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.
We got some old school/new school vibes this week. Including a couple of reboots of ’80s shows. Peacock is starting to make a name for itself in a busy schedule which is a good sign for NBCUniversal as they try to become relevant again.
Having lived through The Cola Wars how are you enjoying The Streamer Wars? The latest shot is via Disney+ which this week adds Star an Adult Section. Sadly it’s not behind a beaded curtain. But that’s not all. Shall we get to it?Sammy Younan
Monday, February 22
Sammy’s Pick of the Week
The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show (
Beartown (9pm / HBO) – SERIES PREMIERE! The Swedish series launches in most major territories for HBO today. The story of a small town that has it’s entire existence wrapped up in their local hockey team. When the star player and best chance to leave and make it in the NHL gets embroiled in serious sexual assault allegations it rips the entire town apart. Townspeople take sides in the battle as the victim deals with this new reality including her own father who is the boys coach. A dramatic look into the very real world stories that have been becoming all to prominent in recent years. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, February 23
Dealer’s Choice!! (
The American Barbeque Showdown (Anytime / Netflix) – This show came out a while ago now but if you like barbeque or just cooking in general this show is for you. After gathering some of the country’s best up and coming masters of the Q they are pitted against each other for supremacy of the fire. This one also surprised me by how fun it was to watch as no one is an asshole. You end up rooting for most of them as they win and fail in each challenge. The one thing is for sure all of the food looks amazing throughout the show. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, February 24
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (
Resident Alien (10pm / SyFy) – It continues to be one of my favourite shows on tv. Each episode builds on the last and gives us a character in Harry that is just so entertaining to watch. Partly because of Allan Tudyk’s skills as a performer but also the great supporting cast. Last week as Harry learned that humans crave others to help them feel like they belong and are not alone. Only to return home to discover Max and Sahar knocked out in his basement. When bags them up to move them he runs into a strange woman in his kitchen. She turns out to be Harry’s estranged wife. Uh-oh. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, February 25
Spaceship Earth (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
Punky Brewster (3am / Peacock) – SERIES PREMIERE! I remember watching the original show when it came on in the ’80s I also remember watching the animated series as well. Sadly, this reboot follows the live-action tv-series and not the animated series that for some reason had a magical creature named Glomer that got stuck in Punky’s world and missed its shot to get back to his home when the rainbow disappeared. Yeah, I just wrote that. Anyway, this new show will feature an older now mom Punky trying to figure out her life while separated kinda from her husband and raising 3 kids now adding an orphan. The concept sounds a little familiar. (Mr. Green)
Friday, February 26
Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (3am / IMDbTV) – A documentary that explores the high school basketball team that is littered with famous basketball players kids. Lebron’s kid Bronny plays there along with Dwayne Wade’s son Zaire. This not a normal high school basketball team. They have famous parents but they also have those famous parents’ celebrity to deal with as the pressure mounts on them to win… again. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, February 27
John Lewis: Good Trouble (
WandaVision (Anytime / Disney+) – We are down to the wire as there is only one episode left at this point. The first 8 episodes have come and gone with mysteries being unravelled and new ones popping up. The below clip is not a trailer but, instead star Paul Bettany discussing some frequently asked questions about him Esquire. It’s pretty fun to hear but also realizing where his career was when he was cast as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Regardless watch the clip and watch the show it continues to amaze each week and now with the finale in our sights, we need to be ready for anything that might happen next. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, February 28
The Simpsons (
The Equalizer (8pm / CBS) – I’ve been watching it and enjoying what I have seen so far. As a Queen Latifah fan and a fan of the material, it’s not surprising. But the show is doing it in its own way yet keeping to the heart of the original series about McCaul helping folks who are in serious trouble in which police are incapable of handling. (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!