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2012
Apr
30
 
 
The "Fair and Balanced" news network gave equal time to Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian, inviting both to Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.  White House Correspondents? That's something of a really big joke these days at what's now derided as "prom night" for the people who allegedly cover government goings-on..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
This 2007-09 ABC series, a light fable about love and death, lasted only two seasons, but creator Bryan Fuller and director Barry Sonnenfeld whipped up a treat as tasty and lovely as any dessert from the Pie Hole. One of the prettiest series ever made, even more stunning on Blu-Ray. -DB
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
Long before the name was borrowed for the Walt Disney Wold Resort's massive sports complex, Wide World of Sports was an ABC anthology series showcasing sporting events ranging from drag racing and bowling to rodeo and track and field. The program, which debuted today in 1961 (and ran in various forms until 1998), was hosted by sportscaster Jim McKay, who gave voice to the indelible opening sequence containing the phrase "the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat." Additional hosts inclu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
On tonight’s episode, in the isolated town of Storybrooke, town mayor Regina (Lana Parrilla) sets out to seduce David (Josh Dallas), who back is fairy tale land is Prince Charming to her wicked queen. The best way to a man’s heart, she believes, is through his stomach, so she invites him in for dinner. My advice: avoid the pie. Or anything else with apples.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
SEASON FINALE: For this final episode of the season, both Alicia and Peter Florrick (Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth) face significant changes of direction. Alicia, as well, also faces some familiar and formidable legal adversaries, played by recurring guest stars Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
The conflicts get more unavoidable and intense this week, as the various rulers move their pawns, and other pieces in their land-grabbing, iron-throne-seeking chess board, closer to the center – and to battle. Emilia Clarke’s Daenarys is only one of the people maneuvering boldly to claim the right to rule all the kingdoms – but she’s the only one with dragons, which she’s fully prepared to use, making her this fantasy story’s one potential superpower. &ldquo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
When Peyton Place first premiered on ABC in the Sixties, bringing the soap opera and Mia Farrow to prime time in a big way, I had no idea it was based on a movie from the decade before. (Hey, even I had to be young sometime). But here’s the original article, based on Grace Metalious’ steamy read (think of it as Twilight without the fangs, or 50 Shades of Gray without the bondage). Made in 1957, it stars Lana Turner as Constance McKenzie, the original Desperate Housewife, with Diane
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
29
 
 
Last week, Don and Megan Draper (Jon Hamm, Jessica Pare) had a bad trip to Howard Johnson’s, and Roger Sterling (John Slattery) had a bad trip, period. This week, he calls his mental voyage via LSD a “life-altering experience” – and sets out to follow suit, and alter his life. Both incidents in last week’s show were key. For more, read TVWW contributor Eric Gould’s latest Cold Light Reader review HERE.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
It's always a close race, but this season's Mad Men demonstrates why the art direction of this first-rate show edges past that of the former ongoing title holder, Breaking Bad...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
On this very day in 1997, ABC was concluding its miniseries version of Stephen King’s The Shining, in which Steven Weber and Rebecca De Mornay played the roles of hotel caretaker Jack Torrance and his increasingly frightened wife. The remake came about because King was unhappy with the way Stanley Kubrick had changed parts of his horror novel in the 1980 movie version, which BBC America shows tonight. And while the ending may be both different and an anti-climax, what precedes it is scar