“Suicide Squad,” pilloried by critics however a box-office hit, arrives on HBO. And Peter Capaldi, beginning his remaining season in “Physician Who,” crosses over to that collection’s new spinoff, “Class.”
What’s on TV
SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) eight p.m. on HBO. This product of the DC Leisure-Warner Bros. partnership — about some unusually gifted metahumans assembled by the US authorities to struggle evil — obtained principally withering evaluations. Writing in The New York Occasions, A. O. Scott known as it a “so-so, off-peak superhero film.” However for some time, it was box-office gold, with Jared Leto because the preening, sociopathic Joker; Margot Robbie as his girlfriend, Harley Quinn; Will Smith as a gifted marksman, Deadshot; and Ben Affleck displaying up once in a while as Batman. Nonetheless, strive as it could, with a excessive loss of life toll and nasty weapons, “for a movie a couple of gang of outlaw brawlers, ‘Suicide Squad’ is terribly cautious to remain contained in the strains,” Mr. Scott added.
DOCTOR WHO 9 p.m. on BBC America. Peter Capaldi returns for his remaining season because the 12th Physician, and Pearl Mackie arrives as Invoice Potts, whose character “is somebody from the true world, if you happen to like, who has no understanding and no information about Tardises and Daleks and monsters and all that stuff,” Mr. Capaldi stated in an interview with The Occasions. “She’s simply somebody who has…