What to Watch: 04/27/2018

It’s a day for musicals and history, with a little superhero and sports goodness sprinkled in. Most of the action is here, but if you’re feeling emotions that are more small screen, we’re open with some suggestions.

Bobby Kennedy for President [Netflix]
Historical documentaries are never wholly untethered from the time they are created and release, but with Bobby Kennedy for President, its makers make no bones that they are making a point by contrasting Kennedy’s quiet calm and generous warmth to the decorum of certain current presidents. It’s needed.

International Jazz Day from Cuba [PBS, 10p]
Over 50 artists perform at Gran Teatro de La Habana in Havana, Cuba, including Bobby Carcassés, Kurt Elling, Melissa Aldana, Youn Sun Nah, Regina Carte, and Esperanza Spalding.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [ABC, 9p]
The Marvel fanboy in me hopes there is some sort of crossover with an event that happened in Infinity War (trust me it’s a doozy), but we may have to wait on that. In the meantime the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. find themselves under siege at the lighthouse.



  • If you haven’t heard of this Brazilian dystopian thriller coming back today for a second season on Netflix, the trailer’s dramatic “THE … WAIT … IS … OVER!” take might seem a bit over the top. However, 3% has its significant cult following and a positive critical consensus on RT.
  • Hamilton‘s Aaron Burr (boooo!), Leslie Odom, Jr., does what he does best on PBS’ first part of its musical night, Live From Lincoln Center.
  • This year’s edition of All or NothingHard Knocks‘ bratty little brother, examines the season of the Dallas Cowboys, an up-and-coming, unassuming small town sports team that maybe now will get a chance to get some NFL coverage.
  • More good news for the ramshackle Cowboys as they host the second night of the historic 2018 NFL Draft, on Fox, NFL Network, ESPN, and other locations.

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