What To Watch: 10/24/2019

Thursday might be the last bastion of appointment television, between NBC’s thought-provoking collection of sit-coms (most in their final seasons) and the continued adventure of Shondaland.

 

BRAD’S PICK:
Daybreak [Netflix]
Gangs of jocks and Amazon cheerleaders roam the blasted landscape. That’s Netflix’s latest zombie romp in a nutshell. Can Sam find his girlfriend in this brave new world?

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Brotherhood [Netflix]
The Brazilian crime drama comes to Netflix! An honest lawyer reaches a moral crossroads after the cops force her to inform on her incarcerated brother, the leader of a rising criminal faction.

JASON’S PICK:
The Good Place [NBC, 9p]
I knew it! I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! I’ll leave out the antecedent of the “it” for those who are behind an episode or more, but suffice to say the final season of The Good Place has been riveting, mindbending, edge-of-seat action, and what more do you want from a half-hour comedy… well besides a Floridian DJ in a zoot suit, a demon squid, and a sentient container of goo going to save a robot girl (who’s not a robot, not a girl) from becoming a permanent marble. And it’s got that too!

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • HBO’s latest original doc explores sexism and the open road in certain Islamic countries. Saudi Women’s Driving School profiles the courage of women who take their life in their hands for the simple act of getting behind the wheel.
  • Will & Grace broke new ground in the 1990s, returned a few years ago to a different, more tolerant (yet Trumpy) landscape, and now begins its final act, officially Season 11. We start our goodbyes to Will, Grace, Karen, and Jack tonight on NBC.
  • Rounding out the NBC comedy lineup, on Superstore, Glenn has a health scare which plays right into Dina’s control freakiness, and tonight on Perfect Harmony, ah, who cares.
  • A few weeks ago, we were wondering (offline) what became of Thora Birch. Turns out, she’s living off the air on Lifetime Movie Network playing the mom of a teenager whose long-lost sister returns, but with (what else) a horrible secret! It’s Kindred Spirits,

 

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