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Rick and Morty is simply the best animated comedy around at the moment (maybe equal first place with BoJack Horseman). Created by Dan Harmon ( Community) and Justin Roiland ( Adventure Time), season two has been nothing less than a triumph. It follows the intergalactic adventures of Rick Sanchez, a brilliant, selfish, alcoholic scientist, and his dopey grandson Morty. It’s debt to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Doctor Who, Back to the Future and pop culture in general is obvious. My favourite episode so far this season was Auto Erotic Assimilation, written by the talented Ryan Ridley, wherein Rick hooks up with an old flame, who is actually a single consciousness who absorbs the minds of entire galaxies of beings. It ends on a something of a sad note for Rick — a much more prominent theme this season. This episode, Big Trouble in Little Sanchez, introduces Tiny Rick, when Sanchez appears as a younger clone of himself and goes to high school with Morty and his sister Summer. Morty’s parents, Beth and Jerry, attempt to sort out some relationship issues with space alien counsellors, with hilarious results. It has been renewed for a third season. Once you admit to yourself that you are addicted to a soapie, where outrageous and unbelievable things constantly happen to the characters and very little ever changes, you can really start to enjoy yourself. A tongue-in-cheek parody of the melodramatic Spanish-language TV shows known as telenovelas, Jane the Virgin stars Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez ( The Bold and the Beautiful) in the title role, with her two love interests played by Michael (Brett Dier) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni), and Rafael’s troublemaking ex-wife Petra played by Israeli- born actress Yael Grobglas. Jane had a baby boy, Mateo, at the end of last season. This season, she is adjusting to her new role while still pursuing her dream to be a writer — a theme to which many women will relate. Further, the ongoing storyline about Jane’s grandmother Alba (Irene Coll), an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela, and the anxiety and strain that status causes in all their lives is illuminating. This week, Jane faces an unsympathetic professor as she begins her writing course at graduate school, while she fears Mateo may become spoiled on account of Rafael’s wealth. Jane’s father Rogelio (the sublime Jaime Camil), the star of the fictional Passions of Santos, attempts to create his own show. And Petra, pregnant with Rafael’s child, seeks guidance from Jane. The Wheelchair President Tuesday, 8.30pm, History Visiting the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York, it is impossible not to be struck by the contrast between the banal requirements of living as a paraplegic — pulley-driven lift to access the first floor, an automobile modified for hand controls — versus the astonishing achievements of leading America out of the Depression, and to success in World War II. While the historic election of a black president was rightly celebrated and the prospect of the first female president is hotly anticipated by many, it is amazing to reflect on a disabled man — albeit from a privileged background, and with a famous name — who overcame so much to be elected to the presidency an unmatched four times. You simply cannot imagine a disabled candidate being elected to the presidency today. Here, professor David Reynolds presents part two of this stimulating documentary. Objective Baku: Hitler’s War on Oil Tuesday, 9.30pm, History Just when I think I can’t watch another Hitler documentary, my interest is piqued by a fascinating new angle. The old military adage says that amateurs talk tactics but professionals study logistics. Here, Hitler’s strategy on the Eastern Front in relation to the urgent need to secure fuel When this excellent series premiered on streaming service Presto, I wasn’t hooked. But, like rootkit malware, it has slowly worked its nefarious purposes in my subconscious and I desperately want to know how it ends. (Don’t get the hacking malware reference? Though the show is full of them, it won’t prevent your enjoyment.) It stars Rami Malek as Elliot Anderson, a socially anxious cyber security expert by day and vigilante hacker cum technorevolutionary by night. His existence is frankly pathetic. Anderson lives alone, cannot stand being touched, and controls his depression by snorting crushed morphine pills. He also sees a court-appointed psychiatrist, constantly feels he is being followed, and addresses the audience directly as a creation of his own mind, a kind of confessional coping mechanism. In episodes so far, he has connected with a hacker collective called fsociety and its mysterious leader, known as Mr Robot, played by Christian Slater. (If the Slater character annoys you, hang in there ... very little is as it seems.) Their plan it is to take down E Corp, known as Evil Corp, a conglomerate Anderson holds responsible for killing his father with a pollution leak decades ago and which seems to control all the characters in the show through various forms of consumer debt. The show has won praise for its depiction of hacker culture (but, frankly, the bar has been set pretty low). It has also featured perhaps the best dream sequence since The Sopranos. In a great cast, Swedish actor Martin Wallstrom is outstanding as the creepy Tyrell Wellick. Stay tuned for an appearance in later episodes of Law and Order stalwart BD Wong as the transgender leader of Chinese hacker mercenary group, the Dark Army. Check it out. Deutschland 83 Stan If the recently concluded season of Homeland has excited your passions for both Germany and espionage, you could do worse than check out the critically celebrated eight-episode series Deutschland 83. The first German-language series to air in the US, it stars Jonas Nay as a 24-year-old native of East Germany who is sent to the West as an undercover Stasi spy in 1983. It has been compared with Mad Men and The Americans. Plus it features a period correct soundtrack, including 99 Luftballons. The entire season is being streamed.