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2015
Nov
22
 
 
Tonight’s new episode involves a case about abortion, and a case in which Diane (Christine Baranski) finds herself battling both the judge and her own beliefs.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
22
 
 
This second episode is better than last week’s premiere – so if you liked that, you’ll really like this. And if you didn’t like that, tune in one more time to see whether or not Into the Badlands ups its game enough to secure your interest. If it does, it’ll probably be because of Emily Beecham as The Widow, one of the ruthless and martial-arts-loving Barons in this odd mixture of past and future dystopian worlds. She has an entrance, and a fight scene, that won&rsq
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
22
 
 
This new stand-up special by Trevor Noah, the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, may be first time in Comedy Central history where a comedian says “Some things are bigger than others,” and it’s not a sex joke. For the actual context, tune in – but in general, the phrase pops up as Noah recounts phone conversations with his mother and grandmother, informing them that he got the Daily Show hosting job.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
For those who remain unaware of it, Crackle is neither a Rice Krispies wanna be nor the new sidekick of the longstanding Hershey brand candy bar...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
One of the many things Amazon’s new The Man in the High Castle does well is to refresh our perspective on freedom...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
I haven’t seen this infamous 2015 film adaptation of the equally infamous hit book, about a young woman who meets a handsome billionaire and gets drawn into his world of dominance and submission sex play. But now, if you’re curious, you can see it, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, in the privacy of your own home – and, I suspect, be amazed that something so tame raised such a ruckus, and sold so many copies, and tickets. But I’ll watch, even though I suspect it m
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
Almost 50 years ago, Muppets creator Jim Henson and collaborator Jerry Juhl made notes and an outline for a new Thanksgiving project they were concocting, about a bunch of new whimsical creatures hidden away with an eccentric aunt in a remote cabin. Those notes stayed buried in a box since the Sixties, until recently, when Henson’s daughter Lisa found them, and decided to resurrect them as a new special. Mary Steenburgen stars – and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges acts as a tong
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
This 1968 action movie, starring Steve McQueen and directed by Peter Yates, remains famous for its streets-of-San-Francisco car chase – and duly so. Watch it all these years later, and it’ll still get you, and have you pushing your own imaginary brake pedal.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is called “Face the Raven,” but I don’t want to face it – because promos declare that one of the familiar Doctor Who characters will not survive this particular adventure… and very soon now, this series has to find a way to write Jenna Coleman, as Clara, out of the show, so this could be it. She’s my all-time favorite among the companions to the Doctor, so I approach tonight’s show with a heightened degree of apprehension.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
21
 
 
You know the phrase, “I wouldn’t be caught dead in a place like this”? Well, on this French import of a spooky TV series, many people are. And they’re not sure what to do next… but they’re starting to come up with plans.