tired. 2020 has really taken a toll on most of us and after last weeks drama around the election and that not really slowing down for another few weeks. We all need to refocus on some entertainment to take our minds off the political hijinks in America and have some fun for a change. Plus, we are still dealing with a pandemic that just won’t go away. We need nice things again.
The sad thing about surviving horror Halloween is that even if you make it to Sun up…you only have holiday/Christmas movies to look forward to. With this #SetTheVCR we’ve done our best to delay movies with some variation of jingle in the title; instead, hopefully, these recommendations fill you with warm cheer.Sammy Younan
Monday, November 9
Industry (10pm / HBO) – SERIES PREMIERE! A new show taking a look at the cut throat world of finance. I know not a lot of sympathetic characters in this world. Still HBO knows how to do darkly complicated stories around morally compromised individuals. This show looks to carry on that tradition much to the chagrin of many 99%’ers. Which is also a good thing as controversary is usually good in most entertainment still today. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, November 10
A Teacher: Miniseries (
Swamp Thing (8pm / CW) – Sammy and I both recommended this show when it first hit the airwaves on DC Universe. Now the rest of the world gets to check it out on CW. Like many, I hope the ratings are good enough that it sparks the desire to bring it back for more seasons in the near future. If not you still get a chance to see some of ol’swampy doing his thing each week. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, November 11
The Liberator (
The Liberator (3am / Netflix) – See above from Sammy. It looks really good. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, November 12
Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show (
Star Trek: Discovery (9pm / CTV Sci-Fi) – As much as I enjoyed the second season of Disco, this third season has really been firing on all cylinders. Sure, there were plenty comparing the premise to Andromeda but that is not really the case. It’s a trope in sci-fi to rebuild an old social structure after the fall of civilization so nothing really was stolen there. What I have been enjoying immensely has been the total lack of restraint on the writers and the stories they are telling. Now they are showing what they can do without canon holding them down and having fun in that story-telling. It has really been a joy to watch each week. This week we get to meet the Federation and what remains of it. Although it doesn’t look to be all pleasant for the crew. (Mr. Green)
Friday, November 13
Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (
The Mandalorian (3am / Disney+) – We are just two episodes in and things are continuing to spiral out of control for Mando and the Child. We got more space western in the first episode and a good round sci-fi creepy crawlies in the second. This week I have a feeling that based on nothing but a hunch that this will be the sea-port/ocean adventure hinted at in the trailer. I could be wrong but I don’t think that will play out any other way. Damn I love this show. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, November 14
Dark Waters (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
Jingle Jangle (Anytime / Netflix) – Now we have moved past Halloween and Remembrance Day it’s time to start the long slog towards Christmas. Which means endless holiday movies celebrating the jolliest time of year. Not a huge fan of musicals I’m still actually interested in this film. Plus, with an all-star cast such as this, it will be hard to pass it up. A great Saturday night film for the family or if you are just trying to do as much as possible to brighten up 2020 because we all know that feeling. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, November 15
Sammy’s Pick of the Week
The Reagans (
Supermarket Sweep (8pm / ABC) – Growing up in the ’80s I used to watch this show in its original incarnation. Like most people I thought I would be great at it… and I still think that. However, this has the feel of the latest Family Feud and might be really great even with all the hijinks. That’s because of Leslie Jones who is great and super funny, especially if you have seen her Game of Jones sketches with Jimmy Fallon. it was solid and I feel this is more of the same. (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!