A South Korean girl embarks on an odyssey to save her massive pet pig in “Okja.” Liza finds that telling the truth isn’t as easy as she had hoped in the season premiere of “Younger.” And “Broadchurch” returns for one last mystery.
OKJA (2017) on Netflix. For 10 years, the orphaned Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been the caretaker and companion of Okja, a six-ton genetically engineered pig, at her grandfather’s home in the South Korean mountains. But then the multinational conglomerate that created Okja decides to reclaim the creature and transports her to New York, where the company’s nefarious chief executive (Tilda Swinton) plans to use Okja in a publicity stunt to sell industrially produced meat. So Mija embarks on a rescue mission, encountering capitalists, demonstrators and even a slaughterhouse along the way. This animal-rights film directed by Bong Joon-ho received a four-minute standing ovation at Cannes, where it became Netflix’s first official selection. “The human performers are all brilliant, but the movie belongs to its title character and her digitally conjured, genetically modified ilk,” A. O. Scott writes in The New York Times. “Okja is a miracle of imagination and technique, and ‘Okja’ insists, with abundant mischief and absolute sincerity, that she possesses a soul.”
What’s on TV
YOUNGER 10 p.m. on TV Land. Last season left Liza (Sutton Foster) dangling from a cliff after an inopportune kiss with her boss, Charles (Peter Hermann), derailed a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella). She also confessed to her colleague and confidante Kelsey (Hilary Duff) that she was not a fresh-faced 26-year-old navigating the publishing world but rather a 40-ish divorced mother masquerading as a millennial because it was the only way she could land a job. As Season 4 begins, Kelsey and Josh discover that misery loves company — maybe too much so — and give Liza a new name: “Lies-a!”
JAY LENO’S GARAGE 9 p.m. on CNBC. Mr. Leno salutes American-made cars with help from former President George W. Bush, Wanda Sykes, Billy Gardell and Gabriel Iglesias. Then, at 10, he determines whether bigger is really better alongside Brad Garrett, J. B. Smoove and some Marines.
CLEVERMAN 10 p.m. on Sundance TV. The Aboriginal people of Australia, this story begins, belong to the longest surviving culture on earth, with more than 60,000 years of stories that bind the past, present and future in a realm known as the Dreaming. At the head of this realm is the Cleverman, the conduit between the spiritual and the real world. Season 2 finds Koen West (Hunter Page-Lochard), the latest incarnation of this unusual superhero, trying to save his Hairypeople after the destruction of their home.
BROADCHURCH 10 p.m. on BBC America. This Peabody-winning crime series begins its final run three years after Season 2, as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) investigate a rape that rattles this seaside town to its core.
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