Interesting how the weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and yet all you’re going to want to do this week is stay home and watch TV or go to the movies. (Listen, I don’t make the schedule. I just tell you what’s worth your time.)
To start, we have the final season of Succession kicking off tonight. The reviews are superb, and it’s all anyone’s going to want to talk about every Sunday night and Monday morning for the next 10 weeks.
Speaking of finales, Riverdale also starts its long road to goodbye, with the start of its seventh and final season on Wednesday night. I stopped watching the series after season two, but it’s getting a bit of a reset for its final run by going back to the ’50s, harkening back to the original comic book. That’s the Archie I’m interested in, and I think you will be too. (Plus, the costumes and hair and makeup are absolutely divine.)
As for movies, there’s something for everyone this week, whether you want to stay in (Murder Mystery 2, Tetris) or go to the theater (Dungeons & Dragons, A Thousand and One). But if there’s one film I hope you don’t pass up, it’s A Good Person, which opened in limited release on March 24 and goes wide this Friday. The film—about loss, grief, forgiveness, recovery, and purpose—is Florence Pugh’s finest performance to date (and that’s saying something). For more, see below.
If you want something lighter, there’s the Bachelor finale on ABC on Monday and Hallmark Channel’s Love in the Maldives on Saturday. But that’s just scratching the surface, so check out everything coming up. I’ll see you back here next Sunday.
Sunday, March 26
Succession (HBO/HBO Max): The 10-episode fourth and final season debuts tonight. A lot of questions need to be answered before the series wraps up, but what we do know, per HBO, is that the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves closer, and the prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys. Naturally, a power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed. 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT