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7 Shows for President Trump to Watch on His Vacation

Of course, she’s successful, suggesting a degree of competence on the part of the F.B.I. that may or may not suit Mr. Trump at the moment. (See where to stream “Miss Congeniality.”)

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NEIL GENZLINGER

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Ms. Brie in “GLOW.”

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‘GLOW’

Given the president’s interest in the WWE, he should try the Netflix series “GLOW,” an inspired-by-true-events dramedy about the early days of women’s professional wrestling in the ’80s. Episodes are only half an hour, so it’s pretty breezy. Come for the women in high-cut leotards, stay for the well-developed exploration of their interior lives and experiences, including their reproductive choices and frustrating employment options.

There’s even a United States vs. Russia showdown in the ring. (See where to stream “Glow.”)

MARGARET LYONS

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Tony Shalhoub as the title character in “Monk.”

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‘Monk’

This long-running USA series about a crime investigator with obsessive-compulsive disorder had its premiere 15 years ago this summer and went on to become a breakthrough show that demonstrated the possibilities of basic cable. The president might find Episode 10 of Season 8 especially enjoyable. A man dies on a golf course, seemingly because of some loose outdoor stone steps. But — good news for someone who owns golf courses, like President Trump — a negligence case isn’t always what it seems, as Monk (Tony Shalhoub) realizes. The episode saw the return, in a guest-starring role, of Bitty Schram, who had played Monk’s assistant, Sharona Fleming, in the first three seasons. (See where to stream “Monk.”)

NEIL GENZLINGER

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Marco D’Amore in “Gomorrah.”

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‘Gomorrah’

Mr. Trump’s taste for gangster sagas — he’s cited “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” as favorites — might draw him to this Italian television series, available on Netflix. It’s an exciting, operatic crime drama centered on a Naples boss whose pride and megalomania put him at odds with everyone, including his own son. (See where to stream “Gomorrah.”)

MIKE HALE

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Javier Munoz, center, as Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

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‘Hamilton’

Mr. Trump has already reviewed this juggernaut Broadway musical, on Twitter last November, as “highly overrated.” But he has yet to see it. His dismissal — in response to a cast member’s remarks, during a curtain call, addressing Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience — may have been premature. Ivanka Trump had said the show “surpassed expectations” when she saw it earlier. Besides, for those who aren’t avid book readers, “Hamilton” offers a musically irresistible alternative for absorbing American history. And shouldn’t a born New Yorker who preaches the gospel of success check out the biggest hit Broadway has seen in decades?

BEN BRANTLEY

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The cast of the Broadway musical “Come From Away,” performing at the Tony Awards in June.

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‘Come From Away’

The president may have passed up the opportunity to see this Canadian-born show with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it opened on Broadway in March. But Mr. Trump might have a good time at this tuneful, sentimental musical about a Newfoundland town’s accommodation of thousands of stranded international airline passengers on Sept. 11, 2001. Its score is as upbeat and catchy as an FM Lite radio play list, and the script eschews easy jabs at political targets. And without being preachy, it extols the virtues of learning to get along with people unlike yourself, surely a good lesson for anyone in the business of politics.

BEN BRANTLEY

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