Another busy Friday in the world of streaming, the wait is finally over for fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselas the pioneering comic tries to get its career back on track in Season 4. Apple Breakup takes a dark look at work-life balance in a sci-fi allegory. The last weekend of Winter Olympics starts with pair skating. RuPaul’s Drag Race gets her Dynasty with a parody soap opera challenge.
Things don’t look so wonderful for Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) as the long-awaited season 4 of the charming period comedy opens in 1960. The stand-up pioneer’s career has been derailed, her finances are under water, but jokes still fly fast and furious, culminating in a prank ride on Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel. Don’t miss it. (See the full review.)
Some people can only dream of leaving their jobs behind when they return home. This sinister sci-fi allegory turns that dream into a nightmare, imagining a monolithic corporation whose employees have agreed to surgically separate their work from their outer “real” lives. Parks and recreation Adam Scott stars as office drone Mark Scout, caught in an existential impasse when his two worlds begin to blur. The nine-part series is a classic slow burn – the first two episodes drop Friday – morphing into a paranoid thriller that will have you begging for a second season. (See the full review.)
After the spectacular arrival of women’s free skating, Olympic Games move on to the short program in pairs in Figure skatinga centerpiece of primetime coverage, which also includes live coverage of the halfpipe final at Men’s Freestyle Skiing. (Skating can be streamed live on Peacock at 5:30 a.m. ET, also streamed live on USA Network, which airs men’s hockey semi-finals starting at 8:45 a.m./ET.) Other events covered during the day and evening on NBC, USA, CNBC, streaming live (with replay options) on Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app include Men’s Speed Skating and BiathlonTwo women and four men Bobsledthe team event Alpine skiing and Curling. For a complete list by sport of what to watch, where and when, go to nbcolympics.com/schedule.
In the glamorous 1980s, many felt the shenanigans on Dynasty-the truth Dynasty, not the pale imitation of The CW – seemed like the next best thing to a drag fight. As a tribute, the Emmy-winning drag contest’s “Daytona Wind” episode puts the queens in shoulder pads worthy of Alexis (Joan Collins version) for a campy ’80s soap opera challenge. The guest judge is an LGTBQ activist Ts Madison.
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