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McNamara's Picks: 'Last Tango in Halifax,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' more

McNamara's Picks: 'Last Tango in Halifax,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' more

"Last Tango in Halifax" -- The best new show of the fall is a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the sylvan drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances. “Last Tango in Halifax ” tells the story of a widow and a widower who reconnect via Facebook and quickly rekindle a romance that never quite happened. But time, and her grim attendant's age and infirmity, are not the only obstacles this new/old love must face. Alan (Derek Jacobi) lives with his daughter, Gillian (Nicola Walker), and his grandson, Raff (Josh Bolt), on a sheep farm James Herriot might have serviced. His early love,...

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