Entertainment What to Watch This Weekend: Our Top Binge Picks for May 8-9
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In the iconic words of Rihanna: Cheers to the freakin' weekend.
And while the superstar's idea of a fun-filled Saturday and Sunday probably includes a yacht and a lavish party, ours is all about our couch, sweatpants and a queue jampacked with new offerings. Ah, the life of luxury.
A new world of superheroes is here in Jupiter's Legacy, while Sara Bareilles and Busy Philipps have formed a girl group on Peacock. Plus, Star Wars fans have a new animated series to obsess over, a docuseries is making us question everything about the Son of Sam and the tragic story of Selena Quintanilla concludes in Netflix's biographical drama.
To Binge or Not to Binge: Inside Streamers’ Scheduling Decisions
With content proliferating, streaming platforms — even Netflix — are experimenting with different release models for their programming.The competition show is one of a handful of Netflix series that don’t follow a binge model — and while news of The Circle’s atypical release schedule was greeted enthusiastically on social media, it remains the default mode there. Other streaming services, however, have taken a more varied approach incorporating weekly and all at once releases as well as something in between.
Here's what to watch this weekend, May 8-9.
If You Love Girl Groups, Comedy and a Comeback Story: Watch out, Spice Girls and Destiny's Child, becauseis making their comeback in this comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps and Paula Pell star as the members of a one-hit-wonder pop act that attempt a reunion after they're sampled by a young rapper. Basically, this is the spoof show of our dreams, ? Get to streamin'! (Where to Watch: Peacock)
If You Are Ready for a New Crew of Superheroes: To help fill the void between Marvel's new series, may we suggest spending some time with Josh Duhamel? Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy follows the offspring of superheroes growing up in the shadow of their parents' capes. In addition to Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter also star in the drama that takes place across two timelines as the older generation of heroes looks to their children to continue their legacy. (Where to Watch: Netflix)
New England Patriots draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections
Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the New England Patriots.Round 1 (No. 15 overall) - Mac Jones, QB, Alabama: A national champion passer falls to the six-time Super Bowl champions. Well neither is currently a fair comparison, Jones is far closer to the Tom Brady mold than the Cam Newton mold for a team in need of a long-term successor post-TB12. Pats coach Bill Belichick surely did his homework on Jones, who played for his close friend Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa. Now it will be worth monitoring how New England designs an offense that's conducive to both Jones' abilities and Newton's.
If the Fourth Was Just With You: What better way to celebrate May 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day, than with a new show? Indeed, Lucasfilm delivered The Bad Batch's whopping 70-minute premiere as a gift for fans of the iconic franchise. The animated series is a spinoff of the beloved Star Wars: The Clone Wars and centers on the titular squad of elite and experimental clones with genetic mutations. Dee Bradley Baker, Archie Panjabi, Freddie Prinze Jr., Michelle Ang and Ming-Na Wen all lend their vocals to the show, which was created by The Mandalorian's Dave Filoni. (Where to Watch: Disney+)
If You Believe Aidy Bryant Is One of the Only Reasons to Watch Saturday Night Live: Same, babes. Same. Bryant's underrated comedy Shrill is back for its third and final season. In the eight-episode swan song, Annie (Bryant) will deal with being newly single, feeling unsatisfied at work, facing off with fat-shaming doctors and possibly getting canceled. We believe in you, girl! (Where to Watch: Hulu)
Warriors vs. Rockets odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, May 1 predictions from model on 97-60 roll
SportsLine's Projection Model simulated Rockets vs. Warriors 10,000 timesTip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET in Houston. William Hill Sportsbook lists Golden State as an eight-point road favorite, holding steady from the opener, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 232.5 in the latest Warriors vs. Rockets odds. Before making any Rockets vs. Warriors picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
If You Are Ready for the Focus to Be on Selena: While some fans were concerned that part one of Netflix's scripted drama Selena: The Series didn't hone in enough on Selena Quintanilla herself,, even if it means getting to the sad stuff as well. In part two, the Queen of Tejano Music (played by Christian Serratos) wrestles with going solo and building a legacy beyond music while trying to maintain her relationships with her new husband, her band's guitarist Chris Perez, and her family. (Where to Watch: Netflix)
Adam Schefter makes surprising admission about bombshell Aaron Rodgers story
Some fans are angry over Schefter’s admission, as they believe it was inappropriate for him to steal the spotlight just hours before the draft. Schefter also contradicted himself a bit. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes, Schefter’s initial tweet and ensuing ESPN story about Rodgers specifically said “league and team sources told ESPN on Thursday.” That doesn’t mesh with what Schefter told Patrick.If Schefter knew definitively weeks ago that Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, it would be awfully risky for him to sit on such a huge story.
