Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Macall B. Polay

Boardwalk Empire 9 p.m., HBO2

Last night’s episode, which repeats tonight, is one of the season’s best. Steve Buscemi (above), the writers, and the director (Ed Bianchi) deliver a strong sense of what it’s like to survive an explosion. They bring us inside Nucky’s impaired eyesight and hearing, as well as his jumbled thinking. It’s as if he’s underwater for a minute, then back up to the surface, then down again.

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States 8 p.m., Showtime


In movies such as “Nixon” and “JFK,” Oliver Stone has had a passionate and controversial take on history. Tonight, he begins his 10-part look back at events that he feels have not been thoroughly reported. The focus of the episode: World War II. Nope, won’t be Spielbergian.

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Revolution 10 p.m., Channel 7

Look what’s happening out in the street. Darkness.

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course 10 p.m., BBC America

Why it won an Oscar.


The Man With the Golden Arm 8 p.m., TCM

Monkey business.

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