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"Ex Isle" offers former couples the chance to trade in the therapist's couch for a tropical island, where they get counseling from Carmen Electra — who was married to Dennis Rodman for about four months. No offense, Carmen, but I think I'll wait until Lucy Van Pelt's booth opens in the spring. 9 p.m. Friday, WE

Hitting the road

Catching potential Oscar nominees this time of year usually means a trip to the theater, but that's not the case with surprise contender "Mad Max: Fury Road," a two-hour car chase that somehow comes across as an art film. Charlize Theron steals Max's thunder. 7 p.m. Saturday, HBO

Managerial duties

Ricky Gervais returns as host of the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, which means participating in your office pool takes a back seat to speculating on which Hollywood stars Gervais will make squirm. For more on the polarizing emcee, check out Sunday's Variety section. 7 p.m. Sunday, KARE, Ch. 11

The few, the brave

The military couldn't have asked for a finer recruitment tool than "Live to Tell," an unapologetic account of soldiers' deeds during the war on terror. Macalester grad Peter Berg, now a major Hollywood producer, lets veterans tell their tales with no apologies and plenty of bravado. That combination may irk political critics, but it reveals more about the mind-set of our armed forces than most "balanced" documentaries. 9 p.m. Sunday, History Channel

Neal Justin