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2014
Jul
1
 
 
If this is Tuesday, it must be Belgium vs. USA. And it is. Belgium won all three of its games to take the top slot in Group H, while the U.S. backed into the knockout round by losing its final game, after a draw and a win, but still finishing ahead of other teams thanks to goal differential. Today, none of that matters, and draws are not a factor: in this round, teams play until they win or lose – and if they play aggressively from the start, rather than defensively, the U.S. team has a ch
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
1
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: There may be some sort of failing in my character, that I laugh so hard at some of the inappropriate meanderings served up alongside with the actual historical tidbits on this show. Then again, even before I was of drinking age, I laughed at Foster Brooks – so there you go. Among the treats on tonight’s Season 2 premiere: Jordan Peele, playing scientist Percy Julian.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
1
 
 
Last week’s season premiere was almost all exposition and flashbacks (pictured). Beginning tonight, Howard Gordon and company move their story forward – and we get to learn where they really want to take their tale of Middle Eastern intrigue and cross-cultural family ties.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
1
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Comic Nathan Fielder returns for Season 2 of this oddly endearing show, in which he descends upon people who run various businesses and persuades them to accept, or at least consider, his unorthodox “makeover” schemes for improvement. Among his suggestions tonight is one that I actually think has at least a few shades of brilliance: Nathan’s bright idea is to have an auto mechanic hooked up to a lie detector test while giving repair estimates. That’s a gr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
1
 
 
If Louie is unlike any TV series, ever, that’s not to say it’s the first series to toss one or more TV conventions to the winds, or to expand the boundaries. It has precedents in daring...