‘Dirty John,’ ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

Netflix deep dive

El Ministerio del Tiempo

There’s a cave? in Madrid? It’s full of doors.
These doors? Lead to pretty specific time epochs in Spanish History.
The Ministry of Time? They monitor history to make sure it stays on the same course.
Forces? People? A cabal, something is trying to rewrite Spanish history, and the ministers of the Time, they have to use the doors to fix the Timelines.

I’d recommend it for Spanish AP Prep. It addresses one event, or person, that is important to Spanish History, and uses our rookie agents, a paramedic from today, the first female college graduate from the late 19th century, and a soldier from the Eighty Years war to investigate and right the time lines.

We meet Cervantes, of course, but also the potential author of “Lazarillo de Tormes,” kings like Phillip II, and multiple Queen Isabelas. Of course we meet Garcia Lorca, and Picasso, and the Spanish American War is involved. Velazquez is an agent who uses his access to meet and assess other artists throughout time.

It’s mostly fun, even if you don’t want to brush up on your Spanish History or Castilian Spanish.

–Catherine McDonald

MONDAY

The Iconic: TLC: Four artists perform TLC’s songs and then TLC will choose one to perform with them in this one-hour special. 7 p.m., The CW

The Beauty and the Baker: In the two-hour finale, Daniel and Noa struggle to find a way to make their relationship work. Also, there’s a quinceañera. Season finale. 8 p.m., ABC

Royalists: Darren Criss and Kether Donohue star in this satire of the music industry. Series premiere. Quibi

Below Deck Mediterranean: Captain Sandy and crew are back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo

TUESDAY

Dirty John: The second season of the true-crime-based drama follows the wild story of Betty Broderick, and stars Amanda Peet and Christian Slater. Look, I’m not saying this series is prestige drama, but it is satisfying in that trashy good kinda way. Season premiere. 8 p.m., USA

Fuller House: Final episodes. Netflix

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Legends find themselves in a 1984-esque world. YES, THAT IS SO HARD TO IMAGINE. Season finale. 7 p.m., The CW

WEDNESDAY

CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: A two-hour tribute to our frontline workers during this crisis. 7 p.m., CMT, Paramount, Pop and TV Land

Spelling the Dream: This documentary looks at the success of Indian-Americans in the country’s top spelling contest. Netflix

Free Solo: To celebrate the third anniversary of Alex Honnold’s record-breaking three-hour and 56-minute ascent of the daunting face of El Capitan Peak without rope or safety gear. 2 p.m., Nat Geo

THURSDAY

The Thomas John Experience: A psychic goes around freaking people out when they get into his Uber. (Also, I can’t stop writing this as “The Thomas Jane Experience” which is a very different show.) Series premiere. CBS All Access

We’re Here: This fucking virus even interrupted our favorite drag queens cross-country trip bringing joy and understanding to our small towns. God dammit. Season finale. 8 p.m., HBO

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC

FRIDAY

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: More Drag Race, yes, please. It’s about the only thing getting me through these dark days, I’m not even kidding. Season premiere. 7 p.m., VH1

13 Reasons Why: The fourth and final season of the controversial teen drama. Netflix

Dear …: In which famous people read letters from people whose lives they changed because what famous people need are ego boosts. Series premiere. Apple TV+

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme: A documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop group from the early 2000s.  Hulu

Queer Eye: If you want something to cry about other than the news, these guys have you covered. Season premiere. Netflix

Trackers: A political crime thriller set in the shadowy underworld of South Africa. Series premiere. 9 p.m., Cinemax

Betty: All-girl skate! Season premiere. 10 p.m., HBO

SATURDAY

Ad Astra: Brad Pitt goes to space. 7 p.m., HBO

Dear Class 2020: Man, what a time to be graduating. YouTube

Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!: The co-star of Insecure has her first stand-up special.  9 p.m., HBO

SUNDAY

30 for 30: Be Water: An intimate look at the life of the incomparable Bruce Lee. 8 p.m., ESPN

Hollywood Game Night: Season premiere. 6 p.m., NBC

I May Destroy You: Michaela Coel wrote, produced, directed and stars in this new series that explores the murky morass that is sexual consent, liberation, and exploration. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., HBO

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