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2018
Feb
24
 
 
TCM is saluting Best Actor Winners tonight in its ongoing “31 Days of Oscar” TV fest, and the fun leads off with 1965’s Cat Ballou, for which Lee Marvin won the Best Actor Academy Award that year. Never mind that his performance, as a drunken former gunslinger, actually was a supporting rather than leading role – it was so good, he deserved to win. And this, to me, is the movie where Jane Fonda really proved she was a carry-the-film movie star in her own right – thr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
24
 
 
Tonight’s penultimate installment of Blue Planet II is “Coasts,” and it’s devoted to the places where the sea meets the land. And, as always, the photography is nothing less than stunning. To hear or read my new review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
The new Netflix crime anthology Seven Seconds, which becomes available Friday, echoes a number of similar series in recent years and proves there’s always room for another good one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
The men’s curling final is televised late into the night, at 3 a.m. ET Saturday, which is where you can watch the Cinderella USA men’s team take on Sweden for the gold. (So quit making fun of me for pushing curling from the start – this team is guaranteed to finish with either silver or gold, making it the highest-finishing men’s curling team in Olympics history.) Other events on cable networks today, tonight and early tomorrow include the gold medal final in the men&rsqu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
MIDSEASON PREMIERE: This new live-action reboot of The Tick is back with new episodes – six more, bringing the output to date to an even dozen. The humor is broad but funny – one of these new, sci-fi-flavored episodes is titled “My Dinner with Android” – and Yara Martinez from Jane the Virgin, as one of the show’s recurring villains, is a standout. Peter Serafinowicz stars as the blue-costumed superhero.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: This new Netflix film is another in its current spate of futuristic dystopian dramas. This one is set in a postmodern, post-today Berlin, with flying cars and robotic exotic dancer. Alexander Skarsgard, from Big Little Lies and True Blood, plays Leo, a bartender who suffered a boat accident as an Amish child, and has lived his adult live unable to speak. Seyneb Saleh plays Naadirah, a blue-haired worker at the nightclub where Leo works – and the two of them seem to have qui
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Famed Momofuku celebrity chef David Chang comes to Netflix with his own series, which is focused on two things: internationally mixed flavors, and home-style cooking. He has celebrity guests in each episode, but it’s the dishes that are the real stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
In prime time tonight, starting at 8 p.m. ET, NBC presents live coverage of two gold-medal final events: the team event in alpine skiing, and the big air final in men’s snowboarding.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
The AARP has been giving out its “Movies for Grownups” awards for quite a while – tonight marks its 17th annual such celebration – but this is the first one to be televised. The full title of this Great Performances special is Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine. Recorded earlier this month, this special features host Alan Cumming, who provides a parody musical number (take that, Oscars!). Helen Mirren gets a Career Achievement Awards, and nominees in all ca
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
23
 
 
Tonight’s new episode makes room on Graham Norton’s couch for one very interesting pair of guests: From I, Tonya, it’s Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.