Breaking Bad Sunday at 10 p.m., AMC
This season premiere isn’t just compelling — it’s magnetic. And you’ll know what I’m talking about when you watch. This is a series
I do not hesitate to call riveting. It moves so slowly, and so surely, it makes the viewer acutely feel the characters’ anxiety. In this eight-
episode run, we’ll get to know Mike (Jonathan Banks, above right, with Bryan Cranston, center, and Aaron Paul) better, although I doubt he can fill the drama gap left by Gus, who got Fring-ed at the end of last season.
Political Animals Sunday at 10 p.m., USA
This six-part soap is an election-year confection. It’s all about a dysfunctional former first family, with lots of cheating and boozing against the backdrop of international crises. As the Hillary Clinton-like former first lady and current Secretary of State, Sigourney Weaver (left, with Carla Gugino) is the moral center. Everyone else around is bent and twisted, including her mother, a lush played by Ellen Burstyn.
Strange Sex Sunday at 10 p.m., TLC
Like a revirgin.
The Newsroom Sunday at 10 p.m., HBO
Snappy dialogue, or Adderall chatter?
In Time Sunday at 7 p.m., HBO
Tick in a clock, girl.