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, MAY 25
Uncut Gems on Netflix
Have you seen Uncut Gems yet? It’s pretty good! If you haven’t seen The Sandman’s critically-acclaimed performance in this tense Safdie-directed thriller from last year (or if you want to watch it again), you’re in luck. It’s available on Netflix starting May 25.
The Tracker on Hulu and Amazon Prime
This 2019 revenge flick stars Dolph Lundgren. We haven’t seen The Tracker and we don’t know much about it, but since it’s streaming on both Hulu and Amazon Prime as of Memorial Day, it seems like a low-risk viewing experience.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas on Netflix
About two years after Hannah Gadsby launched into international consciousness with her groundbreaking Nanette, the Australian comedian is ready to show viewers her next stand-up special. Hannah Gadsby: Douglas premieres on Netflix on May 26.
Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery on Investigation Discovery
More than a decade after Brittany Murphy’s untimely passing, it appears a lot of questions remain regarding her death. Investigation Discovery takes a closer look in the network’s new special, Brittany Murphy: An ID Mystery.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
Love Life on HBO Max
If you’ve made a significant dent on your HBO watch list during quarantine, you’ll be happy to learn Home Box Office is bringing in reinforcements in the form of HBO Max. The new network debuts Wednesday, May 27 with a wealth of classic shows, new shows, and original movies to stream right away. One of those new movies is an Anna Kendrick comedy called Love Life.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix
From the bio of the new Netflix limited series: “Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses.”
From The Archives Podcast on Milwaukee Record’s Patreon
Just a friendly reminder that Milwaukee Record is now on Patreon! Sign up now if you want exclusive stories and access to our “From The Archives” podcast. We’ll have a new article AND an in-depth discussion about all of our past Bar Rescue coverage available on Wednesday. Support an independent publication and get extra content for either $5 or $8 per month.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
Questlove’s Potluck on Food Network
Inspired by his book, Mixtape Potluck Cookbook: A Dinner Party for Friends, Their Recipes, and the Songs They Inspire, Questlove is hosting a virtual potluck. Proceeds from this unique viewing event benefit America’s Food Fund.
FRIDAY, MAY 29
Space Force (Season One) on Netflix
You know that dumbshit Space Force thing our government is wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on instead of addressing the incalculable number of problems here on Earth? Well, Steve Carell and Greg Daniels made a Netflix original comedy series about it. So at least there’s some good to come from something Space Force-related. The series debuts May 29.
Ramy (Season Two) on Hulu
Hulu’s Ramy is an artful, earnest, and humorous examination of a Muslim millennial’s struggles with his faith, his lifestyle, and his relationships as he navigates his way through the world. The first season was very good (catch up on it now!), so we imagine season two—which hits Hulu on May 29—will be great as well.
Somebody Feed Phil: The Third Course on Netflix
Everybody Loves Raymond creator and certified national treasure Phil Rosenthal loves food. His passion for cuisine has brought him all around the world in the hilarious and heartwarming Netflix series, Somebody Feed Phil. Season three (a.k.a. “The Third Course”) can be streamed starting May 29.
#ReviveLiveMKE with Sara Evans (Pabst Theater Group live stream)
The Pabst Theater Group venues (Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Back Room @ Colectivo) have teamed up with more than 1,000 other venues across the country to pressure Congress for federal assistance; in the meantime, its stages remain dark. Until now. Sort of. Enter #ReviveLiveMKE, a new livestream series that gives music fans a direct way to support both the PTG venues and individual artists. Following the encouraging debut of the series with a Japanese Breakfast performance earlier this month, Sara Evans will take the virtual stage.
Mr. Belvedere Reunion on Zoom
According to Highlight Hollywood (and the ever-vigilant TV Madman), the surviving cast of the semi-popular 1980s sitcom—Rob Stone, Tracy Tofte Wells, Brice Beckham, Ilene Graff, AND YES FOLKS, BOB UECKER HIMSELF—will reunite via popular pandemic video conferencing app Zoom to discuss “making the show, favorite episodes, on-set practical jokes, and they will answer all the fans’ questions.” Yes.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Lucy In The Sky on HBO
Miraculously, we just learned about Lucy In The Sky, a 2019 sci-fi/drama starring Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, and Zazie Beetz. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to watch it the instant it becomes available to watch on HBO on Saturday, May 30.
Lady Gaga, Chromatica
In these dark and uncertain times, it’s good to know Lady Gaga will be releasing a new album. Gaga’s sixth record, Chromatica, comes out May 29.
Apocalypse Drive-In at Bounce Milwaukee
Following a great debut last week, the fine folks at Bounce Milwaukee are bringing Apocalypse Drive-In back for another weekend. Come out Friday and Saturday night for a drive-in movie, with food and drinks available for purchase.
SUNDAY, MAY 31
Quiz on AMC
From the AMC limited series’ description: “Quiz tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an ‘audacious heist’ on the quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” One of the ladies from Fleabag and a dude from Succession is in it. The first of three episodes airs May 31.
Lil Yachty, Lil Boat 3
Lil Yachty’s fourth studio album (and third installment in his Lil Boat series), Lil Boat 3, drops May 29. If you don’t get to it then, make sure to give it a listen on May 31.
The Vast Of Night on Amazon Prime
This new Amazon-made science fiction film is available on Prime starting May 29.