“Fargo,” 10 p.m., FX.
Already a very good
mini-series, “Fargo” becomes a great one as it focuses Ed and
Peggy Blomquist in small-town Minnesota. She (Kirsten Dunst) is a
beautician, with dreams of attending a self-help seminar; he (Jersse
Plemons) is a butcher, with dreams of buying the shop.
Both dreams faded
after they accidentally killed Rye Gerhardt. Last week, the Gerhardts
sent people to kill Ed. As he quietly told Peggy afterward: “The
shop burned down and I killed another fella – maybe two.” Now the
search – for Ed and Peggy and for Rye's brother Dodd – grows in
II: “Supergirl,” 8 p.m. CBS.
People have talked a
lot about “having it all” and “supermoms” and such. Still,
nothing compares to Kara tonight: She has her magazine job ... and
watches her boss' son ... and (as Supergirl) must simultaneously
prevent two bombings. Also, she frets about whether James Olsen
thinks she's cute.
That's in a good
episode that mixes action, fun and an extra complication: Lois Lane's
beautiful-and-smart sister (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) wants James back; a
superlife gets even more complicated.
ALTERNATIVE: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” 8 p.m., CW.
Sure, Valencia knows
what guys like. (Hint: It's sex.) But Rebecca knows what parents
like; now she plans to make a great impression, mingling with Josh's
big, Filipino family during Thanksgiving.
There are solid
laughs there, juxtaposed with the tough times faced by Greg, the nice
guy Rebecca overlooks. He's played by Santino Fontana, a Broadway
star who was the prince in the “Cinderella” musical, At one
point, Greg even sings a passionate ballad; this is a truly talented
ALTERNATIVE II: “Independent Lens,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local
Jyoti Singh insisted
she'd be a doctor, some day starting a rural hospital. To pay for med
school, she worked full-time at a call center; to help, her parents
sold their ancestral land. Then, near graduation, she went to the
“Story of Pi” movie; on the way home, she was raped and killed.
The case brought
passionate protests about India's attitudes toward women. So will
some of the comments here by those convicted: “A girl is far more
responsible for rape than a boy .... A decent girl won't roam around
at 9 o'clock at night.” Grotesque global attitudes are magnified
8-10 p.m., NBC. In a busy, three-night stretch last week, “Voice”
trimmed from 20 singers to 12. Now it's back to two nights, with one
person to oust.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Last week, Alexa PenaVega was ousted by
viewer-vote ... shortly after getting a perfect score from judges.
Her husband Carlos is still in the running, alongside Bindi Irwin
(who also had a perfect score), Nick Carter, Tamar Braxton and Alek
Ultimate Thanksgiving,” 8 p.m., Food Network. There's still time to
plan a throwback holiday. Ree Drummond prepares such not-everyday
items as maple-whiskey turkey and pumpkin-gingersnap cheesecake with
salted caramel sauce.
p.m., CBS. Blackmailers want toforce the team to break into the
United Nations and help assassinate a deadly arms dealer.
9 p.m., Fox. After spending early weeks on the fringe, Wilmer
Valderrama's role as Det. Blake expands; we learn his back story and
he's nudged into the core of the plot. Still, that story – a cop
using someone who can see crimes before they happen – remains
fairly flat and uninvolving.
p.m., NBC. This plot keeps popping up – including last month on
“NCIS”: Agents (or cops or such) pose as a couple when going
undercover. This time, it's Jane and Weller.