What To Watch: 05/19/2019


It’s a day of finales — or more precisely of one near-M*A*S*H level finale (sorry, Bill Hader, but if it is any consolation, at least one editor here has the audacity to be more excited to see your show). Yup, of course, we are starting in Westeros. Meanwhile, Fiona’s Charmed, we’re sure and Katherine is celebrating Christmas in May.

Game Of Thrones [HBO, 9p]
It’s here. The end. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Who will make Dany look at the flowers? Will Jon pet Ghost? (He better). A truly groundbreaking, generation defining artistic achievement comes to an end. Some of you may not be happy with what has gone down this season, but it’s been one hell of a journey.

Barry [HBO, 10:30p]
Like its minor-key antagonist who inspires Sally’s play — a central component of tonight’s second season finale — this show often feels abusive, but we fell in love with it and it’s hard to escape. Did they do it again with last week’s fade to black followed by gunshot. We’ve been here before and it didn’t end well then. They wouldn’t kill off Henry Winkler, would they? Sigh, friggin’ Fuchs!

Charmed [The CW, 8p]
In tonight’s season one finale, everyone is growing wary of Macy’s newfound powers. Everyone but Macy, who is very much enjoying them.

Elf [Nickelodeon, 8p]
I don’t know why Will Ferrell’s best film, Elf, is on every week on Nickelodeon, but I don’t mind.


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  • With the second season of Fleabag out and so binge-able, is it time for the half of us who haven’t caught on to finally watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s other show, Killing Eve — after all, the other half who keep recommending it usually know our tastes in TV. You can find it in all its murderous glory on BBC America.
  • Lifetime and Hallmark are starting to set a movie-a-day pace — well, one’s really more of a special — as the former looks to find more out about the mama of the 7th in line for England’s crown with Meghan’s New Life: The Real Princess Diaries and the latter airs another part of a whodunit series with Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence.
  • Reelz goes even darker with its “killer” movie, telling the life one of the 20th Century’s great monsters with Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal.
  • Television’s best series about quirky jellyfish, The Jellies, comes back for a second season, and where else would it rather be than right on Adult Swim, right tonight.
  • Finally, it’s not new, but we’re gonna agree with the triumvirate of Pete Davidson, DJ Khaled, and Paul Rudd and remind you that all five seasons of Grace & Frankie. As Khaled put it “they’re different, but they’re friends… it’s a nice show!”

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