This Week’s Top 5 TV Picks


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 bets for the coming week. This week’s theme: Three’s company! If you’ve already polished off Netflix’s Stranger Things, you can binge Season 3 of BoJack Horseman, starting today. Plus, the third installment of Survivor’s Remorse and Looking (in the form of a TV movie), and a couple new additions to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Good things come in threes, right? Happy watching!

Today: BoJack Horseman Season 3In Season 2, BoJack found success as the star of a new Secretariat movie. The new season, available today in its entirety on Netflix, doubles down on the show’s biting critique of Hollywood vacuity. Season 3 details BoJack’s Oscar campaign, from hiring a publicist (voiced by Angela Bassett) to choosing the artwork for his “For Your Consideration” posters. The season also features some truly beautiful animation, particularly in episode four, which takes place entirely underwater.

Saturday: Looking: The MovieIt was a smart move for HBO to finish off this story with a movie rather than a full season — Looking has its charms, but I don’t know that I needed to watch ten more episodes delving into the minutiae of these guys’ dating lives. The film, which airs on HBO on Saturday, sees Patrick (Jonathan Groff) returning to San Francisco after living in Denver for almost a year. It’s an affectionate send-off with a satisfying conclusion.

Sunday: Survivor’s Remorse Season 3I’ve made my love for this Starz comedy about a rising basketball star and his loud, overbearing, and ultimately loving family well known. (So did Flavorwire‘s former TV editor, a year ago; get with the picture, people!) Season 3, premiering on Sunday, delivers more of the show’s signature blend of wacky antics, heartwarming family dynamics, terrific performances, and sharp writing that tackles serious issues without sacrificing the show’s wicked humor.

Now: Hannibal Season 3ICYMI, the third — and, sadly, final — season of Hannibal is now streaming on Amazon Prime. I still can’t quite believe this homoerotic tale about a cannibal and a sociopath aired on NBC, and Hannibal got better (and weirder) with each season. If you fell behind while the show was on the air, now’s your chance to catch up. That should tide you over until your next Bryan Fuller fix: His new series, an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods, premieres in 2017 on Starz.

Now: Todd Margaret Season 3If you’re one of those people who thought The Office‘s brand of humor was too awkward to sit through without squirming, Todd Margaret (originally titled The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) is probably not for you. The third season of this IFC comedy — starring David Cross as an American sent to England to promote a dubious energy drink called Thunder Muscle — is a true reboot of the first two, arriving a full four years after the second (which ended with Todd, having been exiled to North Korea, bringing about a nuclear holocaust). It’s a weird show! Check out all three seasons, now on Netflix.