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2018
Oct
25
 
 
The original series Deutschland 83 was presented in 2015 on Sundance. Three years later, it’s Deutschland 86 – and it’s three years later in this show’s narrative, too. Maria Schrader and Jonas Nay star as Lenora and Martin Rauch, and Martin continues his activities as an undercover operative, working for one side of a divided Germany while spying for the other.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
24
 
 
The Bodyguard, a TV series not to be confused with the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner movie, opens with British policeman David Budd trying to talk a woman out of detonating the suicide vest into which her husband has strapped her...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
24
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new Netflix series, co-produced with the BBC, starts with one of the most gripping openings for a dramatic series since Breaking Bad or Lost. And once that’s over, you’re not likely to go anywhere. Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, stars as David Budd, a veteran of the Afghanistan war who ends up serving as a personal bodyguard to controversial, power-seeking Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). Bodyguard has more
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
24
 
 
The Boston Red Sox handled last night’s Game 1 confidently, taking the lead in the first inning and generating enough additional runs to win easily, 8-4. Tonight is Game 2, and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be seeking to come out with as dominant an early start.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
24
 
 
In the day – or a generation ago – Roseanne used to own Halloween with its annual episodes. Well, in addition to The Simpsons. That animated sitcom is still all over Halloween, but so is Modern Family, which has presented loopily devoted Halloween episodes for a decade now. And tonight, that tradition continues…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
23
 
 
In real life, Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice probably wouldn’t stand a chance in a faceoff with Harry Potter...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
23
 
 
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox face each other in this year’s World Series, and it’s a storied legacy. The last time these two franchises met for the World Series, the Dodgers not only were playing in Brooklyn, but weren’t even the Dodgers yet. They were the Brooklyn Robins, and faced the Boston Red Sox in a five-game contest in 1916. The Red Sox won – in part to their Game 2 winning pitcher, who pitched a 14-inning victory. His name? Babe Ruth. More than
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
22
 
 
Picture if you will, a corporation that makes a product people not just want but need, a corporation that puts all its efforts into boosting this quarter’s profit statements, with little thought for what comes afterward...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
22
 
 
It’s round three of the Battles, which means the teams are firming up, and the steals are being used more and more sparingly – all of which makes for a reliably entertaining installment of competition.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Oct
22
 
 
In 2014, the militant group Boko Haram raided a school in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok, and absconded with 276 schoolgirls, who became their prisoners. Last year, 82 of those girls were released – and this documentary not only details the kidnapping of the girls, but follows the freed survivors after their release. We learn not only of their ordeals, and the conditions of their captivity, but also how, and if, they are adapting to life back in their home village.