What to Watch: 05/28/2018

Our idiot president wouldn’t like many of the people on this Memorial Day’s shows as there is a definite theme of people who were captured (including the man he famously mocked for that). There’s also a thread of powerful women, and actual war heroes, and we’re gonna bet he also doesn’t like hockey. Meanwhile, Lifetime tells a much different ripped-from-the-headlines story of a girl in a bunker than the Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, also coming back later this week.

JASON’S PICK:
iZombie [The CW, 9p]
Liv is in danger (see above) and all the rest of our Seattle Zombieland heroes have to reconcile to save her in a fourth season finale whose title, “And He Shall Be A Good Man,” eschews their usual cheeky puns in favor of a line from a classic Elton John song.

FIONA’S PICK:
The Bachelorette [ABC, 8p]
Becca is back for another shot at true love (and heartbreak). I imagine there must be a better way for her to find a husband, but I’m glad to be along for the ride. Can’t wait to see the parade of men who all look vaguely related climb out of those limos.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Girl in the Bunker [Lifetime, 8p]
The true story of Elizabeth Shoaf is told in salacious detail; kidnapped, from a bus stop, by a construction worker, Shoaf was held captive for ten days in 2006. She was 14. Kidnapper Vinson Filyaw was sentenced to 421 years and is played by Henry Thomas.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • We have yet to see the military drama Six, which returns on a new night on the History Channel, but it does feature one of our favorites Walton Goggins as a soldier named “Rip.”
  • With John McCain: For Whom The Bell Tolls, HBO tells the story of ex-P.O.W., 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and longtime Senator who has found another sort of heroism as he battles terminal cancer.
  • This year’s NHL Stanley Cup Finals features something unique in the history of Big 4 Sports as, for the first time (when it wasn’t inevitable), an expansion team, the first-year Las Vegas Golden Knights, find a spot in a major league finals. They face Katherine’s team, the Washington Capitals, to try to nab Lord Stanley’s tin trophy, and it all airs on NBC.

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