Weekend Watch: We Are Your Friends, No Escape, War Room

Weekend Watch: We Are Your Friends, No Escape, War Room

No Escape Released on Wednesday, Owen Wilson moves his family (wife played by Lake Bell) to Southeast Asia only to land in the middle of…

Appealing TV: Narcos, Mr. Robot, and Hannibal

Appealing TV: Narcos, Mr. Robot, and Hannibal

So, what else is on? Monday, August 24 Murder in the First San Francisco-set murder police show Murder in the First wraps up its second…

Weekend Watch: American Ultra: Hitman Agent 47, and Sinister 2

Weekend Watch: American Ultra: Hitman Agent 47, and Sinister 2

American Ultra Under all the trapping of the Bourne series of secret sleeper agents and government intrigue was really the story of a small town…

Appealing TV: Fear The Walking Dead, Blunt Talk, and Documentary Now!

Appealing TV: Fear The Walking Dead, Blunt Talk, and Documentary Now!

So, what else is on? Monday, August 17 Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook-Off (8pm, Food Network, series premiere) Only by pitting our future (according to Whitney…

Weekend Watch: Straight Outta Compton, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., People, Places, Things, And Fort Funston

Weekend Watch: Straight Outta Compton, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., People, Places, Things, And Fort Funston

Straight Outta Compton At this point, Straight Outta Compton won’t be know as the biopic of the rise and fall of the world’s most dangerous…

Appealing TV: Show Me a Hero, Rectify, and Startup U

Appealing TV: Show Me a Hero, Rectify, and Startup U

We still miss you, Robin Williams. Tuesday, August 11 Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Houston Texans (10pm, HBO, season premiere) Come see how football…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 3: The Big Got No Chill

Be sure to check out our day one and day two coverage of Outside Lands 2015 right here on SF Appeal! The event staff near…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 2: Edgy, Gritty, Dark, Goth, Psychedelic

"edgy, gritty, dark, goth, psychedelic." – Someone on this bus must be thinking of rebooting Small Wonder for television. #outsidelands — SFAppealOutsideLands (@SFAppealOL) August 8,…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 1: Positive Vibes Only

It’s that time of year to hold your wine glass up and wave it in the air as you talk into your phone as you…

Appealing TV: Playing House, The Daily Show, and Oh, Goddammit True Detective

Appealing TV: Playing House, The Daily Show, and Oh, Goddammit True Detective

So, what else is on? Monday, August 3 Significant Mother (9:30pm, CW, series premiere) I couldn’t tell if the premise of Significant Mother (twenty-something finds…

Weekend Watch: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Vacation

Weekend Watch: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Vacation

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Tom Cruise grapples a plane and other assorted, boisterous stunts in the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Jeremy Renner,…

Appealing TV: Review With Forrest MacNeil, Wet Hot American Summer, and We Bare Bears

Appealing TV: Review With Forrest MacNeil, Wet Hot American Summer, and We Bare Bears

So, what else is on? Monday, July 27 We Bare Bears (6:30pm, Cartoon Network, series premiere) We Bare Bears is based on the webcomic of…

Weekend Watch: Pixels, Paper Towns, Southpaw, and The Vatican Tapes

Weekend Watch: Pixels, Paper Towns, Southpaw, and The Vatican Tapes

Pixels Pixels assaults your eyeholes with a bunch of “hey remember this, the 80’s were so cool, we get it, we remember” imagery. It’s a…

Appealing TV: Oh Hell No, Sharknado 3, I Am Cait, And White People, Amirite?

Appealing TV: Oh Hell No, Sharknado 3, I Am Cait, And White People, Amirite?

So, what else is on? Monday, July 20 Degrassi: The Next Generation (9pm, Teen Nick, summer season premiere) The long-running teen drama makes its summer…

Weekend Watch: Trainwreck, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes

Weekend Watch: Trainwreck, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes

Trainwreck Breakout sensation (and target of shade think pieces from people who haven’t even seen her work) Amy Schumer not only stars in but wrote…

Weekend Watch: The Gallows, Minions, Self/Less, and Amy

Weekend Watch: The Gallows, Minions, Self/Less, and Amy

The Gallows The marketing campaign for horror movie The Gallows consists of trying to position its killer, Charlie Grimille (and his weapon of choice, a…

Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women

Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women

The name ‘Kardashian’ has become synonymous with ‘kneejerk lazy critique of society and media’ from vape pen smoking marks around the world who still have…

2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced

2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced

Last year’s Outside Lands comedy tent at the Barbary was a sanctuary for vaguely introvert baiting, borderline shut-in types trying to find refuge away from…

Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!

Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!

Ted 2 Ted 2 is so committed to the bit of wanting to recognize the personhood of its titular teddy bear that they’ve posted a…

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green Wears Custom Made WWE Heavyweight Championship Belt

Touggghhhhh @wwe world champions #dubnation A photo posted by Draymond Green (@money23green) on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:12pm PDT To only further the theory that…

Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.

Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.

Which one of yall made the Faustian bargain to bring back Bold Italic in exchange for taking Hannibal off the air? In what is probably…

Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?

Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?

So, what else is on? Monday, June 22 The Woodsman (9pm, History, series premiere) Reality series about a bunch of Brawny Towel looking mascots living…

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday

The buzz and excitement of the Golden State Warriors’ first victory in forty years is still fresh in the air, and on the morning of…

Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack

Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack

Inside Out Those humanity nerds at Disney Pixar are at it again. And this time they’re here to make you weep openly at the happiness…

Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending

Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending

Jesus isn’t the only fictional character being brought back to life this week. So, what else is on? Monday, March 30 Monday Night RAW (8pm,…

Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals

Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals

Do you want to feel like a kid again? And I’m not even talking about being a kid in the arrested development, Peter Pan on…

Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame

Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania Walking into Axxess, WWE’s flagship fan experience at the San Jose Convention Center,…

Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT

Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania They don’t call it the Road to Wrestlemania for nothing. Wrestlemania 31 itself…

A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans

A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania For those keeping track at home, this weekend’s Wrestlemania, which goes down in…

Appealing TV: The Walking Dead, Going Clear, and Wrestlemania Comes to the Bay Area

Appealing TV: The Walking Dead, Going Clear, and Wrestlemania Comes to the Bay Area

So, what else is on? Monday, March 23 Teen Mom (10pm, MTV, season premiere) The saga of staged sex tape entrepreneur Farrah Abraham and the…

Appealing TV: Community Gets Its Sixth Season , iZombie Eats Brains, And Bloodline

Appealing TV: Community Gets Its Sixth Season , iZombie Eats Brains, And Bloodline

So, what else is on? Monday, March 16 Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC, season premiere) Where the hell do we go after Carlton won…

Appealing TV: The Returned Reboots, Powers Powers-Up, And We’ll Never Be (The) Royals

Appealing TV: The Returned Reboots, Powers Powers-Up, And We’ll Never Be (The) Royals

So, what else is on? Monday, March 9 The Bachelor (8pm, ABC, season finale) I guess that’s a wrap on FarmersOnly.com jokes about Bachelor Chris…

Appealing TV: Wanna (CSI) Cyber? Agents Of SHIELD Returns, Kimmy Schmidt Is Unbreakable

Appealing TV: Wanna (CSI) Cyber? Agents Of SHIELD Returns, Kimmy Schmidt Is Unbreakable

Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy. Monday, March 2 The Director’s Chair: Francis Ford Coppola (10pm, El Rey) Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is a…

Appealing TV:  Last Man on Earth, House Of Cards, And Thanks For Everything, Parks And Recreation

Appealing TV: Last Man on Earth, House Of Cards, And Thanks For Everything, Parks And Recreation

Addiction, it appears, took the life of comedian Harris Wittels last Thursday. His brilliance left the world way too soon. Monday, February 23 The Voice…

Appealing TV: CBS Makes It Odd, Vikings (The Show, Not The Eventual Eye-Rolling Diet Fad), And White Men Who Make Movies Getting Awards

Appealing TV: CBS Makes It Odd, Vikings (The Show, Not The Eventual Eye-Rolling Diet Fad), And White Men Who Make Movies Getting Awards

So, what else is on? Monday, February 16 The Book of Negroes (8pm, BET, miniseries premiere) The six part, three night miniseries The Book of…

Appealing TV: NBC Gets Slapped, Going Up Schitt’s Creek, And Forty Years of Saturday Night Live

Appealing TV: NBC Gets Slapped, Going Up Schitt’s Creek, And Forty Years of Saturday Night Live

If you’re hoping to wow your valentine on Valentine’s Day with TV, you’re not going to get very far. So, what else is on? Monday,…

Appealing TV: Asians? On My TV? NBC’s Attempt at The Americans, and You Better Call Saul!

Appealing TV: Asians? On My TV? NBC’s Attempt at The Americans, and You Better Call Saul!

Real talk, I am still beguiled like hell from last night’s Katy Perry/Missy Elliot/Lenny Kravitz performance at the Super Bowl. Oh, what’s that? You weren’t…

Appealing TV: The Americans, Fortitude, And Bowl Watch 2015!

Appealing TV: The Americans, Fortitude, And Bowl Watch 2015!

So, what else is on? Monday, January 26 Mud, Sweat, and Gears (10pm, BBC America, series premiere) Now that AMC owns a majority stake in…

Appealing TV: Justified’s Final Season, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Sons Of Anarchy, I Mean Liberty, And The State of The Union

Appealing TV: Justified’s Final Season, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Sons Of Anarchy, I Mean Liberty, And The State of The Union

So, what else is on? Monday, January 19 Jane the Virgin (9pm, CW, winter season premiere) That’s Golden Globe winning Jane the Virgin to you….

Appealing TV: Parks and Recreation’s Final Season, Broad City Returns, And Oh Dear God That Whitney Houston Biopic

Appealing TV: Parks and Recreation’s Final Season, Broad City Returns, And Oh Dear God That Whitney Houston Biopic

Well, The Golden Globes happened last night and The Winter TCAs (what your favorite TV critics has been tweeting about the past week) have been…