“Beard After Hours” on “Ted Lasso” and the Emmys
Ted lasso: Season 2 (Apple TV + Series) – First things first: Everyone who has gotten a glimpse of this series co-created and developed by Bill Lawrence loves it. That’s a notable achievement, considering star Jason Sudeikis first portrayed the title character in 2013 for NBC Sports promos for Premier League cover. Fast forward to the new hell that was 2020, and the show surfaced as one of the only bright spots of the year. Ted lasso is sort of both relentless and charming, though there’s always the specter of Led Tasso to consider. This week’s episode is titled “Beard After Dark”, which involves Coach Beard in an overnight wandering session through London.
The Emmys (Sunday, CBS 8:00 p.m.) – Cedric The Entertainer hosts the 73rd edition of TV’s favorite awards show. Hopefully the ceremony will be entertaining enough to honor this year’s stacked nominees list. Join us for live coverage of the event.
Here is a regular schedule:
Scenes from a wedding (Sunday, HBO 9:00 a.m.) – Here’s the project Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain kicked off on the red carpet last weekend. This miniseries remakes the original 1970s Ingmar Bergman project directed by HBO regular Hagai Levi with a contemporary twist, including all the love, hate, desire, monogamy, marriage and the divorce expected. Considering Isaac-Chastain’s chemistry, this is a remake worth reading.
The walking dead (Sunday, AMC 9:00 p.m.) – The flagship series of this zombie-apocalypse universe returns for a final rodeo with two spinoffs (Fear the living dead, The world beyond) always on the move, so it’s time to wrap up this puppy before the timelines of the different shows start to intersect. This week is Commonwealth Orientation Time for Eugene and Company.
Billion (Sunday, Showtime 9:00 p.m.) – There’s no drama like the Hedge Fund King drama, and it remains to be seen whether Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades will ever decide to stop wasting so much time hating the Hedgehog. hell of each other. Probably not? Yeah, that wouldn’t be fun at all, and Season 5 picks up with everyone getting shot in bullocks that could very well destroy them all. This week, Ax’s unexpected announcement puts the team’s future on the line, and Wendy’s divorce cases aren’t going well.
Heels (Sunday, Starz 9:00 p.m.) – Does the world need a series on a small town wrestling circuit? Well, maybe not, but how about a small town wrestling circuit show written and created by Michael Waldron, creator of Loki and writer of Rick and morty and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Now, you’ve got my attention, and there’s a baptism going on that’s getting everybody on edge.
American rust (Sunday, Showtime 10:00) – Jeff Daniels can swing between the comedic and the dramatic, and in his new Showtime series, American rust, he is definitely the latter and the last star to take on a complicated cop role after Kate Winslet’s turn Easttown mare. Notably, Bridges ‘new role also takes place in Pennsylvania and unravels a murder, with a rushed marriage taking center stage as Harris’ investigation escalates.
Last week tonight (Sunday, HBO 11:00 a.m.) – John Oliver’s back, baby.
Here’s some more streaming goodness for the weekend.
The morning show: Season 2 (Apple TV + Series) – The gang (Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Billy Crudup, at least) are back for yet another round of attempts to escape the outrageous nature of their business. This season we will not only see more of Steve Carell, but also Hasan Minhaj and Julianna Margulies as everyone positions themselves, and they claw each other on their way to the top. Alex and Bradley still can’t stand each other, despite some reluctant respect. Things will also get intense with the ongoing #MeToo theme and also some integration into the issue of systemic racism as beards are thrown, both on and off camera.
Sex education: Season 3 (Netflix Series) – This series starring Gillian Anderson is returning, so the X-Files and The crown The actress may continue to embarrass her TV son Otis (Asa Butterfield), who now apparently has casual sex. Jemima Kirke is also officially on board, as a principal named Hope, who is desperate to restore Moordale High School to its old reputation. Uh, good luck with that? Additionally, Anderson’s character is pregnant. Oh mom.
The premise (FX on the Hulu series) – BJ Novak (Office, Inglorious Basterds) writes all episodes of this show, which aims to use black comedy to tackle difficult topics including sex, social media, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and immigration. Along the way, there is apparently the “worst sex tape ever,” and this show is aimed at satire (which is not easy to achieve, especially with such hot topics) with mixed results.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Netflix series) – Kevin Smith’s recent Masters of the Universe: Revelation The sequel series sparked an overreaction after continuing the He-Man and Skeletor story in a way some nerds didn’t like, given that there was a lot of attention (like the original series ) on other characters. Well, here’s an appealing kid-friendly update to the classic ’80s cartoon, and this one has a very different feel with a He-Man focused story, so maybe that will make angry people happy. ? Seems like there is a lot of fighting between guys, as they fight for ultimate control of Eternia and Castle Grayskull.
crying macho (Warner Bros. movie on HBO Max) – Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this story about a former rodeo star and failed horse breeder who goes through rough times in the late 1970s. He finds himself on a rough journey of redemption while bringing a young boy from Mexico to his father in Texas. Along the way, the grizzled horseman ends up teaching the boy to be a decent man, and apparently that sometimes involves showing emotions. Who knew?
LuLaRich – (Amazon Prime Docuseries) – This four parts of the Fraud Fyre Documentary filmmakers wonder what happens to leggings that have become the object of a pyramid system. Well, that’s no good, and this project tells the uplifting story of ruined lives and vast social media circles that got stuck in a hot, sticky mess.
The ball of mad women (Amazon Prime movie) – Inglorious Basterds star Melanie Laurent directs and stars in this terrifying French film about a woman her family institutionalized her in the late 1880s. In no time, the film exposes the harsh treatment of women during this period, as the battle between the science and faith is not even close to being resolved at that point. Laurent plays the part of a nurse not so sympathetic to the young woman, and there is a supernatural twist that ultimately brings women together.
Everybody’s talking about Jamie (20th Century Studios movie on Amazon Prime) – Here is the film adaptation of the hit musical about a teenage boy, Jamie, who doesn’t want a career and instead hopes to become a drag queen. He implements this plan to overcome prejudice and bullies with the help of his friends and mother, and most of all, Jamie is firmly in the spotlight.
Close: (AMC + Series) – Charlie Cox stars in this new Irish series about a tight-knit criminal family who are dragged into war mode with a powerful drug mainstay. The family soon find out that this is an impossible war to win, but as the losses begin to pile up, it becomes clear that the cartel is at a distinct disadvantage: They are not bound by unbreakable blood ties. . The Cartel does have a host of exotic pets and fancy costumes and celebrity status, however, so that’s quite a story.
Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol (Peacock Series) – The international bestseller is here to bring those thrills to the small screen. Settle in for the early adventures of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, including saving his kidnapped mentor while crushing a global conspiracy by defeating a ton of deadly puzzles.