While the trial in AMC’s latest documentary shares many surface aspects to the Central Park Five case dramatized in the brilliant Netflix series — both concern violent crimes that took place in New York’s Central Park in the 1980s — the case of Robert Chambers could not, otherwise, be more diametrically opposed to that of the Central Park 5. Chambers was white, privileged, and was fairly certainly guilty. Elsewhere today, Netflix examines soccer star Diego Maradona’s strange trip to Mexico, The CW airs its usual line-up of twisted classics, and celebrity singers, both amateur and super-professional, continue to be painfully unmasked (and why’s the unmasking gotta look so distressing, anyway?!).
The Preppy Murders: Death In Central Park [AMC/Sundance, 9p]
Sundance’s five-part series examines the 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin in Central Park, which shocked (and scandalized) the nation.
Maradona In Mexico [Netflix]
I’ve never been a particular fan of controversial Argentine soccer superstar Diego Maradona, but the latest chapter in his life — the one captured by the latest Netflix doc — combines so many sensational factors that it’s hard not to be intrigued. In short: for whatever reason, Maradona — a futbol legend on the level of Pele and one with a drug history — takes on the reins of Mexican cellar dwellers Dorados, a team located in the center of Sinaloa Drug Cartel territory. What could possibly go wrong when a foreigner takes over their local team?
Riverdale [The CW, 9p]
Archie in Noir continues another season of twists and turns tonight as Jughead discovers some secrets about the writers of the Baxter Bros books. History suggests it’s not a good secret.
ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:
- A tree, a ladybug, and a thingamajig walk into a bar… and these are just three of the nine remaining disguised celebrity singers remaining in costume on Fox’s The Masked Singer. The showrunners of this season have promised a total of 31 Billboard #1s and we’re starting to run out of players. Then again, it might not be that surprising that the musical hitmakers win a singing contest.
- It’s an impressive trio of women leading the charges at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards — Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntyre, and living legend Dolly Parton — so there’s that. It’s on ABC.