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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Monday night


Felt 10:30 p.m., Logo

Early in his career, in 1987, Todd Haynes made “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story,” a short film in which the late singer and other characters were portrayed by Barbie dolls. As Karen lost weight, her doll was scraped down. It was oddly powerful and filled with pathos. This new series gives us real couples-therapy sessions, but the clients’ voices have been put into the mouths of puppets. Why? I’m curious if the puppets are supposed to be funny and/or dramatic, or if they are just being used to hide the identities of the participants. Logo didn’t have review copies available.

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Newlyweds: The First Year 10 p.m., Bravo

What? A new reality show about real people who aren’t rednecks? Oh right, it’s on Bravo. Cameras followed four newlywed couples for their first year of marriage, from their weddings to their first anniversaries, and the result is this eight-episode hourlong series. I wonder if the couples will fight? No, that’s not Bravo’s style. Pictured: Alaska (left) and Kim.

Rihanna 777 8 p.m., Fox

Good thing it wasn’t a six-day, six-country, six-concert tour.

How I Met Your Mother 8 p.m., CBS

Robin looks for something old. Too bad she can’t see the narrator.

Burger Land 9 p.m., Travel Channel

In one degree of bacon.

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