Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for Aug. 5-11
DON’T MISS: “Better Call Saul” — As Season 4 of the compelling “Breaking Bad” prequel begins, Chuck’s tragic death accelerates Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman. Now, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer – and his relationship with Kim – in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Mike takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest security consultant. (9 p.m. Monday, AMC).
SUNDAY: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Maren Morris and many more perform during the “iHeart Country Festival,” filmed in Austin, Texas. Also featured: behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the artists. (8 p.m., Fox).
MONDAY: The two-hour documentary “Sugar Town” focuses on the 2014 mystery of what happened to Victor White III on the night of his suspicious death while in police custody in New Iberia, Louisiana. The film also reveals a larger story “of power, corruption and racial injustice. (8 p.m., Investigation Discovery).
MONDAY: The new series “Lodge 49” follows an ex-surfer, Dud (Wyatt Russell), who, after the death of his father, joins a run-down fraternal lodge. There, he is welcomed him into a world of cheap beer, easy camaraderie and the promise of Alchemical mysteries that may — or may not — put him on the path to recover the idyllic life he’s lost. (10 p.m., AMC).
TUESDAY: The new reality series, “Castaways,” sounds like another “Survivor”-wannabe. Twelve people are plopped alone on various islets in Indonesia and challenged to survive among washed-up luggage, scattered resources and abandoned structures — all while we watch from the comfort of our couches. (10 p.m., ABC).
TUESDAY: “Wrecked,” the delirious “Lost”-like comedy returns for a second season. Will the plane-crash survivors get off that godforsaken island? Probably not until the show gets canceled. (10 p.m., TBS).
WEDNESDAY: Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini are our hosts for “CMA Fest.” It’s a three-hour special that features performances by country music stars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and others. (8 p.m., ABC).
THURSDAY: The hilarious courtroom comedy “Trial & Error: Lady, Killer” continues. Tonight, Dwayne stumbles on a big break in the case that leads to a shocking confession. (9 p.m., NBC).
FRIDAY: “Insatiable,” a dark, twisted revenge comedy, has already riled critics over its depiction of body-shaming. It follows Patty (Debbie Ryan), a high school girl named Patty, who for years, has been bullied because of her weight. Now, after shedding many pounds, an enraged Patty is out for payback. (Netflix).
FRIDAY: Apparently, someone decided that the world needed yet another version of the body-switching tale “Freaky Friday.” In this one, Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff play the bickering mother and daughter who wish they could switch places with one another for a day. Um, be careful what you wish for. (8 p.m., Disney Channel).
SATURDAY: In the 2017 big-screen version of “Murder on the Orient Express,” Kenneth Branagh plays Agatha Christie’s fabled detective Hercule Poirot. He’s out to solve a murder that occurred on the trans-European …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment