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TUESDAY
JANUARY 19
2021

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

NBC, 8:00 p.m. ET

It may be me. I suspect it is, at least in part. But part of the reason I’m responding so much to this second season of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is that its premise allows us glimpses into the inner thoughts and desires and motives of those around us – when, in real life, that would be an invaluable tool indeed. Also, music is entertaining and uplifting even when folded into the darkest of dramatic narratives (see The Singing Detective – please). And Jane Levy, as Zoey, is giving what me be one of the most complex leading-lady performances, melding reality and fantasy, since Calista Flockhart in Ally McBeal. Watch tonight’s episode, titled “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dreams,” and see if you agree…
 
  
 
 

PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

Already, last fall, Frontline provided an illuminating, balanced, and at times emotional biographical examination of Joe Biden in its 2020 edition of The Choice, profiling both Donald Trump and him as they competed for the 2020 presidential election. Now, being intentionally one day premature, Frontline tonight presents a new biographical edition, called President Biden. Tomorrow – the inauguration, with all the tension Trump is bringing to it, without being there himself. Check local listings.
 
  
 
 
 
 
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