It’s a night of crime and based on the images we have, a lot of televised binge drinking. So down a few wines and check in to your couch for a night of thrills and mysteries (or light comedy, if that’s your bag).
Back [Sundance, 11p]
If you’ve ever watched long-running Brit-com Peep Show or either of their sketch shows, That Mitchell and Webb Look or That Mitchell and Webb Situation, you know David Mitchell and Robert Webb are the kings of awkward chemistry. For this one, they’ve teamed with Veep and The Thick of It writer Simon Blackwell for a moody comedy about a forty-something man (Mitchell) who inherits his father’s pub, but feels threatened by the baffling triumphant return of his short-term foster brother (Webb)–aka David Mitchell in his brooding, annoyed wheelhouse.
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace [FX, 10p]
Tune in to the latest in the ACS: Versace saga. There is no peace in this saga, but at least it’s done well.
Riverdale [The CW, 8p]
Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jug go for a weekend getaway. I’m sure it will be a weekend free of sexual tension and motorcycle gangs. Oh who am I kidding? This is Riverdale.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- The folks behind Luther asked themselves “now what?” and the answer is Hard Sun, the tepidly reviewed post-apocalyptic crime story starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn, starting off tonight on Hulu.
- While the reviews on The CW’s newest, Life Sentence, are similarly blah, the premise is outstanding–Lucy Hale as a terminal cancer patient who finds out her initial diagnosis was incorrect, but now has to deal with the consequences of living life as if there were no tomorrow.
- Don’t throw away your shot–to see an Ovation documentary about the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, titled One Shot to Broadway. We slay ourselves.
- Grown-ish tackles more standard college sit-com fare tonight as the girls try to break out of a dating slump. On Freeform.
- Also on Freeform, Esther grasps at straws to retain bachelorette party friends on Alone Together. Our Sit-com Research Machine, F.R.A.Z.E.R. (we’re too lazy to fill in the acronym) gives that about a 0.8% chance of ending well (or at least simply).
- Finally, if you enjoy the crime-solving quirks of Hap and Leonard, that’s apparently still a thing, so…