TV HIGH­LIGHTS

Herald on Sunday - - ENTERTAINMENT - Greg Bruce

Where did we come from? Mak­ing New Zealand Prime, To­day, 8.30pm

The things we built, the peo­ple who built them and what all that meant for the way we lived and the way we live now are the sub­ject of the first episode of the sec­ond se­ries of

Mak­ing New Zealand. Us­ing archival footage and stills, the episode looks at the mak­ing of some of our most sig­nif­i­cant build­ings in­clud­ing The Civic Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall and Dunedin Rail­way Sta­tion.

The an­nals of in­jus­tice

A Mur­der in the Park Avail­able Mon­day, TVNZ on De­mand

With what ap­pears to be its ma­jor twist com­ing just min­utes af­ter its open­ing, this doc­u­men­tary of­fers a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on the clas­sic Jus­tice For The

In­no­cent tale. Af­ter the ef­forts of a United States univer­sity jour­nal­ism class helped ex­on­er­ate a death row pris­oner by se­cur­ing a con­fes­sion from another man, we learn that every­thing may not be as the cru­saders hoped it was.

Fear­less youth

Young Shel­don TVNZ 2, Mon­day, 9pm

The most an­tic­i­pated and best­con­ceived pre­quel / spin-off in years has been an in­stant hit in the US. Com­ing, as it has, while its par­ent project, The Big Bang

The­ory, is still at the top of its game, Young Shel­don takes that show’s most in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ter, whose back­story as a child prodigy it has much cov­ered, and makes it its fo­cus. Now it’s here on our screens and ready to trade on the com­edy of its so­cially mal­adapted child ge­nius lead ac­tor.

No straight guy

Queer Eye Net­flix, Avail­able now

The iconic show that turned five gay men into fran­tic life-fix­ers for clue­less and poorly dressed het­ero­sex­ual men re­turns, in a new era, with a new cast and an ab­bre­vi­ated name, pre­sum­ably re­flect­ing the fact that it will no longer deal ex­clu­sively with straight guys. This sea­son sees the new fab five fo­cus­ing their ef­forts on at least one gay man, fea­tures more di­ver­sity in its cast and ad­dresses so­cial is­sues be­yond just the gay-straight di­chotomy. The show’s mis­sion, one of its stars says, has shifted from tol­er­ance to ac­cep­tance.

Good and bad in ev­ery­one

The Good Doc­tor

Light­box, First two episodes avail­able now. New episodes ev­ery Mon­day

In spite of not-es­pe­cially-good early re­views it be­came the most watched drama on net­work tele­vi­sion in the US af­ter just a few weeks on air, with 18 mil­lion view­ers, and it’s now also num­ber one in a bunch of other coun­tries, so it’s a bit of a coup for Light­box to be show­ing it ex­clu­sively here. Young Bri­tish ac­tor Fred­die High­more por­trays young sur­geon Shaun Murphy, whose autism and sa­vant syn­drome makes life dif­fi­cult for those around him, but ap­par­ently quite in­trigu­ing for those watch­ing at home.

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