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Like a Fever Dream Brought to Life

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 25, 2016 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 25, 2016 |

Fresh Off the Boat on ABC at 9:00pm ET.

This is Us on NBC at 9:00pm ET. I saw the first episode of this and figure I’ll catch up on it some weekend over the holiday when I’m feeling particularly sentimental. Otherwise it really jumbles up my regular TV schedule of high-concept dramas I watch purely to write think pieces about, experimental new comedies, and endless Law & Order reruns. Also, not sure if I really want to work on empathizing with Steelers fans.

Atlanta on FX at 10:00pm ET. I honestly think this is the best new show on TV this season. The way the format changes episode to episode is great, all the performances are strong, and it’s serious without losing a strong sense of humor and a weird surrealist edge. I’d make a joke that this all but ensures its cancellation, but it’s already been renewed, so someone at FX knows what’s up. Tonight’s episode is “Juneteenth” and I’m very excited to see what they do with that.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC at 10:00pm ET.

Drunk History on Comedy Central at 10:30pm ET. This episode features Charles Ponzi as a character and Kat Dennings as an actress. Sounds like a good time all around.

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