The first season of Tim Robinson’s comedy show hits Netflix. And a new documentary series recounts events that made 1969 so tumultuous.
I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE WITH TIM ROBINSON Stream on Netflix. This new off-kilter sketch-comedy series comes from the mind of the “Detroiters” star and former “Saturday Night Live” writer Tim Robinson. Each skit takes an unexpected turn toward the absurd, as when the crowd at a “Baby of the Year” competition hurls obscenities at one of the contestants, or when a guest at a birthday party causes chaos over a gift receipt. Guest stars include the “S.N.L.” cast member Vanessa Bayer and the actor Steven Yeun.
THE WAGES OF FEAR Stream on the Criterion Channel; rent on Amazon or iTunes. This nail-biter of a thriller, which first hit theaters in Europe in 1953, starts off slow. The French director Henri-Georges Clouzot sets the scene in a South American village where the United States-owned Southern Oil Company operates and where European drifters hope to find some work. The story picks up when an oil well 300 miles away catches fire and the company offers $2,000 each to four volunteers willing to transport two trucks of nitroglycerin to extinguish the flames. That’s when our men come in: Mario (Yves Montand), Jo (Charles Vanel), Luigi (Folco Lulli) and Bimba (Peter van Eyck) accept the task, despite the dangers of driving the combustible liquid over winding, rocky roads. Disaster is inevitable.
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO 9 p.m. on CW. The first season of this sci-fi reboot ends with Max (Nathan Parsons) and Michael (Michael Vlamis) having to decide what to do about the fourth alien (we won’t name names) behind a string of murders. And an unexpected visitor catches Liz (Jeanine Mason) off guard.
STEP BROTHERS (2008) 8 p.m. on Lifetime; rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu or YouTube. On the surface, this comedy is a winner: It’s directed by Adam McKay and it reunites the curly-haired comedians Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. But it doesn’t live up to its predecessor, “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” and it’s enjoyable only if you know going in that it can get utterly ridiculous. Ferrell and Reilly play two middle-aged step brothers who can’t keep a job and are in no rush to grow up. They bond over juvenile hobbies and, after a slew of escapades, finally push their much-too-patient parents over the edge.
1969 10 p.m. on ABC. Some of the most pivotal moments in American history took place 50 years ago. The summer of 1969 saw — to name a few — the Chappaquiddick accident, the Charles Manson murders (which will be revisited in two features, “Charlie Says” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), the Stonewall riots and Woodstock. This new six-part documentary series reflects on those and other significant events from that year, starting with the moon landing.