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The Show To Watch This Week: ‘Fleabag’, ‘Catch-22’, Wu-Tang Clan Docuseries & ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Reviewed

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Once again, we’re in that place in the TV realm when season and series finales are coming fast, with the likes of Blue Bloods wrapping up its ninth season tonight and multiple Emmy winner Veep pulling the plug for good Sunday. However, as some shows leave for a while or forever, there are debuts coming with almost as much frequency to give us the show you have to watch this week — which you can find out by watch the video above.

First up, in calendar order, there’s tonight’s Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men premiering on Showtime. Having previewed at the Sundance Film Festival this year, the four-part docuseries from Fresh Dressed director Sasha Jenkins goes deep on the legendary hip-hop crew. To that end, the story of Wu-Tang founders RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Masta Killa and Cappadonna is played out in archival footage, present-day interviews and lots of beats.

Then there’s Spectrum Originals’ L.A.’s Finest debuting May 13. A spinoff of sorts from the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Bad Boys big-screen franchise, the Sony Pictures TV- and Bruckheimer TV-produced series stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as odd couple City of Angels cops in what is the first of a number of series for Charter Communications’ cable on-demand service. L.A.’s Finest was originally in contention at NBC, but the network passed on the pilot last year and the show was picked up by Spectrum for for  a 13-episode run.

May 17 is a busy night for our contenders,  with Season 2 of Fleabag launching on Amazon Prime and Catch-22 premiering on Hulu.

Adopted from Joseph Heller’s iconic novel about the madness of war, the Catch-22 sees George Clooney executive producing, partially directing and starring in the six-parter penend by Luke Davies and David Michôd. Amidst the likes of Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie, Girls vet Christopher Abbott plays Yossarian, who is desperately trying to get out of performing another World War II bombing mission but is stymied by a military bureaucracy and world gone mad.

Over on Jeff Bezos’ streaming service, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is back for the second and final season of Fleabag, which just ended its UK run. A bit more cleaned up from the decadence and sorrow of Season 1, Killing Eve creator Waller-Bridge’s unnamed lead is joined this year by blasphemous deed and thoughts – with the latter primarily revolving around a certain priest played by Andrew Scott (Sherlock’s Moriarty).

So, as we say every week, which one will be the show you have to watch this week? Watch the video above to find out.

And Happy Mother’s Day this weekend to all the Mums out there.

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