Best on the Box
The sugar and fat Nazis are going to love this one, while baconaholics will be both horrified and equally fascinated by the history of how we came to be the fattest generation on record. Just remember, it’s not entirely your fault the next time you order that bucket of popcorn and litre of soft drink at the movies, as this episode reveals the art of upsizing was the devil’s work of a Chicago cinema manager, David Wallerstein, who worked out he could charge more money for films with extra soda pop.
SBS ONE, 9.30pm
This 10- part series, “inspired” by the 1996 film ( but with no input by its creators the Coen brothers), has been compared d favourably to True Detective in its darkness and dysfunction. n. Minnesota may appear all “heck jeez, y’all” but brace for the violence. Stars Billy Bob Thornton ( pictured, Slingblade, Bad d Santa) as hitman Lorne Malvo and Martin Freeman ( The Hobbit, Sherlock) as salesman Lester Nygaard.