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Broadchurch’s heroes make like an Operation Ivy song, know they don’t know nothing

Photo: Colin Hutton/BBC America
Photo: Colin Hutton/BBC America

Here’s what up in the world of TV for Wednesday, July 26. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Broadchurch (BBC America, 10 p.m.): Yeah, it may not sound like a fun thrill ride, but Broadchurch’s third and final season is shaping up to be a gripping meditation on trauma and survival. And with this fifth episode, Hardy and Ellie are once again confronted with the possibility they may need to rethink everything they thought they knew. Gwen Ihnat won’t be rethinking her praise of this show’s talented cast, however.

Regular coverage

Kingdom (Audience, 8 p.m.)
Snowfall (FX, 10 p.m.)

Wild card

Jay Leno’s Garage (CNBC, 10 p.m.): How is this still in existence? It was our understanding that the idea of people watching Jay Leno meander around the airplane hangar he laughingly calls a “garage,” pointing out just how very rich he is, and how that has translated into an embarrassingly tone-deaf display of one percenter opulence, was only appealing to CNBC executives who are getting bored playing Monopoly with the pensions of millions of working people. In short, it’s nothing but paternalistic propaganda for a hopelessly corrupt financial system that has bought and paid for its own political parties in a venal effort to transform the nature of daily life itself into something that should be “earned,” rather than an inherent right of existence. Wait a second, we just answered our own question. Anyway, this show is a fucking nightmare; go watch the new episode of I’m Sorry (TruTV, 10 p.m.) instead.