Just because Thanksgiving is this week, doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting programs to catch on television. The Channel Surfing TV picks have some international intrigue plus a reboot of a classic Saturday morning sitcom. Laurent and his gang have another heist planned in the next case of Great Pretender. A new class of students attend Bayside in the upcoming Saved by the Bell reboot. Finally, Kaley Cuoco plays a party girl stewardess who gets black out drunk at the wrong time in The Flight Attendant.
Heading Back Home
Great Pretender is an anime series on Netflix that debuted outside of Japan last summer. The story follows a small-time swindler named Makoto Edamura, who is taken by a real world class con man named Laurent Thierry. The two end up working together pulling heists in various international locales with Thierry’s crew of characters.
The crime comedy returns to Netflix this Wednesday, November 25, to finish the final nine episodes of its first season. However, it is confusingly named season 2. We find Edamura heading back home to his native Japan and trying to turn legit and live honestly. Unfortunately, the pull is too strong and he finds himself back into a life of crime.
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It’s Alright Cuz I’m…
Saved by the Bell was a beloved sitcom from the late 80s and early 90s. Young viewers would wake up on Saturday mornings not to watch cartoons, but to tune in to see what the Bayside gang was up to. The show featured idyllic high school life where a group of kids with different backgrounds were all friends and getting into typical age appropriate antics. However, they didn’t shy away from more serious topics at times including caffeine pill addiction.
Now, a new generation of teens attend Bayside in the sequel to the original. Zack Morris has grown up and become the governor of California. In a controversial decision, he closes several low-income high schools forcing their students to enroll at higher performing ones such as Bayside. Most of the OGs make appearances reprising their roles including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffany Thiessen, Lark Voorhies, Elizabeth Berkeley, and Mario Lopez.
Saved by the Bell debuts Wednesday, November 25, on Peacock.
A Murder Mystery
Though she serves as the voice of Harley Quinn, Kaley Cuoco hasn’t acted on television since the end of The Big Bang Theory. The actress appears back on the small screen in the upcoming limited series, The Flight Attendant.
The show is based off of the novel of the same name where a flight attendant spends the evening with a charming stranger overseas and wakes the next morning to find him dead beside her. She has no recollection of the events the previous night and contemplates if she could have been the killer.
The first three episodes drop on HBO Max this Thursday, November 26.
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