Today’s Top TV Picks – Monday August 24


Today’s Top Picks


1

Love Island

8 p.m. on CBS – Season Premiere

Host Arielle Vandenberg and sassy narrator Matthew Hoffman return for Season 2 of this relationship series, in which a new group of single “Islanders” pursue love, friendships and, with luck, a lasting relationship in a stunning tropical location. After tonight’s two-hour season premiere, the series airs nightly in one-hour episodes, followed by a two-hour highlights episode each Saturday. Pandemic health constraints are being implemented, with regular testing during production and daily screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Crew and staff will wear PPE and work in socially distanced “pods.”


2

The King’s Speech

8 p.m. ET on FOX

After winning virtually every film award there is as the stammering King George VI, Colin Firth was the unsurprising but hugely deserving recipient of a best actor Oscar for this superb drama, also named best picture. Director Tom Hooper and writer David Seidler received Academy Awards as well for the 2010 film, which also boasts nominated performances by Geoffrey Rush as the monarch’s offbeat speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter as George’s wife.


3

I May Destroy You

9 p.m. ET on HBO – Season Finale

The full onslaught of Arabella’s (Michaela Coel) memories of the events of Jan. 22 comes flooding back, forcing her to drag the last of her demons out from under the bed once and for all in the Season 1 finale “Ego Death.” In addition to writing and starring, series creator Coel also co-directed this episode. Weruche Opia also stars.


4

Love It or List It

9 p.m. ET on HGTV

In the new episode “No Love for the Land,” co-hosts Hilary Farr and David Visentin work with clients Katherine and Tyler. The former only reluctantly agreed to move into his “well-established” bachelor pad after they got married. Tyler and their son, Liam, both love their current place because of its location, which is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Katherine might be able to get on board with that, too, if she didn’t really, really hate the interior of their home quite so much.

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