How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?
No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every week for new suggestions on what to watch.
‘Shaun the Sheep: Adventures From Mossy Bottom’When to watch: Now, on Netflix.
This stop-motion charmer, part of the “Wallace and Gromit” universe, is a perfect show to watch with imaginative kids or extremely stressed adults. There is almost no dialogue but still plenty of story, most of it in the silly shenanigan vein, with a lot of physical humor and things that go splat. It’s wildly creative, about as cute as can be, not annoying at all, and each 13-minute episode is actually two even shorter episodes, making the “Can I watch one more?” question easy to answer.
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‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’When to watch: Now, on the TruTV website or DirectTV.
Transport yourself to a stranger, more wonderful and peculiar plane of existence with this warped happy-homemaker show. Amy Sedaris balances a sunny wholesome exterior with a deranged gooey center, like “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” but more comfortable with silly-squirmy humor. At a time when many of us are climbing the walls, a show that is both escapist and domestic feels right. All of the episodes are available with a cable login, and one is available for free without.
‘College Behind Bars’When to watch: Now, on Netflix or PBS Passport.
If you are paying particular attention to the health crisis facing prisoners right now, or if you have long been interested justice reform, or if you like well-constructed documentaries that capture the human condition in beautiful and surprising ways, watch this. “College” aired on PBS late last year, and it follows participants the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that provides a challenging college education to a small number of prisoners in New York State. There are only four episodes, and I would space them out because they are quite evocative.