Every fall the major television networks unleash scores of new shows for you to watch while simultaneously bringing back your faves. Throw in all the prestige shows now populating cable channels and suddenly keeping up with everything you want to watch this fall seems impossible without losing sleep and/or hitting the max capacity of your DVR. We’d like to help. Below are our picks for what you should watch (because it’ll be necessary to your pop culture survival), what you should skip (because it’s all filler, no killer), and what you should save and binge later (because it’s good, but could be easily scarfed another time). Welcome to Watch, Skip, or Binge—the easiest way to manage your fall TV diet.
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We’re all over the map in trailers this week: a few Oscar taunts, a couple documentaries, a handful of scary offerings coming to screens big and small, and two movies that Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence probably hope you won’t hold against them (we’re still just glad you’re here, J.Law!). Get ready to ride the roller coaster of emotions from war torn Germany to racially-segregated Paris to the hills of Industrial Revolution Appalachia. Just watch out for zombies along the way.
Don’t forget to read LAST WEEK’S best TV before THIS WEEK’S best TV.
This week in TV was all about respect. Jessica Williams demanded respect for women. Mandy Patinkin demanded we respect one another in the search for peace. And Justin Theroux’s jogging outfit demanded respect from Leftovers fans. For our part, we’re here to show respect to Kacy Catanzaro, whose phenomenal run on American Ninja Warrior sadly came to an end this week, and to John Oliver, who admonished his critics for their lack of respect for the English language.