DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
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[UPDATE: Mon, Apr. 20 -- Even more Peabody winners announced today, including public radio's Serial podcast. Read on for details.] The Peabody Awards are doing a lot of things differently this year – but one constant is the impressive, almost amazing, tastefulness with which it doles out its annual honors…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
17
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: CW has given its young audience vampires and superheroes, speedsters and zombies – and starting tonight, in its newest series, CW may or may not be introducing angels to the mix. At least they’re attractive young people who are trying to figure out their suddenly appearing new powers – and their occasionally appearing angel-like wings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
17
 
 
Written and directed by Hector Galan, Children of Giant tells of the making of the 1956 film, based on the Edna Farber novel and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. But this is no ordinary behind-the-scenes account. Instead, Galan seeks to capture and measure the impact of the movie's cast and crew as they descended upon the small Texas town of Marva in 1955 – 60 years ago this summer.  So instead of being a simple documentary about a visiting Hollywood production c
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
17
 
 
Journalist Judith Miller leads off tonight’s new edition, and the mid-show interview subject is Clay Aiken. That’s quite a spectrum, right there – and that doesn’t include this week’s regular roundtable, where the guests include historian Jon Meacham.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
17
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For the fifth and final season of this entertaining series import from Canada, Lost Girl goes to hell and back – in a two-parter called “Like Hell,” which very cleverly imagines hell as a combination luxury shopping mall and five-star hotel. But with a catch or two… one of which is a planned wedding, but not planned the way its bride expects.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
17
 
 
Tomorrow night, BBC America begins its new season of the exciting genre series Orphan Black. As a preamble, presented by a different network entirely, IFC presents the series-to-date in its entirety, in a 21-hour marathon beginning at midnight ET with the addictive series pilot, and ending just in time to switch to BBC America for the new episode... or stay tuned on IFC, because it's showing the Season 3 premiere as well, along with sister network AMC. Tatiana Maslany stars, playing several diff
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
16
 
 
PBS's always-excellent American Masters series does a fine job of profiling a gifted and very complex man in "Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler." It was a bad review that turned the entire life of Jascha Heifetz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
16
 
 
The latest American Masters profile is of a musician who was born in Lithuania – so technically, this should be part of a series called Russian Masters. But that’s the only complaint worth leveling against this thorough, and thoroughly engrossing, biographical profile of violinist Jascha Heifetz. Check local listings. For a full review, see Tom Brinkmoeller’s Raised on MTM.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
16
 
 
In tonight’s new episode, Raj is given the opportunity to craft the message in the event NASA discovers alien life. Closer to home, Penny seeks advice on whether to quit her paying job for another movie role – and look whose door she knocks on for advice…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
16
 
 
By now, this should be a Thursday night regular viewing option. The crime is still being solved, the criminals still being pursued – and, as everything gets more involved, this series is still very, very interesting.