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The Legends are borne back ceaselessly into the past—more specifically, into 1920s Paris

Dominic Purcell, Sergio Osuna
Dominic Purcell, Sergio Osuna
Photo: Jack Rowand (The CW)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, November 26. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow (The CW, 9 p.m.): Based on the trailer below—a delight, as always—it would seem that the Legends Of Tomorrow are due to hit a brick wall built of bureaucracy. Ain’t that always the way? But, Legends being Legends, they’re also headed to a place and time that’s firmly anti-establishment, and will be rubbing elbows and (one assumes) getting shitfaced with the art scene of 1920s Paris.


What makes us think that? Well, there’s the the image above (go ahead and make a guess as to the identity of that mustachioed gentleman). There’s also a convenient episode summary, which begins, “When Hank Heywood (guest star Tom Wilson) confronts Ava (Jes Macallan) about the spending habits of the Legends, Nate (Nick Zano) steps in to try and smooth things over by inviting Hank on to the Waverider. The Legends then show Hank what they do by visiting 1920s Paris, trying to capture the newest Fugitive.”

But mostly, there’s the fact that this hour is called, “Tender Is The Nate.” Never change, Legends—and please let Sara get drunk with Zelda Fitzgerald while Mick picks a fight with Hemingway.

Regular coverage

My Brilliant Friend (HBO, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

The Truth About Killer Robots (HBO, 10 p.m.): Sure, that’s a sensationalist title. Yet Maxim Pozdorovkin’s documentary, which premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, does actually look at the truth about killer robots, using Asimov’s Laws as a lens.

It’s the kind of thing that can really freak a person out, but on the upside, you’ll get to say, “Watched The Truth About Killer Robots” when someone asks you what you did on Monday night.

Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!

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