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2017
Sep
29
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. ABC made the mistake of unveiling this series in IMAX theaters, where its every mistake was magnified – and my, there were a lot of mistakes. I made the mistake of seeing it then, a few weeks ago, and still haven’t shaken the memory of how disappointing it was. If you watch, and are likely to be impressed by anything, it’s the characters’ interplanetary phone reception. Even Medusa, the Inhuman with the long living red tresse
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This documentary miniseries, a compilation of case studies about recent mass shootings in the U.S., begins with what may be the most depressing opening credits sequence ever presented. Each week, this series will recount and analyze a different case, utilizing 911 recordings, eyewitness accounts, security footage, and interviews with survivors, relatives, first responders and medical personnel. Tonight’s opener is devoted to the 2012 mass shooting at the suburban Color
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
Last week, Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus premiered, and proved itself to be a very clever, mostly animated method of retelling old tales, tall tales, and tales from the road. Tonight’s installment promises more of the same – and has as its subject that legendary musical misbehaver, Jerry Lee Lewis.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
Among the scheduled guests on tonight’s lineup: former Spy co-founder Kurt Anderson, and regular MSNBC contributor John Heilemann.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
29
 
 
Endings are hard, postscripts arguably even harder. For ten nights spread over two weeks, I was held rapt by Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s seminal, ground-breaking documentary The Vietnam War...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
The way Will & Grace gets back in the game, you’d never know it had been gone. The fondly remembered sitcom hits the ground joking...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
The energy is full force and oftentimes in your face. And the four principals have aged barely a wisp, if it at all...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
In the right hands and with the fullness of time, the sadness of loss can become an extraordinarily humane examination of the fragility and beauty of life...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is the Season 14 premiere of this very long-running Shonda Rhimes series. I stopped watching it regularly about seven years ago, but millions of viewers have stayed with it – so for those of you who have yet to check out of this particular hospital, you can check it out again tonight.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
This second episode of this fourth season of Gotham ends with young Bruce Wayne standing atop a rooftop, wearing a mask and a sort of dark costume, perusing the streets of Gotham, poised to swoop down and foil crime. It’s not quite the Batman costume – but it’s close enough for now, and it’s taken this prequel series several years to get here. Meanwhile, we also get closer to Catwoman and Poison Ivy – while the Riddler, for now, remains on ice. Frozen by Penguin&hel