Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. All times are Eastern.
3% (Netflix, Friday): Imagine a world split between haves and have nots, where a select few can compete for the opportunity to improve their station in life, and the rest are left behind to wallow in abject squalor. Well, okay, sure: Now really start imagining, and drop yourself into the dystopia of 3%, Netflix’s first Portuguese-language original series and one of those hidden gems on a service that continues to bury its subscribers in new content every Friday. (Maybe you want to watch the second season of some stylish South American speculative fiction, or maybe you’d be prefer a four-part documentary about Bobby Kennedy, or a feature documentary trying to figure out what the hell Rachel Dolezal’s deal is, or…) Save yourself the hassle and trust us on 3%, which our own Alex McLevy recommends you check out, along with all the other worthy foreign-language shows floating out there, waiting to be brought from the streaming Inland to the Offshore of your living room.
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9:01 p.m.)
David Bowie: Five Years (BBC America, 10 p.m.): Not to be confused with HBO’s chronicle of the end of the rock legend’s life, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, this documentary combs through the archives to examine the pillars of Bowie’s recording career: His breakout as Ziggy Stardust, the elegant excess of The Thin White Duke, the introspective opening chapters of the Berlin trilogy, his reemergence with Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), and the commercial success of Let’s Dance.