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‘TV Eye’ Takes a Little Break

The ol’ blog takes a little break during a period of travel. Hope to see you at the end of the month, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom!

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Capital Radio 1-9-23: Nixon’s the One

Among the birthdays celebrated today were David Johansen (who turns 73), Jimmy Page (79), Joan Baez (820) and Haddaway (57) but a number of those who have passed, including Roy Head, Big Al Downing and Bill Cowsill. The biggest amount of time were given to David Bowie and Elvis Presley, who were both born the […]

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Thursday TV: Doc Martin Calls it Quits

After an 18 year run and 10 seasons, the character of “Doc Martin” (Acorn TV, streaming) is retired with a final Christmas-themed episode. Can the cranky doctor played all these years by Martin Clunes be changed by the holidays?  The new series “Deadline” (BritBox, streaming) stars James D’Arcy as a journalist looking into the case […]

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Thursday TV: Dolly’s Movie About a Special

“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” (NBC, 8 pm.) may sound like a nolliday variety special, but it’s actually a movie musical about the making of such a special. Along the way, its stars will sing “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You” and introduce songs from friends Willie Nelson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmie Allen, […]

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Wednesday TV: The Bodybuilder Murder

When a female bodybuilder shot her (also bodybuilding) husband on Valentine’s Day 1995 in self defense, it created just the kind of lurid details to serve up a new documentary limited series, “Killer Sally” (Netflix, streaming).  The rise of and fall of Colombian soccer and its star Andres Escobar from 1987 to 1994 is the […]

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Friday: Dunham’s ‘Catherine Called Birdy’

Lena Dunham of “Girls” fame returns to write and direct a new film, adapting Karen Cushion’s historical children’s novel “Catherine Called Birdy” (Amazon Prime, streaming). Set in the 13th century it concerns  the 14 year old Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who fends off suitors her father (Andrew Scott) insists she marry. Russell Brand and Billie […]

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Tuesday TV: Fat Joe Hosts Hip Hop Awards

Fat Joe hosts The BET Hip Hop Awards (BET 9 p.m.) from Atlanta, with Drake leading with 14 nominations, followed by Kanye West with 10 and Kendrick Lamar with nine. Trina will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award. Performers include French Montana, Joey Bada$$, N.O.R.E., Pusha T, Armani White, Bleu, EST Gee, Gorilla and […]

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Friday TV: New Garcia Comedy ‘Sprung’

Greg Garcia’s brand of sly comedy, that ran from “My Name is Earl” to “Raising Hope” to “The Guest Book” continues his nuttiness with his new one, “Sprung” (Amazon FreeVee, streaming) that features some of his recurring (and welcome) stars Garrett Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton (who is putting on a particularly Cloris Leachman effect here) […]

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Thursday TV: ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

Tatiana Maslany is used to playing multiple characters as she did on “Orphan Black.” But in her new role, she plays both a petite attorney and a seven-foot green monster in high heels. She’s “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (Disney+, streaming), a series that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is none too grown up either. […]

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Sunday TV: More Tales of Zombie Central

“Tales of the Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) is the latest spinoff of the never-ending zombie saga, with new individual stories contained in each of its six episodes. Kenan returns to Queens to try and reclaim a place in the family business on the second season premiere of “Power Book III: Raising Kenan” (Starz, 9 […]

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