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A TIME FOR CHANGE (JASH)
JASH, the YouTube comedy collective founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, new Late Late Show bandleader Reggie Watts and Tim and Eric Awesome Show’s Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim has changed its logo, adding a second circle — and inspiring this hilariously deadpan faux mini-documentary about the controversy it caused internally. Suffice it to say Tim hates it, and his cohorts, whom he dubs “the Four Horsemen,” form an alliance against him. And before long, Hitler’s name is dropped because everybody on the Internet knows that’s the best way to win an argument, right?
MOONE BOY: SEASON 3 (Hulu)
The award-winning Irish comedy series co-written and directed by an starring Bridesmaids’ Chris O'Dowd as a 12-year-old boy’s imaginary friend returns for a final six-episode season. Set in the late ‘80s and early '90s and loosely based on O'Dowd’s own childhood, Moone Boy is a low-key charmer. Watch for Paul Rudd in the 45-minute series finale, which features the reppearance of Granddad Moone’s imaginary childhood friend, George Gershwin.
TIME TEAM: SERIES 16 (Acorn TV)
The long-running British docu-series sends the squad of archeologists on missions to uncover the truth about long-buried Roman temples, Tudor remains and a tiny Cornish island that was said to have once been visited by Jesus Christ. The season finale, “Skeletons in the Shed,” investigates the discovery by the owners of a new house in Suffolk, England of a cupboard of human skulls. Usually, you’ve got to pay extra for that.
GRAND HOTEL: SERIES 3 (Netflix)
Not to be confused with the Oscar-winning 1932 movie, this lavish soap has been described as “the Spanish Downton Abbey. It’s set in an early 20th century inn and focuses on the lives of the wealthy owners as well as the lowly servants. And yes, Netflix provides subtitles for those who don’t *habla Español.”
GRANITE FLATS: SEASONS 1-3 (Netflix)
If you don’t get BYUtv on your cable system, now’s your chance to catch up on the channel’s first original drama series, a mystery set in small-town Colorado during the Cold War era of the early 1960’s. You might be surprised by the caliber of actors who turn up, including Christopher Lloyd as an English professor, Cary Elwes as a CIA counterintelligence agent and Parker Posey as a convicted murderer who experiences visions of the future. Not to mention An American Werewolf in London’s David Naughton as the head of the Granite Flats hospital. He’s a Pepper, too!
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, Entertainment Weekly, Emmy Magazine, Vulture and TheMid.com. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.