The Best Shows and Movies to Watch This Week: Supergirl Series Finale, The Rock and Gal


Tonight, Supergirl is flying on out of our lives with its two-hour series finale, but if you’re already trying to find something to fill the void the CW superhero drama will surely leave behind, there are some exciting premieres over the coming days. Movies like the Tessa Thompson-Ruth Negga drama Passing and the Dwayne Johnson-Ryan Reynolds-Gal Gadot action comedy Red Notice are hitting Netflix this week, and series like The Shrink Next Door (which stars Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell), Mayor of Kingstown (which stars Jeremy Renner and Kyle Chandler), and Season 2 of South Side, which is a vastly underrated comedy you should put on your radar.

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THE BEST SHOW TO WATCH TONIGHT

David Harewood, Melissa Benoist, and Chyler Leigh, Supergirl

David Harewood, Melissa Benoist, and Chyler Leigh, Supergirl

The CW

Supergirl

Two-part series finale premieres Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW
One episode isn’t enough to wrap up Supergirl, so the farewell is two episodes back to back. In the first hour, Kara (Melissa Benoist) teams up with her super friends to rescue an ally kidnapped by Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) and Lex (Jon Cryer). The final hour is reserved more for the emotional side of things, with a last battle vs. Nyxly and Lex but also a — say it with me — wedding! [TRAILER]

THE BEST SHOWS AND MOVIES TO WATCH THIS WEEK

Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Santos, and Manuel Urizaentefied, Gentefied

Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Santos, and Manuel Urizaentefied, Gentefied

Netflix

Gentefied

Season 2 available Wednesday on Netflix
Netflix’s charming and energetic comedy Gentefied, a multicultural series about a Mexican-American family in Los Angeles, is one of the streamer’s hidden gems. Whereas the first season focused on the family’s struggle to keep its beloved taco shop afloat — and the different opinions among the family about how to do that — they all agree on Season 2’s big problem: figuring out how to make sure their grandfather is OK and protected from deportation back to Mexico. Gentefied is a fun comedy with a very specific vibe. [TRAILER]

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson, Passing

Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson, Passing

Netflix

Passing

Wednesday on Netflix
Though Netflix’s movies are mostly in the business of being the modern-day equivalent of the straight-to-DVD shlock, every once in a while Netflix finds itself with a real award contender. Passing is one those for this year, having already been praised at Sundance. The film, shot entirely in black and white, stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga as two Black friends from childhood who reconnect in 1920s New York when they’re older. But the difference in their lives is stark: Negga’s character is able to pass for being white while Thompson’s character does not. [TRAILER]

The Challenge: All Stars

The Challenge: All Stars

Juan Cruz Rabaglia Paramount+/MTV

The Challenge: All Stars

Season 2 premieres Thursday on Paramount+
The Challenge: All Stars returns for a sophomore season after the initial outing proved that Paramount+’s MTV nostalgia programming is working. The shorter spin-off brings back classic Real World vibes, with people hanging out, bonding, and fighting over who should clean the dishes, rather than the Big Brother-type alliance plotting currently taking over the flagship series. The second season also brings back more All Stars, like Tina Barta, Jodi Weatherton, and Brad Fiorenza, who are sure to shake things up and make those late-night toga parties turn real rowdy, real quick. –Megan Vick [TRAILER]

Wendy Raquel Robinson and Adriyan Rae, The Game

Wendy Raquel Robinson and Adriyan Rae, The Game

Josh Stringer/Paramount+

The Game

Series premiere Thursday on Paramount+
The Game is coming out of retirement again. The long-running Girlfriends spin-off started as a backdoor pilot on UPN, aired for three seasons on The CW, and was later brought back by BET. Now, the comedy-drama about the world of professional football lives again on Paramount+. The new revival’s 10-episode first season moves the action from San Diego to Las Vegas and brings back some key players — Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez return as Tasha Mack and Malik Wright, and other original cast members will also make appearances — alongside new characters played by Tim Daly, Adriyan Rae, Vaughn Hebron, Analisa Velez, Toby Sandeman, and more. Put ’em in, coach! [TRAILER]

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Comedy Central

South Side

Season 2 available Thursday on HBO Max
Like The Other Two, South Side was originally a Comedy Central show that got picked up by HBO Max, which means there’s a good chance you missed it when Season 1 aired over two years ago. The series follows two friends in Chicago who are trying to become venture capitalists but are stuck working boring day jobs until it happens. It’s one of those hangout shows where nothing really happens, but it makes you laugh a lot and the characters are great. I predict its audience is going to get a boost in Season 2, so you should get in on the ground floor now while you can still say, “I liked it before it was popular.” [TRAILER]

Archie Yates, Home Sweet Home Alone

Archie Yates, Home Sweet Home Alone

Philippe Bosse/Disney+

Home Sweet Home Alone

Friday on Disney+
There isn’t a single good reason to reboot Home Alone, unless you’re really curious how anyone could make that plot work in the age of cell phones. But listen, maybe some of us are a little curious how anyone could make that plot work in the age of cell phones! Home Sweet Home Alone stars Jojo Rabbit‘s Archie Yates as Max, a boy who winds up at home alone (obviously) when his family goes on vacation without him, leaving him to violently defend his house against burglars played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney. The internet is outraged about this, but this movie is not for the internet. This movie is for parents who are running out of holiday programming to show their kids. Cheers to that. [TRAILER | WATCH ON DISNEY+]

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Red Notice

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Red Notice

Netflix

Red Notice

Friday on Netflix
If your libido needs a jumpstart, you could do worse than watch Red Notice, a movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. And Netflix is hoping that you do, because the streamer spent a reported $200 million on the flick (the most ever for Netflix). Rocky and Ryan play a fed and an art thief, respectively, who team up to catch the world’s most-wanted art thief (Gadot), and, according to the trailer, there are tons of fights, big action sequences with rocket launchers and helicopters, and one bit where the former Brahma Bull takes on a real bull in a bullfight. This would normally be a slam dunkarooni to watch, but reviews are pretty terrible. However, even some critics who think it sucks admit that it’s kind of fun. I’m inclined to turn off the brain for two hours and agree with them. [TRAILER | WATCH ON NETFLIX]

Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, The Shrink Next Door

Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, The Shrink Next Door

Apple TV+

The Shrink Next Door

Series premiere Friday on Apple TV+
Like a really dark Anchorman reunion, Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell star as psychiatrist and patient, respectively, in this miniseries. Rudd plays Dr. Ike Herschkopf, and Ferrell plays Marty Markowitz, a fabric store owner who feels out of control in his own life. The longer the two work together, the darker things get, the blurrier the boundaries become, and it quickly becomes clear, to everyone but Markowitz, that his therapist is taking advantage of him. Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson co-star, and the show is written by Succession‘s Georgia Pritchett. If you’ve ever wanted to see beloved actors wear bushy eyebrow wigs, now is your chance! [TRAILER | WATCH ON APPLE TV+]

Kyle Chandler and Jeremy Renner, Mayor of Kingstown

Kyle Chandler and Jeremy Renner, Mayor of Kingstown

Paramount+

Mayor of Kingstown

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