If You Like Your Comedy With a Bit of an Edge and Awkwardness: Fact: There was no Instagram Live show more cringe-inducing and captivating than Ziwe Fumudoh's Baited. Now, after her meteoric rise during quarantine thanks to her gift for asking pop culture figures tough and uncomfortable questions, the comedian is taking center stage in her own late-night variety series. Ziwe's six episodes will have interviews, musical numbers, guest stars, sketches and unscripted interactions with everyday people. No one is safe and no holds will be barred. (Where to Watch: Showtime on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET)
UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson predictions, odds, picks: Best bets on the fight card from MMA expert
Kyle Marley just locked in his Waterson vs. Rodriguez picks, bets, and predictionsRodriguez is a -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Waterson is a +175 underdog in the latest Rodriguez vs. Waterson odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event, record-setting brawler Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (-170) faces prospect Alex Morono (+150) in a welterweight matchup. Before making any picks of your own for UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Waterson, make sure you see the MMA predictions from SportsLine analyst Kyle Marley.
If You're Looking For Your Weekly True Crime Fix: Prepare for your goosebumps to have chills while watching. The docuseries challenges everything you think you know about the infamous Son of Sam serial killer, investigating whether or not the murderer had at least one accomplice. Also known as the .44 Caliber Killer, David Berkowitz received six life sentences following his killing spree that began in 1976 in New York City, but filmmaker Joshua Zeman posits that another person responsible for the deaths may still be on the loose. Gulp. (Where to Watch: Netflix)
How some NASCAR bettors, DFS players are benefitting from lack of practice, qualifying
The two races on the NASCAR Cup schedule following the Drydene 400 feature a return to the sport‘s traditional rhythm of running practice and qualifying ahead of the main event. That means Sunday‘s race at Dover is the last chance of the month for a certain segment of bettors and DFS players to capitalize on […]All bettors and bookmakers are privy to practice and qualifying data, evening the playing field to a certain degree. Plus, oddsmakers are quick to move their lines after watching how teams perform on that week‘s track, eroding value from the numbers posted earlier in the week.
If You Are Invested in Mental Health Awareness Month: Airing as part of MTV's newly launched Mental Health is Health initiative, Kelly Oxford's coming-of-age movie Pink Skies Ahead tells the story of college dropout Winona (Jessica Barden). After moving back home to live with her parents, Winona is diagnosed with an anxiety order, but chooses to continue her wild lifestyle. It's only when her life begins to unravel around her that she finally decides to seek help from a therapist and face hard truths. Odeya Rush, Henry Winkler, Lewis Pullman, Marcia Gay Harden, Mary J. Blige and Michael McKean co-star. (Where to Watch: MTV and Pop TV on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET)
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UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt odds, predictions: MMA insider releases surprising fight card picks .
Ian Parker went 58-14 on MMA picks last year and just locked in his Font vs. Garbrandt prediction s We'll share one of Parker's UFC Fight Night picks here: He is backing Jack Hermansson (-155) to defeat Edmen Shahbazyan (+135) in a battle of middleweight prospects.Hermansson (21-6) was once a fast-rising prospect who appeared headed toward a title shot behind a four-fight win streak. But he took a step back with losses in two of his past three against top-ranked contenders.Shahbazyan (11-1) is similarly looking to get back on track after suffering the first loss of his professional MMA career.