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COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE (Crackle)
Jerry Seinfeld hops back into the driver’s seat for a fifth season of his freewheeling, self-explanatory series, which comes roaring out of the gate with a Seinfeld reunion between Jerry and Michael Richards (as Crackle president “Dick Corcoran”). Then Jerry goes for a spin with Kevin Hart, who hesitates to climb inside a 1959 Porsche RSK Spider race car: “Is it safe?” Jerry’s answer: “No!” Future guests include Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen and Bill Burr. Clearly, this guy has become the master of his Web domain.
ARCHER, SEASONS 1-4 (Hulu)
You’ll have to overlook the many references to ISIS — the show’s acronym for the International Secret Intelligence Service, which will be changed in the upcoming sixth season of FX’s animated spy satire. There are still many other reasons to be offended — and entertained — by this politically incorrect 007 spoof, with the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter and more. Suffice it to say that the two-part Season 4 finale is entitled “Sea Tunt.“
DOUG BENSON: DOUG DYNASTY (Netflix)
The stoner stand-up’s first hour special, recorded at Seattle’s Neptune Theater, rolls out on Netflix. If you’ve only seen him on Best Week Ever and Last Comic Standing, prepare for an unfiltered hit of Benson, who’s seen toking up backstage before the show. (He exhales at the mic.) Targets include twits who tweet, Washington State’s climate (“if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and then shoot yourself in the face”), and women who drink vodka and cranberry juice (“Do you have a urinary tract infection and hate things that taste good?”).
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (Acorn)
Not to be confused with the 1999 Kirstie Alley-Kirsten Dunst movie, this 2006-7 British dramedy follows dorky 15-year-old Ashley Webb (Sinead Moynihan), whose discovery by a modeling agency wreaks havoc on her life. When her family attempts to cash in on her success, it leads to jealousy, infidelity, and kidnapping. Watch for a pre-Revenge Ashley Madekwe in a three-episode Season 2 arc.
CELESTIAL METHOD (Hulu)
It may sound like a fancy tea or birth-control technique, but this is actually a new anime series about a mysterious flying saucer that turns a Japanese lake town into a tourist trap. Eventually, it draws two saucer-eyed girls together, with earth-shattering results. Anime fans can also feast on a host of other shows newly available on Hulu, including Log Horizon and Wolf Girl & Black Prince.
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts wrote TV Guide Magazine‘s wildly popular “Cheers & Jeers” column for 10 years. His work has also been published in the New York Times, Vulture.com, Fast Company, New York Daily News, Digital Spy, DuJour Magazine, the Sundance Channel’s website and RogerEbert.com. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.