Watching: A Snowy Thriller

Or a show for the restless.

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By Margaret Lyons

Television Critic

Dear Watchers,

Syfy announced last week that the upcoming batch of “Wynonna Earp” episodes will be the show’s last, and BCC One and SundanceTV announced today that “The Split” will return for a third and final season. Well, we had fun while it lasted.

Have a safe and toasty week.


One murder show, please

Everyone is a suspect on “The Head.” Yes, it is always that dark.via HBO Max

‘The Head’

When to watch: Now, on HBO Max.

If it’s cold and snowy where you are, and you want to steer into the skid, try this six-episode thriller, set at a research outpost in Antarctica. The 10 people who are sticking around for the dark winter all have some kind of secret, and the show unfolds less as “The Thing” (though there is some of that) and more as a frigid murder mystery: One of the people in this room is the killer!


“Fun” is not quite right, but “The Head” is surprisingly zippy, and its momentum, uh, snowballs. Violence abounds, and characters don’t always make the most credible decisions. But if you like the good parts of “The Fall” or “The Walking Dead,” watch this.

I’m growing restless

Rob Delaney, left, and Richard Ayoade learn flamenco on “Travel Man.”via Amazon

‘Travel Man: 48 Hours in …’

When to watch: Now, on Amazon or Pluto (free).

The actor and comedian Richard Ayoade visits different cities for a whirlwind two days on this lighthearted travel series. On each trip, he’s joined by a fellow comedian for doofy deadpan adventures. Ayoade’s squareness gives the show its fish-out-of-water charms, and the best episodes pair his dryness with the guest’s enthusiasm — the ones featuring Rob Delaney in Seville and Paul Rudd in Helsinki are good places to start. Right now, only the first few seasons of “Travel Man” are streaming, but the series has made its way across a few platforms over the years, so take this as one more opportunity to practice sage acceptance of forces beyond our control.



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