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2017
Nov
16
 
 
In this new episode, Dean Norris, formerly Hank on AMC’s Breaking Bad, guest stars in his recurring role as an Army general – confronted with a question about whether he’s secretly hired Sheldon to work on a classified military operation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
16
 
 
Things get messy, and deadly, in tonight’s new episode when the Penguin holds a fundraising dinner for his orphanage – and another Gotham City villain, the Pyg (a hogshead-wearing butcher of corrupt cops, played by Michael Cerveris), crashes the party as the self-appointed chef. My advice: Don’t order the pork.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
16
 
 
This spinoff series is doing a very good job establishing and fleshing out its characters. Iain Armitage, in the title role, is a superb piece of casting, as is Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mom. And last week, Annie Potts, as Sheldon’s grandmother Meemaw, proved another instant prized addition to this clever sitcom. And tonight, young Sheldon has a life-changing experience, one that we know will affect him greatly in the years to come: visiting his first comic-book store.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
16
 
 

After Wednesday night’s Blacklist, it just got a little harder to argue that prime-time TV isn’t becoming Game of Thrones... [Spoiler Alert ahead for The Blacklist fans...]

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
16
 
 
The latest video incarnation of The Punisher reconfirms that underneath a few recognizable Marvel trappings and nuances, what we really still have here is Charles Bronson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
15
 
 
One of the astronauts in PBS’s new Beyond a Year in Space documentary recalls that when she told a friend she was going into astronaut training, the friend said he thought we didn’t do that anymore...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
15
 
 
This week on The Voice, it’s the Playoffs: Four hours in which the remaining team members for each judge compete to survive, and move on to next week’s live shows. Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton cut their teams in half on Monday’s two-hour edition, and Adam Levine did the same last night. That means tonight belongs to Miley Cyrus, whose six singers, by the end of her hour, will be bisected to three. And the level of talent, all this week, has been competitively, and creative
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
15
 
 
Last week’s special episode of Mr. Robot got a lot of attention because it was filmed to give the illusion that the entire episode was one unbroken take, filmed by a single camera. It wasn’t, but the trick was a good one, and a nice nod to Birdman. But for me, the biggest surprise with last week’s show was the music that opened it, in the elevator scene. It was a haunting, truly strange track from Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach opera – and a piece of music I ne
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
15
 
 
On Sunday, I wrote that I was looking forward to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver just to see how Oliver would react to the week’s notably volatile headlines. Tonight, I’m writing the same thing about Samantha Bee. Her take on Roy Moore’s senatorial bid in Alabama, in particular, given the allegations piling up against him, ought to be… memorable.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
14
 
 
Blue Planet II won’t bow in the U.S. until spring, 2018. BBC America won’t be more specific than that, at least for the time being. Even so, the David Attenborough-narrated follow-up to 2001’s The Blue Planet is already making waves, if you will...