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We are all kind of sitting here looking for something to do right now. Some of us are working from home. Unfortunately, some of us might also not be working from home, leaving us with some free time. Since none of us can really go anywhere non-essential at the moment, we have got a lot of time to stream shows and other forms of content.
Here’s what members of the Maize n Brew staff have been watching this week and where you can find it.
Show descriptions via Google search synopsis results.
Anthony Broome — The Imagineering Story, Disney+
“An in-depth look at the history and creation of the Walt Disney theme parks around the world.”
(Note: I have watched this once already and am going through it again because it is so damn cool.)
Andrew Bailey — Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network
“Going to the grocery store could be worth $20,000 for one chef in each episode of this competition series. Four chefs compete in three elimination challenges testing their culinary skills as they make their way through the store’s aisles. Each challenge features a theme — such as using only items from frozen foods — and is judged by a rotating list of guest judges who determine which contestant is eliminated. The chef who makes it through all three challenges then has two minutes to go through the aisles collecting items on a shopping list. Each item on the list is worth $2,000 and if the chef gets every item, the $20,000 grand prize is awarded. Popular Food Network personality Guy Fieri hosts the competition.”
James Lesinski — Chernobyl, HBO
“Brave men and women act heroically to mitigate catastrophic damage when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffers a nuclear accident on April 26, 1986.”
Kevin Bunkley — Killing Eve, Hulu
“Eve’s life as a spy is not adding up to what she had hoped it would be when she started. She is a bored, very smart, MI5 security officer who is very desk-bound. Villanelle is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood, who clings to the luxuries of her job. Eve and Villanelle go head to head in a fierce game of cat and mouse, each woman equally obsessed with the other as Eve is tasked with hunting down the psychopathic assassin. Sarah Barnett, BBCA president, says, “ `Killing Eve’ stands out in a sea of scripted stories as refreshingly entertaining and great fun.”’
Jay Winkler — McMillions, HBO
“The story of an ex-cop turned security officer who rigs the McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S.”
Jay Sarkar — The Outsider, HBO
“Based on Stephen King ’s best-selling novel of the same name, “The Outsider” begins by following an investigation which at first seems like it will be simple and straightforward but things change as it leads into the gruesome murder of a young boy by a seasoned cop. When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case, it leads the investigators to question everything they believe in. The character of Holly Gibney from “Mr. Mercedes” is a major character in this series.”
Daniel Allweiss — Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney+
“The first weekly TV series from Lucasfilm Animation chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other popular characters from the `Star Wars’ universe during the violent Clone Wars, as dwindling numbers of Jedi knights struggle to restore peace.”
“Tiger King : Murder, Mayhem and Madness is a 2020 true crime documentary television series about the life of Joseph Maldonado-Passage. It was released on Netflix on March 20, 2020.”
Andrew Vailliencourt — Lucifer, Netflix
“Based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, this series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.”
Honorable Mention: Caroline Darney, SB Nation Team Brands — Love is Blind, Netflix
“Singles try to find a match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction.”
What are you watching right now? Let’s hear your suggestions in the comments below.