What to watch with no live sports: Isaiah Thomas lights up Heat

Isaiah Thomas
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By WEEI 93.7
This whole “no live sports” thing is getting tiresome.
If you haven’t lost all hope and resorted to books with no pictures, I’ve got viewing options to get you through the self-quarantine. Use them however you see fit: as a guide, a jumping-off point or even a gauge of what you should socially distance yourself from. Whatever helps.
Here are some ideas for Monday, March 23:

SHOW

Comedy Central has South Park rolling from 9 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., then you get The Office.

If you have HBO and you’re looking to lock in for a while, the first season of True Detective is something worth revisiting — assuming you’ve watched it. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it right now. The third season was good, but not as good as the first. I got on board late, so I was warned to stay away from season two, and I have.

Biggest reason the first season of True Detective is worth a rewatch, despite the fact it’s a heavy show: Matthew McConaughey takes his acting to another level.

MOVIE

One Will Ferrell movie that often gets overlooked when discussing his hits is Semi-Pro. Not quite sure why. It’s not No. 1 or 2 on his list of movies, but it’s definitely funny.

Woody Harrelson (also in True Detective, Season 1) and Andre 3000 are also in Semi-Pro. Will Arnett’s in the mix, too. It’s a fun time (but not for kids).

Also, some think Jackie Moon’s game (Ferrell’s character) is similar to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford’s. Whether or not that’s a compliment is for you to decide.

ON TODAY

For those who wanted to see Isaiah Thomas return to the Celtics in 2019-20, NBC Sports Boston will have the next best thing. They will broadcast IT’s 52-point game against the Heat in 2016 at 7 p.m.

Also, ESPN is airing its five-part 30 for 30 series, O.J.: Made in America this week. It all starts tonight at 7 p.m. with Part 1. If you can’t watch Part 2 at 9 p.m., that will air again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by Part 3 at 9 p.m. That pattern continues through Thursday.