Here’s what’s happening in the TV world for Monday, July 12th. All hours are in the East.
The best choice
The beast must die (AMC, 10 p.m., preview broadcast): Beehive Lane Pryce, assemble! Chernobyl heads, line up in single file! Jared Harris is on AMC tonight doing the right thing he’s doing. And even better: he does this with Cush Jumbo, and they behave well and are threatening to each other!
“Frances Cairns (Cush Jumbo) is a mother who mourns the loss of a child killed by a hit and run,” wrote Saloni Gajjar of The beast must die in our July TV preview:
The police investigation into the case leads nowhere, so Frances decides to take revenge on herself. She poses as a novelist looking for a mysterious murder to find her way through the life of George Rattery (Jared Harris), the wealthy man she believes responsible for her son’s death. Frances is aided by Detective Nigel Strangeways (Billy Howle), who suffers from PTSD and believes his own department covered up the murder of Frances’ son. Frances and George are intense and intelligent, which leads to a fantastic showdown between Jumbo and Harris.
Read more of Saloni’s thoughts on The beast, and on the other novelties arriving this month, here.
The bachelorette (ABC, 8 p.m.)
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Catch And Kill: The podcast cassettes (HBO, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., series premiere, consecutive episodes): World Of Wonder and Ronan Farrow team up for this six-part docusery that takes Farrow’s best-selling book off the page in video and audio interviews. In Saloni Gajjar pre-air review, she enthused, “A glimpse into those hard truths, Farrow’s important job revealing them, and the women who open up on the show make Catch and kill a vital watch.
Love Island United Kingdom (Hulu, 12:01 am, Season 7 premiere): Okay, now it’s really summer!
Has there ever been a more innocuous and yet more threatening hairflip? Transplant, young people.
Irish Jack (Gland, 3:01, premiere of the 3rd season): Guy Pearce plays “a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector and private investigator with a penchant for getting carried away by things he shouldn’t” in the final season of this Australian black series.