TV column for Sunday, Nov. 11


TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE:
“You” finale, 10 p.m., Lifetime.

Brilliantly written
and superbly acted, “You” has had huge – and odd – twists.
Joe fell instantly for Beck (as anyone would), in what could have
been a great romance. But he obsessed, killing her pushy friend and
her nasty lover. When she began to suspect him, he imprisoned her at
his book store.

Now Joe also worries
about the neighbor boy, whose mother broke up with a violent drunk.
All of this is wrapped up with clever twists ... and with one twist
too many, to set up a second season.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE
II: “The Woman in White,” 10 p.m., PBS.

Ever since Sir
Percival married sweet Laura, he's been scheming to have her sign
away her money. Now – with the help of Count Fusco and his wife –
he goes to extremes.

Meanwhile, Hartright
is back. He's the young painter who met Anne Catherick – a Laura
lookalike who fled from a mental institution. Coming up are two
mega-jolts, leading to next week's strong finish.

TONIGHT'S
ALTERNATIVE: People's Choice awards, 9 p.m., E, Bravo, Syfy and USA.

For 43 years, this
trifle was on CBS; the awards were minor, the ratings were strong,
the people were pretty. Now it jumps to E, which has the red carpet
at 7 p.m., then shares the rest with other channels.

Nicki Minaj opens
the 9 p.m. show, followed by the awards deluge. Nominated for
favorite movie are two Marvel films -- “Black Panther” and
“Avengers: Infinity War” -- plus “Incredibles 2,” “Fifty
Shades Freed” and “A Quiet Place.” The favorite-TV-show
nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,” “This Is Us,” “Grey's
Anatomy,” “Shadowhunters” and “13 Reasons Why.”

TONIGHT'S
ALTERNATIVE II: “Inside North Korea's Dynasty,” 9-11 p.m.,
National Geographic.

For all of its 70
years, North Korea has been ruled by one family. Kim Jong-un will be
eyed next week, in the second half of this deeply detailed
documentary; the opener views his father and grandfather.

The emphasis is on
failures -- large (a million people killed in the Korean war), small
(two killed while trimming a poplar tree in the demilitarized zone)
and bizarre. When South Korea was awarded the 1988 Olympics, North
Korea claimed it would co-host; it even built a mega-stadium. And Kim
Jong-un's father, a movie buff, kidnapped a South Korean director and
actress; they made several films, then fled.

Other choices
include:

Military shows. This
is Veterans Day (with the official holiday Monday) and the 100th
anniversary of the end of World War I. Turner Classic Movies'
military marathon includes “Guns of Navarone” (1961) and “The
Longest Day” (1962) at 5:15 and 8 p.m. ET. Smithsonian has “Gun
Trucks of Vietnam” at 9.

“The Simpsons,”
8 p.m., Fox. Bart and pals use the Dark Web to get Moe a mail-order
bride.

“Masterpiece:
Durrells in Corfu,” 8 p.m., PBS. Life on this sunny island has its
serious moments. Spiros is devastated by the departure of his wife
and children ... Sven is a target of Greece's 1930s crackdown on
homosexuality ... and infamous author Henry Miller is visiting.
Louisa finds his nakedness distasteful; her teen daughter finds it
interesting. It's a good hour, mixing fun and gloom.

“Masterpiece:
Poldark,” 9 p.m., PBS. A splendid series in most ways, “Poldark”
has stumbled by creating broad, almost cartoon-ish villains. Tonight
it adds another one, who obsesses on Ross' wife. The result is absurd
on all sides, in a so-so hour that leads to next week's excellent
season-finale.

“Parts Unknown”
finale, 9-10:15 p.m. ET, CNN. Anthony Bourdain created rich portraits
of people, places and food. This last film – he died before writing
and narrating it – visits New York's Lower East Side, where he
meets Deborah Harry, Jim Jarmusch, Lydia Lunch, Fab Five Freddy and
other artisans.

“Country Music's
Biggest Stars,” 10 p.m., ABC. Three days before the Country Music
Association awards, Robin Roberts has her 10th special,
mixing new interviews and clips from previous ones.