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2017
Apr
24
 
 
NEW TIME SLOT: By staying still, Tucker Carlson keeps moving at Fox News. When Megyn Kelly left the network to join NBC, he inherited her prime-time program slot. And beginning tonight, now that Bill O’Reilly is no longer part of the network he helped establish, Carlson inherits the plum leadoff spot at Fox News. How he addresses and describes that transition, and what he does and doesn’t say about the disgraced departure of his former colleague, is what makes this first 8 p.m. ET ap
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
It’s not often you have documentaries based on a debate question, but tonight’s installment is – and the topic is, Should the Holocaust be off limits to comedians? Whatever your thoughts on the topic, there are at least two reasons not to miss tonight’s The Last Laugh. One is that it includes footage from the never-released, always controversial Jerry Lewis film The Day the Clown Cried (if you don’t know the plot, watch and gasp). The other reason to watch is that i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Do not miss this. Bates Motel has done a spectacular job this season inching up to its finale, which finally aligns with the events of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 Psycho. Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, as the two faces of Norman and Norma Bates, have been amazing, especially this final season. I’m expecting this to be one of TV’s finest finales… and can’t wait to see it. For an appreciation, see Ed Martin's TV Mix.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
AMC sent out the first two episodes of this season’s Better Call Saul for preview. This is episode three – which means I’m as much in the dark about what will happen next as you are. And I’m probably even more excited to find out, unless you’re as helplessly and fanatically addicted to this series as I am.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
It’s always sad to see a great show quietly end its run with little or no fanfare. Case in point: A&E’s Bates Motel, which will have its series finale tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
A quarter century after the Rodney King verdict sent Los Angeles up in flames, fully sorting out that tragedy remains a job above the pay grade of mortals...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
Still a brilliant, vibrant movie, this 1964 Richard Lester films captures the Beatles in all their early glory – literally. Scenes in which scores of extras, specifically young girls, go gaga over the Fab Four transform, once the Beatles are inserted into the frame, from scripted depictions of Beatlemania to the real thing. John, Paul, George, Ringo – they all have great screen presence, and know their way around punch lines and how to deliver dialogue. (George Harrison, when asked b
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
I wonder sometimes, what this political documentary series would do during a slow news week. I’ve come to suspect, though, that such an animal, in fewer than 100 days, has become all but extinct.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
This is one of many specials keyed to the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles demonstrations of protest – or, as this documentary’s title calls them, Riots. For an overview of the specials, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.   
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
MINISERIES FINALE: The first season of Feud, telling the story of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during and after the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, concludes tonight. It’s the last we’ll see of Jessica Lange as Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Davis, because next season will present a new story, and a new Feud. But boy, these two have been great – and so has Alfred Molina, by the way, as director Robert Aldrich.