This Week's Must List: Will & Grace, Riverdale, and Shadow of War
Will & Grace
Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen (Megan Mullally) are back, with the cast's zany chemistry intact. The reunion reminds us why we fell in love with the show in the first place. (Airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC)
A doc that feels like an indie dramedy, the film follows fortysomething Dina as she prepares to marry her fiancé, Scott. Both are on the autism spectrum, and filmmakers Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini chronicle the love story in touching, captivating detail.
The Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
The late mother-daughter duo left behind a treasure trove of memorabilia from their own lives and careers — and you can own it all! Reynolds' collection, in particular, is a veritable museum packed with Tinseltown relics. (Profiles in History)
As You Were, Liam Gallagher
The Oasis singer soars on his first solo album. Gallagher loads As You Were with allusions to '70s classic rock and '90s Britpop, flanked by stellar collaborators, including superproducer Greg Kurstin, who worked on four standout tracks.
Woman falls in love with man. Man turns out to be con artist. Death occurs. This new six-part series from the L.A. Times has all the ingredients to be your next podcast obsession — and will have you questioning who you can really trust.
Rooney Mara delivers her most complex performance yet as a woman confronting an older man (Ben Mendelsohn) with whom she formed a sexual bond as a teenager. First-time feature director Benedict Andrews' adaptation of David Harrower's stage play Blackbird is pitch-perfect.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Return to Middle-earth in this bigger, more ambitious sequel to Shadow of Mordor that lets you create, manage, and control your very own orc army (whee!). You can sneak your way in or smash past the gates astride a fire-breathing dragon. Any given route is optional. Feeling like a badass is guaranteed.
David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium by David Sedaris
Fans of Sedaris' acerbic wit will want to check out this stunning new diary compilation, spanning nearly 40 years of entries. The writer's worldview comes to gorgeous, bitingly funny life through postcards, artwork, and notes.
The whole milkshake-drinking gang is back for season 2 of The CW's take on Archie comics, and there's no sophomore slump in sight. The action picks up after the shooting of Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), pushing the teen soap into darker — and sexier! — territory. (Airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW)
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
With painstaking detail and emotional urgency, Oscar-nominated documentarian David France (How to Survive a Plague) reinvestigates the mysterious 1992 death of a transgender pioneer with the help of a trans activist amateur sleuth.