Crazy times, eh? With every venue, theater, and public space closed due to COVID-19 concerns, our normally bustling events calendar is pretty barren. So here’s what we’ll be watching, playing, reading, and listening to at home instead. Stay safe, Milwaukee.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Never Have I Ever on Netflix
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan stars in this Mindy Kaling-created coming of age teen drama. Season one premiered Monday, April 27.

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast
Everyone has a podcast these days, including late night legend and certified comedic genius Conan O’Brien. We could talk about some of our favorite episodes, but this bio does a great job of summing up the show:

“After 25 years at the Late Night desk, Conan realized that the only people at his holiday party are the men and women who work for him. Over the years and despite thousands of interviews, Conan has never made a real and lasting friendship with any of his celebrity guests. So, he started a podcast to do just that. Deeper, unboundedly playful, and free from FCC regulations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is a weekly opportunity for Conan to hang out with the people he enjoys most and perhaps find some real friendship along the way.”

This week’s guest is Nick Kroll.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

The Price Is Right on CBS
After letting children take part in the show during Kid’s Week these past few days, The Price Is Right returns to business as usual this week. See who will “come on down” and compete in the long-running daytime game show. Hopefully they let someone play Plinko!

Dumb People Town podcast
Each week, comedian Dan Van Kirk and the Sklar Brothers are joined by a hilarious guest who strives to help them answer the following question: Is the world getting dumber? They examine the strong possibility of this doomed planet’s rapidly-declining intellect by reading articles and news reports that chronicle particularly stupid criminal acts. By show’s end, you’ll enjoy a few laughs and come to the conclusion that, yes, humanity is fucked and there’s nothing we can do about it.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Dave on FX
FX’s Dave is a semi-autobiographical comedy based on the life and career of Dave Burd (a.k.a. Lil Dicky). This week’s episode, “Jail,” is the season finale. Catch up on the first nine episodes on Hulu, then tune in to see where Dave winds up this week. We’re predicting jail.

A Secret Love on Netflix
This new Netflix documentary takes a long and heartfelt glance at a lesbian couple’s secret (at least until very recently) 70-year romance.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Parks And Recreation (reunion/fundraiser on NBC)
PARKS AND RECREATION IS BACK…kind of. This scripted reunion special—set during this current time of self-isolation—will bring back almost every major cast member of the iconic comedy (which is one of the best sitcoms of the last 20 years and, arguably, of all-time). This rare television event will also serve as a fundraiser for Feeding America.

We’re Here on HBO
This new HBO limited series finds renowned queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela traveling across the country to get residents of small American towns to participate in one-night-only drags shows. Part two of the six-episode series airs this Thursday.

FRIDAY, MAY 1

Back To The Future on Netflix
Now that we’re thoroughly entrenched in quarantine mode, Netflix has thankfully expanded its catalog and is ramping up the quality of titles in its arsenal to help subscribers through self-isolation. Case in point: both Back To The Future and Back To The Future II will be available to stream starting May 1.

Car Seat Headrest, Making A Door Less Open
The prolific indie rock outfit will release its fourth Matador Records album on May 1. Now you know.

My First Band podcast: Mike Park of Asian Man Records
Our weekly podcast has now embraced the remote recording process and, as a result, has expanded the pool of guests significantly. This week features a conversation with Asian Man Records owner/founder and influential ska-punk musician Mike Park. Since it’s already recorded, we can say with certainty that you’ll really enjoy this one.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

GoodFellas on Hulu
This classic (and downright brutal) mob flick is available to stream on Hulu starting May 1. When you’re done watching Back To The Future and Back To The Future II on Netflix, watch Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci at their best in this 1990 Martin Scorsese film.

Den Of Thieves on Netflix
To be honest, we’ve never seen this 2018 heist film, but the Gerard Butler and 50 Cent vehicle earned some unexpectedly high praise from respected critics and brought in box office figures that were nearly three times its $30M budget. It’s quarantine and you have nothing to lose, so check out Den Of Theives. We know we will after it’s available on Netflix starting May 1.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC
Times change and trends come and go, but watching a dad get hit in the nuts and seeing a kid being chased by a pissed off goose never gets old. With more footage at their disposal than ever before, AFV is still going strong. Oh, and Alfonso Ribeiro is the host now!

60 Minutes on CBS
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Tyler Maas
Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.