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How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?


No matter how much free time you have this weekend, we have TV recommendations for you. Come back every week for new suggestions on what to watch.

‘All Around’
When to watch: Now, on olympicchannel.com.

Simone Biles is the main attraction going into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but she’s not the only gymnast competing. This new web series on Olympic Channel follows three other hopefuls: Morgan Hurd of the United States, Angelina Melnikova of Russia and Chen Yile of China. Episodes come out just once a month, so it’s a pretty low commitment as a viewer, even as what we’re watching is the incredibly high commitment of these athletes.

‘The Righteous Gemstones’
When to watch: Sunday at 10 p.m., on HBO.

There’s plenty to skewer in the over-the-top world of megachurches, and “The Righteous Gemstones,” about a family of ministers, spares no one. As he did in “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals,” the show’s star and creator, Danny McBride, revels in a volatile masculinity and gasping desperation — here as the compromised son who must walk in the shadow of his powerful father (John Goodman). The show tends toward wild, gleeful vulgarity with occasional flashes of real pathos, but the biggest draws are the performances from Goodman and Walton Goggins, who plays the slimy brother-in-law.

‘Fosse/Verdon’
When to watch: Now, on Hulu.

If you missed this biographical mini-series about the choreographer-director Bob Fosse and the dancer-actress Gwen Verdon earlier this year, it is now streaming and worth watching before the Emmys in September. Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams star as, yes, Fosse and Verdon, and while the show starts off a little pat — behind every brilliant man is a brilliant woman tired of being cheated on, etc. — it picks up substantially in its second half. Sometimes period shows start out feeling more like costume parties than like stories, but that winds up working in this mini-series’s favor: Everything’s a performance until you’re forced to drop the act.


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