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Netflix streams Golden Globe-nominated 'Roma'

By Kevin McDonough Netflix begins streaming "Roma" (R), one of the most acclaimed movies of the year. Following a recent Netflix trend, "Roma" was entered into film festival competition and given a limited theatrical release in order to qualify … more

Why is comedy taken so seriously nowadays?

By Kevin McDonough The New Year is still two weeks away and I'm filled with resolutions. For other people! If I had my wish, I'd love for the TV gods to serve up fewer shows about vampires. Fewer series with "Marvel" in the title and a complete … more

Some Christmas specials just shouldn't be made

By Kevin McDonough The rash of holiday specials can seem excessive. Are they all in good taste? Or a blemish on the season? Proof that every sort of program can have its very own special holiday moment, "Dr. Pimple Popper: The 12 Pops of … more

Nat Geo film looks at impact of climate change

By Kevin McDonough It looks like the "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" can do more than standup. The actress Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the title character on the Emmy-winning Amazon Prime series, will narrate the documentary "Paris to Pittsburgh" (9 … more

'30 for 30' recalls legendary 1990 boxing upset

By Kevin McDonough Recalling one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports, the "30 for 30" (9 p.m., ESPN) documentary "42 to 1" recalls the 1990 title fight between "Iron" Mike Tyson and challenger James "Buster" Douglas. The title … more

'Sacred' explores intimate moments of faith

By Kevin McDonoughTime was, good manners meant never talking about politics or religion in mixed company. Now, whole swaths of the television schedule discuss nothing but. The news media generally … more

Sci-fi thriller 'Counterpart' begins new season

By Kevin McDonough The bleak and stylish science-fiction thriller "Counterpart" (9 p.m. Sunday, Starz, TV-MA) returns for a second season. J.K. Simmons, the master of emotional restraint, stars as Howard Silk. First seen as a low-level … more

Netflix provides viewers with several new offerings

By Kevin McDonough Fans of "ironic" takes on holiday specials that pour on tinsel by the shovelful are in luck. Netflix's hit baking show sendup "Nailed It!" (TV-PG) begins streaming several Christmas-themed competitions today. For the … more

Beloved 'Charlie Brown Christmas' airs tonight

By Kevin McDonough Not every Christmas television special holds up for more than half a century. First broadcast on CBS on Dec. 9, 1965, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-G) remains one of the most beloved and anticipated holiday … more

Admirable 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' begins new season

By Kevin McDonough It's hard not to admire Amazon Prime's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (TV-MA). It's also entirely possible to have very mixed feelings about the handsome production from husband-and-wife team Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel … more

Travel offers 'Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox'

By Kevin McDonough It's always interesting when a new show's title sounds like a parody. "Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox" (8 p.m., Travel, TV-G) will feature the "Transformers" star as a tour guide for the armchair explorer. In the opening … more

Celebrities share stories 'Always at The Carlyle'

By Kevin McDonoughThose in search of pure escapism could do worse than "Always at The Carlyle" (9 p.m., Starz), directed by Matthew Miele ("Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"). New York's Carlyle hotel … more

'Nightflyers:' Chilling mix of sci-fi, psychological horror

By Kevin McDonough Syfy launches "Nightflyers" (10 p.m. Sunday, TV-MA), a mind-bending space opera set in the year 2093. Based on a novella by George R.R. Martin ("Game of Thrones"), this 10-part series blends psychological horror with … more

Cartoon documentary 'Tour Bus' profiles James Brown

By Kevin McDonough "Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus" (10 p.m., Cinemax, TV-MA) just may be the most underappreciated series around. Few other shows point to a whole new genre; in this case, the cartoon documentary. Cartoons solve the … more

'Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' airs on ABC

By Kevin McDonough The magic of the holidays mingles with flagrant product placement and corporate promotion on several network specials. "Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit" (8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) promotes a movie franchise, … more

Unsteady alliances are formed as 'Vikings' returns

By Kevin McDonough Brothers killing brothers, a hint of human sacrifice and a stunted king's vow to kill his stepmother. You can't say "Vikings" (8 p.m. and 9 p.m., History, TV-14) isn't epic. The drama enters the second half of its fifth season … more

A&E gives voice to victims of religious rackets

By Kevin McDonough Exposing extreme religion and its discontents has become part of the A&E brand. Now in its third season, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" (9 p.m., TV-14) continues to interview former members of the so-called church … more

Killer robots and entertaining skeptics

By Kevin McDonough How can you not watch a film about human nature narrated by an android? Featuring the voice of a lifelike Japanese creation named Kodomoroid, "The Truth About Killer Robots" (10 … more

True crime series 'Dirty John' premieres on Bravo

By Kevin McDonough A true crime saga disguised as melodrama, "Dirty John" (10 p.m. Sunday, Bravo, TV-14) proves you can find inspiration for a soap opera anywhere. Based on a popular podcast, the eight-episode series stars Connie Britton as Debra … more

Are you a fan of dark comedies? 'Sick Note' is for you

By Kevin McDonough "As funny as cancer" is not a compliment. Fans of dark comedies should at least sample "Sick Note," a new import series streaming on Netflix beginning today. Rupert Grint stars as an ambition-free man thrown for a loop by a … more
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