WWT Talks TV: Normal People, Young Sheldon, Little Fires Everywhere and more
Normal People (Hulu)
Months later, school has finished and Connell arrives at Trinity College, Dublin. He has found a room in a house-share and meets his new housemate Niall. Despite his efforts, he feels out of place and struggles to articulate himself.
A group of diverse young women navigate the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding in New York City.
Young Sheldon (CBS)
It’s 1989 and 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper has skipped four grades to start high school along with his less-intellectual older brother. As he struggles to be understood by his family, classmates and neighbours, his mother arms him with the best tool she can come up with: reminding bullies his dad is the football coach and his brother is on the team. His twin sister doesn’t share his exceptional mind, but she has a much clearer vision of what life has in store for the young genius. Jim Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory,” narrates.
Better Things (Hulu)
`Better Things’ is the story of Sam Fox, a single mother and working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters — Max, Frankie, and Duke — in Los Angeles. She also looks out for her mother, Phil, an English ex-patriate with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she’s struggling to keep her daughters close or trying to push one of them out of the nest, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty, and humour. At the end of the day, Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time.
Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, so she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America’s national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA’s most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror. Years later, after being disillusioned and placing herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, Carrie becomes estranged from the CIA, eventually returning stateside where she works for a foundation providing aid to Muslims living in America.
Netflix TV Sneak Peek
The Eddy (Netflix)
A jazz club owner deals with the everyday struggles of running a live music venue in Paris.
Parks and Recreation Reunion (NBC and App)
Five years after its finale aired, Parks and Recreation is returning for a brand-new reunion episode. Premiering on Thursday, April 30, the episode is set to feature nearly all your favorite Pawnee residents, from Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman).
The NBC comedy ran from 2009 to 2015 and followed the close-knit government employees of a small Indiana town. While the cast and creators never officially ruled out a reunion, they were waiting for a good reason to bring everyone back together.
“The chance to do it again should it arise would be incredible, but I think that we would all only do it if we felt like it was something compelling us to do it,” co-creator Mike Schur told Entertainment Weekly back in 2019.
Clearly, that time has come. Here’s what we know about the special, which will raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will enable food banks to stay stocked during that crisis. The cast and creators will match donations up to $500,000.