How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?


No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every Friday for new suggestions from our TV critic on what to watch.

This Weekend I Have … 10 Minutes, and I Like Precision

‘At the Museum
When to watch: Now, on YouTube.

This web series from the Museum of Modern Art is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts look at how a museum stages an exhibition. It’s not formatted the way you might expect, though: It’s mostly footage of people hard at work, for example taking Andy Warhol’s soup cans off the wall, or debating the lighting for a new sculpture installation. Oddly, this makes the program even more absorbing. Several episodes are already online, and new ones will continue to appear each Friday through Dec. 15.

… a Half-Hour, and I Like Wistfulness

Michaela Watkins in “Easy.”Netflix

‘Easy’
When to watch: Now, on Netflix.

Season 2 of this Chicago-based anthology series from Netflix is a lot like the first season: indifferent, for the most part, to dialogue and story, but with one standout (and luckily stand-alone) episode. This season, it’s Episode 5, with Marc Maron and Michaela Watkins. The two have fabulous, mischievous chemistry as a couple who divorced years ago but are still carrying tremendous baggage. It’s a bittersweet rom-com, too grown-up not to see closure as its own kind of happy ending.

… an Hour, and I Like Food Shows

Guy Fieri, center, in “Guy’s Big Project.”The Food Network

‘Guy’s Big Project,’
When to watch: Sunday at 9 p.m., on Food Network.

One need not enjoy the culinary creations of Guy Fieri to enjoy his work as a mentor on this reality-contest show about aspiring Food Network personalities who want to host a series like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Most of the contestants here don’t really have a shot, but Fieri’s guidance is direct, patient and helpful. I know, I know, everyone’s too good for Flavortown, but this show is a charmer.

Here’s a recent, terrific stand-up bit from the comedian Shane Torres on why everyone should give Guy Fieri a break already.

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