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2014
Apr
25
 
 
Choreographer Matthew Bourne goes somewhere between fairy-tale cyberpunk and gauzy Gothic in his reinvention of the Tchaikovsky ballet, set here in 1890 and subtitled, lest anyone miss the point, “A Gothic Romance.” The chosen year isn’t accidental: That’s the year of the original ballet’s first performance. And that’s only the starting point, for a story that embraces several eras as the heroine, Aurora, slumbers and awakens. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
25
 
 
Tonight, in this new installment, host Jim Rash interviews several people with perspective on the ever-increasing adaptation of comic books and graphic novels into movies and TV series. Among the guests: Robert Kirkman, creator of the original Walking Dead comic books and an executive producer and writer on the AMC series, and Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, who adapted the long-running Superman comic-book franchise for the WB.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
25
 
 
Among this week’s guests: The Daily Beast Editor in Chief John Avlon and Charles Murray, author of The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead – the publication of which trumped and made useless my own planned autobiography, The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Falling Behind. But as of yet, I haven't found the time to write it anyway.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
24
 
 
Tonight’s new episode has Sheldon (Jim Parsons) doing everything he can to be unpredictable, and snap himself out of what he sees as a professional, and perhaps personal, rut. Accordingly, he agrees to accompany Penny (Kaley Cuoco) on a visit to a psychic, to get his fortune told. I predict he’ll have a very funny future.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
24
 
 
SEASON FINALE: It seems very early for this series to call it an end for the season – and it is very early. But this expanded episode, at least, allows Parks to go out with a flourish. You have to wonder, though, as NBC calls such an early end to shows such as this, and Parenthood. what’s left? And the answer is, Not much.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
24
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Warning! Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! This is not a recommendation – rather, it’s my equivalent of waving my Lost in Space robot arms and trying to steer you from impending disaster. There are all sorts of reasons to expect something good from this new medical series, which stars Kelly Reilly as a neuroscientist who suffers from bipolar disorder. It co-stars Vanessa Redgrave, who’s a class act all the way, and Terry Kinney, whose impressive TV series include
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
24
 
 
Let us pray this is as funny as his last appearance: Ed Begley Jr. returns as Father Timothy, the priest with some very unorthodox ideas for shaking up church services and attracting new congregants.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
24
 
 
Sibling rivalry at its most heightened is in play against tonight, as Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) receives a visit from his brother Mycroft, played, once again, by Rhys Ifans.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
23
 
 
Chris Thompson, who had written for The Larry Sanders Show, created this other sly send-up of show business, this time a short-lived (13 episodes) 1999-2000 Fox series about a sarcastic Hollywood studio executive named Peter Dragon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
23
 
 
Tonight’s new episode features a neighborhood battle, as the Hecks decide to retaliate against a neighbor’s annoyingly loud wind chimes. What makes this battle so interesting: the neighbor is Rita Glossner, played by recurring guest star Brooke Shields, in full trailer-trash mode.