Wednesday TV: Joe’s First Year in Office

The first year of President Joe Biden’s administration is examined in John Maggie’s  new documentary “Year One: A Political Odyssey” (HBO, 9 p.m.). 

One of TV’s smartest comedies, “Documentary Now!” (IFC, 10 p.m.), which skillfully parodies specific documentaries from film history returns for a new season with John Mulaney’s two part salute to the 1982  doc “Burden of Dreams,” about Werner Herzog’s efforts to direct his epic “Fitzcarraldo.”

An actual new documentary from Soledad O’Brien chronicles “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” (Peacock, streaming). 

The third season of “Love is Blind” (Netflix, streaming) begins, this time set in Dallas. It’s refreshingly fast-moving after the trudging pace of “The Bachelor” franchise; by the end of the first episode there’s already a proposal. Participants who fall in love without seeing one another are out of the pods by episode three, only to deal with the complications of the real world.

“The School for Good and Evil” (Netflix, streaming) is a new adaptation of the novel about friends pitted against each other at school for young heroes. Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wyle star; also in the film are Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Yeah. Paul Feig directs. 

The new reality series “In the Soop: Friendcation” (Disney+, streaming) follows a handful of Korean actors and K-pop stars who go off on a trip together. 

“Nature” (PBS, 8 p.m.) begins its 41st season with a look at the annual great migration of animals in East Africa. It’s followed by a new “NOVA” (NBC, 9 p.m.) that considers whether psychedelic drugs can have some positive clinical applications. 

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