A few selections for tonight before we tackle last weekend’s streaming hits:
Supernatural (CW, 8:00pm EST) — Dean and Jack take a road trip to finally beat Chuck with a master ritual. Meanwhile, Sam is digging for his own answers.
The Outpost (CW, 9:00pm EST) — Gwynn gets recruited for Yavella’s cause while Talon’s searching for information, and Tobin makes a difficult choice while Zed’s loyalty is challenged.
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS, 10:00pm EST) — Starfleet Lieutenant Ash Tyler is a prisoner of war, Harry Mudd’s an intergalactic criminal, and Lorca’s dealing with both of them during a mission while Burnham’s concerned about spore-drive fallout.
Jimmy Kimmel Live — Chris Evans, Perfume Genius
Late Night With Seth Meyers — Rosie O’Donnell, Shepard Smith, Sleaford Mods
Here are some leftovers from last weekend to tide you over until this weekend:
Barbarians (Netflix series) – Vikings and Last Kingdom fans can find a new fix with this series that revolves around the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, as Germanic tribes attempt to maneuver past the the Roman Empire’s evolution.
How To With John Wilson (Friday, HBO 11:00 p.m.) — This comedy docuseries launches with John Wilson dissecting the careful balancing act of making small talk, with all its ups and downs. Wilson also spoke with us about capturing the intimacy and absurdity of life in New York with a “psychotic amount” of footage.
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix series) – This chess-centered drama is a surprisingly interesting and tightly paced show. It’s also a meditation upon addiction and danger and what it means to be a champion, all wrapped up in a coming-of-age tale about a boozy grandmaster in the making. As fictional prodigy Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy’s piercing gaze is here to demonstrate how a board game can look like a battlefield in Scott Frank’s adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. The supporting cast (including Marielle Heller as a tragic 1950s housewife, Moses Ingram as a kickass childhood friend, and Harry Melling and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as gameplay rivals) also crushes the game
On The Rocks (Apple TV+ film) – Bill Murray’s back with his Lost in Translation director, Sofia Coppola, and this time, he plays a lifelong playboy who’s attempting to be a good dad to Rashida Jones. The movie’s a bit of a roadtrip, and it’s no Lost but still a welcome and pleasant diversion. Murray does what he does best here — lets his Murrayness shine through, even when his character’s not entirely likeable.
The Right Stuff: Episode 4 (NatGeo series on Disney+) – In the aftermath of a test malfunction, the holiday season becomes a home affair for the Mercury 7. Naturally, the change of plans leads to all kinds of family and romantic drama.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Prime film) – Sacha Baron Cohen’s most notorious character is back and still funny, even if racism in America isn’t nearly as shocking in 2020. With this followup, formally titled Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the “victims” become the performers, and Borat’s “daughter” is along for the ride. You’ve heard about the Rudy Giuliani scene, so watch it now, and then check out Borat’s response to Rudy’s explanation, as well as Cohen’s out-of-character remarks.