What to Watch this weekend: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend series finale, and the return of Killing Eve
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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on The CW
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend says goodbye with a series finale and a concert special featuring some of the show's most beloved original songs. "Rebecca makes a big choice," teases co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna of the finale. "It's a pretty first-person, interior episode." Star and co-creator Rachel Bloom adds, "We always knew what the final scene was and what the final lines were, which is why I couldn't help but sob at the table read. The series is [about] being okay with who you are on the inside and bringing it out for the world to see." And if that sounds heavy, don't worry — the concert special includes a sex-song medley. —Maureen Lee Lenker
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix
If you've already binged your way through Planet Earth on Netflix, fear not. You don't have to get up from that love seat just yet. Sir David Attenborough, the world's hardest working knighted naturalist, is back as the authoritatively plummy narrator of this new eight-episode nature series that gently sounds the global-warming alarm bell while hypnotically guiding us from the skyscraper-size Arctic ice caps to the cruel hunting grounds of the Serengeti to the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean's midnight zone. You'll definitely want to stick around for the all-too-human chapter, where a group of male Blue Manakin birds dances and auditions for a hard-to-impress female like they're sweating through a tryout for A Chorus Line. Animals, they're just like us! A- —Chris Nashawaty
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on showtime.com
Need something to binge? Before season 2 of Lena Waithe's exploration of life on Chicago's South Side starts (April 7, 10 p.m. on Showtime), new showrunner Ayanna Floyd Davis suggests watching season 1 episode "Today Was a Good Day," which she believes "has all the elements of Chicago and what makes the show cool." Upon taking over, the Empire alum says her mission was to "humanize this journey for black men in Chicago and make people see them the way I see them," while also putting a bigger emphasis on the female characters' stories. "Season 2 is going to be better," Davis promises. "It's emotional, it's fun, and it's more Chicago."
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: streaming on Amazon Prime Video
"The merry-go-round is spinning faster, with more horses," says showrunner Ben Edlund on the way season 2 puts the Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and Arthur (Griffin Newman) in good company with its bevy of new superheroes.
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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on HBO
Filmmakers have struggled to take on Richard Wright's classic 1940 novel, for good reason; his cautionary tale of a young black man (played here by Moonlight's Ashton Sanders) attempting to rise from poverty on Chicago's South Side resists almost every kind of easy translation on screen. First-time director Rashid Johnson's raw, lyrical adaptation drags the story firmly into 2019 — though its harsh lessons on class, race, and the choices desperate people make don't go down any easier. B —Leah Greenblatt
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Murder for Hire
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 7 p.m. on Oxygen
Law & Order creator Dick Wolf's new true-crime project centers on real-life cases involving contract killing. In the premiere, a jealous ex-wife puts out a hit on her former partner, only to be caught by undercover police. Similarly middling storytelling and premises are held up by recordings and tapes that are stranger than fiction. All in all, it's solidly entertaining TV. B
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on BBC America
Eve (Sandra Oh) is traumatized. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is bleeding out. Neither can stop thinking about the other. While this emotionally suspenseful season 2 premiere dives into that shocking season 1 finale stabbing and their twisted relationship, episode 2 goes cliché to keep them apart. But the show's wicked sense of humor is firmly intact and the performances remain as brilliant as ever. B- —Chancellor Agard
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on CBS
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