Sunday Night TV is Ridiculously Crowded Again
BONUS! Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life on HBO at 7:30pm ET. This 30 minute special goes behind the scenes of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, and features some information on the new locations and characters in this upcoming season.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS at 8:00pm ET. If new pop music consistently cause you to grump that you don’t have ANY idea who these CHILDREN are and in your day the pop stars could SING (false, by the way, I have heard old pop music) tonight is your night! Because whatever performances may happen, the awards are always evenly split between people who clearly won because everyone voting recognized their name, and people who are still winning Grammys years or even decades past their last shred of mainstream cultural relevance thanks to the nostalgia factor. Every so often we get a curveball, or someone who genuinely deserves their trophy, but it’s best not to expect these things.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst on HBO at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new true crime series centered around Robert Durst, which actually features first person interviews with him. I’ve seen early reviews compare it to Serial, except that there appears to be no question in most people’s minds that Mr.Durst is guilty as hell.
The Walking Dead on AMC at 9:00pm ET. Fifth season winter premiere.
Better Call Saul on AMC at 10:00pm ET. 75 minute series premiere. Special night. There will be a second episode tomorrow night when this starts airing at its usual time.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO at 11:00pm ET. Second season premiere. Your favorite televised long-form journalist is back! Also, let’s welcome back Sunday night DVR dilemmas!
Genevieve Burgess finds the Grammys entertaining for a variety of reasons. Most of them are unintentional.