Friday is always a big launch day for streaming services, but especially in the first weekend of summer. If you subscribe, therefore, to Netflix, Disney+, Peacock, Hulu or others, you should fine something fun to watch this weekend. If not, there’s always hockey. Here are some suggested picks:
Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You (Peacock). Cyrus is in fine voice as she celebrates Pride month in a hour-long event filmed at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Besides her own songs, including “The Climb,” Cyrus sings covers of old favourites such as Cher’s “Believe,” “True Colours” and “Dancing Queen” plus a Madonna medley. Special guests include Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton and Little Big Town.
Stanley Cup Semi-Final (Sportsnet; NBC). A berth in the Stanley Cup Final will be on the line on Friday night when the favoured Tampa Bay Lightning play host to those pasky New York Islanders in the seventh and deciding game of their semifinal series. Waiting for one of them — shockingly — is the Montreal Canadiens.
I Lived with a Killer (Super Channel Fuse). The first in a series of true crime, hour-long, documentaries about murderers, their targets and how families are torn apart on both sides by the crimes.
48th Daytime Emmy Awards (CBS; Global) The lone broadcast pick on this list is hosted by Sheryl Underwood from The Talk. Drew Barrymore, Gloria Estefan, Kevin Frazier, Heather Tom, Bryton James, Brytni Sarpy and more are scheduled to Present. There are also special tributes to both Regis Philbin and Alex Trebek featuring Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jong and Robin Roberts.
The Choe Show (FX). Artist David Choe hosts a talk variety show, and, while he’s interviewing his guests, he’s also painting their portrait! Not even Johnny Carson could do that.
False Positive (Hulu). A thriller about a sinister fertility doctor, this feature stars Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Justin Theroux, PIerce Brosnan, Sophia Bush and Gretchen Mol.
The Chris Rock Show (HBO Max). This popular cable comedy series originally ran on HBO from 1997 to 2000. Look for guests such as George Carlin, Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Missy Elliott and more. Grandmaster Flash was musical director.
The Ice Road (Netflix). Liam Neeson is back and he’s still kicking ass in this feature about a snowy rescue mission after a mine collapses in the Canadian north. Also stars Laurence Fishburne and Ray McKinnon.
Sex/Life (Netflix). Sarah Shahi stars in this comedy/drama as a suburban mom in full mid-life crisis. That’s not a good thing for her hubby (Mike Vogel). An eight-episode series.
Wolfgang (Disney+). Whip up a little Greek-Chinese fusion dish while you watch this documentary about famed California celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.