What To Watch: 08/15/2019

We’re back, and just in the nick of time with one Lucy Liu going out, one coming in. Here’s our thoughts on tonight’s TV.

 

JASON’S PICK:
Why Women Kill [CBS All Access]
Marc Cherry definitely has a type, and the baby-faced showrunner known for a certain cult-classic aughts show whose name eludes me at the moment has a new creation featuring three wives with fine houses whose desperation levels are off-the-charts. While the possibility for exploitative narratives is also rather high, it does span three time periods and features Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as the leads.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Elementary [CBS, 8p]
Call your parents and retired friends, it’s the series finale of Elementary, the NYC-based, modern take on Sherlock’s mysteries. Tonight battle with tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach. Plus also some todo regarding Jamie Moriarty!

BRAD’S PICK:
Baskets [FX, 10p]
Ever had problems getting a pie through security? Then you can relate to what Christine goes through on this week’s episode of the quirkiest show on TV. Comedy and pathos make good company.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • LeSean Thomas’ graphic novel about the dark bazaar of Gearbolt finally comes to life as Netflix debuts the long-awaited steampunk-ish anime of Cannon Busters.
  • Netflix also drops the second season of the Indian antihero drama Sacred Games, a police thriller centered around the pill-popping Mumbai police inspector Sartaj Singh.
  • Teresa’s power is sapped and that leads to chaos (and opportunists) as the cult-favored tales of Queen of the South continue on USA.
  • Two food fighting families (the Maniyas and the Nicholses) remain for the first finale of the American version of Family Food Fight on ABC.
  • The six-word memoirs of the TV frights genre? Two Sentence Horror Stories hits us with a second double shot tonight on the CW.
  • We go away for a few weeks and David Spade gets a Comedy Central talk show?! He is?? and he’s with?? Anyway, it’s Lights Out with David Spade. It was last night, but we had to comment.

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