What To Watch: 05/23/2019

While on Wednesday, we may wear pink, on Thursdays, we wear monk’s robes, devil horns, and, well, pink. It’s really quite the party. So, here’s what we rec up on the telly tonight!


The Name Of The Rose [Sundance, 10p]
Umberto Eco’s classic 14th Century monastery murder mystery gets a second adaptation with an impressive cast led by John Turturro, and it won’t be hard to outpace the rather dull 1986 movie version with Sean Connery.

Slasher: Solstice [Netflix]
Part Black Mirror, part Hannibal, Netflix’s new horror anthology series is state of the art horror fiction. Like serial killer psychology and a heart full of black? This show will be right up your alley. Just don’t go down that alley in the dark.

RuPaul’s Drag Race [VH1, 9p]
Last week we whittled our way down to the final four! The finale special will happen next week, but tonight is the ever dramatic reunion special! Who will win miss congeniality? What new drama will be revealed? I’m expecting a lot of questions about Branjie.



  • The Hernandez sisters return to continue to haunt their past in their own special way as Vida returns to Starz for a second season.
  • It would appear to be 1970s week at the American Broadcasting Company, as they follow last night’s fun Lear re-creation with a tribute to the face that launched a million posters. This Is Farrah Fawcett examines the life of the late actress and model, roughly a decade after she died the same day as the King of Pop (who for some reason is getting no tributes… hmmm).
  • One of the best and worst named shows — How Far Is Tattoo Far? — returns tonight as MTV is nearly complete on its transformation into an all-ink-and-misery-all-the-time channel.
  • Let’s close on a once CBS tentpole which has apparently fallen to the level of Summer replacement. As Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu return with Elementary — and are actually one of the better Holmes & Watson pairs you’ll ever see.

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