What To Watch: 06/29/2020

After a busy slate of new and returning shows for three of the last four days, TV calms down for a less-than-manic Monday, but we do have Quibi flexing its short-format muscles for an all-star remake of a 1980s cult classic, while Acorn brings in another detective series, this one from Denmark.

JASON’S PICK:
The Sommerdahl Murders [Acorn]
If you’re looking for your next gritty crimesolver cast against a pastoral setting. Well, might I recommend this one off our Danish menu, where DCI Dan Sommerdahl and his best friend Detective Flemming Torp put their brains together to keep a coastal town safe.

BRAD’S PICK:
The Princess Bride [Quibi]
Ok… maybe no one is hankering for a Princess Bride remake at this specific moment. But hear me out: this star studded (I’d make a list of the cast but that could take up a whole page), low budget, made in quarantine show can be a fun distraction. Plus, it benefits a good cause. All proceeds benefit World Central Kitchen. Perhaps this is the type of content Quibi was made for.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Alicia Keys hosts a Nickelodeon look at how to be your best person during the craziness of 2020, but given the network (and title): Kids, Race, & Unity: A Nick News Special is aimed at those roughly 17 and younger.
  • Arabella has to deal with drama on two fronts on HBO’s I May Destroy You — as she is still haunted by the incident, but her publisher still wants pages and sends someone to watch over her.
  • Archaeologists fawning over Nazi artifacts is a bit more fun when there aren’t actual Nazis being taken seriously a full three quarters of a century after VE Day. But the titular host of Buried Worlds with Don Wildman is usually trustworthy, and this episode of the Travel Channel program has a supernatural and occult Nazi angle and we do love us some Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • Tonight’s POV on PBS may be the most important watch of the night as And She Could Be Next explores the rising voice of women of color in politics — whether African American, Latina, or Asian American. Given that these are the communities that will save the country from its own current hateful path, this should be a great watch.

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