The ticket: Television



The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 8 p.m., HBO

You might not like true-crime stories — I’m not a fan, especially when they’re on ID or on network news magazines — but this one is very well done. Here’s part three of the six-part docuseries, which is about Robert Durst, the scion of a wealthy New York real estate family who was suspected of three murders but never convicted.


Better Call Saul 10 p.m., AMC

They said it couldn’t be done. OK, I said it was unlikely that a spinoff of “Breaking Bad” could be good. But this series is highly entertaining, if not as tense and addictive and psychological as its mothership. Kudos to Bob Odenkirk for taking a relatively flat character and adding lots of dimension.



Parks and Recreation 10 p.m., NBC

NBC is moving the show to 10 p.m. for the series finale, which is strange since sitcoms rarely air that late, but which might be advantageous since it will have “The Voice” as a ratings lead-in. None of which matters in comparison to the enormity of losing this sweet and witty ensemble series. I can’t wait to see what Amy Poehler does next.


Man Seeking Woman 10:30 p.m., FXX

This one is kind of crazy, kind of brilliant, and I’m a fan. Jay Baruchel is the sweet everyman whose romantic nightmares take creepy-comic literal form. It has a touch of David Cronenberg to it. By the way, the show was created by Simon Rich, son of journalist and “Veep” producer Frank Rich.


Vikings 10 p.m., History

This series, back for season three, is spiritual, romantic, and extremely violent. It’s not for everyone, especially its portrait of brutality, which unfolds in long and brilliantly choreographed battle scenes; but it’s definitely for me. There’s something intriguing about the vikings’ pagan belief system and their primitive survival instincts.



La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema 9 p.m., WGBH 2

This installment of “Great Performances” features themes from Italian cinema by composers such as Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone, and Nino Rota. The New York Philharmonic performs them, under Alan Gilbert, with guests Josh Groban, Renée Fleming, and Joshua Bell.


The Fall, streaming, Netflix

Fans of this series were aware of Jamie Dornan before “Fifty Shades of Grey.” He is masterfully creepy as a serial killer on “The Fall,” in the kind of performance that makes you wonder whether your quiet friends aren’t leading secret lives. If you’re looking for a binge, there are two short seasons available. MATTHEW GILBERT

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