DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Apr
21
 
 
This particular stretch of America’s real estate is so storied, so visited, and at times (just around this time of year, specifically) so stunningly beautiful, that the National Mall in Washington, D.C. deserves its own PBS special. So you arborial and social architecture skeptics out there, you’re wrong if you take the default position of apathy: If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen a mall. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
21
 
 
As we get closer to The Age of Ultron, the subtitle of the new Avengers movie arriving at month’s end, we also get more of the cross-promotional cross-plots between that big-screen movie franchise and this small-screen spinoff. Also, in subplots that may not be unrelated, Skye is still learning about her powers, and Coulson goes to a very unexpected source for help: hero turned villain Grant Ward, who may be about to turn, turn, turn again.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
21
 
 
You are what you eat, and that’s especially true whenever functioning zombie Liv (she’s a zombie, but she copes, hides her condition effectively to most people, and holds down a job) ingests some recently deceased brains. This time, she eats the brains of a computer-hacker, and instantly becomes agoraphobic, really proficient at playing computer games, and a virgin. (Okay, so I made up that last part.) Rose McIver stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
21
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: I’m not sure what happened between the end of Season 2 and the start of tonight’s Season 3, but to begin this new year of shows, Amy Schumer comes out with such confidence, audacity and original comic brilliance, she instantly vaults herself and her show to the top of the comedy pack – with every segment of tonight’s opener a jaw-dropping, thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud-inducing winner. Just tune in for the “Milk Milk Lemonade” opening, a f
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Jim Gordon gets a call from a serial killer called the Ogre (recurring guest star Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes), threatening him that if he doesn’t call off his murder investigation, the Ogre will kill someone close to Gordon. So what does the future police commissioner do? Goes on TV to defiantly ask Gotham City residents for help in catching the killer in their midst. Don’t expect this to end well, necessarily. Meanwhile, Carol Kane, as the future Pengui
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
Tonight, on this live edition, we’re up to – or down to – the Top 10 finalists.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
We’re coming up to the Season 1 finale of this series – and since every episode so far has ended with a tasty, twisty cliffhanger, it’s not too early, at this point, to start imagining how things might end until next fall… because this entertaining series is coming back.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
Last week, when Norma Bates was away, her son Norman went on a little break. Not a spring break, or a break from studies – but a psychotic break, getting closer to the Norman who embodies the titular character in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 movie Psycho. Tonight, Norma comes back – but to what? And to whom?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Here’s a new approach for a travel series. Host Brian Unger, whom you may remember from his stint on The Daily Show, takes viewers on a tour of a different location each week. So what’s new about that? Well, in this series, Unger isn’t as interested in what he finds there as in what used to be there – and thanks to computer-generated graphics and special effects, the cities and scenery of today give way to the way things were yesterday. And long before th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
20
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is the talk show series about the intersections of science and popular culture, and is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, based on his podcast and radio show of the same name. It’s the project TVWW profiled with anticipation during the January 2015 Television Critics Association press tour – and tonight, in this first weekly episode of a 10-week late-night launch season, the anticipation is over.And what better subject with which to begin than the topic of Star Trek