Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What’s On will publish on Sundays.]
Friday, Apple TV+, 12:01 a.m.: In Dennis Lehane’s chilling, well-directed true-crime drama Black Bird, Taron Egerton stars as Jimmy Keene, a drug dealer who must coax Larry (Paul Walter Hauser) into admitting his crimes in exchange for his freedom. Both actors give enthralling performances, as does the late Ray Liotta in his final role. Black Bird will premiere with two episodes, with the remaining four rolling out weekly. Here’s an excerpt from The A.V. Club’s review:
Black Bird’s action isn’t literal or violent. It’s mostly found in the show’s jarring dialogue, which examines and breaks down the psyches of the two leading characters.
Friday, Netflix, 3:01 a.m.: After her success in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, Lana Condor returns to Netflix with the eight-episode series Boo, Bitch. Condor portrays Erika, a high school student who reaches her peak after she dies. What a cruel twist, huh? Keep an eye out for The A.V. Club’s review on the site today.
Friday, Prime Video, 12:01 a.m.: Would it even be The Boys if an episode didn’t have blood, guts, insults, and massive superhero showdowns? Expect all of that to be tripled in the season-three finale, titled “The Instant White-Hot Wild.” It picks up after the major reveal of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) being Homelander’s (Anthony Starr) father. How will everyone else react to this insane twist?
Friday, Discovery+, 3:01 a.m.: The eight-episode docuseries Conjuring Kesha follows award-winning singer-songwriter Kesha, who embarks on an adventure to explore the nation’s biggest mysteries, haunted locations, and other supernatural phenomena with celebrity guests like Whitney Cummings, Betty Who, and JoJo Fletcher.
Friday, Netflix, 3:01 a.m.: Alright, if you’re bored of the regular designing and real estate reality shows that Netflix releases on the regular, this one should spice things up. In How To Build A Sex Room, interior designer Melanie Rose takes up the challenge of crafting “functional” and “beautiful” sex rooms to help couples indulge and communicate in healthy ways.
Friday, Netflix, 3:01 a.m.: Chris Williams directs this action-adventure film, which follows the unlikely friendship between a young stowaway girl and a dangerous sea monster. The Sea Beast’s voice cast includes Karl Urban, Jesse Williams, Jared Harris, Zaris-Angel Hator, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke. Here’s a snippet of The A.V. Club’s review:
“The film handles its more mature themes in a way that invites introspection from both younger and older viewers. Meanwhile, it helps that the film as a whole is an intricately entertaining high-seas adventure, packed with memorable characters and some of the best-animated action in years.”