With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or movie available.
The road to success is not straight. Despite a rabid fan base, Mystery Science Theater 3000, the show from Joel Hodgson about a man and a couple of sentient robots watching B-movies (we won’t go into the entire premise, because you either already know it already or would be thoroughly confused), has followed a rocky path. First developed in the late ’80s, the show would eventually go on to be picked up and cancelled by Comedy Central and picked up and cancelled by The Sci-Fi Channel. Each time this happened, fans were up in arms, which led Hodgson to launch a crowdfunding campaign in 2015. That campaign has led to this—the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Hitting Netflix today, the series has 14 episodes waiting for you. Watch it here.