Dancing posers, hip-hop planets, fighting families, wrong men, and more. Screen Scholars has your Sunday night viewing covered: we’re just cool like dat.
Pose [FX, 9p]
Ryan Murphy moves from crime and horror for the 1980s ball scene in NYC. Reviews, so far, as promising, and Murphy seems committed to a truthful and respectful telling of the era that eventually gave us Drag Race.
Succession [HBO, 10p]
It’s been touted as a TV-land Empire, but while the trailer promises the same level of glitz and bombast, it also hints at a quirky sense of humor in presenting a dysfunctional family whose patriarch (played by Brian Cox) is on the fast track to bonkersville. Considering it’s from Andy McKay and Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong, there will likely be at least some inspired goofiness.
Unsung: Digable Planets [TV One, 9p]
The smooth rhyming hip-hop trio known for their jazz-infused beats were poised for a long run at the top of the game. Sadly, the group disbanded after only two albums. This episode of Unsung will talk to the former members, friends and associates about why.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- Award-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger follows a team of investigators and lawyers as they re-examine the cases of three convicts who profess their innocence with the six-part series Wrong Man on Starz.
- Tonight’s episode of HBO’s Westworld has a blurb that reads simply “the match is lit.” We’re guessing sparks will also fly.
- Vida goes on for Starz’ critically-acclaimed new show where Lyn comes through for Emma.
- Take Four Weddings and a Funeral minus three weddings, Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, and the rest of the cast, the humorous antics, and possibly the funeral, and you might have Oxygen’s latest movie, A Wedding and a Murder. It’s probably about a real-life tragedy so maybe we shouldn’t joke, yet here we are.