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2017
Feb
24
 
 
The Blacklist: Redemption starts with the premise that a bunch of bad people are trying to save themselves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Listen to the song Michael Dorman sings as agent John Tavner about six minutes into Patriot, this new series from Amazon. It’s about as dry, and as reservedly funny, as anything I’ve seen and heard on TV this year. And on the weird scale, it’s off the charts. Tavner is an intelligence officer whose new assignment is to help keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons – and that assignment places him in the midwest, at a piping firm. Co-stars include Terry O&
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood star in this new movie, which just won the top prize at Sundance. Lynskey plays a woman who, after being burglarized, sets out with a neighbor to investigate the robbery on her own, because the police won’t do enough. And from there, things escalate significantly…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
Part 2 of 2. It’s Bizet and ballet, all in one place – and the place is Paris, where the program also includes music from Ravel and choreography from Balanchine. From the famed Theatre du Chatelet, the New York City Ballet stays on its toes to perform for a Parisian audience, in a program taped for broadcast, and American TV viewers, on tonight’s Great Performances. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
This week’s scheduled guests include Seth MacFarlane and Fran Lebowitz.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
24
 
 
In an early scene from Amazon’s new series Patriot, our hero John Tavner catches up with another guy who has interviewed for a job Tavner wants. Tavner exchanges a few pleasantries with him and then calmly pushes him in front of a moving truck...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
23
 
 
The independent record business of the early 1950s was as crazy as the music was wonderful, and CMT’s new series Sun Records captures that spirit...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
23
 
 
This week’s episode is called “The Comic-Con Conundrum,” and In this week’s episode, there may be a slightly different lineup of attendees among the nerd squad. Penny has agreed to go with Leonard again, but Raj, whose father cut him off financially last week, may not be able to afford to go – and Amy is fairly determined not to go to Comic-Con, where Sheldon will be way too much in his element.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
23
 
 
Earlier this week, I was asked about this series by some of my students in class at Rowan University. They asked if I still watched Riverdale, and, if so, what I thought about it. I explained that I’d seen the first four episodes in advance, and was oddly intrigued enough by it to keep watching when episode five arrives – which it does tonight. I also said it wasn’t that I liked it, really, or thought it was very good, but that it was just so strange and tonally bizarre, as tho
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This spinoff of Blacklist is about a resourceful and formidable female, Scottie Hargrave (played by former cinematic Bond girl and X-Man Famke Janssen), recruited by Blacklist familiar figure Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold). It was not available for preview – but here it is, preceded by a fresh episode of Blacklist just to give it a strong boost at launch.