A coming-of-age story debuts on HBO. And nation music takes middle stage in a brand new episode of “Austin City Limits.”
What’s on TV
LOVE, SIMON (2018) eight p.m. on HBO. Watch this teenage romantic comedy for a candy take on being younger, homosexual and confused. When a scholar anonymously comes out in a web-based gossip board, Simon (Nick Robinson), who’s additionally secretly homosexual, reaches out to him and kinds a romantic connection. But when one other scholar, Martin (Logan Miller), comes throughout their emails, he blackmails Simon and tries to influence him to set him up with a feminine classmate. In the method, Simon lies to his greatest mates and household and dangers shedding the one individual he’s ever fallen in love with. In his overview for The New York Times, Glenn Kenny mentioned the movie boasts a “spectacularly charming cast.” He added: “The emotional resonance may be surprising given the movie’s relentless gloss, but it’s real.”
BORN TOUGH: INSIDE THE FORD FACTORY 10 p.m. on History. Discover how the favored line of Ford F-Series pickups are assembled on this one-hour particular, straight from the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Mich. Another auto particular, TRUCK HUNTERS, leads in at 9.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS 11 p.m. on PBS (test native listings). The nation singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves and the group Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, led by Willie Nelson’s son, carry out reside for this long-running live performance sequence. Nelson’s band final launched an album in 2017, however you’ll have heard them extra not too long ago backing Bradley Cooper’s character in “A Star is Born.”
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 11:30 p.m. on NBC. This week’s episode is hosted by the “Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber, who voices a supervillain in the upcoming animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” The rapper Lil Wayne performs songs off his long-awaited new album “Tha Carter V.”
THE CHILDREN ACT (2018) on Amazon, Google Play and YouTube. Emma Thompson stars as Fiona, a British judge who must decide whether Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a teenager with leukemia, should receive a blood transfusion — a procedure he and his parents refuse on religious grounds. As Fiona grows closer to Adam and becomes consumed by his case, her marriage to her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci), hangs by a thread. In his review for The Times, Ben Kenigsberg praised Thompson’s “beautifully internalized performance,” but said the drama, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, “punts on grappling with its ambiguities.”
BIG HERO 6 (2014) on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu and YouTube. A teenage prodigy (voiced by Ryan Potter) transforms his inflatable robot companion (Scott Adsit) into a formidable sidekick to save the city of San Fransokyo in this inventive superhero cartoon. Writing in The Times, Manohla Dargis said the film is “good enough to transcend its blah ending and to make the case that every superhero story should be entirely animated.”
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