What to Watch: 10/15/2018

The head of his own superhero universe returns, a bipolar woman evades her diagnosis, and a Welsh mystery unfolds — it’s tonight, on TV.

BRAD’S PICK:
Arrow [The CW, 8p]
Old does make it hard for Oliver to keep a low profile in prison. Team Arrow tries to keep it all together in his absence.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
God Knows Where I Am [PBS, 10p]
This one is a bummer, but a fascinating one: In 2007 51-year-old Linda Bishop was discharged from a New Hampshire hospital and, per a great New Yorker article, “discarded all her belongings except for mascara, tweezers, and a pen.” Bishop was diagnosed as bipolar with psychosis but discarded that, too, and lived in fields and bushes before settling in an abandoned farmhouse, where she eventually succumbed to starvation. The film uses excerpts from her diary and interviews to tell her story.

JASON’S PICK:
Bang [Acorn]
The investigation of a petit theft of a pool hall fruit machine leads to the twisted season-long tale of a murdered businessman in this noirish thriller from Wales — one neat twist is that the action takes place in both English and Welsh.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • The A&E anthology Cultureshock looks into the game-changing significance of Chris Rock’s seminal 1996 stand-up special Bring The Pain.
  • On the CBS double-punch of culture clash comedy, there’s key-swapping misadventues (not of the 1970s kind) on The Neighborhood and health-seeking shenanigans rule the day on Happy Together.
  • Ain’t no Halloween party like a Trisha Yearwood Halloween party … well, you know the rest. We’re really mentioning this because we just love her Food Network special’s name: Trisha’s Halloween Spooktacular.

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