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The Best Shows and Movies to Watch This Week: Chicago Crossover, I Am Not Okay With This

Curated recommendations from TV Guide's editors

Liam Mathews

Looking for something to watch this week? TV Guide's Reviews and Recommendations team has you covered. Below you will find suggestions for the best TV shows, movies, and specials to watch the week of Feb. 23-29, from new releases on Netflix to the exciting returns of some of our favorite shows.

This week, AMC brings back two of its best and biggest shows, a famous boyfriend does his actual job, and the Democrats debate once again.

And if this isn't enough and you're looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, click over to our Watch This Now! page.

The Walking Dead Season 10 midseason premiere

Available for purchase via Amazon Prime Video

The unkillable drama about the undead returns for the second half of its tenth season with a humdinger of an episode. Carol, Daryl, and a crew of other survivors are trapped in an underground cave, The Descent-style, and have to fight their way to daylight. It has all the conflicts you learned about in ninth-grade English: Man vs. Man, in the form of people fighting dead people, as well as other people who are dressed as dead people but are still alive; Man vs. Nature, in the form of a treacherous cave that would be dangerous even if it wasn't packed with zombies; and Man vs. Self, in the form of Carol's losing battle against her self-destructive vengeful impulses, and also claustrophobia. If you haven't watched The Walking Dead in a while, this is a good episode to pop in for, because it's pretty light on ongoing plot and can be enjoyed as a standalone escape thriller. It's called "Squeeze," a very Better Call Saul-ish episode title, which brings us to our next recommendation...

Better Call Saul Season 5 premiere

Available for purchase via Amazon Prime Video

AMC's superb Breaking Bad spin-off returns for its penultimate season in a special timeslot on Sunday night (gotta get that Walking Dead lead-out boost!), but settles into its regular time period Monday with its second episode. Yep, that's two episodes of arguably TV's best show. After four seasons of wondering when Jimmy McGill will slip into being slimy, he finally goes full Saul Goodman in the Season 5 premiere. It's only a matter of time before Better Call Saul's timeline melds with Breaking Bad's, and Season 5 has the cameos to prove it. AMC recently renewed the show for a sixth and final season, so expect Season 5 to move swiftly. -Tim Surette

Pete Davidson: Alive From New York

Premieres Tuesday on Netflix

When Pete Davidson isn't on a date with whichever young lady is currently enraptured by his tall tattooed stoner charm, he's a comedian. The Saturday Night Live goofball is doing his first stand-up special for Netflix, and it's positioning him as jumping from young upstart to big star. You can tell because he's wearing a suit instead of his usual hoodie and sweatpants. When comedians are trying to level up they start dressing with more polish. Maybe hanging out with his suit-wearing friend John Mulaney rubbed off on him. He tells stories from his weird, very public life, like the time Louis C.K. tried to get him fired from SNL for smoking too much weed, and how he wishes his ex-fiancée Ariana Grande hadn't said all that stuff about his D (as in BDE). "She has just very little hands," he says.

American Masters: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Tuesday at 9/8c on PBS

Cool didn't exist before Miles Davis. The jazz legend transformed music with a trumpet and an approach that was part scholarly and part self-experiential, changing the way people listened. This Sundance documentary film gives it all to you: Miles as a young man growing up meeting his legends, Miles as an avant-garde musician, Miles as a heroin-addicted husband, and Miles as an angry revolutionary. There's lots of voiceover from Miles, who passed away in 1991, but plenty of luminaries -- including Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, and the Roots -- fawning over the man he was and what he created. If you aren't familiar with Miles, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool makes an immersive primer; if you just want to know more about the man, it digs into every nook and cranny. - Tim Surette

Democratic Debates: The Bloomberg Strikes Back

​Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar

Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar

MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS

Dannnnnng, Michael "Money Bags" Bloomberg got his past handed to him in last week's Las Vegas debates by everyone, especially Elizabeth Warren. It was the most spirited debate of the election cycle so far, and that should continue when CBS, Twitter, and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute host this next round of name-calling, fact-checking, and NDA-denying. Maybe Bloomberg will learn his lesson and actually *gasp* prepare for the debate. - Tim Surette

I Am Not Okay With This, Season 1

Premieres Wednesday on Netflix

Netflix's newest series about the horrors of growing up, I Am Not Okay With This, is hardly doing anything that hasn't been done before. But with a refreshing setting in a working-class suburban Pittsburgh (I said what I said) and a really short running time -- Season 1 is just seven half-hour episodes -- the dramedy about a teenager (It's Sophia Lillis) trying to navigate the complexities of high school, her budding sexuality, and a newfound supernatural ability, is a fun way to pass the time. The fact that the show also has a cool soundtrack is just an added bonus. - Kaitlin Thomas

Chicago Crossover

Wednesday at 9/8c on NBC

The big reason to watch this week's Chicago Fire/Chicago P.D. crossover (as if you need a reason) is the return of Brian Geraghty's Sean Roman, who left town four years ago after an on-the-job injury forced him into early retirement. A bit more mellow than he was when he first departed for San Diego, Roman finds himself back in the Windy City not for a friendly catch-up but under unfortunate circumstances relating to the opioid crisis. And because of his personal connection to the case he'll turn to Severide (Taylor Kinney) for help rather than anyone at Intelligence. There's a non-crossover episode of Chicago Med at 8/7c, too. - Kaitlin Thomas

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Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

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