Debris (NBC) — We love Jonathan Tucker around these parts, and Debris has been given a huge push by NBC. It looks like the kind of series that will either be very good or very, very bad. I’d say the odds are 20/80.
Moxie (Netflix) — Amy Poehler’s adaptation of a YA novel looks like a protest movement filtered through YA filtered through Netflix, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Murder Among the Mormons — There’s a lot going on in the trailer for this documentary series, but all I can think about is how it is both a murder show and a cult show. Also, if you are wondering where Jared Hess — the director of Napoleon Dynamite — is these days, look no further.
Real World Homecoming: New York (Paramount TV) — I wasn’t that interested in this until I saw the trailer, and I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. Now, I’m not only gonna watch it, I think I’m gonna cover it weekly.
Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+) — If Tom and Jerry can put up $13 million in theaters on its opening weekend during a pandemic, I have to think that this Disney+ feature (released simultaneously in theaters) can double it.
Coming 2 America — It looks bad, but I love the idea of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reteaming, so I’m going to try and withhold judgment until I see it for myself.
Boss Level (Hulu) — Annabelle Wallis, Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo. Groundhog Day, except that Frank Grillo is murdered every day. Mel Gibson stubbornly insists on hanging around.
Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix) — I’m not entirely sure what this reality series is about. Is it about couples who have to decide between a big wedding or a house? Or is Netflix going to help these couples choose both? If it’s the former, that’s cruel … and infinitely better TV, probably.
Generation (HBO) — It looks like Euphoria crossed with Sex Education. I loved John Hughes growing up, but man: I would have loved to have coming-of-age dramas like this.
The One (Netflix) — This series looks decent, but it rips off its premise directly from Soulmates on AMC. Soulmates is about an algorithm that can scientifically determine your soulmate with 100 percent certainty. The One is about the same thing, only it’s determined via DNA. The same issues, however, surface, at least from the looks of the trailer. This series looks a little darker.
Kid90 — Like The Real World, I’m into this documentary about ’90s kid stars for the nostalgia of it all.
Yes Day — As an adult, would I watch this Jennifer Garner family film by myself? No. As a parent, though, it looks like ideal family entertainment.
Bloodlands (Acorn) — The latest British murder series stars James Nesbitt. It’s a four-part drama about a “veteran detective who delves into his own dark past to try and solve an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance: a series of mysterious disappearances linked to a turbulent period in Northern Ireland history over 20 years ago.”
Operation Varsity Blues (Netflix) — I mean, we’re all gonna watch it, aren’t we? The allure is irresistible. It’s probably gonna suck.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (HBO Max) — It’s four hours long, and for a lot of people, it’s also the must-see movie of the month.
The Falcon and Winter Soldier — With The Mandalorian and Wandavision, I hate how much Disney+ already has its hooks into me, but if this series is half as good as the other two, it should be another good 10 Fridays.
Invincible (Amazon Prime) — Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) new series continues the streamer’s streak of superhero subversion, and the voice cast on this animated show is insane.
Bad Trip — It’s one of those hidden camera comedies, like Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, and before you dismiss it, watch the trailer, and then you can publicly dismiss it while privately giggling your damn ass off.
Godzilla vs. Kong (HBO Max) — This is a movie you know you won’t like that much, but it’s tailor-made for the theater experience, and you go and you spend a lot of money and you leave broke and full of soda, popcorn, and regret. I’m glad it’s also going to be on HBO Max, so at least I won’t be broke afterward.
Nobody — This is that Bob Odenkirk version of John Wick, and I am deeply, deeply interested.
Cocktails and Tall Tales With Ina Garten and Melissa McCarthy (Discovery+) — There’s not a lot of information on this, and no trailer yet, but uh, Melissa McCarthy, Ina Garten, and cocktails? That sounds amazing.