9 New TV Shows and Movies That’ll Get You Through the Work Week

Tvseriesmovies BotAugust 12, 2019
9 New TV Shows and Movies That’ll Get You Through the Work Week

If the upcoming work week seems never-ending to you, consider breaking it up with these nine TV shows and movies. Whether you’re looking to laugh with a new Netflix comedy special or lose yourself in a Desperate Housewives-esque show, this week’s slate of entertainment will make those 9 A.M. meetings seem less miserable. And when you get to Friday, you’ll have a brand new season of Netflix’s Mindhunter waiting for you. Clutch.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to earmark for this week.

Sunday, August 11

The 2019 Teen Choice Awards: Taylor Swift, Riverdale, and Avengers: Endgame lead the nominations for tonight’s show, which will be hosted by Lucy Hale and David Dobrik and features performances from OneRepublic, Mabel, and Bazzi. 8 P.M. ET on Fox

Monday, August 12

Our Boys: Here is HBO’s official description for this miniseries: “Filmed in Israel, Our Boysis based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza. The series follows the investigation of Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s murder, and tells the story of all those involved, Jews and Arabs alike, whose lives were forever changed by these events.” 9 P.M. ET on HBO

Tuesday, August 13

Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready: This new special sheds light on six up-and-coming comedians whom Tiffany Haddish shares a personal history with: Chaunté Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe, and Marlo Williams. Streaming on Netflix

Wednesday, August 14

David Makes Man: Per Metacritic, this Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan-produced series centers on “a 14-year-old prodigy who turns to education as an escape from poverty and a traumatic home life.” 10 P.M. ET on OWN

Happy Jail: A new, five-part documentary series that takes viewers inside the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, a Philippine jail where dancing is incorporated into the inmates’ rehabilitation. Streaming on Netflix

Thursday, August 15

Why Women Kill: From the mind of Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, this series follows three women from different generations who are all experiencing infidelity in their marriages. They all have different ways of coping with it⁠—some of them lethal. Streaming on CBS All Access

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Friday, August 16

Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A mother who seemingly has it all (Cate Blanchett) leaves her husband and daughter to set forth on a path of self-discovery in this quirky comedy-drama from director Richard Linklater. In theaters

Mindhunter: The highly-anticipated second season of this series, centering on a FBI agent (Jonathan Groff) who profiles serial killers, drops today. Streaming on Netflix

Saturday, August 17

Zombie Tidal Wave: From the minds behind Sharknado, this new movie stays true to its title: It’s about a tidal wave…filled with zombies. Ridiculous? Sure. Enjoyable? Absolutely, especially after a glass (or three) of wine. 9 P.M. ET on SyFy

 

 

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