Must-see TV: Netflix’s ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ and Amazon’s ‘Kids in the Hall’ reboot top this week’s watch list – Toronto Sun

Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'
Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Photo by Lara Solanki /Netflix

1. The Lincoln Lawyer

Debut

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling The Brass Verdict, from his Lincoln Lawyer series, Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) is an iconoclastic idealist who runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car.

When: Friday on Netflix

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2. The Kids in the Hall

Reboot

Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson return with a new season of their ground-breaking sketch series that first premiered in 1989. “We’re like cicadas. Every 17 years we come, flourish and then we die in 24 hours,” McCulloch jokes.

When: Friday on Prime Video

3. Senior Year

Movie

After being in a coma for 20 years, a cheerleader (Rebel Wilson) wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.

When: Friday on Netflix

4. Hacks

Season 2

The dark mentorship between Las Vegas comedian (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer (Hannah Einbinder) continues to evolve as the two travel across the country workshopping a new stand-up act.

When: Thursday on Crave

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5. Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

New Episode

Stanley Tucci returns to Italy for a new season tasting the flavours of the land.

When: Sunday on CNN

6. The Blacklist

New Episode

In an effort to uncover his true enemy, Red (James Spader) turns to the Task Force to help ground a flying fortress bank.

When: Friday on NBC, Global

7. The Essex Serpent

Debut

A London widow (Claire Danes) forms a bond with a village vicar (Tom Hiddleston) after she moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent.

When: Friday on Apple TV+

8. The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes

Documentary

By piecing together her final weeks, days and hours through previously unheard recordings of those who knew her best, the death of Marilyn Monroe is seen in a brand new light.

When: Available now on Netflix

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9. The Matrix Resurrections

Movie

Neo (Keanu Reeves) follows the white rabbit back into the Matrix and back into Trinity’s (Carrie-Anne Moss) life in this long-awaited sequel to the popular sci-fi trilogy. “It was thrilling to get an opportunity to continue this story,” Reeves tells the Sun.

When: Friday on Crave

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10. Sneakerella

Movie

Cinderella gets a contemporary spin when a stock boy meets the fiercely independent daughter of a legendary basketball star and decides to pursue his dream of becoming a sneaker designer.

When: Friday on Disney+

11. Shoresy

Debut

A Letterkenny spinoff, the series centres on the fan favourite character, Shoresy (Jared Keeso), as he takes a role with a struggling hockey team in Northern Ontario.

When: Friday on Crave

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12. New Amsterdam

New Episode

Max (Ryan Eggold) discovers the extent to which Dr. Fuentes’ (Michelle Forbes) cuts are severely damaging New Amsterdam and has to make a decision about his future.

When: Tuesday on NBC, Global

13. The Quest

Debut

From the teams behind The Lord of the Rings and The Amazing Race, the hybrid competition series drops eight real-life teens into the fictional world of Everealm, where they must save a Kingdom by fulfilling an ancient prophecy.

When: Wednesday on Disney+

14. The Challenge: All Stars

Season 3

Reality stars from MTV’s Real World and Road Rules compete in a series of gruelling challenges and eliminations for a chance to win $500,000.

When: Wednesday on Paramount+

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