This Week's Guide to Must-Watch Free TV -- Aug 21, 2020
Your TV Guide to the Week - August 21st, 2020
Ip Man - The Final Fight
Length: 1hr 40min
Mood: Drama, Action, Biography
Director: Herman Yau
Starring: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Gillian Chung, Jordan Chan
Legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is called into action once more after what began as simple fight challenges from rival kung fu styles. In postwar Hong Kong, Ip Man is drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads, and to defend life and honor, he has no choice but to fight one last time.
Length: 1hr 30min
Mood: Drama, Music, Mystery
Director: Eugenio Mira
Starring: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, Tom finds a message written on the score: "Play one wrong note and you die." Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper's motives and look for help without anyone realizing.
Length: 1hr 30min
Mood: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Joe Swanberg
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick
Luke and Kate are co-workers at a Chicago brewery, where they spend their days drinking and flirting. Unfortunately, beyond uncertain chemistry, they are also each in a relationship. Luke is in the midst of marriage talks with his girlfriend of six years, Kate is playing it cool with her music producer boyfriend Chris. Will they cross over the thin line between "friends" and "more than friends"?
Length: 1hr 29min
Mood: Comedy, Romance
Director: Lara Shapiro
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Luke Kirby, Chris Parnell
Thea is stuck in a dead-end job that she can't afford to lose. When her boss threatens to fire her, Thea's coworker comes up with an excuse for staying employed: she's pregnant. When that gets her special treatment by everyone involved in her life, she tries to keep up the lie for nine months.
Length: 1hr 41min
Mood: Drama, Thriller
Director: Brad Anderson
Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Trevor Reznik is a factory lathe operator who has developed a serious case of insomnia. His lack of sleep has already started to wear down on his brain and his body. When he's involved in an accident at work, his co-workers turn against him. Trevor starts to find strange notes in his apartment and see people that apparently aren't there.
Badges of Fury
Length: 1hr 35min
Mood: Crime, Action, Comedy
Director: Tsz Ming Wong
Starring: Jet Li, Zhang Wen, Shi Shi Liu
When a series of eerie murders erupt across Hong Kong, two troublemaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick, Wang, is a reckless risk-taker, and grizzled vet, embark on an investigation full of excitement and unexpected events. After discovering all the victims were former boyfriends of aspiring starlet, Liu, the detectives are caught in a deadly game to lure the killer out.
Mood: Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV
Instead of attempting to make a "dream couple" between two extremely attractive people, Average Joe, tries to get 16 to 18 ordinary men to win the heart of a beauty queen. The men were what the show producers considered to be average in appearance, with many being overweight or underweight and nerdy, or awkward in their behavior and personalities.
Length: 21 mins
Director: Dan Levy
Starring: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Jessy Hodges
A sitcom about young parents, Dave and Rebecca, who are ready to start a new life after years of parenting. That is, until Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who raised him, which eventually leads to a clash of parental chaos among families.