Hello, friends. I've had a very 2020-ish last 48 hours. Wednesday night there was a thunderstorm that blew through Boston at 6:00pm and it took my internet and cable with it. I am typing this from Panera, where I have been working for the last two days, since my internet has not been restored.
This is pandemic week 32.
As I have every week since mid-March, I am sharing ideas for what to watch this weekend. If you missed any of the previous lists, you can find all of them on my TV recaps page.
Before we get into this week's picks, here are a few things to look forward to:
- Tuesday, October 13 - After months of delays, Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette will finally premiere on ABC!
- Wednesday, October 14 - Moneyball, co-starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, comes to Netflix. The movie is based on the Michael Lewis book with the same title.
- Tuesday, October 27 - My aunt informed me that This Is Us is back on NBC on Tuesday, October 27. I wasn't sure how the show would shoot during COVID, but clearly they figured it out. I can't wait to be reunited with the Pearsons.
- Wednesday, October 28 - A new holiday movie starring Emma Roberts hits Netflix called The Holidate. You can watch the trailer here.
- Thursday, October 29 - Southern Charm comes back to Bravo! This show has been off the air for so long that I sort of forgot about it. I was planning a trip to Charleston, SC this year (which was thwarted by COVID) so this is as close as I'll get.
- Friday, October 30 - My favorite gourmand, Phil Rosenthal, returns with season 4 of Somebody Feed Phil. Revisit my review if you haven't seen the show before!
- Wednesday, November 11 - The is the premiere date for The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City on Bravo. This is a completely new city for the franchise and the trailers are bananas!
- Thursday, November 15 - Put this date on your calendar, The Crown returns to Netflix! They've released a few photos from the new season, including of actress Emma Corrin, who will be playing Diana Spencer. I am giddy with excitement.
Now onto this week's picks! I know I usually share six shows or movies, but given all the internet and TV struggles I had this week, I'm sharing three. Back to regularly scheduled programming next week!
1. Schitt's Creek, Season 6 (Netflix) - I was anxiously awaiting the release of the sixth and final season of Schitt's Creek and it was even better than I was expecting! Moira's movie gets released to high praise, Johnny and Stevie find a new business opportunity, Alexis tries to manage long distance with Ted, and David and Patrick plan their wedding.
This season was absolute perfection. When it ended, I wanted to re-watch the entire thing immediately.
I don't want to give anything away, but let's just say you will be a blubbering mess when you watch the final episode.
2. Emily in Paris (Netflix) - There was so much hype around this show and when it was released last Friday I watched the entire thing in two sittings.
The show's creator is Darren Star, who is the mind behind Sex and the City, 90210, Melrose Place and Younger. This new show stars Lily Collins as Emily, a young woman who moves to Paris to work for a marketing agency. Her co-workers hate her, but she makes a great friend, Mindy, and has a ridiculously handsome neighbor, Gabriel.
There's romance, work drama, fabulous fashion and stunning views of the City of Light. It felt like just the confection I needed during this shit storm of a year.
The final moment of the last episode leaves things on a cliff hanger, so I really hope they get green lit for a second season!
3. Under the Tuscan Sun (Amazon) - This week I've found myself missing travel more than ever. It's been seven months since I've left Massachusetts!
To scratch that itch, I highly recommend watching Under the Tuscan Sun. Diane Lane plays Frances, a woman who buys a villa in Tuscany, Italy and starts a totally new chapter of her life.
There you have it! This week's recommendations. I'll be back next Friday with much more.