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2016
Jan
29
 
 
Fox’s Grease Live! this Sunday isn’t quite any of the things it’s nominally selling. That’s not a dismissal or a prejudgment. It just means viewers should assess it by what it’s really aiming to be, which is bubbly and fizzy fun...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
It was a documentary I had every reason to look forward to... Himalayan Megaquake had some of the most compelling subject matter you will see in any documentary film this year. It was also unwatchable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
It’s nearing the end of the world as we know it in NBC’s 10-episode You, Me and the Apocalypse, including three well-known American TV stars in the far-flung ensemble cast...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Part 2 of 2. This still is a warning, not a recommendation. This new series has lofty ambitions, but begins as a messy mélange of action, exposition and nonsense. Maybe it’ll level out once these legends actually begin their mission. Otherwise, this brand new CW comic-book series from the DC Comics universe soon will be Legends of yesterday.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
Yesterday’s “Lines of 10” outing, the first day of Hollywood Week on this final season of American Idol, was enjoyable and emotional, as usual. The week continues, as does the winning of about half the contestants. Tough odds – but easy to watch.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
Things may change today and tonight, but as of this morning on Thursday, there’s a big change at tonight’s Republican National Debate, sponsored and televised by Fox News Channel. That’s right – Rand Paul is back on the main stage! Actually, and obviously, the big news is that Donald Trump has announced his intention to skip the debates, after FNC boss Roger Ailes refused Trump’s demand to remove Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly (pictured), who asked him some tough quest
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
In tonight’s second episode, Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) gets a protégé – another rodeo clown who, for some reason, looks to Baskets for inspiration and instruction. It seems unlikely, and ill-advised – but they do make for a good pair. And Baskets, when not doing his silent clown act, could use someone else to talk to.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
One of tonight’s guests intrigues me, and it’s not the regular sort of show-biz guest. It’s Erin Brockovich – the real activist herself, not Julia Roberts, who played her in the movies.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
This is a TV comedy series about high school, putting it in the same continuum as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gidget, Square Pegs, My So-Called Life and The Wonder Years. It lasted only one season, but it’s a very important part of that continuum...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
Getting around Manhattan, on a good day, can be a challenge. Add over two feet of snow from Winter Storm Jonas to the equation and you need to become creative...