What’s going on tonight: Come on, get on the train: Snowpiercer debuts

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Jennifer Connelly, Mike O’Malley, Daveed Diggs

Jennifer Connelly, Mike O’Malley, Daveed Diggs
Photo: Justina Mintz (TNT)

Here’s what’s going on in the television world for Sunday, May 17.


The best choice

Snowpiercer (TNT, 9 p.m., first in the series): “Five years, two showrunners, two networks and two pilots later, the TV adaptation of Snowpiercer should finally arrive on TNT. Graeme Manson, who took over as showrunner after Josh Friedman split from the project, based the show’s first season on the two Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant and strange film 2013 of the same name, as well as the graphic novels that inspired the film, starting with The Transperceneige. With the Black orphan co-creator’s vision for the class revolt at high speed, the first season is full of ideas, evoking everything from Murder in the Orient Express at Fritz Lang Metropolis to Danny Boyle Sunshine (this other Chris Evans film on a Freezing Earth), and more than a touch of Charles Dickens’ critique of utilitarianism. All the frills and familiar influences – the opening sequence even reminds The host—All serve a handful of themes, ruminations on oppression, classism, alliance and fear of change – or rather to lose power. The series can cross characters, intrigues and vanities, but it does it without losing sight of its most important concepts. ” Click here to read the rest of Danette Chavez’s pre-aerial reviewand search for Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya’s first weekly summary.

Can you snack on it? The series is obviously new, but you can watch the movie Bong Joon Ho on Netflix.

Regular coverage

The simpsons (Fox, 8 p.m.): season 31 finale
Batwoman (The CW, 8 p.m., first season finale)
Killing Eve (BBC America and AMC, 9 p.m.)
Super girl (The CW, 9 p.m.): season 5 finale
Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 9 p.m.): season 10 finale
Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels (Showtime, 10 p.m.)
Unsafe (HBO, 10 p.m.)
Run (HBO, 10:30 p.m.)
Rick and Morty (Adult swimming, 11:30 p.m.)

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On the scene At home

Cats (YouTube, in progress): Andrew Lloyd Webber’s charitable effort, The shows must continue, continued this Friday when he released a stream of Cats to the masses. Not the film, the staging. If you saw the painfully human version of Judi Dench, and thought: “wow, it was my kind of bonkers”, then you will love the scenic version, but know that by trying much less than the film to pile up a story in its two hours and more, it makes a whole little bit more sense. There are only a few hours left on this feed, so take your edible products and bring yourself to the jelly ball, jelly jellykey jelly.

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Lots of things to preview or go out tonight, so let’s take a tour de foudre!

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix, 3:01 a.m., premiere of the sixth season): Netflix’s incisive topical comedy series returns just in time with an episode titled “What if you can’t afford rent?” “

The nightmare at par (Lifetime, 20 h): Look, there is just no universe in which we are not going to alert you to the fact that there is a film for life called The nightmare at par tonight. We have no idea if it’s good, we just know it’s called The nightmare at par and that alone deserves a mention.

Batwoman (The CW, 8 p.m., first season finale).

Hightown (Starz, 8 p.m., first in the series): This new detective drama is most remarkable for being centered on a complex and contradictory protagonist (Monica Raymund), created by Gotham’S Rebecca Cutter.

The last dance (ESPN, 9 p.m., two-hour final): This is the end of the road for these docuseries, and you will want to look if only you can recognize at least half of the memes you will see on the Internet in the next week. Besides, don’t you want to see Michael Jordan dance? And check out our finale Last Dance round table on site Monday morning.

Masterpiece: World On Fire (PBS, 9 p.m., final of the first season): This skillfully played drama of the Second World War ends its first season this evening, with above all (and not surprisingly) strong turns of Helen Hunt and Lesley Manville.

The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina (NBC, 8 p.m., two-hour special): Do you like all dogs? Here are some dogs – but don’t worry, this was filmed before the current crisis and we assume that all of these puppies are now six feet apart and have masks on their adorable faces.

Taylor Swift: City Of Lover (ABC, 10 p.m., one hour concert special): Do you all like Taylor Swift? This is Taylor Swift, in concert in Paris – but don’t worry, like the dog show, it was filmed above all this (September 2019, to be precise.)

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