With so many different streaming platforms and cable offerings to navigate through, choosing what to watch has never been harder. To make things easier, here are our best tune-in tips for the week ahead.
TUESDAY MAY 31
The top pick of the week is this rockumentary series on Disney Plus. It is based on a 2017 memoir written by Sex Pistols’ founding member and guitarist, Steve Jones, that focuses on the genesis of his band. The six-part series hones in on three of the most chaotic years in the history of the music and why the band chose to challenge societal norms about what music should sound like.
Tuesday May 31, Disney Plus
Live for the music. Fight for the revolution. Join The Sex Pistols in the official trailer for FX’s Pistol, streaming May 31 on #DisneyPlus.
America’s Got Talent
The 17th season of “AGT” premieres on Tuesday. This season will feature the return of live audiences, the same judging panel (Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel) and Terry Crews as the host.
Tuesday May 31, Citytv & Citytv.com, 8 p.m. EST
WEDNESDAY JUNE 1
Anytime someone speaks out and against how they were portrayed in a new TV series or movie, it makes you want to watch it even more. It happened most recently when Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson lambasted the presentation of the Los Angeles Lakers in HBO’s “Winning Time,” and this is the case for “Angelyne” as well. Emmy Rossum from “Shameless” plays the title character, a Los Angeles billboard icon who some regard as being the original influencer before influencing was even a thing. This Peacock series, which will air on Showcase in Canada, is based on a 2017 Hollywood Reporter investigation which revealed Angelyne’s real name and her parents’ background as Holocaust survivors. There are reports that the title character initially authorized the depiction but has since renounced how she was presented in the series.
Wednesday June 1, 9 p.m. EST, Showcase
THURSDAY JUNE 2
The Book of Queer
This special event five-part series focuses on the stories of historic and groundbreaking queer individuals throughout history. The subjects of the episodes include politicians, artists, activists and even world leaders. The names include Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harvey Milk. Narrators of the series include Leslie Jordan, Ross Mathews, Alex Newell and Domanique Jackson.
Thursday June 2, Discovery Plus
Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special
CBS plans to commemorate the Queen’s 70-year reign with a new look at the future of the British monarchy. “Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special” looks at the triumphs and tribulations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The special coverage features interviews with those who know the Queen best (including Sir Paul McCartney) while also looking at the 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians who celebrated the night before. Of particular interest is the fact that the Queen’s relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be examined as well as what the future of the Royal Family looks like moving into the new year and beyond.
Thursday June 2, CBS, 10 p.m. EST
FRIDAY JUNE 3
Set in the beaches of sunny San Diego in the 80s, “Physical” is the story of Sheila Rubin (played by Rose Byrne), a seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her controversial husband’s bid for office. Struggling to find her own place in the world, Sheila begins to find herself through aerobics, which she uses to battle the personal demons she has with her own self-image. She uses her need to exercise to launch her own business as the series (which returns for its second season on Friday) follows her journey from being taken for granted into becoming a confident femme fatale and lifestyle guru.
Friday June 3, Apple TV Plus
The warm up is over. Get ready to sweat with Rose Byrne. Sheila is back and more committed than ever to building her empire. Physical Season 2 premieres June 3 on Apple TV+ https://apple.co/_Physical
This action-adventure flick stars Elsa Pataky as Captain JJ Collins, a female officer in charge of a lone interceptor base in the Pacific Ocean. When a co-ordinated attack threatens the base, the captain clashes with Alexander Kessel (played by Luke Bracey), a former U.S. military intelligence officer who is the brains behind the forthcoming destruction.
Friday June 3, Netflix
This adaptation of Katoi Hall’s play “Pussy Valley” follows strip club workers based in the Mississippi Delta. The series, which returns on Friday for its second season, has been praised for the richness of its characters and its portrayal of the strife and struggles strippers face every day. The new season will answer the biggest mystery presented in the season one finale (the identity of the person that shot Montavius) and promises to include an exploration of a “darkness that descends” on the Chucalissa. This is rumoured to be how the series chooses to incorporate COVID-19 into its writing.
Friday June 3, Starz
This Disney Plus film is the sequel to the 2020 movie about Stargirl Caraway (played by “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal), a teenager whose acts of kindness work magic in the lives of others. The new film follows Stargirl’s journey out of Arizona and into her new life in Los Angeles.
Friday June 3, Disney Plus
A group of queer best friends gather in Fire Island Pines for their annual night of debauchery, but a sudden turn of events changes things for everyone involved. The cast of the new film includes Joel Kim Booster (who also wrote the screenplay), Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, and Zane Phillips.
Friday June 3, Disney Plus
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