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The 63rd Grammys, ‘Varsity Blues’ and More: What to Watch This Weekend

The 63rd Grammys, ‘Varsity Blues’ and More: What to Watch This Weekend

Trevor Noah

The weekend has finally arrived. If you’re like us, in addition to socially distant errands or small events, you’re looking forward to sitting back and watching good TV. But if you haven’t been keeping up with anything but the Kardashians or royal family drama, you may not know what to watch. No worries, we got you. 

Generation

While the demo for HBO Max’s new drama is teen, there is something dope about peaking into the world of Gen Z. Generation is the network’s antithesis to Degrassi, a more queer, nuanced look into the lives of six high school students in Southern California. For those of you who love The Getdown on Netflix, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Justice Smith who steals the show as Chester. 

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

It’s incredible how quickly Hollywood can rip things from the headlines and make a movie. Next up in the list of never-ending American scandals is the college admissions cases of 2019 that put actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman in prison for using backdoor practices to get their kids into college. Most of us know how whiteness in America works, but for those of you who weren’t able to keep up on every single aspect of this scandal as it unfolded in real time, this is a good look back. 

Coming 2 America — Sounds of Zamunda: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert 

If you like nice things and good music, you’ll appreciate the performances NPR put together in celebration of Coming 2 America.

As they note: To celebrate the new compilation Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America, six artists representing four countries in Africa perform a megamix of selections from the project. Each performance from the pan-African project bridges the distance between the countries and cultures, and gets more exhilarating by the minute.

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Leave it to Tiny Desk to put us on to new talent from the diaspora and beyond. 

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

Music’s biggest night is on Sunday and it should be a memorable one. A year after Covid-19 shut down the world, the Grammys are happening but in a very different way. Hosted by Trevor Noah, acceptance speeches will likely be made from home by most of the winners and performances are planned to occur on different separated stages. Honestly, we can’t wait to see glam, fashion, and what kind of pets our favorite artists have at home. 

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