Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV tonight

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in “Veep.”

Bill Gray

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in “Veep.”

Veep Sunday at 9:30 p.m., HBO

This satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns for its second season on April 14. In the meantime, HBO is reairing the first season, for catching-up purposes. I can’t say there’s much to catch up on, which was the problem with the show. I loved Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president, always feeling left out. She is one of the best comics on TV. Moment to moment, “Veep” works and is amusing. But there is very little overall storytelling to it. A few season-long plot arcs would help.


Flying Monkeys 9 p.m., Syfy

More “Oz the Great and Powerful” promotion? Please no! Oh, wait, it’s just a movie about a guy who buys his daughter a pet monkey that is actually a shape-shifter that spawns killer clones. Phew, couldn’t take one more clip from that artificial, cloying-looking movie. This movie, we are told by Syfy, was directed by Robert Rodriguez’s niece-in-law, Electra Avellan. Way to sell it, Syfy.

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Saturday Night Live 11:30 p.m., Channel 7

Bring it on down to Justin-ville.

Vikings Sunday at 10 p.m., History


R-A-G-G-N-A-R-R, Ragnar.

Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult Sunday at 10 p.m., Biography

Those “Walking Dead” Heads are a rough crowd.

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