American Crime Story: Impeachment is the big release of the week. I never know whether to consider an anthology like this as a returning show or a series in its own right. Either way, it is the series most of you will want to check out. And, honestly, your mileage will vary on it.
Some viewers will get a real kick out of seeing actors inhabiting the roles of real life figures that were plastered across our screens during the late 90s. Several of the performances are quite incredible. Sarah Paulson is quite incredible as Linda Tripp. Beanie Feldstein less-so as Monica Lewinsky. And while I struggled with Feldstein, the bigger problem in this is the music and cinematography. I had to remind myself that it was a top tier TV production and not a schlocky TV movie made for Lifetime.
Another big one for the week is Doogie Kamealoha MD. A reboot of Doogie Howser MD, the first episode takes much of its story and structure from the pilot episode of Doogie Howser. Only this is a bit broader, certainly more colorful, and has 100% more surfing. It's a family show and don't expect much more than that. But it meets the brief. Peyton Lee is strong in the lead. And it is fun seeing Jason Scott Lee back on my screen after 20+ years.
The show I was really looking forward to was the Julie Delpy Netflix show On The Verge. There's a very good reason this show has zero buzz.
Gosh - I'm a real Debbie Downer this week.
American Crime Story: Impeachment (s03), Silent Witness (s24), Queen Sugar (s06), Robot Chicken (s11), Into The Night (s02), Wu-Tang: An American Saga (s02), Lucifer (s06), Billions (s05)
Doogie Kamealoha MD - Disney+
Stars: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Emma Meisel, Matthew Sato
Lahela "Doogie" Kamealoha is a teenaged wunderkind juggling her high school life with an early medical career.
Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem - Peacock | Binge
Stars: Christie Clark, Billy Flynn, Chandler Massey
"Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem" is a limited series that brings together past and present characters. Over a long weekend, John and Marlena travel to Europe, Ben and Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani and Eli vacation in Miami. All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving the Alamainian Peacock's stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for the people of Salem and the world. In a race against time, ISA agent Billie Reed crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure.
Wolfe - Sky
Stars: Babou Ceesay, Amanda Abbington, Adam Long
The adventures of Professor Wolfe Kinteh, a crime scene investigator in the north of England.
On The Verge - Netflix
Stars: Julie Delpy, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Jones
Four women a chef, a single mom, an heiress and a job seeker dig into love and work, with a generous side of midlife crises, in pre-pandemic LA.
Kate - Netflix
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau
A female assassin has 24 hours to get vengeance on her murderer before she dies.
Come From Away - Apple TV+
7,000 passengers are stranded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in a small town in Newfoundland, where they were housed and welcomed. Filmed live on stage at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York City.
Kin - AMC+
Stars: Emmett J Scanlan, Hannah Adeogun, Charlie Cox
Kin tells the story of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in gangland war and speaks to the enduring unbreakable bonds of blood and family.
Malignant - HBO Max
Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young
Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
That's it for this week. Let's be careful out there.