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2017
Jun
26
 
 
Who knew you could order dinner and a show for home delivery? James Corden and Seth Rogen delivered to unsuspecting customers along with a catch: They could have the pizza they ordered or whatever was in pizza box #2, à la Let’s Make a Deal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Power lives up to its title as the fourth season opens, hitting the mean streets at 90 miles an hour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
MSNBC presented this documentary last Saturday, about the making of the 1976 movie about Watergate, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. It was full of bits of behind-the-scenes information, featuring new interviews not only with the  movie’s two stars, but with the journalists they portrayed, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, as well as former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. That documentary is repeated tonight, which makes it, if you think about it, All the President&rsquo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Some environmental activists argue that moving away from coal production is key to meeting our long-range goals for reducing what are called greenhouse emissions. Some government figures, including the one at the top in the U.S., basically say that coal-plant production will be reduced only when you take the plants from their coal dead hands. Tonight’s documentary explains the rise, and the possible but by no means inevitable fall, of the coal industry. For a full rev
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Last week was Episode 7 of this Twin Peaks reboot – approaching the halfway point for this eagerly awaited, 18-episode David Lynch-Mark Frost rematch. Among its contents was a lengthy scene in which a worker at the roadhouse sweeps up debris from the floor as the instrumental “Green Onions” plays, presumably on the jukebox. But there also were moments of more arguable import, as when Diane (Laura Dern) came face to face with the dark alter-ego version of her former boss, Kyle M
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: In the original series of Prime Suspect mysteries, Helen Mirren played Jane Tennison, a British detective whose investigative instincts and interrogation skills were equally exceptional – yet whose treatment by her peers and superiors, and even those she investigated, was riddled with misogyny and other measures of disrespect. How Tennison dealt with and rose above all that, despite some of her own very human flaws, was what made Prime Suspect, and in particular Mirren
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Among other things, tonight’s season finale includes the final appearance by T.J. Miller as Erlich. And Erlich has been so much of a loose cannon from the start, what he might do when he doesn’t even have to suffer the consequences… well, it’s both frightening and amusing to contemplate.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Last week, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) experienced something that, for her, was all but unprecedented: a good news day. And for tonight’s season finale, she rides that wave, both with the unveiling of plans for her presidential library and with a new cycle of TV talk-show appearances. But when Selina rides a wave, expect a wipeout.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Here’s yet another week that will be a challenge to recap. The “White House tapes” are dead, but the health care bill may be alive again – and that’s only for starters. Explain it, John Oliver – if you can. And this time, even though you got sued after last week show, keep the comedy coming. And the squirrels…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
25
 
 
Stefanie Martini makes stepping into Helen Mirren’s shoes almost look effortless in the new prequel to the classic Prime Suspect series...