What To Watch: 05/17/2020

Many Sunday. Much shows. We’ll lead with one of two Bong Joon-ho adaptations scheduled for this year. There’s also a new thrilling drama from the folks at Starz and Louise Belcher makes a friend in the middle of Animation Domination.

Snowpiercer [TNT, 9p]
The 2013 movie was never a a feel-good story. But it is the story of the fight for equality. The new TNT series adaption could well be the defining show of the COVID-19 era. A train that circles a frozen earth carries the last vestiges of humanity. Those in the back cars are basically slaves to the higher classes in the front cars. What this train needs is a little rebellion.

Hightown [Starz]
I’m always a sucker for grand Starz dramas, and this one wraps a murder mystery around its moodiness. Monica Raymund (The Good Wife’s Dana) is a spiraling federal agent over her job who gets sucked into the center of intrigue when she finds a dead body washed up on the beach.

Bob’s Burgers [Fox, 9p]
I’ve never been so charmed in my life: a classmate asks Louise for advice on how to be bad.



  • What better way to get through a couple hours of the quarantine than with one of America’s favorite pop stars. Taylor Swift: City of Lover Concert (don’t worry if you’re in the middle of the Venn diagram of grammar nerds and non-Swifties, Lover is her most recent album) was recorded in front of a live audience at L’Oympia in Paris and now ABC brings it into our homes.
  • Hasan Minhaj returns to Netflix today with Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj after a six week delay. While he is technically the last to reconfigure, he has been regularly posting on YouTube with his wife manning the camera, but this will likely be the deep dives (deeper than even the master John Oliver) we’ve come to love from Minhaj.
  • Beverly Hills? That’s where dogs want to be, being strolled like a celebrity into the Beverly Hills Dog Show hosted by J. Peterman himself, John O’Hurley and airing tonight on NBC.
  • It’s Sunday, so there’s new episodes of many favorites, including Killing EveBillions, InsecureRun, The Simpsons and VidaPenny Dreadful also has a new episode.
  • Let’s put the roof back on this sucka (and retrieve the funk) by seeing what the LHV has for us. Lifetime tries to out-Lifetime itself with The Au Pair Nightmare — either the savant-ish Chance the Gardner is mistaken for a political genius after first emerging from his birth house in his mid-50s or Taylor becomes a fancy nanny to a rich family who turn out to have secrets that put Taylor herself in danger. You make the call. Meanwhile, Hallmark is more button-down as there’s a new Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Heist and Seek.

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