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2017
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Episode three of Season 2 of Baskets finds one of the twins in jail, and in need of help, and bail. But from whom?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Most of the civilized world would root for a family-run neighborhood doughnut shop that takes on Starbucks. The question is whether they would patronize it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
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It’s possible, although not very probable, that superhero fatigue will set in at some point in our likely distant futures...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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MINISERIES PREMIERE: You have to take a peek at this new Nature miniseries – it’s that unusual, and that much fun. It’s a multi-part miniseries called Spy in the Wild, and the spies are animatronic creatures equipped with movement, among other hidden skills. Think of the Country Bear Jamboree at Disneyland, only more sophisticated, and in its natural environment. How will a real orangutan act, and react, when confronted by a convincing robotic doppelganger called the Spy Orangu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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MINISERIES PREMIERE: This three-part, six-hour biographical miniseries dramatizes the life of Nelson Mandela, and stars Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela. Subsequent episodes are shown Wednesdays, two hours per week. The title Madiba refers to the Thembu clan to which Mandela belonged.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
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Bette Davis stars in this iconic 1950 show business drama, playing Margo Channing, a veteran actress who is befriended, then threatened, by a young actress named Eve, played by Anne Baxter. Yet in one small scene, there’s a young actress who, like Eve in this scripted drama, is about to explode with sudden stardom: Marilyn Monroe, in a small role as Miss Casswell. George Sanders co-stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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This PBS documentary examines both the scientific explanations and the mythic stories related to the northern lights, that dazzling sky show known as the aurora. In essence, this documentary aims to shed light on the phenomena. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
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If only Samantha Bee had some material to work with this week…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
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This 1951 movie musical is entertaining and impressive from beginning to end. Especially the end, where the closing ballet truly, and literally, is a work of art. And, with La La Land reviving enthusiasm for the movie musical, it’s a fine time to revisit this anew. Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron star.