With so much to watch on TV it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we're here to help! Here are the five shows you won't want to miss this week.
TV viewers with hearing problems use closed captioning all the time, of course. But have a conversation with those who don’t medically require the aid, and you might be surprised to discover they still employ it — at least while watching certain shows.
Five-year-old Joe Hughes (Max Vento) seems to get the most pleasure out of life when he has big earphones clamped over his ears blasting ’80s pop music from bands like The Arctic Monkeys and Pulp. In the charming but tense The A Word, premiering Wednesday on SundanceTV, Joe is a sweet little boy whose life becomes more complicated — both for him and his family — when he’s diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Set in the rural Lake District of England, the show follows the reverberating reactions of Joe’s parents, Alison (Morven Christie, from Grantchester) and Paul (Lee Ingleby), and their extended family, which includes Joe’s grandfather, played by The Leftovers’ Christopher Eccleston.