What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Black Monday’ and ‘High Maintenance’ | Modern Society of USA

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Black Monday’ and ‘High Maintenance’

What’s on TV Sunday: ‘Black Monday’ and ‘High Maintenance’

Regina Hall and Don Cheadle parody 1980s Wall Street in “Black Monday” on Showtime. And “High Maintenance” returns for a third season on HBO.

BLACK MONDAY 10 p.m. on Showtime. The cocaine flows and the cash is blown in Showtime’s claustrophobic new half-hour comedy series, which dresses Regina Hall and Don Cheadle up in 1980s garb and attempts to bottle the trembling energy of a B-level Wall Street brokerage firm operating on the brink of a stock market crash. Cheadle plays Maurice Monroe, the head of the firm, who delights in riding in a Lamborghini limousine and whose response when presented with a bag of cocaine as a birthday gift in the first episode is to say, “You guys get me.” Dawn Darcy, played by Hall, is an expert trader; Andrew Rannells plays an eggheaded Wall Street newcomer.

CRASHING 10 p.m. on HBO. Following in the footsteps of shows like “Seinfeld” and “Mulaney,” this big-hearted comedy series features the stand-up comic Pete Holmes playing a version of himself. When the series picked up, Holmes’s character was spat out of a crumbling marriage and into the New York comedy scene. In the third season, debuting Sunday night, his character — a spiritual comedian — is returning to the city from a college comedy tour and plunging into a new romance. “While I love ‘Louie,’ and ‘Seinfeld,’ those are about successful comedians,” Holmes told The New York Times in 2017. “We’re telling a story of what it’s like to hand out fliers in exchange for stage time at 1 in the morning at a club for five people. And that’s such richer kind of tapestry to explore.”

Source link