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.
On Saturday night Sammy and I go head to head with superhero picks. It’ll be interesting to see which one wins this battle royale. Still an overall good week for TV.
Lotta young people with powers are powering this week’s #SetTheVCR this week. Which is rather inspirational when you think about it.Sammy Younan
Monday, April 5
2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament: The Final Game (
Hemmingway (8pm / PBS) – This new Ken burns series takes a look at one of the greatest American writers Ernest Hemmingway. A man whose real life in many ways was way more interesting than his literary work. While I have never been a huge fan of work I do acknowledge his status within literature. Like I said though his real-life was its own crazy novel at times so I look forward to seeing how they treat one of the last great figures in literature. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, April 6
Words On The Bathroom Walls (
The Flash (8pm / CW) – This season the Flash has been fighting some excellent villains but there seems to be a reoccurring theme again of Barry’s doubt in his own abilities. In the first few years of the show, this was a great tool to show a more human, less perfect side to the scarlet speedster. However, we are now in season seven it’s getting old. This is all to say it’s a shame because otherwise, the show is still quite engaging to watch. Honestly, Grant Gustin is great to watch as Barry Allen, the fastest man alive. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, April 7
Liar Liar (
Kung Fu (8pm / CW) – SERIES PREMEIRE! Here’s the thing Sammy’s pick of Liar, Liar might be the better choice tonight. It was inevitable they would do a remake of the classic series of the same name starring David Carradine. Unlike the Carradine series and reboots this one will actually have Asian actors in the main roles and a female lead. The only issue I see with this series is the “CW-ness” of it. As long as it can overcome the typically terrible pilots they make and let the characters grow and flourish on their own the show might end up being fun to watch. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, April 8
Amazing Grace (
Rebel (10pm / ABC) – SERIES PREMEIRE! From Erin Brockovich comes this new show starring the awesome Katey Sagal. The story focuses on a woman in the mould of Brockovich herself. This feels very similar in concept as Bull. Taking the real-life exploits of a person and making an entire fictional show around that idea. Like Bull, it seems to be pulling ideas from the headlines which is great as it provides infinite stories for the writer’s room but can be a little like tragedy porn to others. Still, with a lead like Sagal, this show could be really great. unlike Julia Roberts Sagal has a feeling when you watch her that she is going to kick ass. (Mr. Green)
Friday, April 9
Sammy’s Pick of the Week
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
Wynonna Earp (10pm / SyFy) – SERIES FINALE! Here it is the end of an era. After 4 hard-fought years in Purgatory and by the “Earpers” (the fans of the show) Wynonna Earp comes to an end. This show fought off questions about its time on the air at SyFy since the beginning and kept coming back like some of the demons on the show itself. There was a huge fan lead campaign to help bring the show back for a fourth season after IDW Publishing had financing issues for the season. Then the pandemic happened to make things even harder. So finally in the end we are getting a series conclusion that was planned to make fans moderately happy. They still have ways to keep it going in the future whether it’s in comics or by some miracle another studio like Netflix where to pick them up. Regardless fans are getting an ending and hopefully, it’s enough. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, April 10
The New Mutants (
Thunder Force (Anytime / Netflix) – A new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer as superheroes, why not. Estranged childhood friends team up after they get superpowers to help their city. After years of mayhem by the powered villains known as “Miscreants”, the duo take their new powers and bring the fight to those hurting the innocent. I’m not the biggest McCarthy fan but I do like Spencer and this idea might just be comedy gold. Plus, the shot getting out of the Lamborghini is both funny and sadly true for most people. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, April 11
The Irregulars vs The Nevers (
The Nevers (9pm / HBO) – SERIES PREMIERE! After the last few years of continued controversies show creator Joss Whedon stepped down from the show in all capacities in November 2020. Since then it hasn’t gotten any better for him as additional accusations came to light. HBO has also worked on making sure his name is nowhere in the marketing materials for the program. Regardless of that black cloud, the show has continued on with writer Philippa Goslett taking over as showrunner. Hopefully with this will help the show move forward and get a chance to show what it can be on its own merits without the cloud that is Whedon darkening its skies. The show itself looks to have enough darkness and foreboding going on as it appears to take notes from the comics’ classic X-Men storylines but instead putting them in Victorian England. I’m really looking forward to checking it out. (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!