Daily Archives: November 6, 2011

‘Hell on Wheels’ Builds a Railroad

The building of the transcontinental railroad is such a good subject for a series, it’s a wonder something like “Hell on Wheels” (AMC, 10 p.m.) hasn’t happened before. Just a few years after the Civil War’s end, the connection of the East and West coast was seen as a way to sew up the country […]

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Also on Sunday: Pretty Great ‘Page Eight’

For all the quality on TV tonight, from “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.) to “Homeland” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) and “Dexter” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), the best thing might be the feature-length offering on “Masterpiece Contemporary” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). “Page Eight” stars Bill Nighy, engaging, flinty and smart in what is much the same […]

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The News Comes Through for ‘SNL’

Being off a couple of weeks helps “Saturday Night Live” build up its material. Not that the writers need time to write; it just gives the world time to come up with some truly crazy things to satirize. For this week, in a show hosted by Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” there […]

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