I’m going to go dark, Giada at Home 2.0 and more

Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara
Photo: Robyn Von Swank (HBO)

This is what is happening in the world of television on Sunday, June 28. All hours are oriental.

First option

I’ll be gone in the dark (HBO, 10 pm, series premiere): “The documentary is structured around [Michelle] McNamara’s writing, which at one point, one of his editors compares to Truman Capote’s. And, in fact, McNamara was a talented writer who intuitively understood that the real story behind a violent crime is that of broken hearts and unrealized dreams, not evil geniuses planning their next move. That’s not to say that the rapist and murderer who first terrorized northern and then southern California in the 1970s and 1980s was not scary: a perpetrator tape was breathing heavily on the phone and mocking one of his rape victims with A whisper, ‘I’ll kill you,‘It’s scarier than any horror movie. But in the end, he was no match for the group of self-proclaimed “citizen detectives” (and an independent “investigative genetic genealogist”) who dedicated their lives to discovering the identity of the Golden State Assassin, with McNamara as their patron saint and semi-official chronicler. ” Click here to read the rest of Katie Rife’s pre-air review.

Regular coverage

Perry Mason (HBO, 9 pm)
Snowpiercer (TNT, 9 pm)
Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels (Showtime, 10 pm): first season finale
Search party (HBO Max): Compulsive coverage continues
Twilight Zone (Full access to CBS): Compulsive coverage continues


Giada at home 2.0 (Food Network, 12:30 pm, series premiere): Giada De Laurentiis restarts her own television show with this six-episode series, which she filmed in her royal home. Like everyone else, she’s socializing via webcam, so expect remote visits from family and friends (including Aunt Raffy), who presumably just sit there and eagerly watch the food through Zoom.

Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj (Netflix, 3:01 am) and Last week tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 11:05 pm): As has been the case for the past few weeks, it’s probably a good night to see one or both of these shows.