“Power” and “Twin Peaks” offer plenty of drama for your Labor Day weekend. And the sensual “Dirty Dancing” is on Amazon.
What’s on TV
POWER 9 p.m. on Starz; also streaming on Starz on Demand. After being cleared during a murder trial, the New York City nightclub owner and drug kingpin James St. Patrick, a.k.a. Ghost (Omari Hardwick), tries to wipe his slate clean of criminal activity. That plan falls short in this season finale after a major drawback in his drug operation forces him and his business partner Tommy (Joseph Sikora) to seek revenge. And his wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), must keep peace at home after a family tragedy. “Some scenes look like music videos from the ’90s,” Alessandra Stanley wrote in The New York Times. “But while the series is not exactly imaginative or subtle (stretch limos, Chivas Regal, call girls), it’s surprisingly enjoyable.”
PSYCHO WEDDING CRASHER (2017) 8 p.m. on Lifetime. Heather Morris plays Jenna, a lonely wedding-dress seamstress who lives and works with her abusive aunt. When Marci, a client, invites Jenna to her wedding, Jenna instantly falls in love with Marci’s dreamy groom, Glenn (Jason Cermak), and sees in him a way to escape her living situation. She attends the wedding but envisions her own ceremony, making a murderous plan to steal Glenn for herself.
TWIN PEAKS 9 p.m. on Showtime; also streaming on Amazon. David Lynch and Mark Frost have fans at the edge of their seats with this drawn-out extension of the original series. In the previous episode (spoiler alert!), Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) emerged from the netherworld with a plan to overcome his mysterious doppelgänger, Mr. C (also Mr. MacLachlan). “The series does not often make literal sense,” James Poniewozik wrote in The Times. “What it does — wondrously and terrifyingly — is recreate the experience of dreaming.” Read up on last week’s episode before watching this two-part season finale.
DIRTY DANCING (1987) on iTunes and Amazon. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances Houseman, or Baby (Jennifer Grey), isn’t exactly enjoying her family vacation at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. She finds the fun she’s looking for in a handsome dancing instructor (Patrick Swayze), and the two become inseparable as he teaches her how to dominate the dance floor. This is the 30th anniversary of this classic movie.
KING LEAR (2015) on Broadway HD. This performance at Canada’s Stratford Festival follows an elderly king (Colm Feore) who plans to divide his kingdom among his three daughters but demands that they compete for the largest piece by professing their love to him. When his favorite daughter, Cordelia, refuses to participate, her conniving sisters gain all the power and conspire to murder their father. Not your favorite Shakespeare classic? The festival also featured productions of “King John” and “Antony and Cleopatra.”
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