DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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2017
Jun
29
 
 
This is not a recommendation, either. See above. See the final sentence of the previous entry, at least. Just, whatever you do, don’t see this. Mike Myers or no Mike Myers.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
29
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Only the die-hardest of sci-fi fans should give this Season 3 premiere of this CBS summer drama series another chance. Zoo was enough of a mess in Season 1, and even messier in Season 2. Now it’s trying a time-shift reboot. The premise of this series is that a mutated population of animals, in the very near future, threatened to turn against the human race, and did – while an attempted cure led to humans becoming sterilized (don’t ask). That was around 2017, su
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: This movie caused quite a stir when it premiered last month at the Cannes Film Festival, both because of its unexpectedly inventive sci-fi elements and for the fact that it was a Netflix original unveiled at the revered French festival. (If it’s a movie made for television, what is it doing at Cannes? But get used to the new world order, France.) Anyway, Okja is the movie’s name for a genetically modified (and at this point mythical, but entirely believable) “su
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
In this second installment of this multi-part nature documentary, spring has sprung – with a vengeance – and threatens not to spring so much as pounce, or explode. That’s because, in the delicate Yellowstone ecosystem, if the winter ice pack thaws too quickly, the resulting rush of cascading water will be more like a liquid avalanche. Or, I guess if you must put it more accurately, a flood. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
Tonight’s episode, titled “Shoot-Up-Able,” originally was scheduled to be televised earlier this month – but was pulled from the schedule at the last minute, for sensitivity regarding the mass shooting at a Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, VA. That’s because this particular episode has Jarrod (Jarrod Carmichael) returning home shaken after surviving a mass shooting at a nearby mall – a brush with gun violence that has his family r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is the premiere of Season 3 of Broadchurch, the imported British series starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman as police officers – one local, one not – with very different approaches and personalities. It’s the final season for this series, which, like the others, actually is an eight-episode self-contained miniseries, in the mold of the original Prime Suspect. But though the central mystery story stands alone, expect to see several familiar faces, and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Eddie Huang, the opinionated iconoclast chef whose childhood is played for loose laughs in ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat sitcom, presents his personality and ideas undiluted in this documentary travel series – which is as interested in politics and culture as in food, which is why Huang’s World, returning tonight for Season 2, is presented by Viceland, and not by, say, the Food Network.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
Last week, reacting to and reflecting the news, Samantha Bee got very dark – as in presenting parts of her show in black and white, in a sinister sort of vintage sci-fi vibe. So you have to wonder: With the Senate version of the health care bill being debated fiercely in the media, and just delayed for a vote by the Republicans, how will she respond to and reflect this week’s news?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
[Editor's note: On occasion, we invite a former college student to write a guest column about a TV show, new or old, that resonates with him or her, and provides us insight from their younger perspective. Here's the latest occasion, from one of my best recent students, Ray Saker. - DB] 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
28
 
 
Open-ended endings haven’t yet reached the epidemic stage. They’re spreading, though...