What to Watch: 10/07/2018

It’s a veritable nerdgasm of a Sunday (befitting the weekend of NYC’s ComiCon), with new chapters of everyone’s favorite time traveler, everyone’s favorite zombie trainwreck, and everyone’s favorite space opera. Let’s just jump into it.

BRAD’S PICK:
Star Wars Resistance [Disney, 10p]
The new Star Wars animated series takes place 7 months before The Force Awakens and tells the story of Kazuda Xiona, a young pilot recruited to spy on the First Order by Poe Dameron. Will it have the same charm as The Clone Wars or Rebels? We can’t wait to find out.

JASON’S PICK:
Bob’s Burgers [Fox, 8:30p]
The episode title comes from the all-time great NYC subway heist movie, and it’s the Belchers, so I don’t really need to know any more than that. Better grab that dead man’s brake!

KATHERINE’S PICK:
The Girl In The Bathtub [Lifetime, 8p]
The latest Lifetime-r is based on the true story of the murder of Julia Law, a Philadelphia paralegal who was found dead in her boss’s bathtub (played by Jason Patric — that’s the boss, not the bathtub). My god, that’s sad. Lifetime couldn’t come up with a better name than that?

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Based on the above pic from the season 9 debut, it looks like for Rick & Mishonne that the moon is in the seventh house, Jupiter’s aligned with Mars, peace is guiding the valley, love rules the stars — but inevitably the zombies will be back. The Walking Dead returns tonight on AMC.
  • It’s the opening of the eleventh season of the re-boot and the thirteenth doctor is in the house, and, please don’t tell Reddit, but the new Doc is a lady. Doctor Who returns tonight on BBC with Jodie Whittaker in the lead role.
  • This week was hard. If you are up for a recap, there’s options. If you want the Kavanaugh mess told straight, there’s Showtime’s The Circus. If you are ready to laugh at the newfound Hell we’re in, head to HBO for a new Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.
  • While we sit here stuck in a moment we can’t get out of, Hilary Clinton is in the White House (if only as a visitor) in a less dark timeline — and we stand by that even if the Hilary-guesting fifth season opener of Madam Secretary includes the aftermath of a deadly attack. Is Trump there? No! We stand by our assessment. In addition to Clinton, Madeliene Albright and Colin Powell guest star as themselves in a gathering of ex-Secretary of States starring as themselves.

 

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