What to Watch on Monday: Release your inhibitions, MTV's The Hills is back!
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Years and Years
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on HBO
Emma Thompson, Anne Reid, Russell Tovey, Rory Kinnear, and more star in this time-jumping drama that follows an ordinary family over the course of 15 years, charting the ever-changing society and the effects of a polarizing politician (Thompson). Audiences will see how the Lyons family copes — their hopes and fears, love lives, growing older, and more.
EW’s Kristen Baldwin gives the series a B and says that by the end of episode 1, the This Is Us-esque family drama takes a very Black Mirror turn.
The Hills: New Beginnings
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on MTV
Almost 10 years after The Hills ended, MTV is rebooting the series with The Hills: New Beginnings. Although leads Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari aren’t returning, practically everyone else is, including Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge, and Brody Jenner. Nearly a decade later fans can catch up on what their favorites and not-so-favorites have been up to, from spending millions to launching haircare lines to parenthood. With a remix of Natasha Bedingfield’s classic as the theme song and some new faces (hi, Mischa Barton and Brandon Thomas Lee), The Hills: New Beginnings promises the same level of drama as its predecessor but with a fresh look. —Caroline Tew
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10 p.m. on FX
In this once-promising drama’s aggressively listless final season, David (Dan Stevens) has become a supervillain presiding over a hippie cult. He feeds mutant drug juice to his Mansonian followers. The substance oozes blue out of David’s own body, but when he gets mad, it turns red. All of Legion’s wannabe weirdness is like that, PowerPoint surrealism hiding a total lack of imagination. Deaths don’t matter, as the timeline fractures across illusions and flashbacks. There’s yet another toothy shadow monster. David’s face appears on lunchboxes: Mmmm, yessss, ironic merchandise, wouldn’t Warhol be impressed. “I am God,” David says, and his mental powers really are remarkable: I’ve never seen a brain fart so loud. D —Darren Franich
What ELSE to Watch
So You Think You Can Dance — Fox
Martin Clunes’ Islands of America — Acorn TV
*times are ET and subject to change
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