‘PENGUIN TOWN’: A SPECIES’ LAST RESORT

Think of a typical summer season film set in a complicated resort. Throngs of tourists behave as if discovering a seasonal romance is a life-and-death battle. And then add an endangered species displaying up the place they don’t appear to belong and also you’ve obtained “Penguin Town,” the eight-part sequence that arrives on Netflix in the present day.

We’ve all seen documentaries, live-action comedies and cartoons about penguins and the distances they’ll journey to mate, breed and survive. And we principally affiliate these tales with icy latitudes, locations the place icebergs and polar bears abound.

Global warming has pushed African penguins to the brink of extinction and compelled them to interrupt the foundations and switch the resort metropolis of Simon’s Town, South Africa, to their breeding floor.

“Penguin Town” follows them as they take over streets, seashores and parking heaps of their hunt for Mr. or Ms. Right. In addition to explaining their mating habits, it focuses on particular person “{couples}” as they calm down to creating child penguins.

By shifting focus, “Penguin Town” presents overlapping classes. The destiny of African penguins as a species is dire. But new penguins are produced one mating ritual at a time. In this manner, “Town” blends sobering classes with dollops of foolish, frisky and cute. What extra might you need?

— The hip-hop comedy “Dave” (10 p.m., FXX, TV-MA) enters a second season. A visit to South Korea and an opportunity to supply a brand new video takes Dave out of his consolation zone — if somebody as neurotic and self-involved as this character, performed by actual life artist Lil Dicky, could be mentioned to have one. Jet lag and language points depart him extra insecure than ever. The season opener presents a look on the large affect of the Korean pop scene, a world which will or could not have a spot, or endurance, for Dave.

TONIGHT’S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

— Women’s swimming finals within the U.S. Olympic trials (8 p.m., NBC).

— Kelsey’s nerves are on edge over the launch of her swimwear line on “Siesta Key” (8 p.m., MTV, TV-14).

— A member of a Broadway hit’s authentic cast is tasked with mounting a manufacturing in Havana on its twenty fifth anniversary within the 2021 documentary “Revolution Rent” (8 p.m., HBO2, TV-MA), additionally streaming on HBO Max.

— Heidi and Spencer are shocked to find that they’re the topic of gossip on “The Hills: New Beginnings” (9 p.m., MTV, TV-14).

— “NOVA” (9 p.m., PBS, r, TV-G, test native listings) contrasts the daunting skills of grownup eagles in flight with the vulnerabilities of their hatchlings.

— An uptight hospital government is wooed by an EMS pilot within the 2019 romance “Love Takes Flight” (8 p.m., Hallmark, TV-G).

— Reddington shares secrets and techniques with Liz on “The Blacklist” (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).

— Even hardened crime-scene photographers are shocked by the sight of a a number of murder on the second season opener of “Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death” (10 p.m., ID, TV-14). Pleasant desires!

— After a professor’s execution in Tallahassee, a trio from Miami are arrested for homicide. “Court Cam Presents Under Oath” (10 p.m., A&E, TV-14) presents their trial and the way the choice to place one key witness on the stand virtually unravels their prosecution.

— Separated from fleeting fame by not less than a decade, abilities vie to grow to be a part of a brand new manufactured supergroup on “BET Presents The Encore” (10 p.m., BET, TV-14).

CULT CHOICE

Gary Oldman stars within the 2011 adaptation of John le Carre’s espionage thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (9 p.m., HBO Signature). Oldman was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for this position, as he was for enjoying Herman J. Mankiewicz in Netflix’s 2020 Hollywood epic “Mank.” He obtained the Oscar for enjoying Winston Churchill within the 2017 drama “Darkest Hour.”

SERIES NOTES

Tiffany Haddish hosts “Kids Say the Darndest Things” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) … “MasterChef” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) … “Press Your Luck” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) … They fought with professional timing on “Kung Fu” (8 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG).

On two helpings of “S.W.A.T.” (CBS, r, TV-14): a household affair (9 p.m.); getting misty (10 p.m.) … “Crime Scene Kitchen” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-PG) … “The $100,000 Pyramid” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14) … Dwyane Wade hosts “The Cube” (9 p.m., CW, r, TV-PG) … “Card Sharks” (10 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).

LATE NIGHT

JB Smoove seems on “Conan” (11 p.m., TBS) … Jimmy Fallon welcomes Seth Meyers, Annie Murphy and Coldplay on “The Tonight Show” (11:35 p.m., NBC) … Terry Crews, Ann-Margret and Stevie Nistor go to “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (12:35 a.m., NBC).

This article was first printed in www.therepublic.com

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