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Channel Surfing: TV Picks for the Week of 04/06/2020


Channel Surfing: TV Picks for the Week of 04/06/2020

Man is the Most Dangerous Game, Brews Brothers crafts laughs and Killing Eve.

Quibi launches this week and one of its original shows, Most Dangerous Game, follows a familiar tale of rich folk hunting man for sport. Fellow streamer, Netflix, takes the workplace comedy into the craft beer scene with Brews Brothers. Finally, one of the most twisted and compelling relationships on TV returns with the third season of Killing Eve.

New Streaming Kid on the Block

The new streaming service, Quibi, tries to separate itself from the competition by focusing on short form content that is better suited for mobile devices. They even developed novel Turnstyle technology which allows its videos to seamlessly transition from portrait to landscape viewing as the phone moves. The quick bites of entertainment take a page out of the Cartoon Network playbook running no longer than ten minutes.

Though most of the initial programming is heavy on the reality and documentary side, there is some scripted shows. Most Dangerous Game is more on the lines of a movie divided into chapters. The story follows Dodge Maynard (Liam Hemsworth) who is suffering from a terminal disease. In order to provide for his pregnant wife before he passes, he agrees to participate in a deadly game. Maynard doesn’t realize until afterwards, that he’s not one of the hunters but the prey. Quibi launches on Monday, April 6.

Crafting Beer and Laughs

Recently, there has been a renaissance in craft beer with many cities having local breweries. The industry has grown and now there are many takes on lagers, I.P.A.’s, stouts and other various styles. Some of the creative minds behind such comedies as The League and That 70’s Show have developed a new show that takes place in the world of craft beer.

Brews Brothers will debut on Netflix this Friday, April 10. The show is about a pair of brothers who must work together running a brewery. Shenanigans and tomfoolery ensue. With their different personalities, beer making techniques and approaches, will these siblings fail at business or, like the suds in a cold brewski, rise to the top?

Complicated Spy Games

While most things these days are being delayed because of COVID-19, critical darling, Killing Eve, experienced the opposite. Its release date was moved up and the spy thriller’s season three series premiere will be this Sunday, April 12, on AMC.

The show’s leads have spent the past two seasons playing a cat and mouse game that developed into a mutual obsession and attraction. After a violent “break up”, Eve and Villanelle are desperately trying to piece together their lives without the other.  However, they can’t keep separated for too long and what costs will they incur when they reunite this time?

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