What’s On TV? – Sunday (05/19/19) – A Fiery ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

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This is a Sunday for goodbyes, especially for those who have been following a particular HBO series for nearly a decade. The network is poised to lose one of its biggest money-makers as “Game of Thrones” comes to an end, while “Barry” is closing out its second season. To say nothing of “Veep,” which ended its seven-season run last week. What show will step in and fill the void? No one knows; that’s a question for future Sundays.

Pick of the Day:

“Game of Thrones” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EST

This is it, the episode that “Game of Thrones” fans have been anticipating and dreading for about for the past eight years. It’s no secret that season eight of the HBO mega hit hasn’t had the reaction that its creators might have intended, but for better or worse it all ends tonight.

Over the past two seasons, many of the minor storylines have been resolved and loose threads tied up as much as possible. Only one major question remains: when the dust settles, who will sit on the Iron Throne? And for that matter, will there even be an Iron Throne to sit on?

What’s Ending?

“Barry” (HBO) at 10:20 PM EST

“Barry” has followed an intriguing first season with a creatively inventive second, and has by now earned a reputation as one of the most fascinating and hilarious series on television. Throughout the show’s run, Barry (a hauntingly intense Bill Hader in one of his best roles) has been trying to escape his past as an assassin and pursue a career as an actor.

The end of the season will see him closer than ever to having his secrets discovered, with the previous episode ending on a cliffhanger where Fuches has beloved acting instructor Gene Cousineau held at gunpoint. But what will Barry do when, once again, his back is up against the wall?

MOVIES ON TV:

Alan Rickman Marathon

BBC America and IFC have somewhat serendipitously thrown together an Alan Rickman marathon for Sunday television viewers, celebrating one of the greatest on-screen villain actors of all time. First at 5:00 PM EST on BBC America is “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, where Rickman plays the famously sardonic Sheriff of Nottingham. His threat of cutting someone’s heart out with a spoon because it’ll hurt more remains one of the most malevolent yet objectively funny lines in film history. Then on IFC at 8:30 PM EST, there’s “Die Hard” and a career-defining role for Rickman as Hans Gruber, international terrorist. What more could one ask for?

NEW TV EPISODES:

If none of the above grab your attention, fear not – there are plenty of other shows on television tonight. Check out any of the following, all with new episodes on this evening.

  • “Call the Midwife” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Supergirl” (CW) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Killing Eve” (AMC) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Lakefront Bargain Buyers” (HGTV) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Wicked Tuna” (NGC) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “The Spanish Princess” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” (TLC) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Les Miserables” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Charmed” (CW) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “A Discovery of Witches” (AMC) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Worst Cooks in America” (FOOD) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal” (REELZ) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Good Girls” (NBC) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Island Life” (HGTV) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO) at 11:00 PM EST

What do you plan on watching tonight? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

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