Road trip to Australia with ‘Darby and Joan’, ‘Saul’ and the Aftershow, Ramsay against Ramsay, Ashton Kutcher takes on the challenge of Costa Rica
Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi Star in Australia’s Mystery of Light Darby and Joan as a former detective and retired nurse touring Queensland and solving crimes in a motorhome. You better call SaulThe penultimate episode of is followed by a Talking about Saul after-show, setting up the series finale. National Geographic heads to Costa Rica for Gordon Ramsay’s season finale Unexplored confrontation, where he takes on his daughter Tilly, and it’s also the setting for Ashton Kutcher going wild with Bear Grylls.
Darby and Joan
Erase thoughts of the proverbial happily married couple. For Australian detective Jack Darby (Bryan Brown) and newly widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope (Greta Scacchi), both retired, it’s contempt at first sight when she chases him and her dog from a back road Queensland in his spacious motorhome. Joan has descended underground to investigate the circumstances of her husband’s mysterious death, and the happy accident of her collision with Darby leads to a series of light-hearted mysteries in which the bickering duo also intrude on the past. ‘other. Also on Acorn: The Long’s Season Finale Murdoch Mysterieswith Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) trying to figure out who is out to kill his family.
You better call Saul
As usual, details are scarce on this week’s episode, setting up next week’s series finale. Will we be in the black-and-white post-New Mexico world of Gene/Saul/Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) again, or will the show provide another taste of that sunny breaking Bad Magic? What we do know is that Odenkirk will be joined by executive producers Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan to break down the latest happenings with host Chris Hardwick on a special edition of the Talking about Saul after-show (10/9c).
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Confrontation
Cooking skills are common in the Ramsay family, as we learn in the season finale when the ubiquitous TV host sends his daughter Tilly, also a cooking show star, into the Costa Rican wilderness with three friends to seek out the local cuisine. The episode ends with a multi-generational kitchen.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge
Costa Rica also provides the exotic backdrop for the naturalist’s latest celebrity adventure. He pushes Ashton Kutcher to his limits, with a helicopter jump into the Pacific Ocean followed by a canoe trip to catch fish and a 300ft cliff descent. At the climax, Grylls asks the actor-producer to cross a ravine in a commando crawl rope challenge.
Inside Monday TV:
- American ninja warrior (8/7c, NBC): The semifinals end in Los Angeles, with the two fastest competitors battling it out on the Power Tower to score a Safety Pass before the national final.
- Love and hip-hop: Atlanta (8/7c, VH1): The reality show’s 10th season opens with a celebration of Spice’s Grammy nomination, a first for the franchise. Follow-up to the Season 4 premiere of Love and hip-hop: Miami (9/8c).
- sMothered (9/8c, TLC): Three new, closer-than-close mother-daughter pairs join the reality series exploring family bonds that know no boundaries.
- President (10/9c, PBS, see local listings at pbs.org): Point of view presents a Sundance-winning documentary that follows a rocky presidential election in Zimbabwe in 2018, the country’s first democratic election (after a military coup) since its independence in 1980.