It's rather desultory. You look at a photo or a painting, say but you watch a tv programme or a film, yes? I think that is the better English. These are intelligent birds who learned English and follow sports... My query is should it be mirar in the Spanish? (Same reasoning as for English) Is ver not acceptable?
There is an emphasis on the last syllable, however emphases in Spanish are typically more subtle than some other languages.
The YouTube channel Why Not Spanish? has two videos covering this subject here and here. Don't worry if you can't understand Maria's Spanish, you can learn a lot from these videos without having to understand it all, or alternatively you can turn on the auto-translated captions.
Even some experienced Spanish learners have trouble with this (such as Cody in the above videos). Fortunately you can very often tell whether a verb is present tense, preterite or imperative based on the context of the rest of the sentence.