Tonight's Best TV
A Daily Guide to Notable Shows
As a heavyweight champ, Mike Tyson was a tornado of speed and power a human Tasmanian Devil. It's fitting that he's finally an animated character, though he's traded in his boxing gloves for a sleuthing hat. Mysteries finds the pugilist solving problems with the help of his fictional adopted daughter, Yung Hee (Rachel Ramras), the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry (Jim Rash), and a guy voiced by Norm Macdonald whose ex-wife turned him into a pigeon. The show nails a stellar one-two punch, playing the rapid-fire barbs exchanged between the pigeon and Queensberry against Tyson's straight-ahead buzz-saw gags, like his inability to pronounce the word chupacabra and his crooning of a made-up old R&B jam about bird sex. It's an impressive display the kind that leads to easy (viewing) decisions. A
Mick Jagger produced this superlative documentary about James Brown and is on hand to admit that he stole everything from the late soul legend's live persona (everything he could steal, anyway). But the film's juicy, driving backbeat comes from interviews with Brown's musicians as they recall his management style, his troubled personality, and, in the case of drummer Melvin Parker, that time the percussionist stuck a loaded gun in his boss' face. Like a James Brown show, the result is both generously proportioned and extremely tight. A-
A killer begins targeting the firstborn of Gotham's elite, while Gordon is confronted by past decisions. Don't feel bad, buddy, a lot of people thought buying a Zune was the way to go.
Team Scorpion must pass a mandated psych evaluation, although you might think merely the fact that they're called Team Scorpion would be enough to fail them.
Castle and Beckett face off against a social media sociopath.
This sequel to the Nick Cannon vehicle centers on Dani (Alexandra Shipp), an aspiring drummer who joins the competitive A&T line. Original cast members Cannon and Leonard Roberts return, but the movie marches to the beat of a lesser drum. C+