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Streaming service Paramount+ launches today

By Kevin McDonough There are more streaming options now than ever. More, it seems, than there were shows back in the days of broadcast television. To add to the confusion, they keep changing their names. CBS All Access becomes Paramount+ … more

Netflix series 'Moxie' reintroduces zine culture

By Kevin McDonough Directed by and starring Amy Poehler, the 2021 teen comedy "Moxie" streams on Netflix. Not made available for review, "Moxie" stars Hadley Robinson as a pleasant high school student who finds herself slowly radicalized by the … more

'Soul of a Nation' both new and sadly familiar

By Kevin McDonough In a move both daring and familiar, ABC will dedicate six Tuesday nights to "Soul of a Nation" (10 p.m., ABC), a docuseries focused on the Black American experience. Covering history and recent events, sports and music, … more

Apple TV+ offers documentary on Billie Eilish

By Kevin McDonough Two offerings put the emphasis on how social media makes stars of those not yet out of their teens, or even high school. Streaming on Apple TV+, "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry" follows the singer, just 17, as … more

Lifetime's 'Girl in the Basement' is truly horrible

By Kevin McDonough Can a Lifetime movie go too far? I know that just by asking that I'm helping to promote the movie, but when does a disturbing, "woman-in-peril" film become an exercise in disturbed sadism? And a dull one at that? The phrase … more

'Punky Brewster' gets an update for Peacock

By Kevin McDonough Soleil Moon Frye returns to star in an update of "Punky Brewster," streaming on Peacock. She's still Punky, but she's 40-something now and living in a loft with an adopted brood of her own, including two boys who seem based on … more

'Ginny & Georgia' and 'Canine Intervention' debut

By Kevin McDonough "We're the 'Gilmore Girls,' but with bigger boobs." That's an actual line of dialogue in the new Netflix melodrama "Ginny & Georgia," but sometimes it feels like a plot summary. When we first meet Ginny (Antonia Gentry), … more

'Assembly Required' hopes to re-create old magic

By Kevin McDonough A faulty memory can be your best friend. Life would be unbearable if we remembered every boring or painful moment. Most of us cling to the highlight reel and make the best of things. Our recollection of entertainment can be … more

'Allen v. Farrow': Private anguish, public lives

By Kevin McDonough Viewers in search of deeply uncomfortable viewing should not miss "Allen v. Farrow" (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO, TV-MA). The four-part documentary series examines allegations that filmmaker Woody Allen molested Mia Farrow's adopted … more

Will 'Nomadland' rank with notable road movies?

By Kevin McDonough With the Golden Globe Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, awards-season chatter has begun. Few films have inspired as much anticipation as the 2020 road film "Nomadland," starring Frances McDormand ("Fargo") as a woman who loses her … more

'Dateline' to air 'The Widower' over three nights

By Kevin McDonough Given viewers' bottomless appetite for obsessive multipart true-crime docuseries, it's surprising that "Dateline" (10 p.m., NBC) has taken so long to get with the program. Presented over three nights, "The Widower" follows a … more

First person accounts in A&E's 'I Survived a Crime'

By Kevin McDonough We're getting to the point where every moment of our lives ends up on somebody's camera. All of that footage would be daunting except for the fact that nobody, not even its subjects, has the patience to watch it. Given the … more

Dwayne Johnson's vanity project is anything but funny

By Kevin McDonough In what universe is The Rock considered funny? He's certainly successful, popular and steeped in all of the symbols of wealth. But funny? Has anyone seen "Ballers"? The new sitcom "Young Rock" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14) deserves … more

Starz launches period costume drama 'The Luminaries'

By Kevin McDonough What's the best way to describe the new series "The Luminaries" (9:30 p.m. Sunday, Starz, TV-MA)? Perhaps as a period costume drama seemingly intended to fill a gap between seasons of "Outlander." Like "Outlander," this new … more

Funerals as farce: 'Buried by the Bernards' on Netflix

By Kevin McDonough The notion of a reality show as a sitcom is about as old as this century, dating back to "The Osbournes," at least. So entrenched is the genre, one begins to wonder whether its "stars" were cast as types or have grown into … more

Psychological thriller 'Clarice' begins on CBS

By Kevin McDonough The new psychological thriller "Clarice" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14) explores the tortured character of Clarice Starling, popularized by Jodie Foster in the 1991 Oscar-winning adaptation of Thomas Harris's grim novel "The Silence of … more

'Tough As Nails' presents a farce of the working class

By Kevin McDonough "Tough As Nails" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) returns for a second season. Hosted by Phil Keoghan of "Amazing Race" fame, it applies the reality TV competition formula to blue-collar work. A popular summer diversion, "Tough" collected … more

Pizza history on 'Food That Built America'

By Kevin McDonough Blending business history, changing culinary tastes and "branding" battles, "The Food That Built America" (10 p.m., History, TV-PG) enters its second season. It begins in the 1950s, as two brothers attempt to introduce … more

'The Equalizer' joins CBS's hyper-violent schedule

By Kevin McDonough The notion that everything has to be remade at least once is hardly new. But it does seem to have gained velocity of late. Which brings us to the "new" "Equalizer" (Sunday, CBS, post-Super Bowl). Not to give too much away, but … more

Taking Britney Spears seriously; snippets of 'Snoopy'

By Kevin McDonough Sometimes, recent history can seem the most remote. A new entry in the documentary series "The New York Times Presents" (10 p.m., FX and FX on Hulu, TV-MA), "Framing Britney Spears" reaches all the way back to the late 1990s … more
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