My wife is not a sports fan, at all really, I am and do enjoy watching the Olympic Games and cheering on Team USA, but after a few hours of swimming, biking, weight lifting and such, I need something else to watch for while. So, my wife and I thought we would share a list of some good TV to watch that literally has nothing to do with sports. There are a few on here I haven't seen yet either, but they made my wife's list so they must be good.

Ready, here we go:

Prodigal Son

An original take on crime drama where a gifted criminal psychologist – who happens to be the son of a famous serial killer - lends his talents to the NYPD to solve murders; all while dealing with his hovering mother and criminally insane father seeking to bond with him. Starring Tom Payne, Michael Sheen. 2 seasons
Streaming on Fox Now (S1-2 - Free), Amazon Prime (S1 Free, S2 $1..99/ep), Hulu (S2), HBOMax (S1)

Donna: Thumbs up, Jim hasn't seen it yet.
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Manifest

Sci-fi thriller about an airline flight landing safely after a bumpy ride, only to find out five years had actually passed. Deep mysteries unfold about the passengers of Flight 828 as they seek to discover what really happened, what is yet to come, and the meaning of it all. Starring Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh. 3 Seasons
Streaming on Peacock (S1-3 – Free), NBC (S1-3 – Free), Netflix (S1-3), Hulu (S1-3)

Jim & Donna thumbs up! Mind-bending, "what's it all about" mystery.
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Lucifer

Irreverent comic gold is found as Lucifer Morningstar decides he’s had enough of being the ruler of Hell and decides to come topside to better understand humanity. He indulges in his usual debauchery until a murder occurs outside of his nightclub and awakens compassion and sympathy in a soul he’d long thought was lost, and even finding love. Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German. 5 Seasons; Final season begins September 10.
Originally on Fox, Lucifer is now streaming exclusively on Netflix

Jim & Donna thumbs up! An odd but fun take on the good vs evil thing.
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Evil

Supernatural drama series sprinkled with dark humor, Evil sees a skeptical psychologist, Catholic priest-in-training, and a technology contractor to investigate purported supernatural incidents for cases of possible miracles and demonic possession. This show combines an embedded storyline along with incident-of-the-week fare, intertwining them seamlessly. Lots of twists, turns, and originality. Starring Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi. 1 Complete Season, Season 2 currently showing.
Originally on CBS, Evil is now streaming on Paramount+ with new episodes on Sunday. The move to Paramount+ was a good one. The show is much edgier.

Jim & Donna thumbs up! Super-duper creepy!
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Resident Alien

A raucously funny offering by the SyFy Channel about an alien who crash lands in the Colorado mountains with a secret mission to kill all humans on the planet. His plans go awry when he is forced to pass himself off as the town doctor. All seems to be going well until one town resident, a 9-year-old boy, can see his true alien form. Tons of laugh-out-loud, very adult humor. Starring Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Linda Hamilton. Season 1 recently completed, renewed for Season 2, coming in January 2022.
Streaming on SyFy.com and Peacock.

Jim & Donna thumbs up! I haven't laughed this hard at any show in quite a while. Not for the little ones.
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Good Omens

Fantasy/Comedy based on the book Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. An angel and a demon have grown accustomed to life on Earth. But the end of the world is coming and they are forced form an alliance to stop it. In the process of stopping Armageddon, the pair manage to lose the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy who has no idea he was born to bring about the end of days, forcing the duo on an adventure to find him before it’s too late. Great fun and fantastic soundtrack. Starring David Tennant, Michael Sheen. 1 Season, renewed for Season 2.

Jim & Donna thumbs up! If you like weird British humor, and we do, you're probably going to like this.
Streaming on Amazon Prime
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Designated Survivor

After a devastating attack during the State of the Union address claims the lives of the President, VP, and most of the cabinet, Tom Kirkman, HUD secretary and Designated Survivor for the evening, finds himself suddenly promoted to President. Kirkman struggles to keep the country together as he adjusts to his new position, completely unaware of the horrors that await him. Edge-of-your-seat political thriller that’s an enjoyable watch. Starring Keifer Sutherland, Italia Ricci. 3 Seasons. Started out on ABC and moved to Netflix for 3rd and final season. Lots of binging to be had here with network seasons involved.

Donna thumbs up, Jim has not seen it.
Streaming on Netflix.
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Dark

Completely mind-bending, plot-driven German sci-fi thriller with twists, turns, time-travel, and an intricately woven story that requires actual thought to watch. Children begin vanishing in a small German town, highlighting the fractured and duplicitous lives of four families over several generations and LOTS of year-hopping. It’s hard to explain but so worth the watch. It will suck you in. Don’t worry. If you get confused, there are plenty of explanation videos on YouTube. Starring Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari. Well-dubbed in English. 3 Seasons

Jim & Donna thumbs up! This will make spaghetti out of your brain, follow closely.
Streaming on Netflix
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Clarkson’s Farm

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson becomes Great Britain’s most unlikely farmer in this unscripted program. Clarkson and his associates learn the ins and outs of farming the British countryside during the pandemic as they face a plethora of obstacles such as crappy British weather, failed crops, and unruly animals in this intense and hilarious series. Stars Jeremy Clarkson. 1 Season

Jim thumbs up! Donna has not seen it. You gearheads don't poopoo this one, I love Top Gear and The Grand Tour, this was a hoot as well, after all, it is Clarkson, what could go wrong?
Streaming on Amazon Prime
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11.22.63

An interesting outing by Stephen King and JJ Abrams. High school teacher Jake Epping is shown a secret time portal by an old friend, who begs him to go back to 1960 in order to change history and prevent the assassination of President Kennedy. But Jake finds that changing the past is far more dangerous than he ever would have dreamed. Starring: James Franco, Chris Cooper. 1 Season

Donna thumbs up! Jim has not seen it yet.
Streaming on Hulu
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Popular Child Stars From Every Year

Below, Stacker sifted through movie databases, film histories, celebrity biographies and digital archives to compile this list of popular pint-sized actors from 1919 through 2021.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.
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