What's on TV
SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR JULY 7-12
Green-Eyed Monster (BBC America, 8-10 p.m., check local listings): Shakespeare had it right jealousy is "the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on." But there are different kinds of jealousy, and this taut thriller from the BBC explores the malevolence of one person's jealousy of another's happiness. Marni (Emma Fielding) and Liam (Matt Day) are happily married, when one day Liam is inexplicably murdered by his next-door neighbor. But it's hard to fit the puzzle piece when they are all twisted around. Marni proves to be the best detective. Mystery buffs will enjoy the intelligence of the script and the amazing performances.
Children Underground (Cinemax, 6-8 p.m.): Warning: This documentary is difficult to watch. But consider the children it's even more difficult for them to live through life on the streets of Romanian cities today. The tragic legacy of President Nicolae Ceausescu's cruel regime are 20,000 defenseless children trying to evade beatings and find food. Filmed over the course of one year, the documentary follows five children who are shown sleeping in a subway station.
Great Lodges of the National Parks (PBS, Wednesdays from July 10 through July 31, check local listings): Americans are eager to explore the monuments and landmarks of their own country. This series celebrates the grand lodges built by environmentally conscious architects who attempted to reflect the wilderness around them. The series recaptures the awe experienced by turn-of-the-century tourists when they first traveled comfortably to see the wonders of their own wild country. Part 1 of the four-part series takes us to Yellowstone Park's Old Faithful Lodge and Yosemite's Ahwahnee Hotel.
Wide Angle (PBS, check local listings): For those of us who have been able to see International Television News (ITN) on our alternative PBS stations, international news journalist (and raving beauty) Daljit Dhaliwal is no stranger. Now she will host a series of documentaries meant to give Americans a wider view of the world telling serious stories about people and nations around the world, stories Americans cannot afford to ignore. Part 1 is "Saddam's Ultimate Solution," concerning the genocide of the Kurds.