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2020
Dec
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On this day in 2007, cable's Sci Fi channel (before it became SyFy) introduced a reimagined version of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
1
 
 
On this day in 2004, the fashion-themed reality competition show Project Runway made its debut on Bravo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
1
 
 
My default mode, in the days after Thanksgiving, is to moan about the appearance of Christmas TV specials so soon after one holiday, and so far in advance of another. But when it comes to a rebroadcast of one of the first Christmas specials ever made – back in 1964, with Burl Ives as the voice of Sam the Snowman.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
1
 
 
This 1992 movie is one of Rudy Giuliani’s favorite films, apparently – and he quoted it at length to make a point, or at least try to make one, when arguing election fraud in the Pennsylvania state court. So this is the first time this classic comedy has been televised since then, so tune in and watch to see how many fingers Vinny holds up …
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
1
 
 
MINISERIES FINALE: This 14-part documentary series has been marvelous to watch, and extremely instructive. And tonight it ends, with a final documentary installment followed by one last night of international films directed by woman worldwide. And this Women Make Film TCM multi-month celebration may have saved the weirdest for last: At 6 a.m. ET Wednesday, it’s the 2015 film The Lure, directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, in which a local Polish cabaret hires a pair of ench
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
1
 
 
In last week’s Episode 2 of Big Spy, the trucker who was abducting young women for his sexual slavery ring was surprised when one of his three abductees revealed herself to be something different than what the trucker had presumed. Yet managed to live through, and past, the revelatory experience.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
30
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: All year during the pandemic, any musical special that Disney has televised, whether streamed or on Disney Channel or even on ABC, has proven immensely popular with young children. So this new one for the Christmas season 2020, presented on ABC, should be especially appreciated. “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way / Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh”… because open sleighs are safe because of the air circulation, so long as you&r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
30
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Last night, we had the miniseries finale of HBO’s The Undoing and of the Season 4 cycle of FX’s Fargo, both excellent programs. Tonight, while not in the same creative class, we have the series finale of Fox’s Filthy Rich, starring Kim Cattrall and based on a series from New Zealand. That New Zealand show of the same name lasted for two seasons, not one – so if you want to see more Filthy Rich, and compare and contras
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
30
 
 
On this day in 1971, the made-for-TV movie, "Brian’s Song," aired on ABC under its Movie of the Week umbrella...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
29
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC debuted its adaptation of the Academy Award-winning coming-of-age film, Breaking Away...