Television

Critic’s Corner: Wednesday, Sept. 4

Robert Viglasky/BBC

Luther  9 p.m., BBC America

File this under: We’ll take what we can get but we’re not happy about it. Season 3 began on Tuesday night, and it will end on Friday. That’s a four-hour season. This potent detective series, starring Idris Elba, is always tense and scary, with some of the creepiest killers on TV, but a few more hours might have made this season more effective. The high point of “Luther” is still season 1. Will Alice — played with such feline delight by Ruth Wilson — be back for more this week? I’m not telling.

Advertisement

Pulp Fiction  8 p.m., AMC

Here’s the movie you’ve probably mentioned 10 times in the past few years but probably haven’t seen since its premiere almost 20 years ago in 1994. AMC is airing the influential crime drama from Quentin Tarantino, who has gotten no less annoying, and no less talented, over the decades. He won an Oscar for best screenplay. Pictured: Samuel L. Jackson.

Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

The Andy Griffith Show  8 p.m., TV Land

Gomer gets a . . . aw, hell, who cares. It’s Gomer, people!

Marijuana Inc.  8 p.m., CNBC

Advertisement

Could bring handwriting back into vogue.

Wicked Attraction  8 p.m., ID

Flirting Southie style?

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
Loading comments...
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.