Anonymous international street artist
Banksy has become a cultural icon and household name, despite the fact
that no one really knows who exactly is behind the tongue-in-cheek
graffiti and installations seen across the globe.
Inside Homicide (10
p.m. Thursdays, Investigation Discovery) follows Cincinnati detectives
Jenny Luke and Jennifer Mitsch along with Atlanta’s Summer Benton as
they investigate homicides in their respective cities.
Last week’s Sons of Anarchy
(10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) final season premiere broke network records with
more than 9 million viewers tuning in to the first broadcast. And it
makes sense — Sons does have its draws.
Boardwalk Empire (9 p.m.
Sundays, HBO) has explored many different themes outside its domain of
America’s early gangsters, but it’s maintained its position as a period
piece of the 1920s. Not anymore for this final season.
With two buzzed-about awards shows coming
up this week — Sunday’s VMAs and the Emmys on Monday — this space would
typically be dedicated to one of those. In a selfish but necessary
decision, I must instead turn to True Blood, which ends its seventh and final season this week.
Chris Lilley is a master of disguise. The
Aussie multi-hyphenate creates, writes, directs and stars in
mockumentary-style comedies in which he plays a collection of diverse
characters — sometimes all at once.