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2017
Dec
8
 
 
Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) continues what the show is calling her road to wellness – her slow but apparently sure trip back from despair, when she attempted suicide. That ultra-serious plot turn has given this show a new seriousness and weight, even in their fantasy musical numbers, and made it even more interesting to watch.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
8
 
 
Holiday movies are being celebrated, and scheduled, this month on TCM – and the party begins with this 1951 absolute classic adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale. Alastair Sims stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley, Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit, and Glyn Dearman as little Tiny Tim. Afterward, at 9:45 p.m. ET, comes another early film adaptation of the same story: 1935’s Scrooge, starring Seymour Hicks in the title role.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
8
 
 
Last week, this series returned with a two-episode premiere that cast the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in space, on a ship run by malevolent blue aliens. Simmons was “adopted” by them, as a sort of slave, and tonight, Daisy takes some great risks to lead a rescue mission to rescue Simmons. But after that, what? And where? And, if time travel is a factor, when?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
8
 
 
Long live The Crown -- which thankfully is already assured...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide takes an unusually intense personal look at the impact of self-destruction on those left behind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
You don’t need extrasensory powers to divine what USA’s cult fave Psych will deliver in its resurrection...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
Fair warning: If you watch the first episode of Sundance Now’s intense new psychological crime drama, Liar, you may never go on a date again...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
“The Confidence Erosion” has Sheldon and Amy trying to relieve wedding-planning stress by applying mathematical theorems to the process. Which, you can guess, doesn’t even begin to add up…  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
Tonight’s new episode, billed as the fall finale, is called “Queen Takes Knight.” The Knight may be the future Dark Knight, because the young Bruce Wayne is spiraling down a self-destructive sort of superhero rumspringa. But if so, who’s the Queen? And if the Queen refers to Falcone’s daughter, or Gordon’s ex, then who’s the Knight?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
7
 
 
Michael Feinstein is the host for this month’s TCM salute to the Great American Songbook, which begins at 8 p.m. ET with 1948’s Words and Music. It’s a musical biopic, as they like to call it in Variety, about the life and career of songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Mickey Rooney plays Hart, Tom Drake plays Rogers, and this film, in retrospect, is almost as interesting for what it doesn’t include, especially about Hart’s private life. Other films show