How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every Friday for new suggestions on what to watch.
This Weekend I Have … a Half-Hour, and I Miss ‘Degrassi’
When to watch: Friday at 8 p.m., Disney Channel
This midseason finale has our tween heroine, Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), caught up in multiple drama-llama scenarios: Are her parents calling off their wedding? Are her friends betraying one another? Are people breaking up because of the well-intentioned advice she has given? And why does everyone seem to let her down on costume day? “Andi Mack” is often charming but rarely cutesy, and the characters are all so articulate about their emotions you almost want them to lead a course.
… Not Quite Two Hours, and I Like Tension
When to watch: Sunday at 9 p.m., National Geographic
Alex Honnold is arguably the greatest rock climber who ever lived, and he specializes in climbing without any safety gear, relying instead on meticulous planning, superhuman focus and a level of finger strength that is genuinely hard to comprehend. This film earned a best documentary Oscar last weekend, and it’s well deserved: It’s thrilling and intimate, and like its star, balanced. The bigger the screen you can watch this on, the better.
a Few Hours, and I Like Classics
When to watch: Now, on Amazon
“Naked City,” which debuted in 1958, is one of the ur-police procedurals, and it feels even more episodic than today’s crime shows because its focus tends to be on the crimes and capers more than on the investigations. Some episodes are more emotional, some a little flashier. And between the famous guest stars the stylish visual language and the dramatic narration closing every episode, “Naked” sometimes feels like “The Twilight Zone,” but instead of sci-fi, it’s a cop show.
The first two seasons of the show are now streaming. Season 1 is half-hour episodes, and Season 2 is hourlong episodes.
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