What to watch with no live sports: The Two Bills

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Losing live sports has been an odd adjustment. But, as everyone knows, we’re in uncharted territory.

Still, we all need something to help pass the time. There’s a lot out there. You can read. Board and video games are options. Maybe crocheting?

Personally, I’m going to rewatch and catch up on shows and movies. With there being so much out there to consume on these streaming services and even regular old cable, it can seem overwhelming.

Here are some recommendations for Sunday, March 15:


I’ve gotten the impression that Peaky Blinders is a show people have heard of but haven’t necessarily given the chance. Or, they tried this Netflix show and quickly gave up on it because characters can be difficult to understand.

It’s an outstanding show. I do recommend subtitles, though. There’s usually one word per sentence you’ll need some help with, because these British accents are thick — Tom Hardy is impossible to understand without subtitles.

Cillian Murphy is the leading actor. His character is a World War I veteran, as are many of the men he works with. The show addresses some of the social issues of the time, while providing the gangster storyline many can easily appreciate. There are quite a few twists and turns, and plenty of character development. (Not a show for kids.)

If that doesn’t do it for you, or you don’t have Netflix, The Office is on Comedy Central from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


I’ve rewatched Gladiator in the past year, but I don’t remember it being on cable. Either way, it’s being broadcast on AMC at 12:19 p.m. on Sunday.

But, if Russell Crowe isn’t for you — or you plan to watch the 30 for 30 ESPN has scheduled for noon (see below) — Batman (1989), featuring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, is on at 1:30 p.m. on IFC.


ESPN is doing Patriots fans a major favor on Sunday, which is rare. At noon, the station will air The Two Bills.

For basketball fans, the Dennis Rodman 30 for 30 is on at 3 p.m.


There are so many highlight reels out there. Here’s a random one for Celtics fans: