What to Watch: 04/22/2018

It’s time to go back to that Disneyland for Awful People; Westworld is HBO’s latest addition to its Best-Of-All-Time canon and as Anthony Hopkins apparently exits stage right (for now), we welcome a craven new world to the land of androids and sociopaths. As it’s Sunday, your other viewing options are myriad (here’s hoping our eleventh grade English teachers are impressed we made proper use of the word myriad).

JASON’S PICK:
Westworld [HBO, 9p]
It’s sixteen months after Anthony Hopkins’ shocking presentation which culminated in the android uprising. Presumably it was either quelled or good for business, as Shogun World is opening, with four more worlds on the horizon. Writer Carly Wray, who wrote some of the best eps of Mad Men joins the writing team, so that’s even more reason to tune in.

BRAD’S PICK:
Fear the Walking Dead [AMC, 9p]
Morgan is in the world of Fear now and this week he gets acclimated with his new surroundings … and what has been up with our crew since last season? And where is Madison? Questions, questions, questions.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
The Last Man on Earth [Fox, 9:30p]
There’s a big blob on Mike’s thermal-imaging machine. Hopefully it’s people, and not something gross.

FIONA’S PICK:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine [Fox, 8:30p]
Tonight Boyle’s food truck burns down which is sad, but also probably for the best since he is a detective and definitely does not have time to also run a food truck. Also, Adrian Pimento is there as an insurance agent? Always a good time with Pimento in the picture.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • AMC’s post-apocalyptic wasteland program without Walking or Dead in its name is back as Into the Badlands returns for its third season.
  • We are loath to ever recommend Seth MacFarlane’s signature series, but we must admit tonight’s Family Guy holds some appeal as it re-imagines itself as a show that’s been around since the days of the Dumont Network, and looks at itself in every decade from the 1940s through 80s.
  • Last week’s top reviewed show, Starz’ Ash vs. Evil Dead, sees Ash trying to escape from hell with Brandy and Kelly alive.
  • In this year’s best new series so far (of course on HBO), Barry tries to rebound from some awkward moments with Sally, but it’s no spoiler to say that will gang aglee. Meanwhile, he’s got assassins to fend off and cops to avoid.
  • Also on HBO, Richard’s confidence flags, Dinesh awkwardly screws things up, Jared acts weird, and Gavin questions his role at the Hooli he founded. It’s just another day on Silicon Valley, one of the only shows that could be this repetitive and still draw you in.

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