There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, streaming services and late night take over while the network shows are mid-hibernation.
The ’70s Are Over, and So Is Fargo
After last week’s blowup at Sioux Falls, Fargo‘s season finale was more concerned with tying up loose ends than providing a climax. So rather than a gun fight or a UFO appearance, the highlight of Monday’s episode was breakout character Mike Milligan’s hard-won, long-anticipated reward for finishing off the Gerhardts: a cushy, boring corporate gig, at the cost of his hair, bolo tie, and dignity. Bokeem Woodbine plays the quiet disappointment perfectly, for equal parts pathos and laughs.
Oh, Hello Visits Late Night from (Off) Broadway
George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon’s three-week stint at New York’s Cherry Lane Theater may be sold out, but mere plebes can now get a taste of their act thanks to Seth Meyers. Geegland (John Mulaney) and Faizon (Nick Kroll) expound on their political beliefs, which mostly involve shitting on Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately, Meyer never gets prahnked with Too Much Tuna.
Netflix Gets In on True Crime
First Serial, then The Jinx, now Netflix swooping in to make docuseries a trend. Making a Murderer follows Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man released from prison after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit… and that’s where the ten-episode story starts. Your latest weekend binge-watch dropped on the streaming service to rave reviews this morning.
F is for Family
F Is for a Whole Lot More Than Family
Bill Burr’s self-described “politically incorrect” animated sitcom may not be the best adult-targeted cartoon Netflix has ever done, but as a series from the latest stand-up to sell out Madison Square Garden, it’s still noteworthy — and now that the network series have begun their monthlong hibernation, it’s one of few scripted series releasing new episodes right now. Besides, what better time than late December to drop a show about a dysfunctional family?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Don’t Care About Star Wars
And they want you to see their movie instead. Watch their promotional stop on Jimmy Fallon/offensive against the competition and feel validated in your complete and utter indifference to the insanity that is our nation’s movie theater’s this weekend. Unless you’re there to see Sisters.