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.
While The Knick is a drama, written by Jack Amiel and
Michael Begler, its basis is in true medical history with the earliest
surgeons at the start of the 20th century. Director Steven Soderbergh paints a
beautifully grotesque picture of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, with
imagery that leaves viewers covering their eyes … only to peek through
Sometimes a true story is far more fascinating than
anything Hollywood could dream up. If you’re a fan of interesting
documentaries and you’ve already conquered Netflix’s detailed doc genre
list, tune into HBO on Monday nights. The network has expanded its
popular summer documentary series to a year-round schedule of
entertaining, thought-provoking programming.
For the past four years, comedians Jonah
Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small
space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by
Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment
network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be
your typical L.A. comedy club.