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Channel Surfing: Awesome TV picks for the week of 03/29/2021

Superheroes, super food, and super action.

If you like super heroes, super food, or super action, then you can’t miss any of our Channel Surfing TV picks for this week. Kara Danvers returns and makes a huge sacrifice on the premiere of Supergirl’s final season. Prepare for the ultimate culinary competition and this time it has a little pacific northwest flavor when Top Chef: Portland begins. Finally, the criminal underworld of one of the planet’s most influential cities is up for grabs in Gareth Evans’ Gangs of London.

Coming to the End

It seems as though The CW is swapping one Kryptonian with another on their Tuesday night schedule. As Superman & Lois go on hiatus until May, Supergirl will have its season six premiere. Unfortunately for fans, this will also be its final season so here’s to hoping it goes out with a bang.

After the events of the previous season, Lex Luthor was running free and Brainy was dying onboard Leviathan’s poisonous ship. In the upcoming episode, Kara and her friends will confront Leviathan operative, Gamemnae and then seek out Luthor who has brainwashed half of the planet. Kara will also make a huge sacrifice that will have major repercussions.

The sixth season premiere of Supergirl will air Tuesday, March 30, on The CW.

Rose City Eats

Top Chef will return to its regular format following its second all-star competition last year. This time around, the reality series will take place in Portland. Fifteen of the United States’ upcoming and talented chefs will battle for the titular crown and a $250,000 grand prize.

Season 18 may be the toughest one yet not only for the fierce competition but for the strict pandemic protocols. The entire cast and crew numbering approximately 150 people formed their own bubble in a Portland hotel. Modifications were made to ensure social distancing and to keep the entire set well sanitized.

 In addition, instead of bringing in high profile people from the culinary world to act as guest judges along with groups of prospective diners, a rotating collection of previous alumni will serve in those roles. Hopefully all the changes won’t affect the food being served.

Top Chef: Portland begins Thursday, April 1, on Bravo.

The Seedy Underbelly of London

Gareth Evans has proven he can do criminal drama and action with his previous The Raid films. The director and action choreographer is taking his talents to television with the upcoming series, Gangs of London. Though it has already aired in London and on AMC+, it will be receiving its linear television debut this week.

The story revolves around the Wallace family, the most powerful crime family in London. When the patriarch, Finn, is suddenly murdered, it sparks a race among all the gangs to fill the leadership void and reap the benefits. Finn’s son, Sean, must assert the Wallace family dominance all while finding his fathers killer.

Gangs of London will begin Sunday, April 4, on AMC.

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