StreamSavvy’s expert TV picks for the great TV from January 19, 2017. Watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets as Season 2 kicks off on FX. Here is the daily rec from January 19 and how to stream the show.
FX continues to tear it up dropping great show after great show. Tonight it’s the return of Zach Galifianakis to the TV screen with Season 2 of Baskets.
Watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets: Season Premiere
We love Zach Galifianakis. There can never be enough Zach G in the world. So it’ll be rad to watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets Season 2 and watch what little nuggets he will bring when the FX show premieres tonight.
The dark comedy that flew under the radar in Season 1 brings you the laughs but actually dives and wrestles with issues in a deeper way than most shows that make the attempt. LA Times buys into Basket‘s outstanding job of working through darker themes of “self-loathing, adult-life crisis and sick relationships better than much more hyped series such as ‘Animals,’ ‘Love’ and ‘Girls’.”
Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) attempts to chase his dream and become a French clown. Failing out of a prestigious clown college and hitting broke, Baskets moves back home to Bakersfield. He gets an ice bucket challenge to the face when his only opportunity is a rodeo clown and he is forced to deal with the reality of family and dreams slipping away. (FX 10/9c)
How to watch: you can stream the FX channel tonight and watch Zach Galifianakis in Baskets in the season premiere on Sling TV with the Blue package or with Playstation Vue (all tiers).
If you missed Season 1, you can binge it up on Hulu now.
StreamSavvy’s daily guide for the best TV from January 10, 2017. Stream Taboo from FX or President Obama’s Farewell Address live tonight. Here’s the post with what to watch, why you should check it out, and how to stream it.
The Hollywood Foreign Press made it pretty clear last night. The show to watch from 2016 is The Crown. The Netflix original took
Lots to choose from tonight. New eps of ongoing shows pick up after the holidays as we hit the first the second full week of January, specifically This Is Us. There’s also the final sign-off from President Obama as he wraps up 8 years of leading the U.S. It’s pretty historical, so we’ll be streaming us some Prez Obama tonight.
President Obama’s Farewell Address
The tradition began hundreds of years ago. George Washington, gave a farewell speech to the nation as he concluded his time as the first President of the United States. Tonight, Barack Obama takes his place in history as he returns to Chicago to deliver his farewell address.
“Since 2009, we’ve faced our fair share of challenges, and come through them stronger,” Mr. Obama shared with supporters previewing the speech in an email. “That’s because we have never let go of a belief that has guided us ever since our founding—our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.”
In select markets (mostly large cities), Sling TV gives you access to the broadcast channels carrying the Farewell Address from Chicago live through the Blue package.
If none of the above ways to watch Barack Obama deliver his Farewell Address work for you, there’s always the digital antenna which will give you access to watch the farewell event free in HD on your TV.
Stream Taboo from FX
We’re pretty big Peaky Blinders fans. Like really big. And the guys who collaborated on Peaky, Steven Knight with Tom Hardy, have come together for Taboo. Taboo is the newest series to hit FX, and the show kicks off tonight with its first episode. Stream Taboo from FX tonight.
Getting you up to speed…it’s set in 1814, and the show follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. The FX team summarizes the show:
“Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.”
A few critics have labeled the show as slow, but give it a chance, and it may become a new fave. (FX 10/9c)
How to stream Taboo from FX
You can stream Taboo from FX through Sling TV (Blue) or through any of the Playstation Vue tiers.
Here’s the thing. It’s 2016, and this year produced so much great television. It’s getting harder and harder to stay on top of watching everything. And as we move to streaming everything, sometimes the cable shows on networks like FX, get missed. So we’ll forgive you if you haven’t seen Danny Glover‘s Atlanta yet. But do yourself a favor and binge it up on the first season of this award nominated show over the holidays. We’ll show you how to binge it and then watch it when it airs again in 2017. You’re welcome.
Atlanta is an honest and real take on the rap game in the ATL. It’s the story of two cousins, Earnest “Earn” Marks (Donald Glover) and Alfred Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), as they climb to stardom in a cutthroat industry. And it succeeds in a big way with a finely-crafted and funny twist
The story begins with Earnest (Glover) coming back to Atlanta to see the stock of his cousin Alfred (Henry) rising in the Atlanta rap world. Unlike predictable, plot-driven comedies, Atlanta does an artful job of diving into its characters while handling topics like race, art, class, and identity with unique, fresh humor.
Atlanta, the FX show that premiered in September, has flown under the radar with some of the season’s big hits like, This Is Us and Westworld. However, the Danny Glover comedy about two cousins coming up in the Atlanta rap scene is a versatile comedy that will leave the award shows buzzing. A must watch.
How to watch and binge
Season 2 has yet to have an official premiere date. But it has been renewed and will most likely come back on the air during fall of 2017. You will be able to stream it live on Sling TV (Blue) or Playstation Vue (all tiers).
The first season is available for binging and can be streamed through Amazon.