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2018
Oct
31
 
 
We all speculate from time to time about what cities like New York, Tokyo, London, and Miami will look like in the future. This produces a wide range of dreams and visions, among which we usually find a consensus on at least one point: We don’t want them to look like Atlantis...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
31
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Developed by Kevin Williamson of Dawson’s Creek and Scream fame, this new CBS All Access series transplants and freely adapts familiar fairy tales into modern-day New York. This first season, unfurled weekly, the inspirations are Little Red Riding Hood (take that, The Deuce!), The Three Little Pigs and Hansel and Gretel. Stars include Billy Magnussen, James Wolk, Spencer Grammer (in left at picture) and Kim Cattrall. The opening episode is moody but vague – the openi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
31
 
 
What better way to spend Halloween night than to wallow in some vintage Vincent Price horror films? (Answer: There are few better ways. The Price is right – and in terms of holiday wallowing, consider it Walloween.) The evening begins at 8 p.m. ET with 1953’s House of Wax, continues at 9:45 p.m. ET with 1961’s The Pit and the Pendulum, and keeps going with 1964’s The Masque of the Red Death (11:15 p.m. ET) and 1959’s House on Haunted Hill (1 a.m. ET). And saving the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
31
 
 
Halloween is a fitting night to check in with a series called American Horror Story – even if this current season, Apocalypse, is apocryphal, at least in a biblical sense. Especially since one of this year’s villains has just outed himself as the Antichrist. (Which reminds me of that old, irreverent Biff Rose ditty, “Uncle Jesus and Antichrist.” But I digress…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
30
 
 
One of the most anticipated elements of the original Roseanne series was the annual Halloween episode, in which the Conner family costumes and antics got more and more inventive over the years. In tonight’s episode, the first Halloween outing for the show’s spinoff sequel series, the tradition continues. Matthew Broderick guest stars, and shows up in costume. But if Roseanne herself is part of this show, it will be more of a haunting.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
30
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is called “Gold Star,” and hands two types of heartbreak to one of its main characters.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
30
 
 
Part 2 of 2. This very timely look at the impact and civic responsibility of Facebook concludes. For a full review, see Alex Strachan’s TV That Matters. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
29
 
 
First, a confession. I’m an avid, but not obsessive, user of both Facebook and Twitter. I see the good in social media, and the bad, too. I’m not naive...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
29
 
 
This series moves into its next phase tonight: The Knockout Round. More chances for singers to triumph, to exit – and to be rescued and acquired by other judges.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
29
 
 
Part 1 of 2. Is Facebook a media platform subject to government scrutiny and oversight, or an independent company bringing people together? More and more – and, in today’s news cycles, almost every week – the flaws of this social media become more obvious, and dangerous, even as its promise becomes more tantalizing. This new two-part study concludes tomorrow night. For a full review, see Alex Strachan's TV That Matters.  Check local listings.