What’s on TV
EUPHORIA (2019) 10 p.m. on HBO. Drugs, intercourse, love and social media gasoline this contemporary, anxiety-ridden teenage drama centered round Rue Bennet (Zendaya), a 17-year-old who’s looking for connection after leaving rehab. Rue and her orbit of younger mates and classmates wrestle to search out their identities and sense of objective inside a haze of substance-fueled events, preparation for faculty and a hefty quantity of household and private trauma. Sam Levinson (“The Wizard of Lies”) wrote the eight episodes of the American adaptation of the Israeli collection, which incorporates not solely Zendaya, a former Disney Channel star, because the forged lead, but in addition Drake as an govt producer. The ensemble options Hunter Schafer, a mannequin and actress, Maude Apatow (“Girls”), Nika King (“Greenleaf”) and Sydney Sweeney (“Sharp Objects”), amongst others. The typical coming-of-age narrative will get a contemporary take with this frank and perceptive drama.
CITY ON A HILL (2019) 9 p.m. on Showtime. With 1990s Boston because the backdrop, this crime drama addresses the roles racism and corruption performed in legislation enforcement. In order to take down a ring of armed automobile robbers, an unlikely alliance is fashioned between a revered but corrupt veteran F.B.I. agent, Jackie Rohr, performed by Kevin Bacon, and Decourcy Ward, the assistant district lawyer, performed by Aldis Hodge. Although the ten-episode collection is fictionalized, the crime fighters’ uncommon strategy to subvert Boston’s felony justice system mirrors the real-life change in police ways that brought about a steep decline of violence within the metropolis within the late 1990s, generally known as the “Boston Miracle.” The show and the city are made larger-than-life with the help of a heavyweight cast that includes Michael O’Keefe, Jill Hennessy, Gloria Reuben and Kevin Dunn, and executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
JAMESTOWN (2017) 10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In the third season of the historical drama created by the makers of “Downton Abbey,” three women who are a part of the first contingency of females in the English colony of Jamestown — Alice (Sophie Rundle), Verity (Niamh Walsh) and Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick) — continue to battle the wilderness of 17th century Virginia while dealing with the increasing corruption of settlers in the colony, whose greed begins to inflame tensions with the Native Americans nearby.
JO KOY: COMIN’ IN HOT (2019) Stream on Netflix. In his second Netflix special, Jo Koy brings to life the heart and humor of family traditions and the troubles of fatherhood with self-deprecating humor and a little bit of hula dancing. Occasionally audience members of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu — where the special was filmed — become the props of his jokes, but it’s mostly his Filipino family members that inspire his comedy, and most likely some embarrassment for his son.