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2015
May
28
 
 
When ABC launched Lost years ago, you had to watch the next few episodes just to see if the show knew what it was doing, and was going somewhere interesting. With Lost, the answer was a resounding yes. With Pines, the deeper you get into it, the shallower it seems. Tread lightly.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is the dumbing of the Age of Aquarius. Even with David Duchovny as the star, this period mystery series, introducing a pre-murder spree Charles Manson, never gels, never makes proper dramatic sense, and never provides viewers a real reason to stay tuned. CBS did a marvelous miniseries about the Manson case, Helter Skelter, that covered his early years much more quickly – and much, much more effectively. And that was way back in 1976, when miniseries were new. For a fu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
28
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Louie C.K.’s “Road Trip” continues, and concludes, with tonight’s Part 2, putting an end to another too-brief, but utterly brilliant, season of the comedian’s very personal, very imaginative comic explorations.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
28
 
 
And after the season finale of Louie, here’s a full-length Louis C.K. comedy special, originally offered via his website for $5. Placed right after his bold season-finale opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, it’s another indication why he’s one of the best comedians working today. Enjoy him wherever you can.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is televised by HBO on Saturday. Meanwhile, for a little perspective, HBO2 tonight presents a repeat of last year’s ceremony.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
Sign of summer, not a recommendation. A week after its premiere, I’ve finally seen enough of this series, over enough nights, to declare doubts that ABC has another summer quiz-show hit on its hands.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
Sign of summer, not a recommendation. The May sweeps are over, and the subsequent try-anything reality and competition shows start showing up. Here’s another.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
Sign of summer, not a recommendation. The May sweeps are over, and the subsequent try-anything reality and competition shows start showing up. Here’s another.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
Bette Davis stars in this 1952 drama, playing a washed-up actress mounting a comeback. Kind of ironic, considering that some of Bette Davis’ most iconic roles, in a very long career, were still to come.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
27
 
 
Just when you thought the networks might be committed to serving up appointment viewing with the likes of the just-finished American Crime, tried-and-true dramatic formulas return to remind us where the money is, and where the networks' hearts really are...