HALA (2019) Stream on Apple TV Plus. Although it’s not autobiographical, the filmmaker Minhal Baig plumbed aspects of her own childhood in Chicago to tell the story of her title character in “Hala.” The feature follows the high school senior as she comes to terms with her identity as an American teenager and the daughter of Muslim Pakistani immigrants. “As Hala tests the boundaries of faith and sexual desire (her name means ‘halo’ in Arabic, and it feels like a burden), the movie is unsparing about gender roles and the awkwardness of first-time fumblings,” Jeannette Catsoulis wrote in her New York Times review, designating the film a Critic’s Pick.
REPRISAL Stream on Hulu. Abigail Spencer stars in this noir thriller that looks like David Lynch or Quentin Tarantino’s take on “Sons of Anarchy.” Spencer plays Doris Quinn (a.k.a. Katherine Harlow) who, after being dragged behind the bed of a pickup truck and left for dead by her brother, sets out to take revenge on him and his gang, the Banished Brawlers. The show is produced by Warren Littlefield, who also produced “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the anthology series based on “Fargo.”
TRUTH BE TOLD Stream on Apple TV Plus. Like the Facebook Watch series “Limetown,” this show follows an intrepid true-crime podcaster (played by Octavia Spencer) who digs into an old murder case when the convicted killer’s (Aaron Paul) guilt is called into question. (Sarah Koenig, of “Serial” fame, was reportedly enlisted as a consultant on the show.)
What’s on TV
THE L WORD: GENERATION Q 10 p.m. on Showtime. It’s been more than 10 years since “The L Word,” Showtime’s groundbreaking series about lesbian life in West Hollywood, went off the air. Now, a new cast representing a younger, more diverse and more fluid group of L.G.B.T.Q. characters has been tapped for a revival. “Generation Q” also stars the original cast members Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig.
SILICON VALLEY 10 p.m. on HBO. The Pied Piper gang signs off for the final episode of this sendup of the Bay Area’s tech gold rush. Writing about the sixth season for The New York Times, Farhad Manjoo points out that the show has grown over time to acknowledge the gloominess of the tech industry by asking: “Can good coexist with greed? Is it O.K. to act unethically in the service of ethical ends? Does money necessarily ruin everything — and how much does that matter, if we’re talking billions?” But as the series approaches its finale, Manjoo writes, “I’d rather Richard and the gang fail honorably, letting Pied Piper die, than succeed by selling out. But that, too, would be unreal.”
MADAM SECRETARY 10:30 p.m. on CBS. From Secretary of State to the Oval Office, Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) has governed with honor, intelligence and candor. Now, in the show’s series finale, President McCord will embark on a new political initiative with help from members of the World Cup champion United States women’s soccer team, while also trying to plan a family celebration.
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