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Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson Revisit a Fatal Attraction

Plus: HBO’s White House Plumbers bumble their way into Watergate, Pete Davidson mines his eventful life for Bupkis, and more.
  • Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson star in Fatal Attraction (Photo: Paramount+)
    Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson star in Fatal Attraction (Photo: Paramount+)

    Looking for your next binge-watch, or just need to fill an hour? Welcome to Your Weekly Watch List, our curated collection of the best shows on television. Here’s what to watch from Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 6.

    This week, Fatal Attraction becomes a star-studded limited series, infamous White House Plumbers Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux) are the GOP operatives who can’t shoot straight, former Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson moves back home in the autobiographical Bupkis, and lots more.

    Fatal Attraction

    Sunday, Paramount+

    New stars and changing attitudes mark this eight-episode update of 1987’s infidelity and obsession thriller Fatal Attraction. Joshua Jackson plays unfaithful family man Dan Gallagher this time out, with Lizzy Caplan stepping into the troubled shoes of Alex Forrest, who still will not be ignored. Picking up from the Adrian Lyne film’s original, discarded ending, this Fatal Attraction opens 15 years later, with Dan being released from prison for Alex’s murder and trying to reconnect with wife Beth (Amanda Peet) and now-grown daughter Ellen (Alyssa Jirrels), all while attempting to piece together the fateful events of his past indiscretions. Toby Huss co-stars in this series from creators Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin J. Hynes. The first three episodes premiere Sunday.

    White House Plumbers

    Monday, 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    Woody Harrelson is Howard Hunt and Justin Theroux plays G. Gordon Liddy in this satirical limited series about Richard Nixon’s covert special ops unit whose unwavering fealty to their leader and klutzy planning skills saw them arrested for breaking into Washington’s Watergate Office Building in pursuit of Democratic National Committee secrets.

    Playing up the duplicitous duo’s egotistical treachery while still maintaining the “crazier than fiction” reality of this infamous act of anti-American incompetence, Harrelson and Theroux are joined by a stellar cast, with Domhnall Gleason, Lena Headey, Ike Barinholtz, Kiernan Shipka, Judy Greer, Kathleen Turner and others all filling out the president-toppling scandal’s cast of real-life characters. Veep’s David Mandel, who knows his way around a dysfunctional Washington D.C., directs all of White House Plumbers five episodes, with the first dropping on Monday.


    Thursday, Peacock

    After teaming with Judd Apatow to portray a fictionalized version of himself in the film The King of Staten Island, comedian Pete Davidson collaborates with his former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels for this even less fictionalized depiction of the troubled comic’s eventful life.

    After moving back in with his loving but overbearing mother (played by Edie Falco) in his home borough of Staten Island, the series’s Davidson copes with fame, substance abuse, depression, and the wacky friends, both famous and not, who populate his post-SNL days. With none other than the un-retired Joe Pesci on hand as Davidson’s gruff but loving grandfather, and a star-studded cast including John Mulaney, Nathan Fillion, Method Man, Charlie Day, Sebastian Stan, and many more, Bupkis’ mix of autobiographical comedy and fanciful absurdity looks to capture just what it’s like to live inside Pete Davidson’s head.

    The Other Two Season 3

    Thursday, HBO Max

    The third season of this hilarious and engaging HBO comedy sees Drew Tarver’s Cary and Heléne Yorke’s Brooke still stuck in the oversized shadow of their teen idol younger brother (Case Walker’s ChaseDreams), and their talk show celebrity mom Pat, played by Molly Shannon. Sure, they both have some irons in the show business fire, as Cary’s first starring role (in the most COVID-delayed indie film ever) and Brooke’s managerial career (mainly managing Chase and Pat) continue to tease them with the brass ring of Hollywood success. But as viewers of this comedy from former Saturday Night Live writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly know all too well, the more things seem promising for The Other Two’s perpetually overlooked siblings, the bigger the comic crash waiting around the bend.


    Friday, Apple TV+

    After humanity has turned Earth into a toxic dystopia, a group of survivors eke out a contentious existence in a massive silo hundreds of feet underground in this sci-fi series based on the novels by Hugh Howey. The population may be small in this subterranean refuge, but there are talented actors aplenty, as Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, Rebecca Ferguson, Tim Robbins, Common and more all cope with the harsh realities of post-apocalyptic bunker living, and the creeping suspicion that their situation may not be as straightforward as they’ve been led to believe. Silo’s first two episodes premiere on Friday.

    A Small Light

    Monday, 9:00 PM ET on National Geographic

    The story of Anne Frank is told from the point of view of the young woman who helped hide the young Jewish girl and her family from the Nazis in this historical limited series. In A Small Light, Bel Powley plays Miep Gies, the young Dutch woman who helped her employer Otto Frank (here played by Liev Schrieber) conceal his family and several other Dutch Jews from the rising Nazi threat. With Billie Boullet playing Anne, the series strikes a balance between Gies’ and her Resistance compatriots’ valiant efforts and the crushing weight of the Franks’ inevitable fate at the hands of history’s greatest monsters.

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    Dennis Perkins is a freelance entertainment writer with bylines at The A.V. Club, Paste, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Portland Press Herald, and elsewhere.

    TOPICS: Fatal Attraction, Apple TV+, HBO, HBO Max, National Geographic, Paramount+, Peacock, Bupkis, The Other Two, Silo, A Small Light, The White House Plumbers, Edie Falco, Joshua Jackson, Justin Theroux, Lizzy Caplan, Pete Davidson, Rashida Jones, Rebecca Ferguson, Woody Harrelson