Are you looking for the best shows to watch on TV this week? Congratulations! Here is a list of the best shows to watch on TV this week, aka the week of April 12-18! What good news for both of us.
This week’s top shows include the new HBO series Run, which puts the national treasure Merritt Wever in the foreground, a limited FX series on Hulu that delves into the feminist movement of the 1970s, and the last messy show of the Bachelor franchise.
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Season 3 will air on Sunday at 9 / 8c on BBC America
For the sake of transparency, I must tell you that I do not think that season 3 of Killing Eve worth watching because it looks like a copy of his old self. However, I also know that the series has a passionate audience and that many of you don’t care at all about what I think. So when the show returns, Eve (Sandra Oh) recovers in England from the gunshot wound she suffered at the end of season 2 – of course, she is not dead! The show is called Killing Eve do not Eve is dead – but it goes through motions, which have nothing to do with M6, Carolyn (Fiona Shaw), or magnificent international assassins with a flair for the dramatic. Meanwhile, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), believing he had killed Eve, moved to other parts of Europe. This is, of course, until an outrageously personal murder brings Eve back into MI6 orbit and on a collision course with Villanelle, who is once again working with the Twelve. If that sounds good, great! Otherwise, well, I warned you. [Review]
Season 4 will air Sunday at 10 / 9c on HBO
Unsafe, Issa Rae’s funny and sometimes sizzling comedy about a troubled young black woman in Los Angeles, often gets lost in the glamor of some other HBO shows, but that makes recommendation easier. UnsafeInsight from an under-represented Los Angeles perspective stays sharp in Season 4 as Issa gets a taste of success while personal problems threaten to derail her dreams, but the meat of Season 4 comes from a heartbreaking story that we can all relate to: Issa and her best friend Molly find their friendship on the rocks as their lives begin to head in different directions. If they don’t, no one will. You can start with Season 4, but given the depth of the roots between these characters, it’s best to start early. –Tim Surette [Review]
Premiere of the series Sunday at 10:30 a.m. / 9:30 a.m. on HBO
At the start of the new HBO series Run, you’ll know that the two main characters totally have hotspots for each other. Anything else about them? Well, you will just have to wait for the details to be analyzed. But it’s the pleasure of black comedy, of Flea bag‘s Vicky Jones, in which the old university flames fill a pact they made and flee together on a whim 15 years later, leaving their lives behind to regain the love they had for each other in adolescence. Most of the series takes place on a train to Chicago, creating a situation from which they cannot (and especially do not want to) escape. There are twists, there are turns and there is an uncomfortable feeling that these two people are doing exactly the wrong thing or the right thing, and that the energy is doing you feel like you’re part of the deal. –Tim Surette
The baccalaureate: Listen to your heart
Launch of the series on Monday at 8/7 on ABC
The Bachelor presents: listen to your hearttake it Bachelor in paradise format of sexy singles living together and mating and crushing with a American Idolformat, as the candidates give musical performances. That’s right – it’s not just love, it’s music. It’s the first time in nearly 20 years that the Bachelor franchise has done anything like this, and it’s the biggest formal innovation the franchise has ever tried. We will see how it goes! And with The Bachelorette postponed, this may be the last piece of Bach that we have gotten in a long time. –Liam Mathews
Wednesday, three first episodes premiering on FX on Hulu
The second show to debut as part of FX’s new streaming agreement with Hulu, Ms. America tells the untidy story of modern feminism in the United States and the struggle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s (a fight that continues today). The limited series, which will likely bring a host of Emmy Awards theater nominations to FX, is largely told through the eyes of conservative housewife Cate Blanchett and hopeful politician Phyllis Schlafly, who firmly believes that a woman’s place is at home, even if she is often enough … not at home. On the other side of the table are people like Gloria Steinam (Rose Byrne), Female mysticism author Betty Friedan (Tracey Ullman) and Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), the first woman to run for president of the Democratic Party. But the convincing and thoughtful series also takes care not to take sides in the discussion or draw any conclusions. It’s not perfect, but it’s still a must-see television. [[[[Review]
Cate Blanchett, Ms. America