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2017
Oct
31
 
 
On this day in 2010, AMC used the occasion of Halloween night to unveil The Walking Dead, its new drama series about a world suddenly overrun by zombies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
31
 
 
For Halloween, Syfy is presenting all the “Freddy” movies, otherwise known as the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, in a spooky marathon beginning at 11 a.m., and running into the night. The marathon begins with writer-director Wes Craven’s original 1984 thriller, in which Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund with an increasingly malevolent glee, terrorizes several people as they sleep, invading their dreams and, in many cases, scaring them to death. Among Freddy’s i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
31
 
 
Wow, wow, wow. It’s Game 6. The Houston Astros took Game 5, and the 3-2 series lead, with a 13-12 counter-punching extra-innings duel that was one of the best World Series games I’ve ever seen. The Astros can win the whole thing tonight, and walk away as 2017 World Series champions, if their recently acquired superstar pitcher, Justin Verlander, can control and win tonight’s game. It’s a rematch of Game 2, in which Verlander was pitted then, too, opposite the Los Angeles
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
31
 
 
It was only a few minutes into last week’s show that two people demonstrated their special gifts in an impressive way. One was contestant Esera Tuaolo (pictured), a member of Blake Shelton’s team who chose to enter the Knockout Round by singing an emotional version of “Superstar” – and almost instantly became one.  The other was Kelly Clarkson, the former American Idol winner who’s just joined the show as a special advisor to all four teams (and will be j
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
31
 
 
This well-timed episode doesn’t forget about Halloween – and, in fact, has Jack and Rebecca (Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore) dressed for the occasion to chaperone the triplets around for trick-or-treating. And, since their story line takes place in the distant past, Jack and Rebecca are going as…Sonny and Cher.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
31
 
 
Last week, American Horror Story used the latest Cult episode to unmask the identity of its newest cult member. This week, in the penultimate installment of this latest incarnation of AHS, the leader of this Cult orders his followers to, in the words of the episode’s title, “Drink the Kool-Aid.”  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
30
 
 
Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th century poet and mystery writer who poked around in the dark shadowy underside of the American psyche, gets some reputation rehab from a new American Masters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
30
 
 
The Knockout Rounds begin tonight, pushing the competition to the next level. There still are steals for the judges to use, if they have the inclination to save a losing contestant – but there are fewer steals in this round, so they’re employed more sparingly. Overall, that means more people going home after each episode, beginning now. And beginning now, the key advisor for all four coaches is someone who knows a little bit about winning one of these musical competitions: Kelly Clar
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
30
 
 
Denis O’Hare, an impressively versatile and chameleonic character actor, plays Edgar Allan Poe in this part biography, part literary study. It’s not the first time PBS, or even American Masters, has turned its spotlight on the creator of The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, and the modern detective story – but it is the best so far. And it suggests that PBS should do an American Short Story-type collection of new TV adaptations of Poe stories. For a full review, see David Hinck
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
30
 
 
The X-Men, who exist in the same larger Marvel universe as the characters of this new, surprisingly involving TV series, have warned the mutants who are hiding in a rebellious underground that “the war is coming.” And tonight, with Polaris back among them, we hang out with even more evocatively named characters, such as (pictured) Blink and Dreamer.