Last season just slayed us, so we’re amped for our favorite do-gooder sociopath’s return. This year, Dexter will have to grapple with his guilt over Rita’s death, and a new bond he forms with a mysterious woman played by Julia Stiles. (Showtime, Sundays, 9 p.m.)
Is the reboot of the vintage cop drama even better than the original? See for yourself as a detective dream team of Moonlight‘s Alex O’Loughlin, Ocean’s Eleven‘s Scott Caan, Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim, and Battlestar Galactica‘s Grace Park bid aloha to the bad guys. (CBS, Mondays, 10 p.m.)
THE GOOD WIFE
After its stellar first season and tease of a cliff-hanger, the legal drama drops right back in on Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and her in-limbo love life — will it be husband Peter or boss Will? (CBS, Tuesdays, 10 p.m.)
NASHVILLE CHROME, by Rick Bass
In the late 1950s, the real-life Brown siblings were a smash success on the country scene, but enduring fame eluded them. Bass’ twangy, heartfelt novel gives a fictionalized account of how they fell through the cracks.
”RUNAWAY,” Kanye West
He topped off his Taylor Swift apology tour with a sweeping cut that eviscerates (and celebrates?) douchebaggery everywhere. If this is Kanye contrite, then we think he should be sorry more often.
KING KONG on Blu-ray
Back in 1933, the whole nation screamed along with Fay Wray when King Kong scaled the Empire State Building. The then-revolutionary special effects are still impressive all these years later, as is a 2005 commentary from F/X god Ray Harryhausen (Mighty Joe Young). This upgraded edition is worth going ape over.