This Week's Guide to Must-Watch Free TV -- Aug 28, 2020
Your TV Guide to the Week - August 28th, 2020
Length: 1hr 32min
Director: Hattie Dalton
Starring: Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild
James invites his three closest friends to join him on an ill-advised trip to the stunning coastal area of Barafundle Bay in West Wales. Like many an impulsive group holiday, the undertaking proves fraught with practical difficulties, surreal encounters and emotional revelations and a touching and comical adventure dealing with friendship, heroism and love.
Length: 1hr 52min
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern
Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, struggles to get back his foreclosed home. Thrown on the streets by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his.
Length: 1hr 30min
Mood: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Diego Hallivis
Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Linda Hamilton, Glenn Morshower
Helen Phillips is a young engineer struggling with the heartbreak of the recent suicide of her husband, Wells Phillips, a physics genius and co-founder of Curvature Research. He was on the cusp of his greatest professional triumph—a time machine prototype shrouded in secrecy—until his long-simmering depression became uncontrollable. Helen’s grieving is interrupted when she wakes up one morning, disheveled and panicked, her memory damaged. Now Helen must travel back in time to stop herself from committing a murder after receiving a mysterious phone call from herself.
A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise
Length: 1hr 32min
Mood: Animation, Adventure, Family
Director: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Starring: Alan Shearman, Thomas Lee, Cinda Adams
Two young turtles are captured by poachers while escorting hatchlings to safety, and must embark on a dangerous adventure to return home.
Sammy and Ray are enjoying an atoll's water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea when suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. They find themselves trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium and now must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids, Ricky and Ella, and protect them from the dangers of the ocean.
Length: 1hr 25min
Mood: Horror, Thriller
Director: Adam Mason
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins
Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun as a mysterious and malicious visitor starts to terrorize the family.
Teacher of the Year
Length: 1hr 35min
Mood: Drama, Comedy
Director: Jason Strouse
Starring: Matt Letscher, Keegan-Michael Key, Sunny Mabrey
Mitch is humble and dedicated to his craft, yet also clearly tired and showing the desire to be somewhere else with his career. After winning California’s Teacher of the Year award, a documentary crew begins following him and the small charter school that he works for. He also gets offered a high paying position at the National Independent School Association, a job that he is hesitant to take.
I Just Want My Pants Back
Length: 30 mins
Mood: Comedy, Drama
Director: David Rosen
Starring: Peter Vack, Kim Shaw, Elisabeth Hower
A group of twenty-somethings navigates the ups and downs of his post-collegiate years while living in New York City.
The Good Place
Length: 22 mins
Mood: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director: Michael Schur
Starring: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil
Eleanor Shellstrop, a woman welcomed after her death to "the Good Place", a highly selective Heaven-like utopia designed and run by afterlife "architect" Michael as a reward for her righteous life. However, she realizes that she was sent there by mistake and must hide her morally imperfect past behavior while trying to become a better and more ethical person.