What’s on TV Monday: ‘No Good Nick’ and ‘Enchanted April’
A family sitcom with a mysterious twist debuts on Netflix. And the delightful drama “Enchanted April” arrives on Hulu.
NO GOOD NICK Stream on Netflix. The Nick that’s up to no good in this new show is a teenage con artist (Siena Agudong) out for revenge. At the outset, she arrives at the doorstep of the Thompson family pretending to be a distant relative. They take her in, oblivious to her true motives. But the closer Nick gets to the children and their parents, Liz (Melissa Joan Hart) and Ed (Sean Astin of “Stranger Things”), the harder it is to go through with her sinister plan. It’s difficult to categorize the series: Hart recently described it as a “serialized family mystery dramedy,” adding that it’s like “‘Scandal’ for kids.”
ENCHANTED APRIL (1992) Stream on Hulu; rent on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu or YouTube. In this adaptation of the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, two married women in 1920s London, Lottie (Josie Lawrence) and Rose (Miranda Richardson), spot a newspaper ad for a medieval Italian castle that’s up for rent for a month. They jump at the offer — it’s the perfect getaway from their dull lives. To defray the cost, they share the sanctuary with two others: Mrs. Fisher (Joan Plowright), an older woman who can’t help but name-drop all her eminent literary friends, and Caroline (Polly Walker), a rich beauty who’s too pretty for her own good. Personalities clash, and gradually the viewer realizes that this film is not simply about an idyllic vacation but about the troubles these women left behind. (Interestingly, the movie takes place in the same gorgeous villa where von Arnim wrote her novel.)
MARCOS DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (2019) 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In this documentary — presented by the PBS programs “Frontline,” “Independent Lens” and “Voces” — the director David Sutherland sheds light on the immigration debate through one family’s struggle. After her undocumented husband, Marcos, is deported to Mexico, Elizabeth Perez, a Marine veteran living in Ohio, fights tooth and nail to reunite him with their children in the United States. The story is told from both sides of the border: We see Perez discussing her options with lawyers and advocating for undocumented workers’ rights, while her husband copes with the separation in Mexico and considers illegally crossing the border to see his family.
FAMILY GUY 10:30 a.m. on TBS. “Family Guy” turns 20, and to celebrate TBS is running a marathon of the creator Seth MacFarlane’s favorite 20 episodes. The lineup begins with “Road to Rhode Island,” in which Brian (voiced by MacFarlane) heads to California to bring Stewie (also voiced by MacFarlane) back home after he visits his grandparents. The run also includes the episode “Brian Wallows and Peter’s Swallows,” which features a musical number that gave the show its first Emmy Award, and “Road to Rupert,” in which Stewie (sort of) dances with Gene Kelly.