1) “New York Times Presents,” 10 p.m., FX and Hulu. The death of Breonna Taylor (shown here) has drawn intense focus. Here’s a long look, with friends, neighbors, officials, boyfriend Kenneth Walker and her mom. Key comments are from David James, a Black ex-cop and a Louisville councilman. Banging on the door without identifying as police “is the most dangerous thing you can do,” he says. Most neighbors say the cops didn’t identify themselves; one disagrees. Walker fired a shot; a police barrage then killed Taylor.
2) “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011), 5:50 p.m., HBO. Here’s a feel-good comedy with wit and warmth. John Madden directed gifted actors in a story of old Englishfolk in a struggling India hotel. That leads a strong movie night that has the sleek “Ocean’s 8” (7:30 p.m., TBS) and Oscar-winners: Richard Dreyfuss won in “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), at 6 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies; Robin Williams won (as did the Damon/Affleck script) in “Good Will Hunting” (1997), at 8 p.m. on Pop.
3) “MacGyver” and “Blue Bloods,” 8 and 10 p.m., CBS. Sandwiched around “Love Island,” we get two reruns. First, Mac tries to learn who almost killed his dad (Tate Donovan) with a bomb; he also meets his Aunt Gwendolyn (Jeri Ryan). Then Frank, the police commissioner, tries to get the mayor (Dylan Walsh) to play well with others.
4) Streaming. This is a huge week for the streaming networks. On Thursday, Netflix, HBO Max, Acorn and Peacock all launched series or mini-series. Now Netflix adds a big one – Hilary Swank commanding a Mars mission in “Away”; it also has a movie – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” – from Charlie Kaufman, who wrote the brilliant “Being John Malkovich.” Also today, Amazon Prime has the second season of the sci-fi adventure,”The Boys.”
5) Concert films, Turner Classic Movies. Get ready to record a flood of pop-music memories. That includes Elvis (1970) at midnight ET and Bette Midler (1980) at 1:45 a.m., plus “Abba – The Movie” (1977), Lasse Hallstrom’s scripted film, at 3:30 a.m. But the top treat is “Let the Good Times Roll” (1973) at 8. It caught some of the ‘50s greats while they were still at hyper-speed, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, the Shirelles and Bill Haley and the Comets.