PopWatch Planner: The Oscars go live, 'Bates Motel' premieres, more
I sincerely hope your DVRs aren’t full, because this week has quite a few must-watch events. For starters, tonight features the most glamorous evening of the year — the Academy Awards. Speaking of which, be sure to check our site around showtime for all of your coverage needs.
And come Monday, it’s time to welcome back the Bates family for another season of mystery and general creepiness. Add in a new Pharrell album, Wes Anderson’s latest film, and the True Detective season finale, and we’d say your week is looking pretty good right about now.
Here your entertainment plan for the week:
The Oscars, 7 p.m., ABC
Do I really need to explain why you should watch Hollywood’s big night? The dresses! The winners! The speeches! Ellen DeGeneres! I’ll stop there.
Bates Motel, 9 p.m., A&E
Norma, Norman, their incestuous vibes, and their murderous actions are back for season two. I’ll see you all at check-in.
Pharrell’s G I R L
If you’re a Pharrell Williams fan who has yet to check out his new album, I suggest you give it a listen. It might be the perfect soundtrack to (hopefully) play out the rest of winter.
The Face, 10 p.m., Oxygen
In this season premiere, Naomi Campbell gets contestants to model in public in nothing but their underwear… because she can.
Sirens, 10 p.m., USA
This new comedy, co-created by Denis Leary, gets my hopes up. It’s a funny take on life as a Chicago EMT; you should at least give it a chance.
Reign, 9 p.m. The CW
This is the big one for Reign fans! Mary’s mother is in town for the wedding, which means Mary finally has to choose a brother. Also, the episode is titled “Consummation,” so there’s that.
The Grand Budapest Hotel in theaters
Wes Anderson’s latest stars Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, and more. The film follows a concierge and lobby boy at a famous European hotel between wars.
Redeployment by Phil Klay
This collection of 12 war stories focuses on a Marine trying to re-adjust to being home after being involved in Operation Scooby, which involved killing stray dogs that were scavenging human corpses in Iraq. It’s a difficult subject matter that makes for a powerful read.
True Detective, 9 p.m., HBO
This is your last chance to catch Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey on the show that everyone seems to be talking about. How will it end?