What To Watch: 11/08/2021

It’s very much the opposite of a manic Monday, at least in the TV listings. However, there is an important documentary on PBS, a wonderful under-the-radar Aussie series on Showtime, and Jason is recommending NCIS: Hawaii for reasons he can’t even comprehend.

Independent Lens: Ferguson Rises [PBS, 10p]
In 2014, Ferguson, Missouri became ground zero for the reckoning with race that this country is still in the middle of. Now six years after the death of Michael Brown, the city is dealing with moving forward and this week’s selected documentary tells the story of that rebuilding. This should be required viewing for every American.

Wakefield [Showtime, 9p]
Last week Linda faced mediation after her rage incident while Nik and the rest of staff underwent mandatory retraining. As Nik continued his search for his mother’s wedding ring more and more snippets of traumatic memory seem to be emerging. This week Nik continues to piece together his memories while Kareena sorts out her feelings for him. 

NCIS: Hawaii [CBS, 10p]
Full disclosure: I’ve never seen an episode of this, but I felt like choosing something today and the CBS tentpole franchise is generally reliable for what it is and one set in Hawaii must have some beautiful scenery upon which to gaze, right?


  • We really wish HGTV’s new renovation program Call the Closer featured home makeovers by Kyra Sedgwick. It would be a blast and if she brought her hubby along to the sets, so many random homeowners’ Bacon number would be reduced to one. However, if you’re into home improvement montages, you can do worse than a show hosted by St. Louis real estate and home renovation expert Lauren Risley.
  • And we have reached the Bob Hearts Abishola Line, so we’ll leave it a short stack today. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your TV night! Or somberly reflecting on American racial injustice night.

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