What’s On Tonight: Seek your escape in a different World, a near-empty Earth, or a ton of Sex

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, November 13. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Westworld (HBO, 9 p.m.): It’s been a rough week for everyone, to say nothing of the rough year that’s preceded it. In these times of uncertainty, fear, dread, and basically every negative emotion under the sun, the escapist power of television is more important to our lives than ever before. Tonight, you can disappear into the technological mysteries and period trappings of Westworld, as “Trompe L’Oeil” (“trick of the eye”) puts everyone from Dolores to Maeve to Bernard in a situation of peril. (And if William’s in similar peril, be sure to read our Random Roles with Jimmi Simpson to get an idea of how he’ll deal with it.) Zack Handlen envies those lucky host bastards, as for the most part, their lives progress …

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