Category Archives: What’s On TV

Monday TV: Leaving Interpreters Hanging

More than 50,000 Afghan and Iraqi people risked their lives by serving as interpreters for U.S. troops during missions in their countries. “The Interpreters”, a documentary by Andrés Caballero and Sofia Khan, looks into the risks and whether the U.S. protected them after their duties through the story of an Iraqi fixer who made his [...]

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Sunday TV: Back from Prison, Readjusting

Best known in the states for an unforgettable sour face (and sound) she made on “Episodes,” the U.K.’s Daisy Haggard stars in a new series of her own devising, about a woman just released from prison after an 18 year sentence for a murder that rocked her sleepy seaside town. But readjusting to life there [...]

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Saturday TV: ‘Sesame Street’ Turns 50

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Patti Labelle, Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K. Brown and Elvis Costello lend their hand in celebrating Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (HBO, 7 p.m.), though all that kids will want to see are Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar and the rest, none of whom look like they’ve aged a bit. It airs on [...]

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Friday TV: An Animated Sam-I-Am

There’s a lot of care put into an animated version of “Green Eggs and Ham” (Netflix, streaming). But the original 1960 Dr. Seuss book used only 50 words in its six dozen pages, so there may be an awful lot of story filler that may be as unpalatable as the emerald hue of breakfast items. [...]

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Thursday TV: Conan Goes to West Africa

Sam Richardson of “Veep” and “Detroiters” joins Conan O’Brien in his latest traveling to the West African  in the latest of his series of globe trotting “Conan Without Borders: Ghana” (TBS, 10 p.m.). “The Carbonaro Effect” (truTV, 10 p.m.) returns for a new season. Now there’s new Christmas romances on Thursday nights too with “A [...]

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Wednesday TV: Saluting ‘The Apollo’

It may be most famous for its hook and its democratic way of dealing with newcomers, but the New York landmark served as the stage for giants from Billie Holiday and Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Roger Ross Williams’ documentary “The Apollo” (HBO, 9 p.m.), shows examples of each, but also preparations [...]

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Tuesday TV: ‘Little Mermaid,’ Quasi-Live

The brief tradition of live broadcast musicals isn’t what it sued to be. Tonight’s “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents the Little Mermaid Live!” (ABC, 8 p.m.), for example, looks like it will largely the screening of the original animated film in honor of its 30th anniversary, that will cut from time to time to [...]

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Monday TV: HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’

In perhaps the most elaborate series devised for a Monday night on the premium network, “His Dark Materials” (HBO, 9 p.m.) adapts Philip Pullman’s fantasy about an 11-year-old who looks into the disappearance of a friend and finds that children have been kidnapped all along in this world, where everybody has an animal companion. Dafne [...]

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Sunday TV: The End of ‘The Affair’

It ends where it all began – up in Montauk, where Whitney’s wedding is the scene of the series finale of “The Affair” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) after five seasons of strong writing and acting. Then things move to the future where Alison’s adult daughter Joanie finds the truth about her mother’s death. Also ending its [...]

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Saturday TV: Preseason Christmas Movies

TV is skipping right over Thanksgiving to next month’s holiday, with nightly Christmas movies, including two new ones  tonight. Melissa Joan Hart stars as an event coordinator at her family lodge, runs into her college sweetheart (Ricardo Chavira) in the made-for-TV holiday romance, “Christmas Reservations” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) And “Merry & Bright” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) [...]

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