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  • Internet treats to binge on before the Halloween tricksters arrive demanding candy

    Internet treats to binge on before the Halloween tricksters arrive demanding candy

    It's Halloween, kids! And people dressed as kids! And kids dressed not as people! And everybody! While you wait for the trick-or-treaters to come or while you arrange your candy by size later tonight, why not take in these spooky-comic, Internet-available delights —  as sweet as candy and better...

  • HBO's multilayered update of 'Westworld' is TV's next big game-changer

    HBO's multilayered update of 'Westworld' is TV's next big game-changer

    HBO swings big. That has been its brand since the days of “It’s not television, it’s HBO.” Television eventually caught up, which meant HBO had to swing bigger; it is not built for, or on, a slate of solid but not spectacular shows. It is a premium cable channel, which means it needs to bring the...

  • NBC's time-travel series 'Timeless' is corny B-movie fun

    NBC's time-travel series 'Timeless' is corny B-movie fun

    Time travel – it should work, right? We understand time, we understand travel. It seems to be just a matter of getting the parts. Until then, we have television. A lot of television. Along with BBC America's "Doctor Who," Starz's "Outlander" and the CW's "Legends of Tomorrow," to name just a few,...

  • Fox's new 'Pitch' shows that a female player in the MLB is more than a gimmick

    Fox's new 'Pitch' shows that a female player in the MLB is more than a gimmick

    Local temperatures may remain in the upper 80s, but the broadcast networks appear to be embracing their inner cozy as we head into fall. Sure, “The Exorcist” is scuttling our way, but with all the new and unabashed family sentiment, (“Speechless,” “This Is Us”), reunions with old favorites (Kiefer...

  • 'MacGyver' is back, for no good reason at all

    'MacGyver' is back, for no good reason at all

    “Why, why, why, ‘MacGyver’ ”? “Why, why, whyyyyyyy, ‘MacGyver’ ”? The above should be sung to the tune of the Tom Jones hit “Delilah,” and if you know that oldie-but-goodie, you may be the age to have a nostalgic interest in CBS’ reboot of the iconic 1980’s DIY secret-agent series. Interest that...

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