June 20, 2019

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Wrestle’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special’

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Wrestle’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special’


INDEPENDENT LENS: WRESTLE (2019) 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This moving portrait follows four members of a wrestling team at a high school in Huntsville, Ala., as they train for the state championship and battle personal woes along the way. One student worries about having to graduate and provide for his pregnant girlfriend; another ignores the four medications his doctors prescribed for behavioral issues and turns to marijuana instead. Keeping them on track is a tough-love coach, Chris Scribner, who hopes the students won’t be denied college scholarships because of race or class. Jeannette Catsoulis named the documentary a Critic’s Pick in her review in The New York Times. “‘Wrestle’ isn’t slick or impartial, and doesn’t claim to be,” she wrote. “Yet the movie has a raw honesty that disdains forced uplift.”

THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL (2019) 10 p.m. on CBS. Celine Dion joins the late-night host James Corden in this fifth annual “Carpool Karaoke” special, based on the popular segment from Corden’s “Late Late Show.” As the two cruise around Las Vegas, they sing their hearts out and revisit some of Corden’s favorite “Late Late Show” moments from the past year. When Adele joined for a singalong in 2016, it was a viral hit — what will happen on this latest ride?

THE ENEMY WITHIN 10 p.m. on NBC. This spy drama series wraps up its first season. Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) heads to Cuba to thwart an assault that Tal (Lev Gorn) ordered on a secret C.I.A. detention center. But after she arrives, it’s unclear where her motives lie.

JESUS’ SON (2000) Stream on Amazon; rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu or YouTube. The director Alison Maclean reimagines a collection of short stories by Denis Johnson in this trippy drama. Set in the American heartland in the 1970s, it focuses on an aimless, innocent drug user, who goes by F.H. (Billy Crudup), and his drifter friends. The center of the story is an intense relationship between F.H. and his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Michelle (Samantha Morton). Like the source material, the movie is fragmentary and is told through nonlinear storytelling. And it works: In his review for The Times, A.O. Scott wrote that its “loose, improvisatory rhythm” gives it “a keen edge of surprise.”

PRINCE OF PEORIA Stream on Netflix. In this fluffy family sitcom, Emil (Gavin Lewis), a teenage prince from an island nation, moves to the United States to live incognito as an exchange student. For much of the first part of the series, Emil desperately tries to become buddy-buddy with Teddy (Theodore Barnes), a robot-obsessed student whose family takes Emil in. In Part 2, the pair are officially best friends, and to celebrate, Emil makes a list of 100 summer activities for them.



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