Daily Archives: February 19, 2012

Sunday TV: ‘Dowton’ Finale, New ‘Race’

A lavish, sometimes shaky but overall glorious second season of “Downton Abbey” ends on “Masterpiece Classic” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) with a remarkable two hour “Christmas episode” that first aired in the U.K. during the holidays (odd, they bask in special episodes at a time when the U.S. mostly has reruns). Storylines are […]

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Many Guests Join Maya Rudolph on ‘SNL’

Maya Rudolph’s return to “Saturday Night Live” as host means old home week. Not since Betty White hosted last season and several seasons of female former cast members came to support her has there been so many stars jammed into the show. That meant Amy Poehler in three different sketches (“Bronx Beat,” Weekend Update including […]

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TV as Votive Candle: The Funeral of Whitney Houston

Mourning is an odd thing these days, especially for celebrities. Especially if the death is sudden, the cable news networks go into overdrive, interviewing anybody who had a remote connection to the deceased and even those who didn’t. They cover the public displays of balloons and flowers and teddy bears. If there’s old videos, they […]

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