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2015
Apr
25
 
 
This season, with male as well as female clones, has started off very powerfully – and tonight’s episode has Helena (Tatiana Maslany) suffering even more abuse, including waterboarding, at the hands of her ruthless captors. Her clone sisters, however, are planning a rescue, a plan that comes with plenty of dangerous risks of its own.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
25
 
 
Once again, BBC America has pushed this talk show outside of prime time, but please don’t forget about it. Last week’s show had Stanley Tucci crying with hysterical laughter – and this week’s features a typically eclectic celebrity-filled couch that boasts Carey Mulligan (pictured), Noomi Rapace, and Amanda Holden of Britain’s Got Talent.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
This final week of Friday night special-effects movies begins with the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet, a take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest that features not only Walter Pidgeon as a scientist on a remote planet, and a young Leslie Nielsen as his astronaut visitor, but Anne Francis as the scientist’s daughter and Robby the Robot as one of his other memorable creations. And following this film are three you might not necessarily think of when discussing cinematic special effects,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
Diane Sawyer gets two hours of prime time tonight for an exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner, the 65-year-old former Olympic decathlon gold medalist who is breaking his self-imposed media silence to talk about his personal feelings and plans. “My whole life has been getting me ready for this,” he tells Sawyer – and if he’s talking solely about retirement, millions of viewers are likely to be sorely disappointed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
Tonight’s episode, in addition to the three-person roundtable, features two guests this week who are notably high profile. One is restaurateur Eddie Huang, whose personal memoir is the basis of the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, and the other is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is Part 2 of the season-opening episode called “Like Hell,” and in this episode, Bo and her friends do indeed have one hell of a time. But in what other TV show can you tune in and see both a succubus and a Valkyrie? Except, I suppose, for Keeping Up with the Kardashians…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
These last weeks of David Letterman’s shows – and yes, we’re down to that, because the final Late Show with David Letterman is now less than a month away – are increasingly rewarding to watch, with guests saying their proper farewells, after which baseball-card-style graphics display a photo of that guest’s first TV appearance with Dave. Vintage clips, especially of classic field pieces with Letterman and his crew out on the streets, also are doled out almost nightl
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
I tuned in to the Smarter Every Day YouTube video shown here, “Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics” – and I was hooked. And that was only the beginning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
24
 
 
[Our newest TVWW contributor, Barry Garron, is a veteran TV critic who has written for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and TV Guide. His first post for us asks a tough question: Why have TV entertainment shows seemed to aid gay rights, but not a woman's right to choose? - DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
23
 
 
This 1990 movie, based on a Stephen King story and directed by Rob Reiner, gave King another mainstream movie hit – and made a star of Kathy Bates, as the fan of a novelist (James Caan)  who ends up holding him captive after finding him in a car accident. One scene in this movie version became iconic, but I don’t intend to hammer home the point.