Friday TV: The Go-Go’s Lips Are Unsealed

“The Go-Go’s” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) were the first female band to write their own songs, play their own instruments and shoot straight to No.1 with their indelible debut album. The faded out almost as quickly five years later after three less successful followups. All of them show up to talk about the inside details of their rise (that included two earlier members who weren’t there on the debut) and the effects of drugs. They also had a special foe most bands didn’t: sexism. By the end they get together to record a single – the rock ingest 60 year old gals you ever saw. I wrote a longer review of the show you can find here

Also reuniting from the past for your entertainment: “Muppets Now” (Disney+, streaming) in another attempt of recreating that show.

Speaking of women at the top of their recording game, Beyoncé releases her “visual album” for the music she did for “The Lion King: The Gift” titled  “Black is King” (Disney+, streaming). In the old days, a “visual album” used to be called a full-length music video.

A second season comes for the superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” (Netflix, streaming) with Ellen Page and Tom Hopper, with the foster kid superheroes transported to the 1960s. 

In the new series “Get Even” (Netflix, streaming) four teen enemies join together to seek retribution on bullies. 

Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed adaptation of “Little Women” (Starz, 8 p.m.), with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh, gets its premium cable premiere. New to cable is “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (TBS, 8:30 p.m.) with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. 

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