There is no NCAA Championship tonight, as I am sure you are aware, so we are all looking for something to fill that time slot in our lives. The 2020 title game between Kentucky and Michigan State, a rematch of two teams that opened the season in the Champions Classic, is what we should be watching this evening, but we are left scrolling through other forms of entertainment that will never be basketball.
I cannot pick your journey, only you know what you will ultimately decide to watch, but I can point you in the right direction with these recommendations:
1. “The Sopranos” (HBO)
If you’re a regular KSR listener, this one is important because you have homework. Beginning tonight, all KSR listeners (of age and with interest in a highly graphic and inappropriate television series about the mafia) have been assigned one episode of “The Sopranos” each night that we will then talk about on the following day’s show. Today we all decided to begin the season tonight with Season 1, Episode 1, which can be found for free on either the HBO Go or HBO Now apps. So you know, all seven seasons of “The Sopranos” (and various other HBO titles) are available for free to subscribers and non-subscribers during the pandemic. It’s why we are doing this on the show.
2. “Ozark” (Netflix)
Season 3 of “Ozark” came out last Friday. I assume most fans of the show have already binged the new season, but I’ll use this time to recommend it to anyone who has Netflix and doesn’t know about “Ozark,” which shouldn’t be more than five people in the entire world.
3. “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” (A&E)
At 8:00 Eastern Standard Time, A&W will re-air a two-part documentary on Garth Brooks. It’s four hours of learning about Garth Brooks, if learning about Garth Brooks is something you’re into. I like Garth Brooks. I may pop in to learn a thing or two throughout the night.
4. “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America” (FOX)
Elton John will host a one-hour benefit concert with not-in-person performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and many more. It gets going at 9:00 ET/8:00 CT and I can’t believe iHeart didn’t ask KSR to do a little number from Ryan Lemond’s back porch.
5. “90-Day Fiancé” (TLC/Hulu)
If I have to suffer through this a couple hours a day, some of you should too. Misery needs company.
6. “The Office” (Comedy Central)
According to the guide, “The Office” will get a lot of run on Comedy Central tonight. It’s Season 7 though.
7. Catch up on “Survivor” (CBS On Demand)
“Survivor” airs Wednesday nights so you won’t find a new episode on TV tonight, but you can play catch up via the CBS apps or On Demand. This season is the 40th anniversary celebration and all contestants are previous million-dollar winners on the show, so it’s a good time to tune in. Catch up and then join us for the weekly KSR live blogs on Wednesday nights. You’re nine episodes behind with five to go.
8. “Celebrating The Masters” (Golf Channel)
I don’t know what this is but it airs tonight (multiple times) on the Golf Channel and I will be watching. The birds should be chirping this week. Sad face.
9. “Andy at 5” but whenever you can watch it.
Missed today’s update? You can watch it right here.
10. “Tiger King” (Netflix)
You should’ve already seen it by now.
LISTEN to the re-air of the 2012 broadcast on WLAP.
Turn to 630 WLAP in Lexington or 840 in Louisville right now to hear a live KSR pregame show followed by a taped Countdown to Tip-Off and then the re-air of the 2012 national championship radio broadcast. The KSR postgame show from New Orleans (a classic) will follow.