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THE OTHER ONE: THE LONG, STRANGE TRIP OF BOB WEIR (JASH)
You don’t have to be a Deadhead to catch a buzz from this documentary about Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, who spent decades in the shadow of frontman Jerry Garcia. Interviews with Weir and other bandmates and vintage clips (including a classic interview with Tom Snyder) highlight the film. And if you want to learn more about the original American jam band, check out David Browne’s definitive new biography, So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead.
If you can’t wait until June 2 to watch the series premiere on ABC Family, you can check it out now on Hulu. Emma Ishta stars as a young woman recruited by a secret government agency to hack into the brains of the recently deceased and investigate their murders. And here we thought it was a show about sewing…
There’s something ugly going on in the town of Pretty Lake: a mysterious virus is wiping out the entire population except for those under 22. iCarly vet Jennette McCurdy stars in this new thriller, which will break Netflix’s pattern and release a new episode every Thursday for the next six weeks. How old school!
THE HEART, SHE HOLLER: SEASON 3 (Hulu)
Adult Swim’s backwoods soap parody returns with a cast of comedic heavyweights including Patton Oswalt as a former cave dweller brought into the light to run the town of Heartshe Holler, Amy Sedaris as his nymphomaniac sister and David Cross as Jacket, host of the local talk show Wake Up White People. Warning: The jokes are not for the faint of heart. In the season opener, Oswalt’s Hurlan Heartshe gets his genitalia caught in a paper shredder. No wonder he holler.
JEN KIRKMAN: I’M GOING TO DIE ALONE (AND I FEEL FINE) (Netflix)
The stand-up comic, best-selling author (I Can Barely Take Care of Myself) and Chelsea Lately alum unleashes her newest special, filmed at the North Door in Austin, Texas. In it, she reveals what life is like for a 40-year-old divorcee with no kids: “I know I could hit my head in the bathtub and no one will know—I’ll bleed out and three days later, a cat will eat my face…I don’t have a cat, but when a single woman dies, a cat appears.”
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