Tele-radar | In the suggestions of the week

every week, The Press scans the TV offer to identify four titles to watch.

Posted on August 22

Marc-Andre Lemieux

Marc-Andre Lemieux
The Press

The novelty : A league apart

if you will love Unified Appeal to Petticoats, this 1990s baseball comedy starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Madonna, you might like this re-read. Some scenes from the first episodes evoke the original feature film, directed by Penny Marshall, which portrayed a generation of (white) women who, during the Second World War, had joined the ranks of a women’s baseball league in the United States. -United. Resolutely more inclusive, the television adaptation broadens the horizon of the popular film by focusing in particular on racial inequalities through the intervention of the character of Max (Chante Adams), a young black woman who dreams of practicing the sport she loves.

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Reread: Hail or not cash


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Hail or not cash

To enjoy the great unraveling of Évasion, we recommend this series in which Guillaume Lambert and Geneviève Néron explore different cities with $100 or $1000 in their pocket. In this fourth season, which arrives after an enforced three-year hiatus, courtesy of a certain pandemic, the tandem travels across Canada. In the first episode, broadcast last week, the two friends visited the Charlevoix region for 24 hours. After offering the smallest budget, Guillaume settled for a dormitory in an inn in Baie-Saint-Paul, a snack poutine and admission to the museum. For her part, Geneviève notably treated herself to a helicopter ride, a golf course and — of course — an overnight stay at the Manoir Richelieu.

Escape, Monday at 9 p.m.

The roll of the dice: Repetition


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Repetition

This HBO offering is like no other TV show. Throughout the first episode, we wondered what we were watching. Is this a good thing? We are still hesitating… To the official of the final verdict, we can specify that this is a completely absurd documentary series in which the Canadian humorist Nathan Fielder helps ordinary people to face stressful situations by providing mediocre reconstructions of the environment in the fans these “hardships” will occur. Fielder has the participants rehearse dozens of times so that they are prepared for any backup. A sociological experience as exciting as it is uncomfortable.

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The event: MTV Video Music Awards


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Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2018

After the 2021 edition, we swore to ourselves that it was over, that we were never going to watch this awards ceremony again, plus 12 months later, here we go – again — on our agenda. Probably because we are afraid of missing a new scandal, yet another malaise, a number without tail or head. Who will make headlines after the gala this year? The bets are open. For now, we know that Annita, J. Balvin, Panic! At Disco, Kane Brown and Nicki Minaj will deliver performances. As for the finalists, we have no idea who leads the way. Because no one tunes in to the VMAs to find out the winners.

MTV and MUCH, Sunday at 8 p.m.

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