18 April 2024
Entertainment Television

How A lot Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

‘Planet Earth III’

When to look at: Saturday at 8 p.m., on BBC America or AMC+.

When “Planet Earth” premiered in the USA in 2007, it was an enormous deal — I nonetheless bear in mind strolling residence one night time and noticing each TV that glowed by way of a window appeared to be tuned to the identical ocean episode. Since then, luxurious, epic nature documentaries have proliferated, and televised alternatives to be hypnotized by the majesty of nature abound. Now the third installment is right here, as attractive and immersive as ever, and reaffirming the franchise’s spot on the prime of the style. Issues kick off with “Coasts” — “coasts are on the entrance line,” David Attenborough says — and segments embody seals collectively ganging up on a shark, a turtle resting its head on a rock and drooling in exhaustion and a weak flock of flamingos.

‘Zainab Johnson: Hijabs Off’

When to look at: Now, on Amazon.

This new stand-up particular from the comic Zainab Johnson covers the difficulties of relationship, the position of sweet in baby abduction, how Harlem has modified and the perils of conserving a journal in a family with 13 kids. She has a affected person rhythm that belies the tightness of every section and provides levity to some darkish matters. That is additionally one of many extra aesthetically bold specials in latest reminiscence; Johnson performs within the spherical, and the lushness of the visible language creates a way of a festive grandeur.

‘Tore’

When to look at: Now, on Netflix.

William Spetz created and stars on this Swedish dramedy (in Swedish, with subtitles, or dubbed) about Tore, a 27-year-old with a failure to launch, although he says he’s completely pleased dwelling at residence and dealing at his father’s mortuary. However within the first episode, his beloved father dies, and now he has to launch wether he needs to or not. Tore bounces between wild denial (working further exhausting, avoiding caring for his father’s canine) and broad makes an attempt to unfold his wings (befriending a drag queen, cultivating a crush on a cute florist). If you happen to like distinctive delayed-coming-of-age tales, watch this.