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2019
May
31
 
 
On this day in 1992, NBC's Night Court ended its nine-season run...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
The abundant profanity remains in place. How could it not? This time, though, add equal parts poignancy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
Good Omens, despite a good cast, is not especially good television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
The End of the World is nigh – yet again...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
The long-awaited Deadwood: The Movie answers the question of how you finish off a show that had one exquisite ending already...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Neil Gaiman himself wrote the teleplay adaptations for this new six-part miniseries version of the book he and Terry Pratchett wrote, about the coming of the Apocalypse. The result is a playful, visual and musical modern fairy tale that plays like the spiritual and literary descendant of Douglas Adams’ Hitch Hikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. And not just because, in both, the Earth is facing imminent destruction. Good Omens is filled with lively characters and charact
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This season’s guests include Ellen DeGeneres, but David Letterman’s guest guaranteed to get the most attention this season, because of the seeming oil-and-water chemistry between host and guest, is Kanye West.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
Last week’s episode was a rarity, played mostly for laughs upon a galactic casino. This week, S.H.I.E.L.D. gets back to its more dour basics: saving the universe while looking out for fellow team members.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: Oh, my, what a total treat this is. Thirteen years after ending abruptly and prematurely, HBO’s Deadwood returns – with a telemovie sequel that serves as a perfect end to one of TV’s most perfect series. The acting is fabulous, and Milch’s script is a triumph. For my full review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, listen to today’s show or visit, later this afternoon, the Fresh Air website. (The Friday program I host also makes room for replay
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
30
 
 
Tonight’s new episode has Liv (Rose McIver) riding the wave, and attitude, of the brains of a 19-year-old genius – whom the CW press materials describe as a “Ferris Beuller” type.