Tuned In Journal

Better than ever, 'Better Call Saul' returns on AMC

Saturday, 22 February 2020 12:00 AM Written by

 

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“Better Call Saul,” (10 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Monday, AMC),the “Breaking Bad” prequel series that completely stands on its own as a character-driven thriller, returns after an extended absence for its 10-episode fifth season, just as excellent as it’s always been.

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"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (9 p.m. Sunday, HGTV) on a new channel and with a new host, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

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ABC premiere's 'For Life,' inspired by a true story

Monday, 10 February 2020 12:00 AM Written by

 

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With “Emergence” having completed its first season ABC replaces it this week with "For Life" (10 p.m. Tuesday), a legal show based on the real life of Isaac Wright Jr., who was wrongfully convicted and went on to study law in prison before his sentence was vacated.

In “For Life,” Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) becomes a lawyer who aids other inmates in litigating their cases while he works to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Surreal, slow 'Briarpatch' debuts on USA

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:00 AM Written by

 

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A slow-moving murder-mystery noir slathered with a topping of “Twin Peaks”-esque weirdness, "Briarpatch" (10 p.m. Thursday, USA) is a self-consciously strange series can’t quite settle on a tone. Sometimes absurdly funny, other times a little dull and draggy, “Briarpatch” is at least unlike the usual TV fare. What it is, though, is difficult to suss out in the first episode that introduces Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) as she returns to her Texas home town to investigate the murder of her sister.

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'Lego Masters' on Fox deserves to be a hit

Sunday, 02 February 2020 12:00 AM Written by

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As a child I never had much use for Legos. The kits were nowhere near as interesting as they are today and I didn't really have the patience or skill to build freestyle.

But I've been looking forward to Fox's "Lego Masters" (9 p.m. Wednesday, WPGH-TV) anyway, mostly because my 9-year-old son is nuts for Legos, spending much of his free time building from-scratch creations, especially spaceships (the U.S.S. Enterprise, the Orville, myriad "Star Wars" vehicles) that evince spatial skills I can never match.

It's with him in mind that "Lego Masters" seemed like fun, a show I hoped the whole family can enjoy. Turns out, it is.

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