Friday TV: ‘Unbelievable’ and ‘Undone’

unbelievable-netflixIn the new, eight-part “Unbelievable” (Netflix, streaming) Toni Collette and Merritt Wever make a formidable team of detectives, digging into a sexual assault case of a young woman (Kaitlyn Dever) that had been cruelly dismissed years earlier. It’s based on a true story – and the Pulitzer-prize winning book by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, adapted by Susannah Grant (“Erin Brockovich”).

The similarly named “Undone” (Amazon, streaming) comes off like a lushly-illustrated book about a young woman whose unconscious is set free by an auto accident. Suddenly, she is seeing vision of her dead father, searching her on to action.

There are real emotions from the characters, who are rendered in such a way that heightens the cinema-old animation technique of rotoscoping — and real story of rootlessness, while providing the flight of fancy that computer generated film effects cannot Rosa Salazar does much more than provide a voice; her acting shines through the enhancements of the drawing; Bob Odenkirk appears as her ghostly father.

It was Drake who pushed for the revival — five years after it went off the air — of the British series “Top Boy” (Netflix, streaming), in which Kane Robinson and Ashley alters play a pair of London drug dealers who up to now have been rivals, but now decide to work together. Their new foe is a younger dealer on the scene (Micheal Ward).

The achievements of Raul Julia, from Shakespeare to Addams Family, are tackled in a new “American Masters” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

In another one of the comedian’s documentary efforts, she tries to tackle intransigent racial problems in “Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea” (Netflix, streaming).

A new multi-part true crime series “Murder in the Bayou” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) looks into a quartet of murders of women found near a small town in Louisiana.

In the new French series “Marianne” (Netflix, streaming), Victoria Du Bois plays a horror novelist whose demons are now coming out of her books.

The latest coming-of-age movie for the service comes with “Tall Girl” (Netflix, streaming) in which Ava Michelle plays a high schooler uncomfortable for her height until she meets a taller exchange student

A seventh season starts for the Western sitcom “The Ranch” (Netflix, streaming) with Ashton Kutcher, Elisha Cuthbert and Sam Elliott.

“The Chef Show” (Netflix, streaming) returns for a second season.

The soccer star Sergio Ramos is profiled in the film “El Corazon de Sergio Ramos” (Amazon, streaming).

“Room 104” (HBO, 11 p.m.) starts its third season with a particularly clunky story about the motel’s origins, starring Luke Wilson and Christine Woods.

“Reef Break” (ABC, 9 p.m.) ends its first season with Cat Chamber on the run and trying to clear her own name.

Not too late to check into the couples’ problems on “Couples Therapy” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) welcome Krystal Ball, Michael Steele, Bari Weiss, Michael Moore and Fernand Amandi.

On “Killjoys” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), The Lady’s terraforming plans come to fruition.

A reminder that the “Paranormal Caught on Camera” (Travel, 10 p.m.) most likely isn’t.

Turner Classic Movies’ month-long Friday night light on football flicks continues with “That’s My Boy” (8 p.m.), “Over the Goal” (9:30 p.m.), “The Big Game” (10:45 p.m.), “Gridiron Flash” (12:15 a.m.), “Saturday’s Heroes” (1:30 a.m.), “Death by Invitation” (2:45 a.m.).

Earlier in the day is full of tough women in pre-code Hollywood, “Madame X” (6 a.m.), “The Lady of Scandal” (7:45 a.m.), “The Crash” (9:15 a.m.), “The Rich Are Always With Us” (10:30 a.m.), “Female” (noon), “Frisco Jenny” (1:15 p.m.), “Lilly Turner” (2:45 p.m.), “Journal of a Crime” (4:15 p.m.) and “Ladies They Talk About” (6:45 p.m.).

Baseball includes Pittsburgh at Cubs (MLB 4 p.m.), Atlanta at Washington (YouTube, streaming) and Minnesota at Cleveland (MLB, 7 p.m.).

College football has North Carolina at Wake Forest (EPN, 6 p.m.) and Washington State at Houston (ESPN, 9:15 p.m.).

Canadian football has Ottawa at British Columbia (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).

College soccer includes Virginia at Duke (ESPNU, 6 p.m.).

In the FIBA World Cup semifinals, it’s Australia vs. Spain (ESPN2, 4 a.m.) and Argentina vs. France (ESPNews, 8 a.m.).

Drag racing has Friday Nitro Reading (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kim Kardashian, Jonathan & Drew Scott, Science Bob Pflugfelder. The View: Kim Kardashian. The Talk: Sean Hayes. Ellen DeGeneres: Brad Pitt, Sean Hayes, Naomi Osaka. Kelly Clarkson: Chance the Rapper, Jillian Bell.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jillian Bell, Tori Kelly (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Dr. Phil McGraw, Method Man, Shaed (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Kendall Jenner, Desus & Mero, Tanya Tucker with Brandi Carlile (rerun). Seth Meyers: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julio Torres, Deray Mckesson (rerun). James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Jakob Dylan & Jade (rerun).

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