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Fosse/Verdon heads to the beach for some good old-fashioned drunk drama

Sam Rockwell, Norbert Leo Butz
Photo: Michael Parmelee (FX)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 7. All times are Eastern.
 

Top pick

Fosse/Verdon (FX, 10 p.m.): In the history of American theatre, the musical looms large—but the drunk drama’s there, too, getting sauced in Oklahoma!’s shadow. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. Long Day’s Journey Into Night. True West. It’s not a short list. So it’s fitting that, in an episode of Fosse/Verdon that literally steps away from the bright lights of Broadway and heads to the beach, the show would also step away from the razzle dazzle in favor of this particular kind of closed-room, can’t-escape, can’t-unsay-what’s-said kind of story.

Gwen Ihnat has poured herself a nice brandy and is ready to recap.

Regular coverage

The Flash (The CW, 8 p.m.)
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

Bong Appetit (Viceland, 9 p.m.): This episode sees “innovative Korean chefs Deuki Hong, Esther Choi and Han Hwang blow up the competition,” and you can go ahead and stop there, press release, because we’re already hungry.

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Allison Shoemaker

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves television, bourbon, and dramatically overanalyzing social interactions.