THE ART OF BINGE WATCHING: 3/4/22 – 3/6/22

Local television connoisseur Jordan Willis shares his 'what to watch' tips for this weekend

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Dateline (Friday, 8 p.m., NBC): What if I told you that a snake breeder was killed by his giant anaconda? I doubt you’d be shocked. After police start their investigation by searching for a massive, missing snake, everyone is shocked. Investigators realize there is much more to this story than a classic tale of a snake eating its owner. 


Worst Roommate Ever (Netflix): A five-part documentary in which Netflix exposes what it’s like to have a roommate from hell. A collection of stories leads to a jaw-droppingly wild finale about Jamison Bachman, who wins the award for the worst roommate in the history of mankind. This series will have you googling “Squatter’s Rights” and leave you completely stunned by how quickly a life can be turned upside down by one wrong renter. 

Peacemaker (HBO Max): Season one of “Peacemaker” just ended and now is the time to catch up. For many years, we’ve not been able to see John Cena, but that all changes now. The Peacemaker leads a cast of fresh faces (Vigilante is my guy) down the trail once blazed by Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool. Peacemaker is a hilarious, dark, anti-hero that is maybe the most down-to-earth superhero to ever grace our screens. 

The Last Blockbuster (Netflix): As a man who grew up working in a video store throughout my teenage years, I’m partial to the nostalgia of this documentary. At one time, Blockbuster had 9,000 stores in the world but stumbled during the rise of online streaming services and dwindled to being an endangered species. Now you’ll hear stories from the folks trying to keep a video rental store in a strip mall in Bend, Oregon alive. 


Murray State vs. SE Missouri State (Friday, 7 p.m., EspnU): The college basketball slate is loaded this weekend, but it all starts with the Racers going for their 19th win in a row and a chance to punch their ticket to the big dance. They play SE Missouri State in the OVC conference tournament semifinals. Prediction: Racers 80, Redhawks 62. 

Florida vs. Kentucky (Saturday, 1 p.m., CBS): Remember last week when I told you no one wanted to play at Arkansas this time of year? The same applies to playing at Florida. The Rowdy Reptiles love to shoot the three-ball, but the problem is they don’t hit that many, firing at only a 32 percent clip this season. Florida is on the bubble for the big tournament and desperately needs this win, but they won’t find that here. Prediction: Kentucky 72, Florida 68.  

UNC vs. Duke (Saturday, 5 p.m., ESPN): The second time these two college basketball bluebloods have hooked up this year, and if things go as I predict, they will play again in the ACC tournament. Players to watch on the college court while you still can are Armando Bacot (UNC), Adrian Griffin (Duke) and Paolo Banchero (Duke), as all three will be in the NBA sooner rather than later. Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace will not be walking through that door. Prediction: Duke 80, UNC 70.

UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal, (Saturday, 9 p.m., PPV): Two of the wildest personalities in all of sports, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal, finally lock up. PPV prices are a little steep for this one, considering the main eventers have each lost twice to the current UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. The rest of the card doesn’t really measure up to the main event, but if you follow the fighting game, you’ll be glued to the Covington-Masvidal matchup. 

NASCAR Cup Series: Pennzoil 400 (Sunday, 2:30 p.m., FOX): NASCAR travels to Las Vegas for the sport where people love driving fast and turning left. The winner in Vegas will be named Kyle, the only question is which one? Kyle Busch has historically dominated in Vegas, but did you see Kyle Larson last week? Young Money vs. Old Money in this one as the two Kyles will be going head-to-head in Sin City.  

Classic Movie

Old School (Saturday, 10 p.m., Comedy Central): The comedy that every other comedy wishes it was. “Old School” (2003) is the perfect “buddy comedy,” as Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson are at their very best. From the concert sponsored by Circuit City, to streaking through the quad and into the gymnasium, to learning the legend of Joseph “Blue” Pulaski, “Old School” is probably my all-time favorite comedy. If you’re up late on Friday and you aren’t my mother, watch this one. 

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