Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’s TV and Streaming Picks for March 4-10

East Bay Times
Saturday, March 03, 2018

Don’t Miss

The 90th Academy Awards — Yes, it’s true: A movie about some kind of freaky man-fish — The Shape of Water — leads everyone with 13 nominations and could swim away with Hollywood’s biggest prize. As for our host, Jimmy Kimmel returns to center stage, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s best-picture envelope debacle. Performers include Gael Garcia Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Common. 8 p.m., Sunday, ABC.

Other Bets

Sunday: As Season 2 of The Good Fight begins, Diane, Lucca and Maia find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, they begin to look at their own clients suspiciously. CBS All Access.

Monday: This season of The Bachelor, as usual, has been packed with all kinds of tear-drenched crazy. Now, Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s love quest comes to an “astonishing” conclusion — but not until you slog through a hideously bloated three-hour finale. 8 p.m., ABC.

Tuesday: What’s Drew Carey doing on NCIS? The Price Is Right host is moonlighting as a retired Marine sergeant who wants the team to clear his name after cyanide is found in one of the hundreds of care packages he sends to active-duty Marines. Will the real villain come on down? (8 p.m., CBS).

Wednesday: In the hopeful new drama Life Sentence, Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) plays a woman who has spent the last few years living like she was dying. But when her cancer is cured, she’s suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the “live-in-the-moment” decisions she made. 9 p.m., The CW.

Wednesday: While we kick back on our cozy couches and inhale junk food, The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen will remind us of just how soft we are. It’s a four-part documentary series about rough-and-tumble guys like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. 9 p.m., History Channel.

Wednesday: Remember Heathers, the 1988 pitch-black comedy about a clique of high school students who were feared and hated by all? Well, you knew they’d turn it into a TV show sooner or later. That moment is now. 10 p.m., Paramount Network.

Thursday: We can only hope that the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones is as tense and compelling as the first. The adventures of the misanthropic, super-strong private investigator (Krysten Ritter) continue with 13 fresh episodes. Netflix.

Friday: Giovanni Ribisi returns as a scheming con man in Season 2 of Sneaky Pete. A former prisoner, he’s hoping for a fresh start. But when two vicious thugs pop up in his life, things get perilous. (Amazon Prime).

Saturday: It’s good to be Sterling K. Brown. Not only has he won acclaim for his work in This Is Us, he has a role in Black Panther, the year’s biggest movie. Now, he tries his hand at hosting Saturday Night Live. 11:30 p.m., NBC.