Between community, cable and streaming, the trendy tv panorama is an enormous one. Listed below are a few of the reveals, specials and flicks coming to TV this week, Oct. 18-24. Particulars and instances are topic to alter.
POV: LA CASA DE MAMA ICHA 10 p.m. on PBS (verify native listings). Many years after emigrating to america, a 93-year-old girl returns to Colombia on this new documentary. It’s a bittersweet journey chronicled with intimacy by the Colombian filmmaker Óscar Molina, in his function debut.
AMERICAN MASTERS: BECOMING HELEN KELLER 9 p.m. on PBS (verify native listings). This new documentary, which revisits Keller’s life and legacy, has a secret weapon within the actress Cherry Jones, who reads written work by Helen Keller. Jones’s readings are paired with archival movie and pictures, plus modern interviews with historians, students and incapacity rights advocates.
QUEENS 10 p.m. on ABC. Zahir McGhee, a producer of “Scandal,” is behind this new musical drama. The plot kicks off with the reunion of 4 girls who have been a part of a hip-hop group within the Nineties, and who hope to stage a present-day comeback. (It has no relation to the Peacock collection “Girls5Eva,” additionally a few musical reunion.) Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and the performers Eve and Brandy star. Tuesday’s debut episode was directed by the filmmaker Tim Story (“Barbershop”), who’s an government producer of the collection.
FOUR HOURS AT THE CAPITOL (2021) 9 p.m. on HBO. This feature-length documentary, a presentation of HBO and the BBC, appears on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. It makes use of footage from the precise occasion to chart out how the violence escalated, and consists of interviews with lawmakers, members of legislation enforcement and others who have been on the Capitol that day.
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (2019) 5:30 p.m. on FX. There are many simple horror films to select from on TV this month. However when you desire that your monsters be sacrificed in service of comedy, think about turning to this goofy “Zombieland” sequel. The film reunites the quartet from the unique “Zombieland” — Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone — for an additional riff on post-apocalyptic horror. In case you truly need to be scared, you may stick round for HALLOWEEN (2018), which FX is displaying afterward, at 7:30 p.m.
DUNE (1984) 9:30 p.m. on HBO 2. Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” hits theaters this weekend. Any new sci-fi film from Villeneuve, the director of “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049,” could be eagerly anticipated, however “Dune” brings an added layer of suspense within the type of a query: May Villeneuve lastly — lastly — have made a successful movie out of Frank Herbert’s novel? That query is partially a product of this 1984 try. Directed by David Lynch (who has since known as the expertise “a nightmare”), the 1984 film gilds Herbert’s novel, initially revealed in 1965, with Hollywood cash, an unlimited ensemble (Kyle MacLachlan; Patrick Stewart and Sting are among the many supporting gamers), and a soundtrack composed primarily by Toto. The “ornate affair,” Janet Maslin wrote in her 1984 review for The New York Times, is “awash within the sort of marble, mosaics, wooden paneling, leather-based tufting and gilt trim extra appropriate to moguls’ workplaces than to far-flung planets within the 12 months 10191.” A number of characters, Maslin famous, “are psychic, which places them within the distinctive place of with the ability to perceive what goes on within the film.”
HARLAN COUNTY, USA (1976) 10 p.m. on TCM. The documentarian Barbara Kopple received an Academy Award for this chronicle of a coal miners’ strike in jap Kentucky. In his 1976 review for The New York Times, Richard Eder known as the movie “an enchanting and shifting work.” Simply don’t anticipate neutrality: The documentary is “forthrightly an effort to see the wrestle by the miners’ personal eyes,” Eder wrote.
MINARI (2020) 9 p.m. on Showtime. The filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung tells a semi-autobiographical American immigrant story on this heat heartland drama. The actors Steven Yeun and Yeri Han play younger dad and mom who transfer to rural Arkansas with the concept of opening a vegetable farm. The challenges that spring from that pursuit — interpersonal and irrigational — put a pressure on the family, and supply a lot of the drama. However there are lots of laughs, too, thanks in no small half to a standout efficiency from the veteran Korean star Yuh-Jung Youn, who performs a nervy grandmother. “The chronicle of an immigrant household, typically informed by the eyes of a kid, is a staple of American literature and standard tradition,” A.O. Scott wrote in his review for The Times. “However each household — each member of the family, for that matter — has a definite set of experiences and reminiscences, and the constancy to these is what makes ‘Minari,’ in its circumspect, mild means, shifting and downright revelatory.”
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM 10:40 p.m. on HBO. “I’m not an Everyman,” Larry David says within the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” That could be true, however David’s idiosyncrasies — a extra becoming label for him may be Easily Irritated Man — are a lot of what units this present aside, so it’s in all probability good that he’s no Charlie Brown (at the very least so far as scores are involved). The present’s new, eleventh season consists of appearances from Jon Hamm, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn and Patton Oswalt. It’s slated to debut on Sunday evening, after INSECURE, one other Los Angeles comedy with a writer-producer-performer (Issa Rae additionally performs a fictional model of herself). That present will air the debut episode of its fifth and remaining season at 10 p.m.