What To Watch: 04/29/2019

If you want it all, you want it all, and you want it now — and that story is what happened to Queen after Bohemian Rhapsody ended, then tonight you’ll get that, well, sort of. It is from the same Brian May-Roger Tayor combo who completely reupholstered their own band’s historical timeline… but at least this time their new erstwhile singer is there to tell his side of the story. Plus, it’s a documentary as opposed to a film, so different rules apply. There’s also a semi-new British detective series and the continuation of two very disparate, both fun, dramas.

JASON’S PICK:
The Show Must Go On: The Queen/Adam Lambert Story [ABC, 8p]
If we’re being bluntly honest, I did not care that much for Bohemian Rhapsody; between the weird choices for presenting Freddie’s sexuality, the telenovela-meets-afterschool-special-level melodrama, the revisionist history, and the maddening mess it made of their musical timeline. The Live Aid recreation, however, reminded one of the spectacular power of the band’s music. In 2009, eventual American Idol winner and longtime fan, Adam Lambert met his idols on stage and they have frequently performed together since, and this could make for a story that’s actually quite compelling.

FIONA’S PICK:
Gentleman Jack [HBO, 10p]
Episode two airs tonight as HBO’s newest drama continues! Lister begins her courtship of Alice Walker and contemplates the coal industry.

BRAD’S PICK:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow [The CW, 8p]
Since Nate and Zari are stuck in Limbo, Sara sends them on an easy mission. Ray finds himself in a situation where he has to do the unthinkable.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • The “modern” in the title of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries is relative. The original Australian crime series was set in the roaring 1920s, while this spin-off of sorts sets the action a half-century ago (actually closer to the original than now). You can find it, where else, on Acorn.
  • We’re not usually exponents of NBC’s The Enemy Within, but tonight’s intrigue, where they solve murders on a plane sounds somewhat, well, intriguing.
  • On HGTV’s One Of A Kind, tonight’s renovations promise “hope,” and apparently all you need for that is one double-sided fireplace.

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