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“Prehistoric Planet”

when to watch: Now on Apple TV+.

This five-part series about dinosaurs has a strong “Planet Earth” aesthetic: it’s packed with twitching blinks from fearful creatures, moments of poignant maternal care, the sounds of rustling leaves and bitter wind, a wise acceptance of predator-prey dynamics. The commitment to CGI realism is so strong that as a Triceratops herd trudges through a dark cavern, it’s rendered in false night vision with grayed-out colors and glittering eyeballs. Wild! Cute little baby dinosaurs abound here, and the narration by David Attenborough and a score by Hans Zimmer bring things into a lush, meditative zone.

“American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts”

When to watch: Friday at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)

In 1954, Joe Papp founded what would become Public Theater and championed a new way of thinking about American theater as broader, more diverse, and more immediate. This documentary chronicles his life and work, as well as the dueling charms of vitality and volatility. “Five” is a bit timeless; This is his broadcast debut, but it was released more than a decade ago, and some of his interviews were clearly conducted several years earlier. And yet Papp’s questions about the relationship between art and capitalism, about the premise of a public theater – and actually the premise of a public sphere – feel at least as fresh and urgent as they did 60 years ago.

‘Borrow: Power & Glory’

when to watch: Now on Netflix.

Maybe the lull in revival/reboot culture is worth it if it means we’re getting a new season of Borgen. This smart Danish political drama captures the ouroboros of cynicism and idealism with texture and dynamism… and a healthy dose of smooching. The new season, the fourth (in Danish, with subtitles or dubbed), starts about a decade after we left. Former Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is now Foreign Secretary, whose work takes on new meaning when the discovery of oil in Greenland rocks all manner of international relations. “Borgen” is a show about consequences, about the romantic, terrifying notion that the choices we make have real-world ramifications. Start with season 1 and enjoy the ride. Madame Secretary fans, don’t run.

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