Tuesday TV: State of the Union, and Oscar

President Joe Biden delivers his first official State of the Union (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, CNBC, 9 p.m.) to a joint session of Congress at an auspicious time, with the world’s nerves on the brink and Russia invading other countries. It only raises the importance of the address to the degree that his political opponents may hold their breath for a night.

Turner Classic Movies begins its 31 Days of Oscar, organizing past winners by decades each day. Monday is reserved for the 1940s, so they begin with “The Westerner” (6 a.m.), “The Harvey Girls” (8 a.m.), “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (10 a.m.), “Mighty Joe Young” (noon), “The Yearling” (2 p.m.), “The Naked City” (4:15 p.m.), “Key Largo” (6 p.m.), “The Lost Weekend” (8 p.m.), “Gentleman’s Agreement” (10 p.m.), “Laura” (12:15 a.m.), “Gaslight” (2 a.m.), “Suspicion” (4 a.m.) and “Pride of the Yankees” (5:45 a.m.). 

There’s a separate 31 Days of Oscar event on the TCM hub on HBO Max, with a different Oscar-winning more every night, starting with “In the Heat of the Night” (HBO Max, streaming). 

Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll star in the new mystery series “Murder in Provence” (BritBox, streaming). Based on the books by M.L. Longworth, it’s the first U.S./UK co-production for the streaming service. 

Another baldheaded septuagenarian was to have been celebrated at about the same time, but the documentary “The Larry David Story” was yanked from the schedule at the last minute, which is a kind of thing Larry David’s character would do (he says he wants to have Larry Charles’ interviews conducted before a live audience instead). Instead, a repeat of Sunday’s season two finale of “Euphoria” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

A mishmash of animation styles is used in the new superhero spoof “The Guardians of Justice” (Netflix, streaming) from director Adi Shankar, using the voices of RJ Mitte, Denise Richards and Andy Milonakis, among others. 

The five-part documentary series “Worst Roomate Ever” (Netflix, streaming) from horror film mavens  Blumhouse Televisio, highlights tales of real-life scary roommate choices. 

Not to be confused with the recently completed second season of “Love is Blind,” “Love is Colorblind” (Netflix, streaming) is a romantic film from the Philippines that reunites actors Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano in a story about an artist who becomes colorblind after an accident and someone who tries to help.

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