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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Before Midnight’ and ‘The Bold Type’


Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in “Before Midnight.”

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No vacation in sight? Travel to Greece with Celine and Jesse — those indelible characters created by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke — in “Before Midnight,” the final installment in Richard Linklater’s “Before Trilogy.” (Make it a late night and stream the whole thing.) And “The Bold Type” riffs on a millennial version of the Cosmo girl.

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BEFORE MIDNIGHT (2013) on iTunes and Amazon. Nine years after rekindling a romance in Paris (“Before Sunset”) that began nine years before that in Vienna (“Before Sunrise”), Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) are in Greece, at the end of a vacation with their twin daughters (Jennifer and Charlotte Prior) and Hank (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick), the son Jesse left behind in Chicago. Jesse wonders if they could move from Paris to the United States to spend more time with Hank. Celine sees his question as a demand. And so they will fight about this — and the meaning of love, the nature of time and the difference between men and women — throughout the course of a day. “‘Before Sunrise,’ ‘Before Sunset’ and ‘Before Midnight’ are modest, charming movies that together add up to the great romantic epic of a generation defined, in the popular mind and our therapists’ offices, by hedged bets, easy ironies and perpetual confusion,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times of this trilogy from the director Richard Linklater. This final installment, he added, “is a wonderful paradox: a movie passionately committed to the ideal of imperfection that is itself very close to perfect.”


A scene from “Archipelago.”

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ARCHIPELAGO (2014) on Amazon and iTunes. Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two adult children, the sweet Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and the more brittle Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), vacation in Tresco, a magnificently wind-swept spit off the southwest tip of Britain, to say goodbye to Edward, who is leaving for Africa to work as a health counselor. The house they’ve rented is picture-perfect, but then things begin to happen. And soon, brutality has trumped comedy and broken their idyll. “In scene after scene, meaning sneaks in and sometimes roars,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The Times of this drama from the British director Joanna Hogg.

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Melora Hardin in “The Bold Type.”

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THE BOLD TYPE 9 p.m. on Freeform. Joanna Coles, a former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is not only an executive producer of this new series about Jacqueline (Melora Hardin), a taskmaster at a women’s magazine heavy on sexuality and identity stories, with a tag line of “Smash the patriarchy.” But she is also the inspiration for the character, who’s only slightly less terrifying than the one channeled by Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada.” Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy play the minions who quake in her presence.

AMERICAN RIPPER 10 p.m. on History. Using an exhumed body and DNA testing, Jeff Mudgett sets out to prove that his great-great-grandfather — the American serial killer known as H. H. Holmes, who claimed to have killed as many as 27 people in Chicago in the late 19th century — was also Jack the Ripper.

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