It’s another #SetTheVCR! Sammy and Mr. Green give their picks for TV the week of July 12th.
Please note – All times are Eastern Standard Time so please adjust for your time zone.
There are mysteries, cops, big waves, musical numbers, aliens, ghosts, music and a lot more this week in our picks. Plus this week marks the end of Loki. There is a lot to choose from.
From Stan Lee to Rick Rubin to the Tenth Doctor Who this is a legendary #SetTheVCR week!Sammy Younan
Monday, July 12
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A New Reality (
The Beast Must Die (10pm / AMC) – After dropping earlier this year in Britain we finally get to see this mystery thriller in North America. After the police drop the investigation into the death of Martie, his mother Francis Cairns decides to pursue vengeance for his death. She plots out a plan to kill the man responsible for Martie’s death but the clock is ticking as a young police detective is trying to also catch the killer but stop any additional deaths along the way. This should another great addition to the British mystery genre that has become quite popular over the past decade. (Mr. Green)
Tuesday, July 13
A Quiet Place: Part II (
Schmigadoon! (3am / Apple TV+) – Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key star in this batshit crazy musical. On a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship, a couple discovers a magical town living in a 1940s musical; they then learn that they can’t leave until they find true love. It is clearly created by someone riding high on an eight-ball of coke but it still looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. (Mr. Green)
Wednesday, July 14
Gunpowder Milkshake (3 a
Loki (3am / Disney+) – SEASON FINALE! As the series comes to an end the only mystery remaining is who is the creator of the TVA. Personally, I think it’s a Loki variant and not Kang but we’ll see who it really is today. (Mr. Green)
Thursday, July 15
Staged: Season 2 (3am / Hollywood Suite) – Wanna hang out with Simon Pegg, Christoph Waltz, Ewan McGregor, Ken Jeong, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Gad, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Cate Blanchett? Oh and David Tennant and Michael Sheen. That can easily be arranged and ah…Staged. Season 2 is now in Canada: all 8 episodes are on demand. This unique British comedy is primarily filmed using video-conferencing technology. Guess the lockdowns did prompt some creativity. (Sammy)
Dark Side of the 90’s (10pm / Vice) – Vice gave us Dark Side of the Ring and Football now they are looking to reveal the truth about the ’90s. A decade I remember well and have both good and bad feelings about. It will be interesting to see how they view a decade of insane excess. (Mr. Green)
Friday, July 16
ICON: Music Through The Lens (
Mr. Green’s Pick of the Week
SurrealEstate (10pm / SyFy) – SERIES PREMIERE! A new series starring good friend of Geek Hard Tim Rozon. Of course, we saw him last earlier this year has he wrapped up the finale of Wynonna Earp and now he’s back with his own series. The show looks equal parts fun and funny. This is a niche that fits Tim very well and I can’t wait to start watching this week. Also, if you are a fan you should check out Back Issue Bloodbath hosted by Andrew and Petula Neale who sit down with Tim this week to discuss Fantastic Four. Tim loves comics as much as we do. (Mr. Green)
Saturday, July 17
McCartney 3,2,1 (
Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Anytime / Disney+) – Last week saw another member of the Rebels cast of characters appear. This time the story focused on Hera Syndulla who later becomes the Captain of the Ghost in Star Wars: Rebels. She is not alone either, no Kanan hasn’t hit the scene yet far too young still, we also get a look at Chopper. Filoni does a great job on the episode giving us a look back at a pre-Rebels Hera/Chopper and seeing them before the things that made her who she becomes. Also, I really enjoyed the idea of telling a story in which the Batch are minor bit players and only are part of one small scene mid-way. The creatives behind the series are really beginning to tie the threads together making for a larger more cohesive universe than previously shown. Each week is really bringing the thunder now, looking forward to where they take us next. (Mr. Green)
Sunday, July 18
100 Foot Wave (
100 Foot Wave (10pm / HBO) – This will officially be the first time I will mention this but I love movies/documentaries about surfing. I have had this obsession for 20+ years now and I will literally watch anything about surfing. There is something almost magical about the desire to ride a wave especially a big wave. Many surfers have tried and failed but along the way there will always be a few that try and succeed. This warrior monk mentality that seems to permeate the big wave surf scene is really mesmerizing to me. There is a noble lunacy to which these people go after these wonders of nature that we non-surfers will ever fully understand. (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!