1) “Transparent” finale, any time, Amazon Prime. Sometimes, but not often, tragedy begets triumph. That’s what the characters want here; it’s also what the show achieved … slowly. An award-winner, it imploded when Jeffrey Tambor (who starred as Maura, a trans woman) was dumped. Now – 22-plus months after the previous episode – here’s a musical finale. The early numbers are brilliant; then a solemn sameness takes over during the memorial service (shown here). “Transparent” drifts, but bounces back with “Joyocaust” and pure triumph.
2) “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” season-openers, 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. There always seem to be trouble on this serene-looking island. First, someone is trying to kill mob bosses; then Magnum – still not sure if Higgins will be his detective-business partner – is hired to find a murder witness.
3) “Fresh Off the Boat” season-opener, 8 p.m., ABC. After grumbling that the series would get in the way of her movie career, Constance Wu is back. Wu (“Hustlers,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) plays Jessica, now learning what it’s like to have a real friendship with her neighbor Honey. Also, her younger son has his first sexual stirring; his brother and dad try to counsel him.
4) “Great Performances,” 9 p.m., PBS. For a classical musician, this would be a dream moment: Scott Yoo is in a German pub with his wife, his violin and a friend. The violin is a borrowed Stradivarius … the wife (Alice Dade) is an acclaimed flutist … and the pub was one of Bach’s favorites. “He was a gregarious character,” the friend says of Bach, who had 20 children. They play music there and in other gorgeous settings – from ancient to ultra-modern – while Yoo learns more about the maestro.
5) “The Politician,” any time, Netflix. Each season, this will watch Payton (Ben Platt) run for a different office. That starts with high school, where he’s fueled by ambition, money and an intense mother (Gwyneth Paltrow) and grandmother (Jessica Lange). It’s the first Netflix project for producer Ryan Murphy, who has ranged from “Glee” to “Pose” to “American Horror Story.”