DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
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SERIES PREMIERE: I’m glad our own Eric Gould, in his Cold Light Reader column, liked this new BBC America series as much as I did. It took me by surprise, because I knew nothing about either its reputation or its stars – especially Tatiana Maslany as the woman who encounters a lookalike and schemes to take her place, dropping into a rabbit hole of paranoia, mystery and intrigue. I don’t want to say more, for now. Just take the ride. Thank me later.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Editor's note from David Bianculli: When TV Worth Watching launched in 2007, it was with a single writer. Yours truly...In the intervening years, many writers have come to the site, and a few have come and gone -- to pursue other opportunities, or happiness, or both. But what they contributed while they were here is something we're proud to continue to make available...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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A dearth of explosive action doesn't mean PBS' historical period drama Call the Midwife isn't without its hard-hitting moments...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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HBO's Game of Thrones, which starts its third season Sunday, seems to be getting better all the time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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CBS and TBS present two more games apiece tonight. The most eagerly anticipated game, I suspect, is the late game on TBS, at 9:45 p.m. ET, when No. 3 seed Florida faces the first No. 15 seed in NCAA history to advance this far, Florida Gulf Coast. It's the Gators vs. the Eagles, so these two Florida teams ought to come out fighting tooth and claw. Respectively. The quartet of games begins at 7:15 p.m. ET on CBS, with top-seeded Louisville vs. Oregon, ranked No. 12 in the same Midwest bracket. Ov
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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29
 
 
There are many times I refer to a prime-time televised movie event as a double bill, but this time it’s literal. Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 Kill Bill, Vol. 1 is televised at 8 p.m. ET, followed at 9:55 p.m. ET by its 2004 second-half sequel, Kill Bill, Vol. 2. Uma Thurman stars in both.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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29
 
 
Here’s a rarely televised movie from the early years of sound cinema: 1935’s Dr. Socrates, starring Paul Muni as a physician who’s forced by the mob to care for one of its own. Think of it as the early version of the recent flop TV series Mob Doctor – only better. A lot better. Ann Dvorak co-stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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This 90-minute biography, literary and otherwise, of Philip Roth is unusual for American Masters, in that the subject dominates the interview portions of the documentary. There are a handful of other voices speaking briefly, but this is mostly Roth himself, speaking about his inspirations, his career, and so much else. And it’s a charming and spellbinding way to go, especially when you realize that Roth, so glib and funny and honest, almost never made any talk-show rounds during his long,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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29
 
 
If you’re a soap opera fan, SoapNet is serving up a truly gluttonous buffet. To celebrate the impending 50th anniversary of ABC’s General Hospital, SoapNet is presenting a 50-hour marathon of vintage General Hospital episodes. That’s one for every year, but not one from every year. The retrospective does begin at 10 p.m. ET with the show’s very first episode (originally televised April 1, 1963), but when that’s over, the marathon immediately jumps to 1981, with a pa
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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29
 
 
After decades of breaking news and interviews, ABC's Barbara Walters reportedly has decided to retire. Here's a quick look at her illustrious career...