What To Watch: 05/01/2019

Call it Youth Movement Wednesday… we’ve got BTS, we’ve got AOC, we’ve got the CW. As John Oliver would say… “dope!”

 

JASON’S PICK:
Knock Down The House [Netflix]
The latest Netflix documentary followed the campaigns of four women who were taking on entrenched Congresspeople in the 2018 mid-term elections. You may have heard a little bit about one of them: a former bartender (but more importantly, a political wonk) in her 20s from Queens named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

FIONA’S PICK:
Jane The Virgin [The CW, 9p]
Last week, Jane finally owned up to her feelings and told Rafael that she needed time to sort out all things Michael. This week, Rafael is headed in a downward spiral and Jane struggles with giving him space.

BRAD’S PICK:
Riverdale [The CW, 8p]
Betty learns some unsettling news about her father, while Cheryl runs into a roadblock on her to be prom queen. Hell hath no fury like a Cheryl Blossom scorned.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • As with anything musical they touch these days, South Korean band BTS — who will be joined by Halsey in its live performance — complete with their usual verve and fluid dance moves, will be the highlight of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on NBC.
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day begins at sundown tonight. Directed by Vanessa Roth, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses intends to remind us of the dangers of far-right and fascist movements — good time, ya think? — as the last WWII survivors start to hit their 90s.
  • In an episode delightfully called “Pervapalooza,” Syfy’s dark bazaar of the bizarre, Happy!, promotes feminism by demolishing the idea of the “Friend Zone” in its own quirky manner.
  • It’s an HGTV-style home renovation show, but with all the excess and competition you expect from Bravo, the actual television location of Best Home Wins, a show that is pretty much what you can expect from that title.

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