TV May 22-28: Prehistoric Planet, Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, Somebody Feed Phil, Obi-Wan Kenobi, We Feed People, Stranger Things

It’s hella finale season. I’ve got a sob in my throat for the final episode of This Is Us on Tuesday night. I’ll watch that after the emotional series of cast member farewells last night on Saturday Night Live, which you can watch, of course, on demand or via Global’s app or right here. Sob again.

But this is about new stuff, so wipe away those tears. Here are the premieres of new and returning stuff for this week. See you next Sunday.

Monday May 23

Prehistoric Planet (doc series premiere Apple TV+) This “five night documentary event” from — and voiced by — David Attenborough, is described as an eye on “the wonders of our world like never before in this epic docuseries from Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. Prehistoric Planet combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.”

Tuesday May 24

Ricky Gervais: SuperNature (comedy premiere Netflix) Answering the earnest and no doubt gorgeous latest from David Attenborough (Prehistoric Planet), comes … “Ricky Gervais gives us his take on the rules of comedy, spoiling his cats and how super actual nature is in his second Netflix stand-up special.”

 

Wednesday May 25

Somebody Feed Phil (X season premiere Netflix) “Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal travels the globe to take in the local cuisine and culture. This season will feature Phil traveling to all new destinations, including Oaxaca, Maine, Helsinki, Portland and Madrid.”

Friday May 27

Obi-Wan Kenobi (two-episode series premiere Disney+) “The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.”

 

We Feed People (doc premiere Disney+) “Ron Howard’s We Feed People spotlights chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen’s evolution over a 12-year period, from being a scrappy group of volunteers to becoming one of the most highly-regarded humanitarian aid organizations in the disaster relief sector. Due to the unprecedented spike in natural disasters catalyzed by climate change, this story is more important than ever.”

Stranger Things (Season 4, Vol. 1 premiere Netflix) Vol. 2, btw, is coming July 1 “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. … Starring: Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Brett Gelman (Murray), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler) and Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner).”

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Thank you so much for reading this far. So, what is d2tv? Glad you asked. There is so much great TV right now, but too much to easily keep track of. So this blog is me sharing my lifelong habit of tracking TV in general, but premieres in particular — series and seasons and one-offs on Canadian broadcast, cable and streaming. And since I’m doing it for myself, I share it here with you, every Sunday. So thanks, fellow traveller, for stopping by. If you want this sent to your email inbox instead, shoot me an email or join the 50! others who subscribe (free, no strings) by typing your email into the box at the bottom of d2tv.wordpress.com, where it reads: “Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.” Who am I, Denise Duguay? Been writing about TV since 1986 or so at the Winnipeg Sun, then at the Montreal Gazette, currently at the Winnipeg Free Press and of course here, for myself and YOU! You might want to know – no judgement – I hate and mostly ignore “non-scripted” reality programming. (BECAUSE IT’S SO MEAN, THAT’S WHY.)

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  1. I’m dreading the finale of This Is Us. Just dreading it! But in more happy news – I talked to Leslie Stafford last week and found out that you’re friends!!

    Small world…

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    1. i know!!! Small world indeed. Speaking of finales, Michael Mando’s arc in Better Call Saul was so freaking good. Hope to see so much more of him!

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