Author Archives: Roger Catlin

Wednesday TV: Different Kind of ‘Snowfall’

The fourth season of drug saga “Snowfall” (FX, 10 p.m.) begins with a pair of episodes. By now, it’s 1985 following the reelection of Ronald Reagan and a new war on drugs, including the dealers of South Central Los Angeles. Dog training is the job of Jas Leverette in the new series “Canine Intervention” (Netflix, […]

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Tuesday TV: Another ‘Superman & Lois’

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are the latest two to play “Superman & Lois” (CW, 8 p.m.) in a new series where they’re parents of teens, one of whom may have dad’s superpowers. So it’s a teen series as well as another facet of the network’s overcrowded Arrowverse. The 90-minute premiere is followed by a half […]

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Monday TV: More Scandanavian Drama

HBO’s Monday nights go further Scandanavian with the premiere of “Beartown” (HBO, 9 p.m.), an adaptation of the bestseller by the same name from Fredrick Backman, who also wrote “A Man Called One.” It’s about a Swedish hockey star who returns to his small northern town after a stint in the Canadian NHL team, to […]

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Sunday TV: Dismaying ‘Allen v. Farrow’

Ready to disavow every work by one of America’s most talented and prolific filmmaker for the last half century? The harrowing four-part “Allen v. Farrow” (HBO, 9 p.m.) slams a legacy like no work since the Michael Jackson-damning “Leaving Neverland” (also on HBO) to make one reconsider everything in light of the barrage of evidence […]

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Saturday TV: Serial Killer on Long Island

Kim Delaney stars as a mother whose search for her daughter leads to finding 19 bodies in the made-for-TV movie “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), produced by Deborah Norville, who once covered the case for “Inside Edition.”  “A Wild Year on Earth” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) looks […]

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Friday TV: McDormand Out in ‘Nomadland’

Frances McDormand stars in the new “Nomadland” (Hulu, streaming) about a woman who decides to travel around after her Nevada gypsum plant closes. David Strathairn also stars in the movie by Chloe Zhao. In the new movie “I Care a Lot” (Netflix, streaming), Rosamond Pike plays a woman who tries to scam old people, until […]

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Thursday TV: ‘Dateline’s Own Crime Series

Why should streaming services be the only place for multi-episode true crime documentary series? Network newsmagazines have been doing true crime episodes for decades, so why not their own crime series? So here’s the there part “The Widower” (NBC, 10 p.m.) about a Las Vegas man with a terrible mullet who is accused of killing […]

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That Time I Interviewed Rush Limbaugh

The mistake I made when I met Rush Limbaugh 30 years ago was that I thought he was just kidding. The bluster, the self-promotion, the exaggerated outrage of the radio star, who died Wednesday at 70, was so over the top you’d think he was trying to portray every liberal’s idea of a stereotypical right […]

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Wednesday: Toasting the 14th Amendment

Will Smith hosts the six-part documentary series exploring the 14th amendment promising equal protection in “Amend: The Fight for America” (Netflix, streaming). Actors including Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson and Yara Shahidi read speeches from luminaries that include Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Eve Hewson stars in […]

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Tuesday TV: A History of the Black Church

Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts the four-hour, two part “The Black Church: This is Our Story This is Our Song” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) which represents Black History Month by showing how significance the church has been in the life and culture of African Americans, with a lot of historical insight and some […]

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