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Posted May 18, 2016in On The Tube

South of Heaven

    “Preacher” makes a hell of a debut; “Wayward Pines” and “Powers” return.   “Preacher” Sunday, May 22 (AMC) Series Debut: The uninitiated have no idea what the hell “Preacher” is, while the fanboys are convinced that the 1995-2000 Vertigo comic-book series can’t be adapted for any screen, let

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Posted May 11, 2016in On The Tube

Catch up!

  A few shows you need to watch as TV gears up for summer May is mostly a dead zone of season finales and reruns as TV gears up for the summer. Remember all those shows I’ve told you to watch harder in this very column? Now is the time

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Posted May 04, 2016in On The Tube

Belly laughs

  Ali Wong delivers a “Baby Cobra”; “Grace & Frankie” return for Round 2. “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra” Friday, May 6 (Netflix) Stand-Up Special: Ali Wong is one of the funniest comedians you’ve probably never heard of — and she’s definitely the most pregnant one you’ve ever seen in her

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Posted April 27, 2016in On The Tube

Dark shadows

  “Penny Dreadful” is back and creepy; “Person of Interest” begins the end.   “Penny Dreadful” Sunday, May 1 (Showtime) Season Premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap returns for Season 3 with Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) scattered about the globe, leaving a broken

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Posted April 20, 2016in On The Tube

Westeros confidential

“Game of Thrones” is back; “Mike & Molly” are out. “Game of Thrones” Sunday, April 24 (HBO) Season Premiere: What comprehensive information do I have on the Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones”? None. What critical motivation do you need to watch it anyway? None. In 2015, HBO mailed

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Posted April 13, 2016in On The Tube

“Orphan Black” returns with multiplied tension; “The Night Manager” bests Bond.

“Orphan Black” Thursday, April 14 (BBC America) Season Premiere: Tense sci-fi soap “Orphan Black” has so much going within its clone-crowded narrative that the news of out-there musician Peaches appearing in Season 4, playing herself, barely even registers (in fact, it almost makes too much sense). In this chapter, Sarah

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Posted April 06, 2016in On The Tube

Are you experienced?

“The Girlfriend Experience” takes sex seriously; “Dice” rolls snake eyes. “The Girlfriend Experience” Sunday, April 10 (Starz) Series Debut: No Starz series has ever arrived with as much critic-melting pageantry as “The Girlfriend Experience.” The 13-episode series is produced by Steven Soderbergh (and based on his 2009 movie of the

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Posted April 01, 2016in On The Tube

Hard times

    “Banshee” returns for one last brutal run; good riddance, “American Idol.”   “Banshee” Friday, April 1 (Cinemax) Season Premiere: Anyone flinching at the hand-to-hand-combat brutality of “Daredevil” has never seen Cinemax’s “Banshee.” Season 4 will be the last for this overlooked, gritty slice of Amish-country crime noir (stay

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Posted March 23, 2016in On The Tube

Love and money

“The Catch” Thursday, March 24 (ABC) Series debut: A Shonda Rhimes production batting cleanup on ABC’s hottest night, which she essentially owns (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy”)? Do I even need to continue here? Yes, because “The Catch” is, and isn’t, typical Shondaland TV. Sure, the

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Posted March 16, 2016in On The Tube

Devil’s night

“Daredevil” Friday, March 18 (Netflix) Season Premiere: Compared to Ben Affleck’s “Daredevil,” the 2004 Thomas Jane-led “Punisher” flick wasn’t that bad — but Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”) is the ultimate Punisher the fanboys have been waiting for. Season 2 of Marvel/Netflix smash “Daredevil” picks up with Matt Murdock (Charlie

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