What to Watch: 12/10/2018

We’re feeling a bit cerebral today over here at Screen Scholars HQ (located somewhere near the corner of Mercury and Narnia) with shouts going out to an economic documentary, a dark literary study of childhood, and George R.R. Martin’s other fanciful series.

Vice Special Report: The Panic Artists [HBO, 10p]
Love ’em or hate ’em (and I do both), Vice’s doc game is tight. Tonight they take on the major players in the bailout of those who caused the 2008 financial crisis.

My Brilliant Friend [HBO, 9p]
The story continues! How does Elena and Lila’s friendship evolve as they age? Elena and Lila struggle to stay connected as love and marriage loom overhead.

Nightflyers [Syfy, 10p]
Lommie seeks comfort in her past. Rowan prepares for big changes. The George RR Martin adaption is heading toward its conclusion. Will the crew of the Nightflyer figure out what’s going on in time?



  • Arrow continues its crossover with The Flash tonight on The CW as the heroes try to reverse the Freaky Friday.
  • We failed the Whamageddon a week ago and yet the Christmas hits keep coming and there’s still two weeks to Christmas Eve. There’s been a lot of holiday trips to the bars, barns, and backwoods of Country music (including two new specials with “Tennessee” in the title), and ABC adds one more with the CMA Christmas Countdown. NBC zags to a capella with Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night. Meanwhile, Freeform offers tonight’s newest xmas rom-com with No Sleep Til Christmas. That last one feels real-life married couple Dave and Odette Annable.

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