Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday August 10

Today’s Top Picks



8 p.m. on HBO – Premiere

James Wan’s 2018 blockbuster was the first full-length feature film to focus mainly on this particular DC Comics superhero, which may help explain why the project went through such a tortured development process for more than a decade. It paid off in this case, thanks in no small part to a charmingly self-effacing performance in the title role by burly Jason Momoa, already known to fans from his TV role in “Game of Thrones.” Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson also star.


Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2019


Three-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Dwyane Wade and U.S. Women’s Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe enjoyed major moments in the spotlight during the sixth annual edition of this high-energy (and slime-filled) celebration of favorite athletes and the past year’s most unforgettable sports moments, as selected by young fans in online voting. Rapinoe, also a noted social activist, receives the Generation of Change award, while Wade’s long career is acknowledged with the Legend award. Michael Strahan hosts the ceremonies, filmed last month at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif.


A Taste of Summer

9 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

When sous-chef Gabby (Roselyn Sanchez, “Grand Hotel”) finally is able to realize her dream of opening a restaurant, she finds herself forced to contend with competition from Caleb (Eric Winter, “The Rookie”), a former high school baseball hero who now runs a popular casual dining spot. Gabby doesn’t let it ruffle her too much until her high-class opening night, when she confronts a nearly empty restaurant because Caleb is running an aggressively promoted wings special. Amanda May and Matt Mazur co-star in this 2019 romance.


My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres

10:30 p.m. ET on HBO

Julio Torres isn’t yet a household name in most of America, but in the comedy world, he’s red-hot. He has written some wildly acclaimed “Saturday Night Live” sketches — including one starring Ryan Gosling as a writer tortured by an unconventional movie title font — and recently starred in Fred Armisen’s off-the-wall summer HBO sitcom “Los Espookys.” In this stand-up set taped before a live audience in Brooklyn, N.Y., Torres reflects on, yes, his favorite shapes, each of which has a story connected with it.

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