Tonight in HD: November 13


SoHo Highight: Boardwalk Empire (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Generation Kill director Susanna White makes her Boardwalk debut with episode three of season two. Said The AV Club in its B+ appraisal: “This week’s Boardwalk Empire ostensibly follows three big plots — Van Alden’s weird relationship with Lucy Danziger, Margaret’s search for her relatives, and Nucky’s political standoff with The Commodore — but I’d say only the latter was of the juicy, gotta-see-what-happens-next variety. The other two were mainly good for some thematic resonances and character moments, and perhaps for setting up some dominoes that will topple later in the season.” Echoed Rolling Stone: “A Dangerous Maid could have been a terrific episode if so much time hadn’t been wasted on a tedious plot line: Lucy Danziger’s pregnancy by FBI agent Nelson Van Alden. Those scenes aside, the focus remained on Nucky and his fight to maintain a foothold in Atlantic City.” ✭✭✭✭

Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00)

Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) The Hellcats plan a date auction, but things take a turn when Savannah’s old boyfriend shows up and outbids Dan; Morgan wins a date with a horrified Marti. ✫✫✫

Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) The Chances’ new obsession with cleanliness leads to a discovery of the secret behind the family’s history of good health. Not to be missed for the quote of the week, when Burt (Garrett Dillahunt), while watching old home movies of Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), says: “Hey Maw Maw, you look great! You look like the horny neighbour from the Mary Tyler Moore show!” (By the way, Leachman’s MTM co-star, Mary Tyler Moore, reunites with another of the old WJM gang, Betty White, when she guest stars in Wednesday’s Hot in Cleveland.) ✫✫✫✫

Mike & Molly (TV2, 7.30) Joyce invites Vince to be her date for her graduation reunion, where Vince unwittingly confesses a deep dark secret about Mike. ✫✫

The Middle (TV2, 8.00) Frankie’s obsession over the upcoming British Royal Wedding turns into an obsession as she begins preparations to enjoy the festivities. ✫✫

Movie: Get Smart (TV2, 8.30) An admin worker at a Government agency is suddenly called up to undertake a dangerous spy mission in this action-comedy spin on the ’60s TV series. Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Bill Murray star. (2008) ✫✫✫

Movie: Funny People (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Judd Apatow wrote and directed this comedy about a stand-up comedian who has a near-death experience.  Adam Sandler,  Seth Rogen, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman star. (2009) ✫✫

Birdland (TV One, 12.30, R) ✫✫✫✫

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