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2013
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24
 
 
Yesterday, the 50th-anniversary episode of Doctor Who, simulcast around the globe. Today, the premiere of The Eleventh Doctor, the latest in the series of documentary salutes to the various incarnations of this long-running British institution. Doctor No. 11 is played by Matt Smith – and since the Doctor is supposed to have a total of only 12 incarnations, this documentary series, like the series itself,  should come to an end very soon. But it won’t. Expect a loophole of cosmic
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
This series continues to amaze, and to find renewed energy by pitting former law-firm allies against one another, in court and out. What a way to revitalize an already excellent TV franchise in its fifth season: As on occasional seasons of Survivor, suddenly shuffle the team members. Former friends, and even lovers, are now on the opposite sides of the table. Sometimes even literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
Last week’s episode was a highly dramatic entry from left field. It was a flashback episode devoted solely to a currently dormant recurring character, David Morrissey’s The Governor, showing what happened to him after the destruction of his seemingly idyllic city (which was anything but).  Basically, it was a stand-alone futuristic episode of The Fugitive, with the Governor as a worn-out Richard Kimble, wandering around eluding zombies instead of a persistent Lieutenant Gerard.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
The body of slain President John F. Kennedy was carried by a horse-drawn caisson to the U.S. Capitol on November 24 to lie in state... the funeral took place the next day with representatives of over 90 countries attending. Here are clips from those  two days – all in color footage not usually associated with the events of the day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
24
 
 
Getting On is amusing, caring, and very deftly adapted for HBO -- and what’s more, you’ll see three revelatory performances from actresses best known for entirely different TV personas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
23
 
 
The comic actress, at her best, is wily and spry frequently tripping the audience, with some material on par with Louis C.K....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
23
 
 
If you tune in to today’s new Doctor Who special – and you should – you’ll be seeing it at the same time as everyone watching it anywhere it’s televised on the planet. That, in itself, is pretty special. And so is this new show, which somehow manages to pair the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith, with his immediate predecessor, played by David Tennant. Confusing? Yes. Entertaining. Ever since this series was revived from dormancy in 2005, absolutely.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
23
 
 
This is a day of 50-year-old flashbacks and anniversaries. The minute-by-minute replay of CBS’s coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination and aftermath continues to be streamed on cbsnews.com, just as CBS broadcast it on this day in 1963. Also today in 1963, Doctor Who premiered in England, and BBC America marks the occasion by presenting the newest Doctor Who episode in a 50-years-later global telecast at 2:50 p.m. ET. And tonight on Comedy Central, Bill Cosby stars in his first stand
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
23
 
 
BBC America, like the BBC itself, has outdone itself celebrating the golden anniversary of Doctor Who, which premiered in England on this date in 1963. That even goes to Graham Norton’s talk show, which has been positively delightful this season. Tonight, his guests include the two most recent actors, as of yesterday, anyway, to have played The Doctor: David Tennant and Matt Smith, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, respectively. On the same couch, at the same time. Though time, to a Doctor W
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
23
 
 
My favorite part of this Sarah Silverman special – her first for HBO – is the prologue, which has her trading barbs with some curbside toughs before entering the club to do her intentionally outrageous standup act. How outrageous? It’s difficult to describe, but she earns lots of laughs by the many ways she says a word that Bill Cosby, presenting his own standup comedy act on a competing cable network tonight, would never say on stage even once. For a full review, see Eric Goul