With patriotism very much on the minds of New Yorkers this Memorial Day, we noticed that some networks had devoted portions of its programming to movies and series that celebrate military service — and those “Matrix” and “Star Wars” clusters that won’t go away.
If that’s not to your liking, there’s always tennis and a mindless date with “The Bachelorette.” Here’s a handy guide to your Memorial Day viewing.
Band of Brothers, 9:30 a.m., HBO2
The all-day broadcast of the beloved miniseries follows a World War II unit called Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army. Damian Lewis (“Homeland,” “Billions”) and Ron Livingston head up a large cast that included stars-in-the-making such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy.
The French Open, 12-3 p.m., NBC
Rafael Nadal and Jejenka Ostapenko defend their titles in this clay-court tournament from Stade Roland Garros in Paris.
The Matrix Trilogy, 1: 30 p.m., WGN
A computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) discovers that his world is actually a virtual-reality simulation run by malevolent machines, and joins a group of superpowered revolutionaries aiming to tear down the system. Co-starring Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. This 1999 blockbuster was followed up by ‘The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” both from 2003.