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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Weird City’ and ‘Nature: Wild Way of the Vikings’

What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Weird City’ and ‘Nature: Wild Way of the Vikings’

Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders’s “Weird City” begins on YouTube Premium. And Ewan McGregor narrates a “Nature” documentary on PBS.

WEIRD CITY Stream on YouTube Premium. A sci-fi potpourri that wears its influences on its sleeves, this new anthology series created by Jordan Peele and the “Key & Peele” writer Charlie Sanders imagines a socially stratified dystopia whose upper- and lower-class citizens are separated by a physical barrier called “the line.” But while it’s dystopian, it’s also funny; the show plays as if “Black Mirror” and Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” had a love child, and then that child chose a career in comedy. Many recognizable actors — including Steven Yeun, Awkwafina, Dylan O’Brien, LeVar Burton and Rosario Dawson — portray the citizenry of this middle-class-less society.

MELANCHOLIA (2011) Stream on Hulu; Rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu and YouTube. On a pedestal at the M HKA museum in Antwerp, Belgium, sits a diamond, in an exhibition created by the filmmaker Lars von Trier. The diamond, he says, represents his 2011 film, “Melancholia.” “What I’m trying to do is to capture the mood,” von Trier recently told The New York Times. Those who can’t make it to Antwerp can hop on the streaming service of their choice to experience the mood of this apocalyptic psychological drama, which stars Kirsten Dunst as a bride whose doomsday visions come true. It is melancholic and more.

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