#Bingewatch: Your #TV #show guide for February 25th – March 3rd
Rise & shine, bingewatcher! We’re sure you’re busy trying to suppress the memories of last night’s biggest Oscar blunders, but we have a juicy week of distractions coming up for you. Wash away the hangover of your Academy Award-themed watchparty, and get ready to gear up for another week of prestige dramas, and promising new comedies.
Last week, The Oath indoctrinated us into a hidden society of gangs & corruption, Whiskey Cavalier provided a good-old-fashioned distraction from Hollywood aggrandizing on Sunday night, and Desus & Mero made sure we were keeping it real among a sea of bullshit.
Film Daily are struggling to contain our excitement for the much anticipated premiere of Shadowhunters Season 3B, and, if you live in the Toronto area, you should take this as your last warning to pick up tickets to our exclusive premiere party tomorrow night.
Plus, The Enemy Within and The Widow compete to fill the slot of the best new thriller of the season, and NBC’s Good Girls get up to more capers. It’s all here in your bingewatching guide to the upcoming week.
The Enemy Within (NBC)
Airs Mondays from Feb. 25th, 2019
Erica Shepherd is infamous as the country’s most reviled traitor after she traded the names of four CIA operatives for the life of her daughter. Now serving life in a max security prison, she’s reluctantly brought in to lend her codebreaking skills to track down an elusive and familiar international criminal. This gripping new thriller stars Jennifer Carpenter (Limitless) as Shepherd, co-starring with Rosewood’s Morris Chestnut as her determined and reluctant partner.
Season 3 continues Mondays from Feb. 25th, 2019
Remember to mark your calendars with the triumphant final hurdle for our favorite gang of demon hunters, vampires, and nightclub owners as the slickest, sexiest fantasy show is sadly leaving our screens this year.
That is, unless the #Shadowfam has anything to say about it. Fans have rallied their support behind the show ever since its cancellation came way too soon, and though we’ve been promised an epic two-part finale to wrap up loose ends, Shadowhunters fans won’t rest till we get another season.
Better Things (FX)
Season 3 airs Thursdays from Feb. 28th, 2019
Originally co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis CK, after the disgraced comedian’s career suffered not nearly enough as it should have following his acts of sexual misconduct, Adlon and a new team of writers are helming this upcoming season of the biting comedy drama themselves. The comedy stars Adlon as Sam Fox, a jobbing actress who struggles to balance her career with the monumental task of raising three kids by herself. Features Celia Imrie as Sam’s supportive yet troubled mother, as well as some cool & groovy guest stars.
Into the Dark: Treehouse (Hulu)
Original air date Oct. 5th, 2018
“Treehouse” airs Mar. 1st, 2019
Latest instalment of the mysterious horror anthology series releasing a wildly different new episode each month. Details are shady with this one, so we’re not sure which holiday, if any, will be given a dose of nightmare fuel. We do know it stars Jimmi Simpson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Mary McCormack (The Kids Are Alright), and Stephanie Beatriz (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part).
The Widow (Amazon)
Available on Amazon from Mar. 1st, 2019
Kate Beckinsale stars as Georgia Wells, a woman on the trail of her missing husband that leads her into the depths of the Congo. Having believed him dead for the past three years, Wells is rattled to the core when she spots him in the background of a news report. Shocked, but consumed with determination, she is forced to confront the truth about his disappearance.
Co-stars British staples Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and Alex Kingston (A Discovery of Witches), alongside Nigerian actor Babs Olusanmokun (Black Mirror). Gratifyingly available all at once on Amazon, as this is bound to be one you wanna binge in a single weekend.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Fox)
Airs Sundays from Mar. 3rd, 2019
Follow-up to 2014’s stellar galactic documentary series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, itself an extension of Carl Sagan’s innovative 1980s series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Initially slated to be presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson, there may be news of a delay due to recent allegations of sexual assault. Once released, it promises to be a landmark event in scientific documentary, featuring state-of-the-art visual effects and animation that will allow us to explore our universe in ways we’ve never seen before.
Good Girls (NBC)
Original air date Feb. 26th, 2018
Season 2 airs Sundays from Mar. 3rd, 2019
Two sisters and their best friend are all single mothers struggling to keep afloat. When they come up with a scheme to rob a supermarket, they think they’ve got away scot free until they realise they’ve signed up for much more than they bargained for. Scandalously funny comedy-thriller starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), and Mae Whitman (The Duff).
Leaving Neverland (HBO)
Part 1 airs Mar. 3rd, Part 2 airs Mar. 4th, 2019
Controversial documentary addressing the fraught allegations of pedophilia against popstar Michael Jackson, specifically from two men Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck whose case was initially dismissed in 2013. Presented in two parts at a length of almost four hours, this is bound to be an uncomfortable and gruelling experience whichever side of the story you fall on.