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2017
Apr
5
 
 
The new Twin Peaks is coming in May, and that’s not very far away – so take advantage of Showtime’s efforts to help get you caught up. This movie, presented as a prequel to the Twin Peaks TV series, premiered in theaters 25 years ago – and features almost all of the familiar Twin Peaks faces. But it also features some actors and characters new to the fold, following the story line of the days before the mysterious death of Sheryl Lee’s Laura Palmer. Included among t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
A friend who’s just discovered The Good Fight told me the other day that she can’t believe how much she’s enjoying it. In the next breath, she  admitted she’d never seen The Good Wife. This is the kind of admission that demands instant cross-examination...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
IFC’s Brockmire -- a seemingly sad story about a washed-up, alcohol-abusing, former major league play-by-play announcer attempting to rebound from a personal crisis happens to be the best new comedy of 2017 to date.  It is also the funniest...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
Watching 13 hours about a teenage girl killing herself may not sound like the most enticing of the many choices on television these days. Trouble is, suicide is a choice too many real-life teenagers make...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
Sterling Archer meets Humphrey Bogart this season, and it’s about time. Archer, the title character in television’s finest animated detective dramedy, ended last season in a coma...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
If you imagine life in the Middle Ages was short, ugly and brutish, there’s a corner of television today that doesn’t portray it much differently. Take the return of Prison Break on Fox at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
Once upon a time, the undead on iZombie were just misunderstood. Now someone wants to kill them. That may sound a little weird, the undead already being dead and all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: I saw Louis C.K. on his current stand-up comedy concert when it hit Philadelphia, and laughed loudly then at his opening words, which he uses again for this new, thoughtful, beautifully structured special “So, abortion…” And he really does open with a long discussion about abortion, followed, in quick order, by his equally incendiary and insightful thoughts about, in order, suicide, ISIS, and religion – and that’s just for starters. There’s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: The title of this new Twilight Zone-type anthology series alludes to that scary “404 Error” message that pops up when your computer is really, truly screwed up. The numerals “404” also pop into the show from time to time as a fun, random cameo, including the price of a coffee at a local coffee shop. And each episode of Dimension 404 begins with a streaming “glitch” that stalls, then takes over, the streaming signal, much like the opening to Th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
The “Knockout Rounds” continue – and so does the talent show on display this season, which is very high quality, with lots of distinct and endearing personalities vying to continue. For The Voice, it’s another strong season, and Alicia Keys, in only a few rotations as a judge, has cemented herself as a fierce and clever competitor herself.