Friday TV: David Johansen at the Club

A stylish performance by David Johansen at New York’s Cafe Carlyle in January 2020, gives him an opportunity to reminisce about a life that included fronting the New York Dolls,and becoming the crooner  the Buster Poindexter. “Personality Crisis: One Night Only” (Showtime, 8 p.m.) allows each song to be performed fully but the film also cuts to old Dolls footage or interviews at home conducted by his doctor. Martin Scorsese gets his name on the film as co-producer and -director, but it seems mostly the work of David Tedeschi. (Here’s an interview I did with Johansen a couple of years ago.) 

Jennifer Garner stars as a Sausalito craftswoman whose husband goes missing and is left with her surly stepdaughter to figure things out in “The Last Thing He Told Me” (Apple TV+, streaming), based on the novel by Laura Dave. It’s the latest in that genre of privileged coastal women with man problems, usually produced by movie stars (this one has Reese Witherspoon as executive producer. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of “Game of Thrones” is the husband who vanishes, but he’s in plenty of flashbacks. Two episodes run tonight and you already getting the feeling they’re dragging their feet on forward momentum. 

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video, streaming) returns for its fifth and final season about the woman who struggled to create a career in comedy.

The kids series “Jane” (Apple TV+, streaming), ao but a 9-year-old environmentalist and her chimp, is inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall. 

“Seven Kings Must Die” (Netflix, streaming) is an historical film that serves as the sequel and conclusion to “The Last Kingdom” series that ran fire seasons, with Alexander Dreymond.

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