This Week's Guide to Must-Watch Free TV -- Jan 21, 2022
Your TV Guide to the Week - Jan 21st, 2022
Starsky & Hutch
Length: 1hr 41min
Mood: Comedy, Crime
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn
Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases. They rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case, which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal.
Length: 1hr 56min
Mood: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods
John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant.
Length: 1hr 59min
Mood: Comedy, Action, Crime
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson
Nels has just been honored as citizen of the year for his hard work, keeping the roads snow free at an exclusive Snow resort near Denver Colorado. When his son is murdered on the orders of a vicious Drug Lord nicknamed Viking, Nels takes vengeance on each of the men involved, moving up the chain of command with each killing.
Length: 1hr 40mins
Mood: Action, Drama
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
The Good Liar
Length: 1hr 49min
Mood: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Length: 1hr 35min
Mood: Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Director: Jeff Renfroe
Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones
Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.
Length: 1hr 53min
Mood: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel
Eisenheim is a magician in early 1900's Vienna, who falls in love with a woman well above his social standing. When she becomes engaged to a Crown Prince, Eisenheim uses his powers to free her and undermine the stability of the royal house of Vienna.
The Bernie Mac Show
Mood: Comedy, Drama, Family
Creator: Larry Wilmore
Starring: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez
Bernie Mac is a world famous stand-up comedian living the good life in his Los Angeles home complete with beautiful wife, Wanda, and a hi-tech SUV. Then one day, Bernie's sister, in Chicago, is sent to rehab for drug use and her three children: teenage Vanessa, asthmatic wheezing Jordan and sweet, innocent Bryana, are put into Bernie's custody. Raising kids is hard! Especially these kids.