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2014
Nov
19
 
 
On this day in 1995, ABC debuted the first installment of the three-part documentary series, The Beatles Anthology...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
19
 
 
The Hecks have to call an audible for Thanksgiving dinner, and end up going to a local cafeteria. It’s called the King’s Feast Buffet, but the experience is bound to end up as something less than regal.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
19
 
 
Arrow isn’t the only one with an arrow and a bow tonight – Cupid has them, too. Or, at least, a serial killer named Carrie Cutler (guest star Amy Gumenick) has them, and by adopting Arrow’s preferred ammunition, hopes to make him all a-quiver.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
19
 
 
If you haven’t heard much since the Rosetta spacecraft, launched in 2004, placed its probe on a faraway comet earlier this month – well, that’s because neither have the scientists monitoring it. Rosetta sent back some astounding photographs of the comet itself – but after a bumpy and bouncy landing, the probe ended up on the side of a cliff, mostly buried in shade that denied sunlight to its solar panels. No sunlight, no energy – and, after a few days, no signals. B
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
19
 
 
In tonight’s episode, it’s learned that the MI-5 agents have a spy in their midst. Not that they shouldn’t – but in this case, it’s a sleeper agent tied to the Americans. Sort of like The Americans, only different.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
19
 
 
The duplicities and internal dangers regarding this particular sideshow come to the surface tonight. When one of the members of the troupe learns that Elsa (Jessica Lange) has been selling certain performers, like chattel, to a rival, that person is of two minds about how to react. But that makes sense, because that person has two heads. Meanwhile, also in tonight’s episode, the women of the troupe gang up to retaliate against Dell the Strongman (Michael Chiklis), who certainly has it comi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
18
 
 
The gang hunts down another superpower-endowed adversary this week – and this week, the powerful guy, played by Greg Finley, goes by the name of Girder. I’m guessing he’s strong.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
18
 
 
Tonight’s guests, discovering things about their family lineage, tend toward the comic. Tina Fey is one guest subject, and David Sedaris is another. One of the things Sedaris is bound to confront is that he has a very funny sister, named Amy – but I’m pretty sure he knows that already.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
18
 
 
The best picture Oscar-winner of 1942 was a simple wartime romance that, for several generations, rose to, and stayed at, the top of the pile of treasured black-and-white romantic dramas. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, as well as Claude Rains, deserved every accolade they received. My question, though, is whether that reputation will be embraced and carried forward by the current generation of young film fans? If so, this is a great place to start – no commercial interruptions, no edi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
18
 
 
The pawns, as well as the more valuable players, keep moving on this show’s chess board, shifting from one place to another and putting themselves into more and more danger. And not only that, but on occasion, they even change sides – which makes it a very unpredictable, and complicated, game to watch. Tonight, Hayley Atwell returns as Agent Peggy Carter – prior to her placement in January as the star of Marvel’s latest spinoff series.