DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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Contributors

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2017
Sep
28
 
 
Episode 10. This is the final episode of the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick Vietnam War series, and this episode begins with March 1973, and includes the fall of Saigon, the unveiling of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, and a final wrap-up of stories, and perspectives, that puts this latest documentary epic in an emotional and historical context. You will learn, and think. And, probably, cry. For a full review of this episode, see Alex Strachan’s TV That Matters. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
Last week’s Season 2 premiere of The Good Place was a deft bit of comedy magic. Presto! It reset the sitcom before our very eyes, and turned Ted Danson’s character from a benign architect of a little slice of heaven to the malevolent instigator of a little corner of hell. And at the end, after Kristin Bell’s Eleanor figured out the ruse and the shift, he wiped everyone’s memories – again – so that tonight, he can begin torturing everyone anew. The possibilitie
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
SERIES RETURN: It premiered in 1998. It ended in 2006, with a finale episode that had the title characters married with children, but not to one another. And now, after a political reunion video that went viral, Will & Grace is back. The events of the finale are just a bad dream, like Bobby Ewing’s death on Dallas, and the core quartet is back, looking almost supernaturally unaged and acting just as immaturely as they did on the original series. For full reviews, see David Hinckley's A
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
This is the first episode of The Orville that I haven’t previewed – but I’m already looking forward to it more than the next episode of the official Star Trek prequel series, the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville actually feels more like the original Star Trek than its actual new spinoff – and even with some laughs thrown in, has better characters, and even better special effects, than its CBS All Access counterpart. In tonigh
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Last season, the only reason to watch this sitcom about a TV news operation was the presence and performance of Andrea Martin, playing the mother of Briga Heelan’s Katie. Katie works as a producer at a cable news station, and Martin's Carol signed on as an intern. This season, Katie has grief from above as well as below. She has a new boss, played by this series' executive producer, Tina Fey.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
28
 
 
Amazon Prime’s police/crime thriller Tin Star never lets viewers get too comfortable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
It’s probably best not to bet against David Boreanaz, who’s had two decades worth of continuous TV series employment in starring roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Bones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
These are final days. The Vietnam War is winding down to its inevitable conclusion, and night 9 of Ken Burns’ epic, eye-opening documentary series opens with no voiceover...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
If you’re looking for subtlety in your military adventure stories or your prime-time network drama, CBS’s new SEAL Team won’t be your cup of adrenalin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
Episode 9. Tonight’s installment is titled “A Disrespectful Loyalty,” and is loaded with drama, unexpected reveals, and emotional gut punches. That may sound like I’m issuing a warning, but quite the contrary. This episode covers  from May 1970 to March 1973, and includes both POWs finally returning from Vietnam after years of brutal captivity – and, at home, the presidential cancer known as Watergate. For a full review of tonight’s episode, see Alex Stra