Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, October 7th. All hours are oriental.
The best choice
Sexy Beasts (Netflix, 3:01): Watch the second season of the show our own Saloni Gajjar called, “straight out of reality TV hell!“At least that will give you some inspiration for your Halloween costume, and the good feeling inside that while you might not be as sexy as these contestants, you are better than them.
What we do in the shadows (FX, 10 p.m.)
Baker’s dozen (Hulu, 3:01): Tamera Mowry and former White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses are judging this series of competitions, which pits experts against amateurs, some of whom learned their pastry skills during their forties. How many times will we hear this origin story among future reality TV contenders?
Ghosts (CBS, 9 p.m.) Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Perfect, I have never) play as a cute couple straight out of a breakfast commercial. (If you mainly know McIver from iZombie, it looks beautifully lit and Human in this). They inherit a haunted country house and decide to turn it into a bed and breakfast. An adaptation of the BBC series of the same name, this adaptation comes from former screenwriters New girl writers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman.
One of us is lying (Peacock, 3:01): Five photos of the school go into custody, and only one dies. As we noted in the October TV preview, the first three episodes of the show are released today October 7; three more on October 14; and the last two episodes will be available on October 21.
The United States of Al (CBS, 8:31 p.m., season 2 premiere): A Chuck Lorre comedy about a Marine Corps veteran and the performer who worked with him during the war in Afghanistan may sound odd, but this one is in part based on the experiences of three of the show’s writers, Afghan or Afghan Americans. Saloni Gajjar found season one plagued by dated tropes-now Variety reports that season two will address recent events in Afghanistan, so we’ll see how the news affects the show.