TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed,” 10 p.m.,
For centuries, Gaffigan says, people have disliked fruit.
Artists only painted it because they knew no one would steal it; donuts would
have been swiped during the first session.
Gaffigan thinks that way. On the surface, he’s an Everyman,
a beefy father-of-five from Indiana; beneath that is a David Letterman favorite
whose sharp wit focuses on everyday things. He distrusts kale and any food with
its own casing; oranges are bad, clams are worse. He also frowns at weddings; “when
I see someone cry, I say, ‘Don’t worry, it probably won’t last.’”
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Bletchley Circle,” 10 p.m., PBS (check
Tall, confident and clever, Millie figures she can improvise
her way through any situation. It’s a perfect role for Rachael Stirling, the
daughter of PBS favorite Diana Rigg.
In 1950s London, Millie is dealing in the black-market … and
in a bigger, scarier mess than she can handle. In this two-parter, her friends
– all former wartime code-breakers – scramble to save her. Some things work out
way too conveniently, but it’s an involving story with a skilled actress at the
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “Silicon Valley” and “Veep,” 10 and
10:30 p.m., HBO.
Each week, “Silicon” satirizes techno-zillionaires, as an
earnest chap creates a big-money product. Tonight, he wakes up with a hangover
and the news that he gave his loud landlord a key position.
That episode is fairly good, but ”Veep” promptly follows with
a brilliant Silicon satire. Preparing her presidential campaign, Selina visits
a young tech whiz; under the playful image, she finds cunning.
Other choices include:
“The Simpsons,” 8 p.m., Fox. Bart gets his teacher pregnant?
Well, sort of; it involves a voodoo doll.
“Resurrection,” 9 p.m., ABC. After a one-week movie break,
this show returns with people trying to rescue Rachael. Also, doctors keep
searching for clues about the people who returned from the dead
“The Good Wife,” 9 p.m., CBS. Alicia becomes a witness, when
a body is found in the home of her client, Colin Sweeney. The episode was
directed by Josh Charles, after he left his acting role as Will.
“Game of Thrones,” 9 p.m., HBO. Last week saw Jaime have sex
with his sister, alongside Joffrey’s casket. Even among “Game” royalty, this is
poor form; now he discusses his honor with Brienne. Meanwhile Tyrian is in jail
and his wife has fled; Wildlings and Daenerys make aggressive moves.
“Nurse Jackie,” 9 p.m., Showtime. Jackie’s family continues
to crumble. At work, however, she makes a masterly move, after finding an
“Californication,” 9:30, Showtime. Hank’s life gets more
complicated – in funny ways, mostly – when the adult son he just met becomes an
assistant on the overwrought cop show he writes for.
“The Mentalist,” 10 p.m., CBS. For Patrick Jane, the cases
have been much larger since he started working with the FBI. Now he finds a
vast human-smuggling ring.
“Mad Men,” 10 p.m., AMC. While Don takes a sudden trip, the
ad-firm partners face a decision.