I'm told by my pals at Aussie streaming service Binge that if you start watching Game of Thrones today, you can watch every episode of it (one per day) before the new Game of Thrones TV show House of The Dragon debuts in August. This may be information that is valuable to you if you want to do that prep.
Onto this weekend... it was seemingly curated for me. It has the return of two of my favourite shows: For All Mankind (s03) on Apple TV+ and Evil (s03) on Paramount+. I absolutely adore both shows.
You can read my review of For All Mankind season 3 here:
If you liked Halt & Catch Fire, might I suggest checking out For All Mankind. They're highly complimentary shows.
I don't have a review yet for season 3 of Evil, but I have seen the first two episodes. The show isn't available yet (it returns on Sunday), but if you haven't yet checked it out yet, this weekend is the time to check it out. The show is wonderfully creepy, but also surprisingly really funny. It's really smart TV.
Moving onto new things: Ms Marvel is the latest Marvel superhero show. The difference with this one is that it is all-ages. If you're a bit older like me, you've seen teen superhero origin stories before and there's nothing hugely original here. But... it is vibrant and really well-executed TV. If you're younger and/or watching it with youngsters in the house... you are going to have a great time with Ms Marvel. It's a treat.
I absolutely adored Irma Vep. This is enchanting TV for grown-ups. It's brainy, sexy TV which will make you laugh, think, and occasionally feel things. The mini-series is a remake of the 90s movie and is about a US movie star going to Europe to star in a TV show remake of a classic French silent vampire film. The show is about the goings-on of the actors on set, but also about the validity and artistic value in remaking a movie. It's awesome. Alicia Vikander stars in it and she's so goddamn charming in it. I really hope you like it.
For All Mankind (s03), All Rise (s03), Roswell New Mexico (s04), In the Dark (s04), P-Valley (s02), The Outlaws (s02)
Ms Marvel - Disney+
Stars: Iman Vellani, Fawad Khan
Kamala is a superhero fan with an imagination, particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel; Kamala feels like she doesn't fit in at school and sometimes even at home, that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she's looked up to.
Irma Vep - HBO | Binge
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne
Mira, an American movie star who is disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, comes to France to star as "Irma Vep" in a remake of the French silent film classic "Les Vampires."
Queer As Folk - Peacock | Stan
Stars: Jesse James Keitel, Nyle DiMarco, Fin Argus
A family moves to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat, who's convinced she's either depressed or possessed - turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.
First Kill - Netflix
Stars: Sarah Catherine, Imani Lewis
Falling in love is tricky for teens Juliette and Calliope because one's a vampire and the other's a vampire hunter -- and both are ready to make their first kill.
That's My Time with David Letterman - Netflix
Stars: David Letterman
David Letterman invites some of the hottest up-and-coming stand-up stars to perform a set and sit down for a chat.
Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute - Netflix
Stars: Bob Saget
Friends and relatives celebrate the life and legacy of the late comedian Bob Saget.
That's it for this week. More newsletters next week. Until then... holy gosh is there a lot of TV worth watching this weekend.