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.

JASON’S PICK:
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.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
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.

BRAD’S PICK:
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.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • 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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