Ann Kim adds zest to Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table’

‘Chef’s Table: Pizza’

This delicious food series is finally coming to Minneapolis, and you couldn’t have picked a better ambassador. Ann Kim, the mastermind behind Young Joni and Pizzeria Lola, is the perfect profile subject for a show that’s more interested in the chefs’ backstories than their recipes. Kim opens up about her struggles growing up as a Korean-American in Minnesota with the perfect mix of tears and profanity. And the ‘za also looks very tasty. New York Times food correspondent Brett Anderson and Mpls.St.Paul magazine columnist Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl are among those singing its praises. Wednesday, Netflix

‘McEnroe’

This documentary features plenty of stunning footage of John McEnroe in his prime, but director Barney Douglas is more interested in getting inside the legend’s head and finding out what made him the bad boy of tennis. McEnroe is a surprisingly willing patient, expressing regret and displaying a kind of maturity that may come as a surprise to those who can’t shake the brat image of him. 6 Sunday afternoon, opening hours

‘Dating and Related’

If this new love-seeking series isn’t as raunchy as “Too Hot to Handle” or “Temptation Island,” it’s only because singles have siblings looking down on them. The 16 contestants are pretty boring, at least compared to the schemers competing on “Survivor,” with little to do except play foosball and debate the meaning of midnight kisses. On the plus side: everyone looks great in their swimsuits. Netflix

‘Lies, Politics and Democracy’

Donald Trump has more to worry about these days than the latest “Frontline” documentary, but those still on the fence about the former president’s behavior may want to check it out. The two-hour film traces Trump’s long history of accusing everyone of fraud (he claimed the Emmys were rigged when “The Apprentice” lost to “The Amazing Race”) and getting away with it. 8 p.m. Tuesday, TPT, ch. two

‘Tell me Lies’

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A despondent college freshman (Grace Van Patten) falls for a manipulative older student (Jackson White) in what is being marketed as the go-to series for those who loved the psychological thriller “You.” But “Lies” isn’t nearly as convincing as the Netflix hit, at least not in the first few episodes. White’s character is so busy having graphic sex and strong drinks that he doesn’t have time to scare us. Wednesday, Hulu

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