Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday August 28


Today’s Top Picks


1

Unknown Origins

on NETFLIX

Director David Galán Galindo’s 2020 Spanish-Argentinian thriller is set in contemporary Madrid, where a serial killer is sowing chaos. David (Javier Rey), a young policeman newly arrived in the city, investigates the string of grotesque murders, each of which recreates the secret origins of a classic superhero, although the victims don’t seem to share any personal connection.


2

Masters of Illusion

8 p.m. ET on CW

An air cannon card trick is just one of the head-scratching feats on display in the new episode “Copycats, Magical Matrimony, and Moments in Time.” Among the magicians welcomed by host Dean Cain are Kyle Marlett, Ed Alonzo, Matthew Laslo, Angela Funovits and the illusionist known simply as “Lefty.”


3

Bombshell

8 p.m. ET on EPIX – Premiere

Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie reaped a bonanza of awards season love for their performances — as Fox News colleagues Megyn Kelly and Kayla Pospisil — in Jay Roach’s 2019 drama that chronicles how several women at that cable news outlet teamed up to expose executive Roger Ailes (John Lithgow) for sexual harassment. Both actresses scored nominations (as best actress and supporting actress, respectively) at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the British Academy Film Awards. Nicole Kidman and Kate McKinnon also star.


4

Greed

8:01 p.m. ET on STARZ – Premiere

Fans of Robert Altman’s character-driven, large-ensemble comedies are likely to enjoy this 2019 British satire written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan in his most abrasive mode as billionaire fashion mogul Richard McCreadie, who is throwing himself a 60th birthday party on a Greek island for fellow one-percenters. That party premise serves as an excuse to sprinkle celebrity cameos into a script overstuffed with multiple plot lines. Isla Fisher, Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Fry, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Chris Martin and Keith Richards are featured.

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