There is a wealth of TV shows out there this week - certainly enough to keep you entertained. The standouts, I say, are the second season returns of HBO youth drama Betty (about a group of teenage girl skaters in NYC), and Dave (a VERY funny and crude comedy about the adventures of series star/creator Lil Dicky).

The biggest new title this week is the Rose Byrne dramedy Physical. It's an interesting subject matter and Byrne is fantastic in the lead - but despite the pretension of it being a smart and substantial series exploring the fascinating subject of the aerobics boom of the early 80s, the show never quite does enough to get below its very thin surface. It is on Apple TV+


Betty (s02), Love Victor (s02), Van Helsing (s05), The Owl House (s02), Dave (s02), Black Summer (s02), Elite (s04)


Physical - Apple TV+

Stars: Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel
A woman struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife, finds an unconventional path to power through an unlikely source: the world of aerobics.

The Republic of Sarah - The CW | Stan

Stars: Stella Baker, Luke Mitchell, Hope Lauren
Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence.

Blindspotting - Starz | Stan

Stars: Jaylen Barron, Helen Hunt
As Ashley's partner of 12 years and father of their son, Miles is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she's forced to move in with Miles' mother and half-sister.

Penguin Town - Netflix

In a picturesque South African town, an eclectic group of endangered penguins flock together to find mates, raise families and mix with the locals.

Fatherhood - Netflix

Stars: Kevin Hart
A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter's birth.

Luca - Disney+

Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman
On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human.

iCarly - Paramount+

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress
A group of best friends creating a webcast while grappling with everyday problems and adventures.

That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend. Be safe. Eat some pancakes. Organize a vaccination if you can. Let's be careful out there.