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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ and ‘Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies’


Jonny Lee Miller, left, and Ewan McGregor in “T2 Trainspotting.”

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Danny Boyle revisits his gleeful Scottish reprobates in middle age in “T2 Trainspotting.” Three French siblings sift through their inheritance in Olivier Assayas’s “Summer Hours.” And “30 for 30” dissects the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

What’s Streaming

T2 TRAINSPOTTING (2017) on iTunes, Amazon and Vudu. Twenty-one years later, Danny Boyle revisits Renton (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish heroin addict, and his strung-out friends Simon (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner), whose mad, euphoric highs have been replaced by the creaky disappointments of middle age. Playing with memory and lovely melancholy images, Mr. Boyle orchestrates an “orgy of nostalgia,” Jeannette Catsoulis wrote in The New York Times. “If all this sounds unbearably depressing, be cheered,” she added. “‘T2’ never strays too far from laughs.”


From left, Jérémie Renier, Juliette Binoche and Charles Berling in “Summer Hours.”

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SUMMER HOURS (2009) on iTunes and Amazon. Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche play Frédéric and Adrienne, siblings who must decide what to do with their mother’s charming country house and cherished art collection after her death. Frédéric wants to keep everything the way it is for the enjoyment of the next generation. Adrienne and another brother, Jérémie (Jérémie Renier), want to sell the house and most of its contents, donating the best paintings and furnishings. “That, in a nutshell, is the dramatic arc of this extraordinary film, which, in spite of its modest scale, tactful manner and potentially dowdy subject matter, is packed nearly to bursting with rich meaning and deep implication,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times about this movie from Olivier Assayas.

CASUAL on Hulu. Alex returns full time to the work force. Valerie and Jennifer have a catch-up session. And Laura, in need of money to remove her tattoo, takes a job collecting signatures for an environmental group.


John Mulaney, left, and Nick Kroll in “Oh, Hello on Broadway.”

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OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY on Netflix. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their alter egos Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, a couple of dirty old Upper West Side roommates, to the streaming service in this taping of their Broadway show, which closed in January. Ben Brantley of The Times called the show “the best little cesspool in town.”

What’s on TV

CELTICS/LAKERS: BEST OF ENEMIES 8 p.m. on ESPN. Thirty years after the Boston Celtics met the Los Angeles Lakers in the N.B.A. finals, “30 for 30” chronicles the basketball rivalry — and its long-ranging effect on the league — in this five-hour special. Parts 1 and 2 unfurl tonight, focusing on the heyday of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and the 1984 finals; Part 3, shown Wednesday at 8, follows the teams from 1985 to 1987, as disdain gradually turns to respect. Donnie Wahlberg narrates for the Celtics and Ice Cube for the Lakers.

THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS 9 p.m. on Showtime. Night 2 of Oliver Stone’s four-part interview with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

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