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What’s on TV Friday: ‘Norma’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’


Sondra Radvanovsky in “Norma” at the Met Opera in 2017.

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Watch a published of the Met Opera’s manufacturing of “Norma.” And select from amongst a number of teach capers.

What’s on TV

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: NORMA nine p.m. on PBS (take a look at native listings). The Met Opera’s present season kicked off in September with Bellini’s 1831 bel canto opera. It’s set deep in the woodland and weaves stories of energy, betrayal and vengeance; the powerhouse soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the name position, with Joyce DiDonato and Joseph Calleja additionally appearing. “Ms. Radvanovsky, with her bright, powerful voice and dramatic fervor, excelled in Norma’s moments of torment and fury,” Anthony Tommasini wrote in his Times evaluation.

JANE THE VIRGIN nine p.m. on the CW. Jane and Rafael come to a decision to ship their son, Mateo, to a brand new college. Petra unearths herself in hassle with no person to show to for assist.


Wesley Snipes, left, and Woody Harrelson in “Money Train.”


MONEY TRAIN (1995) 10 p.m. on TCM. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes are extra well-known for capturing hoops and speaking trash in combination in “White Man Can’t Jump.” But of their tag-team reprise, they head underground to hijack a teach wearing M.T.A. fare earnings. “The movie is a careening, screeching joy ride that showers sparks like fireworks,” Stephen Holden wrote in his Times evaluation. And for no matter reason why, tv is stocked with teach thrillers on Friday: there’s the 2009 remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 three on Starz Encore at nine, during which John Travolta and Denzel Washington cross toe to toe in a hostage standoff; and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, at 10 on Showtime 2, during which an alcoholic (Emily Blunt) struggles to track her position in a homicide on her teach direction.

What’s Streaming

DIRTY MONEY on Netflix. There are a number of objectives on this six-part Netflix sequence, which investigates greed and corruption at the very best ranges. They come with Martin Shkreli and Big Pharma for hovering costs of medication, and HSBC for laundering cash for Mexican drug cartels. And then there’s a deep dive into the president of the United States. In the episode “The Confidence Man,” the director Fisher Stevens (who gained an Oscar for generating “The Cove”) will examine the historical past of Donald J. Trump’s actual property empire, and how he stored emerging regardless of bankruptcies and different screw ups.


Will Forte, left, and Domhnall Gleeson in “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.”

John P. Fleenor/Netflix

A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE on Netflix. You know Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and John Belushi. You most certainly don’t know Douglas Kenney, the guy who wrote many in their jokes as the inventive pressure in the back of “Animal House,” “Caddyshack” and the National Lampoon. He died at 33 in 1980, however returns underneath the guise of Will Forte on this new biopic directed by means of David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer”). The movie explores the construction of Mr. Kenney’s juvenile and morbid humorousness, which might come to outline a complete technology. There also are portrayals of many ’80s comedy giants, together with the 3 discussed above — with Mr. Chase portrayed by means of Joel McHale, his former colleague and antagonist on “Community.”

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