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Fresh streaming mysteries via New Zealand, Sweden

By Kevin McDonough We may be stuck at home, but we can still "travel" to other shores on our screens. Set among vivid New Zealand scenery, "The Sounds" begins streaming today on Acorn. A bright and attractive couple, Maggie (Rachelle Lefevre, … more

MTV's 'Ghosted' is both fleeting and profound

By Kevin McDonough Future historians studying our weird times might do well to pore over "Ghosted: Love Gone Missing" (9 p.m., MTV, TV-14). Combining heartbreak and social media forensics, "Ghosted" returns for a second season. Faced with a … more

TCM rescues women films, filmmakers from obscurity

By Kevin McDonough As the saying goes, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." How about women ignored for 12 decades? TCM launches "Women Make Film" (8 p.m.), a 12-week series of hourlong examinations of women filmmakers from the earliest … more

CNN offers 'After Truth': The cost of fake news

By Kevin McDonough Back in the day, most schoolchildren learned about George Washington, who could not tell a lie. It turns out, the cherry tree tale was a bit of a fable. Even that lesson in honesty was a little embroidered. "After Truth" (10 … more

Streaming services offer up many new viewing options

By Kevin McDonough Friday's movie debuts include "All Together Now," streaming on Netflix, a teen melodrama based on the book "Sorta Like a Rock Star" by Matthew Quick. Auli'i Cravalho stars as Amber Appleton, a bright, talented and immensely … more

'Madea's Farewell Play' begins streaming on BET+ app

By Kevin McDonough It's never easy to say goodbye. Particularly when you keep a social distance. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play" was a sold-out hit in live theaters in 2019 and ran through February of this year, when it was forced to close … more

What happened to Pablo Escobar's African hippos?

By Kevin McDonough "The Hunt for Escobar's Hippos" (8 p.m., Smithsonian) is not your average animal story. I'm not saying it's the next "Tiger King," but it certainly has its weird elements. While the tale of drug lord Pablo Escobar has been … more

Netflix debuts 'Emily's Wonder Lab' for kid scientists

By Kevin McDonough Wanna let off some STEAM? Netflix debuts "Emily's Wonder Lab," a kid-friendly exposure to the laboratory hosted by professional science enthusiast Emily Calandrelli. The West Virginia native has been blending science education … more

'Find Me in Paris' sports time-traveling ballerina

By Kevin McDonough Tutus, tiaras and time travel! Oh my! Hulu will premiere the third season of "Find Me in Paris," a ballet fantasy that combines every young dancer's dreams with time-travel secret missions right out of "Doctor Who." Jessica … more

COVID love stories; 'The Vow' and Olivia de Havilland

By Kevin McDonough Ready for a quarantine miniseries? Freeform presents a weekend-long tale of four overlapping stories of "Love in the Time of Corona" (8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, TV-14). As the title implies, it offers dramatic meditations on … more

Is 'Max' building on HBO, or trashing its image?

By Kevin McDonough HBO Max imports something called "Singletown," a dating show that breaks no new ground. It gathers a gaggle of the recently broken-up to live in an apartment building surrounded by others looking for love - including some of … more

Belushi embarks on new career as cannabis farmer

By Kevin McDonough COVID has returned many to their backyard gardens, and even the country life. Even famous people. The notion of celebrities working the fields was the subject of the 1942 hit "Farming" for Danny Kaye, filled with bawdy puns and … more

The CW imports gamer comedy 'Dead Pixels'

By Kevin McDonough You can't say COVID hasn't scrambled things for TV programmers. We're now seeing obscure imports that we'd never see on network television under "normal" circumstances. Best known as an outlet for comic book adaptations like … more

'Ted Lasso' is lacking in humor, believability

By Kevin McDonough Jason Sudeikis stars in "Ted Lasso," streaming today on Apple TV+. A fish-out-of-water tale that was reportedly developed to help sell American viewers on Premier League Football (known here as soccer,), "Lasso" offers a tepid … more

'Lovecraft Country' blends real history, pulp fiction

By Kevin McDonough Most of us know that racism is monstrous. But does a monster fantasy help illuminate historic oppression? Or turn it into some other form of "entertainment"? When first seen, Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) is a Black … more

Peacock imports dramedy 'Five Bedrooms'

By Kevin McDonough Peacock begins streaming the Australian dramedy "Five Bedrooms." The series has a concept so obvious, you wonder why it hasn't been made before. Until you realize that it's really a scripted series constructed like a reality … more

HBO recalls murder that rocked New York City

By Kevin McDonough "Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) offers a documentary look at a 1989 murder that convulsed New York City. The film offers a minute-by-minute account of the crime and interviews friends and associates of … more

'Hard Knocks' explores NFL options during COVID crisis

By Kevin McDonough A hill of beans in the scheme of things, television has begun to run out of "new" product. Talk of the "fall season" becomes complicated when so many series have run up against the closure of studios. Even the most … more

Disney+ pays tributes to lyricist Howard Ashman

By Kevin McDonough Business histories are often dominated by titans of industry who create billion-dollar enterprises. They rarely make room for the singular artist whose early years were decidedly funky and deliberately … more

Showtime offers U.K. cop drama 'We Hunt Together'

By Kevin McDonough The wrestler fixation of pop culture continues. Not only does Dwayne Johnson star in hit movies, host "The Titan Games" (8 p.m. Sunday, NBC, r, TV-PG) and have an HBO comedy under his belt, he's now part of a group of investors … more
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