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What to Watch This Week | April 24–30’s superlative recommendations for shows, movies, sports, and more on TV this week.

If you haven’t seen Slip on The Roku Channel yet, get to it. The seven-episode series, created by and starring Zoe Lister-Jones, premiered last Friday and is generating favorable comparisons to Everything Everywhere All at Once for its wild reality-jumping episodes and sentimental heart. Again, get to it.

This week’s What to Watch recs include the premieres of Fatal Attraction and Citadel, a farewell to Workin’ Moms, new true-crime drama Love & Death, the return of Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, and the 2023 NFL Draft. Fire up the TV box!

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What’s premiering this week

Fatal Attraction (Paramount+)

Fatal Attraction | Paramount+ | Drama, thriller

Series premiere, Sunday, April 30: Most rational people: “Not every classic intellectual property needs a reboot.” Paramount+: “Hold our bunny.” The streamer’s “deep-dive reimagining” of 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction adds a slight twist to the movie plot to stretch it into eight episodes. No spoilers, but the triangle between cheating husband Dan (Joshua Jackson), his wife Beth (Amanda Peet), and Dan’s obsessive mistress Alex (Lizzy Caplan) evolves from an erotic thriller into a murder mystery before it’s over. Two episodes stream on April 30.

NFL Draft 2023

NFL Draft | ABC, ESPN, NFL Network | Sports, football

Coverage begins Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: There are writers on the team that know/care far more about the NFL Draft and sports in general than I do. Taylor Kujawa has created a comprehensive How to Watch the NFL Draft guide (hint: you can watch most of it with a good ole antenna), and Eric Chiu definitely has some opinions on the Worst Recent NFL Drafts. Read up, then watch the 2023 NFL Draft from April 27 to 29 on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

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What to watch on Netflix this week

Workin' Moms (Netflix)

Workin’ Moms | Netflix | Comedy, drama

Season 7 premiere, Wednesday, April 26: Canadian import Workin’ Moms has been a Netflix staple since 2019, but season 7 will be the last for Kate (series creator and writer Catherine Reitman) and her circle of fellow Toronto mothers. Workin’ Moms has chronicled the fleeting highs and the messy, and frequently sticky, lows of urban motherhood through the unique comic lens of someone who’s been there, making for a show that’s as unflinchingly real as it is funny. All 13 episodes stream on April 26.

Kate (Netflix)

Kate | Netflix | Action, drama

Movie, now streaming: Mary Elizabeth Winstead just signed onto the upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka; if you’re curious about her action skills, look no further than 2021’s Kate. Kate (Winstead) is a Tokyo assassin who’s been poisoned and only has 24 hours to live, which she dedicates to hunting down and killing her would-be killers. Somehow, Kate also finds time to befriend a young girl in danger (very Gunpowder Milkshake). Winstead’s steely-eyed beatdowns are a sight to behold — imagine what she could do with a lightsaber.

What to watch on HBO Max this week

Love & Death (HBO Max)

Love & Death | HBO Max | Drama

Series premiere, Thursday, April 27: The true story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery axe-murdering her neighbor in 1980 has already been dramatized by Hulu in last year’s Candy, but why stop at one true-crime tale? The David E. Kelly-written Love & Death stars Elizabeth Olsen as Montgomery and Lily Rabe as victim Betty Gore, with a solid cast rounded out by Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Patrick Fugit, and Elizabeth Marvel. Love & Death is also five episodes longer than Candy, three of which stream on April 27.

Fired on Mars (HBO Max)

Fired on Mars | HBO Max | Animation, comedy

New series, now streaming: Ever relocated for a job only to be laid off and stuck in an unfamiliar city? Now imagine that city is light years away and you have Fired on Mars, a Red Planet answer to Office Space. Graphic designer Jeff (voiced by Luke Wilson) works for corporate startup … until he doesn’t. Now, he’s stuck in an “office colony” with nothing to do but have an existential crisis while waiting for his girlfriend to arrive from Earth (she’s probably — OK, definitely — not coming). Four of eight episodes will be available on April 27.

What to watch on Prime Video this week

Citadel (Prime Video)

Citadel | Prime Video | Drama, sci-fi

Series premiere, Friday, April 28: Russo Bros. sci-fi thriller Citadel is said to have been produced on a Prime Video mega-budget just short of that of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, most of which was likely spent on keeping star Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ hair perfectly in place. Here, she plays an agent of Citadel, a defunct global spy agency newly reactivated (by Stanley Tucci) to take on evil, world-threatening syndicate Manticore. Two of six episodes stream on April 28.

Birds of Paradise (Prime Video)

Birds of Paradise | Prime Video | Drama

Movie, now streaming: Broke American dancer Kate (Diana Silvers, Booksmart) wins a scholarship to an elite French ballet academy and soon enters into a fraught frenemyship with Marine (Kristine Froseth, The Society) as the two compete for a contract with the Paris Opera Ballet. Birds of Paradise plays like Black Swan Jr. with a hint of Euphoria, but it’s still less dark than STARZ’s gritty ballet drama Flesh and Bone. Also, not to be confused with the kiddie cartoon of the same name.

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W2W wildcards of the week

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (Comedy Central)

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens | Comedy Central | Comedy

Season 3 premiere, Wednesday, April 26: Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens has been away since 2021, and now it’s the last live-action Comedy Central original besides The Daily Show — a lot can happen in two years. In season 3, Nora (Awkwafina) is holding down several jobs, including bodega clerk and survivalist reality-show contestant; dad Wally (BD Wong) is pondering marriage; cousin Edmund (Bowen Yang) is exploring his Icelandic (?) roots; and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) is … Grandma. Welcome back, Nora!

Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

The Last Last Late Late Show | CBS | Comedy, retrospective

Special premiere, Thursday, April 27: My late-night network talk show preference order goes like this: Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and, coming in dead last, The Late Late Show with James Corden. Nonetheless, The Last Last Late Late Show is a look back at Corden’s eight-year run on CBS, featuring everything from Carpool Karaoke to Tom Cruise. (The actual final episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden airs later tonight, FYI.)

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