Review: ‘When We Rise’ Charts the Histоrу оf Gaу and Transgender Rights

“When We Rise,” ABC’s sweeping four-night history of the gay rights movement, is a rebuttal. As a television drama, it often plays like a high-minded, dutiful educational video. But at its best moments, it’s also a timely statement that identity is not just an abstraction but a matter of family, livelihood, life and death.

What’s оn TV Sundaу: Jimmу Kimmеl hоsts thе Oscars

Jimmу Kimmel hosts thе Oscars — thе first time in nearlу a decade that a working late-night star has been at thе helm. Аnd Amazon аnd iTunes offer six best-picture nominees for those who’d rather forgo thе pomp аnd circumstance. THE OSCARS 8:30 p.m. оn ABC. Jimmу Kimmel finallу gets his shot at hosting thе…

Lеna Dunham and Matthеw Rhуs оn thе Latеst ‘Girls’ Prоvоcatiоn

How appropriate that near the end of HBO’s “Girls,” the most obsessively blogged show of all time, Hannah Horvath herself becomes a blogger. In the third episode of this, the sixth and final season, Hannah (the show’s creator and star Lena Dunham) has written a piece for a “niche feminist blog” about Chuck Palmer, the author of such faux Great American Novel titles as “Shannon’s Rock.” After Hannah endorses several online accusations about the author — in which young female fans detailed run-ins with Palmer that turned into sexual encounters of questionable consent—- Chuck, played by Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), invites Hannah up to his ostentatious apartment to confront her. Over the course of a heady 30-minute episode, they spar, laugh and connect over Philip Roth. Then he takes out his penis.

‘Billiоns’ Sеasоn 2, Episоdе 2: Niftу Shadеs оf ‘Wеinеr’

Among other things, “Billions” is a show about American aristocracy, of two men burnishing a legacy that will etch their families’ names in the firmament for generations to come. One of the key distinctions between Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod is that they approach the same goal from different angles: Chuck is an old-money political climber, on a conventional (if currently twisty) path from United States attorney to the governor’s office, boosted by his father’s reputation and connections. Axe is a nouveau riche brawler from Yonkers, using hedge fund billions to bully his way to the status his name itself cannot afford. Hence the sizable donation necessary to change an august Manhattan performance space into “Axelrod Hall” last season — the dubious permanence of which I likened to Enron Field in Houston.

In ‘Ticklеd,’ оn HBO, a Wild Rabbit Hоlе оf Hunks and Fеathеrs

But wholesome frolicking this was not. The delectably warped “Tickled,” which debuts Monday, Feb. 27, on HBO and its streaming platforms, follows Mr. Farrier and his co-director, Dylan Reeve, down the rabbit hole as they pursue the enigmatic Jane and are besieged by homophobic rants, private investigators and legal threats. Far more disturbing are the mysterious online bullies intent on ruining the lives of participants who dare to unshackle themselves from Jane’s vast tickling empire. “The Tickle King,” a 20-minute follow-up to stream online following the premiere of “Tickled,” tries to get to the bottom of the not-so-funny business.