Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight


50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus 9 p.m., HBO

This documentary tells the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a couple from Philadelphia, who saved a group of kids in Nazi-controlled Vienna in 1939. Wait, I thought we didn’t know about the Holocaust back then. Anyhoo, the couple managed to pull together enough visas and affidavits from American families willing to take responsibility for the kids. The movie includes interviews with some of the kids, now adults, who were rescued.

Lost 8 p.m.-midnight, G4


Last week’s alternative finale, which aired on April l, was awesome. I couldn’t have come up with a better story line myself. All of the characters, it turned out, were invented by a group of geeks in a “Dungeons & Dragons”-like game. And – this was the “Newhart”-esque clincher, the most brilliant of twists – that group of geeks were the guys from “The Big Bang Theory.” Bazinga.

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The Carrie Diaries 8 p.m., Channel 56

In the season finale, Samantha still doesn’t exist.

2 Broke Girls 8 p.m., Channel 4

It’s all about the cupcakes.


Burning Love 10 p.m., E!

The fireman hoses down the woman of his dreams.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.