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Luke Nguyen’s Rail­way Viet­nam SBS, 7.30pm

What’s this we have here? An­other se­ries on SBS fo­cus­ing on rail­ways? It’s true! Just when you thought all the shows con­cerned with train travel had been ex­hausted, foodie Luke Ngyuen has jumped onto the tracks with his lat­est cook­ing se­ries. The Aus­tralian-Viet­namese chef is em­bark­ing on a jour­ney through Viet­nam, and you won’t see him in a car or mo­tor­bike … no way. He’s tak­ing the scenic and of­ten crowded route via the Re­uni­fi­ca­tion Ex­press, an 2000km old train net­work re­named af­ter decades of con­flict to rep­re­sent the com­ing to­gether of the North and South of Viet­nam. The jour­ney be­gins in Ho Chi Minh. Ex­pect some tasty cook­ing.

On Be­com­ing A God In Cen­tral Florida SBS, 9.25pm

Cin­e­matic and be­guil­ingly strange, this clever se­ries is a real treat. It’s easy to see why Kirsten Dunst (pic­tured) was drawn to the role of ballsy sin­gle mum Krystal Stubbs – the se­ries ex­hibits a quirk­i­ness and dark­ness which is rem­i­nis­cent of the Coen broth­ers film­mak­ers who pro­duced Fargo, in which Dunst also starred. Tonight, in “Man­i­fest Desti­nee”, the odd­ness ac­cu­mu­lates with a sur­pris­ing shift in dynamic be­tween Krystal and fel­low pyra­mid scheme devo­tee Cody (Théodore Pel­lerin). Mean­while, Krystal is ap­proached by a FAM se­cu­rity of­fi­cer to make sure that she’s fol­low­ing the sys­tem’s rules.

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