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2019
Nov
26
 
 
In 2017, FX presented the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan, dramatizing the behind-the-scenes conflicts during the filming of the 1962 thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? That movie starred Bette Davis and Joan Crawford – who were played in the Feud miniseries, respectively, by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. They gave great performances, but so did the original actresses, in this very original and very, very creepy movie. Davis plays a former child sta
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
26
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: Dolly Parton has been an official member of Opry family for 50 years, but actually has been associated with the Grand Ole Opry for more than half a century (she made her first appearance on the Opry’s radio show when she was just a kid). This special, taped last month, is a celebration of not only the durable and celebrated venue, but of the equally durable and celebrated Parton herself.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
26
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: This new sports documentary, about celebrated skier Lindsay Vonn, has a few rough early moments, emotional ones, when recounting her childhood – especially regarding her often estranged father, who coached her when she was young. But once this documentary gets going, it’s all downhill…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
26
 
 
When I first sat down to watch Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix), I felt a bit like the guy in the book: doubtful that I would like it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
26
 
 
The Rebecca Eaton era is ending at Masterpiece. It has been, well, mostly masterful...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
26
 
 
On the eve of the holiday we Americans traditionally celebrate by rounding up all family members, even the ones we don't really want to see, we’re getting a subtle gift from overseas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
25
 
 
Once upon a time, if you wanted to convey that a television character was a little wild or a little raffish, you gave that character a cigarette. For a variety of reasons – all of them good – that's become more problematic...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
25
 
 
Bob and Abishola aren’t even a couple yet, and already they’re part of a potential romantic triangle. An old suitor of Abishola’s, played by Tony Tambi, re-enters the picture, asking Abishola for a second chance. How can Bob compete – or can he?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
25
 
 
In this week’s episode, we finally spend time with two long-awaited elements of this HBO series: the armor-plated polar bear, and the intrepid adventurer played by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Only one of them arrives courtesy of CGI special effects – but rest assured. So long as I’m aware, no Lin-Manuel Mirandas were hurt in the making of this TV show.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
25
 
 
Up until 20 or 30 years ago, education was considered a standard component in prison rehabilitation programs...