HBO says goodbye to Selina Meyer. And “The Simpsons” closes out its third decade on TV.
What’s on TV
VEEP 10:30 p.m. on HBO; Stream on HBO platforms. After seven seasons, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s time period as Vice President (and then briefly, as President) Selina Meyer has come to an finish. Many political dramas have crossed the TV panorama, from “West Wing” to “Homeland” to “Scandal,” however this absurdist comedy can typically really feel just like the closest illustration of our actuality. We’ve watched Meyer and her staff attempt to put out hearth after hearth, typically involved extra with the optics of the workplace than the precise job. But regardless of her failures and shortcomings, Meyer has at all times been a girl who fights for precisely what she desires. And on the finish of the sequence, we discover her wanting the presidency, on her personal phrases.
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT eight p.m. on Showtime; Stream on Showtime platforms. As one satirical president departs, one other returns. This animated present finds President Trump and his staff of advisers in cartoon type, grappling with all types of White House chaos. In Season 2, viewers can count on to see Sarah Huckabee Sanders parachute out of an airplane and Rudy Giuliani use a twig bottle to hydrate his eyes on dwell TV. The ever-expanding variety of Democrats who’ve determined to run for president, like Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, will probably be launched. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez additionally makes an look. In his evaluation of the primary season for The New York Times, James Poniewozik wrote: “The Trump of ‘Our Cartoon President’ is a collection of animated-buffoon types. He’s hapless but harmless. He whines about presidential duties like Fred Flintstone being asked to take out the saber-toothed cat.”
THE SIMPSONS eight p.m. on Fox. Ahead of the present’s 30th season, which ends Sunday, Brian Tallerico wrote for The Times that Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie have “witnessed five American presidents, the dawn of the internet age, the end of the Cold War, at least two prolonged conflicts in the Middle East, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and more.” And with each season, it’s “reflected — or failed to reflect — the state of comedy, and of the culture, as a whole.” In the finale, Marge uses healing crystals to help Bart with his Attention Deficit Disorder, and starts her own crystal empire after her method shows signs of success.
EASY Stream on Netflix. A robust cast that features Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Zazie Beetz, Sophia Bush and Jake Johnson shake up their love lives and question conventional relationships. Some of the stories are loosely connected to one another and they all take place in Chicago. “If ‘Easy’ doesn’t work for you as drama, it’s at least a touching love poem to a city,” Mike Hale wrote in his review in The New York Times.