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TV Show: Olive Kitteridge ( 2014 )
Based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of a woman whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and a staunch moral center.
TV Show: Brooklyn Bridge ( 1991 )
This nostalgic family comedy, which series creator Gary David Goldberg loosely based on his own childhood, chronicles life in 1956 Brooklyn, N.Y., from the perspective of Alan Silver, a middle-class Jewish 14-year-old who shares an apartment with his parents -- George, a postal worker, and Phyllis, who also works outside the home -- and his younger brother, Nathaniel. Phyllis' parents, Jules and Sophie, live in the same building. Alan is dating Katie Monahan, a Catholic girl, which is hard for his grandmother to accept, although in every other respect Sophie is stern but loving and tolerant.
Movie: Longford ( 2006 )
A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
TV Show: Casual ( 2015 )
Casual is a comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter.
TV Show: Back to Life ( 2019 )
When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won't be easy.
TV Show: Mrs. America ( 2020 )
Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
TV Show: Broad City ( 2014 )
Broad City is an odd-couple comedy about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City. Abbi and Ilana are broke and flawed, and they don't shy away from the sticky situations NYC throws at them -- they dive right into the muck. No matter how bad it gets, these broads are always down with whatever hits them.
TV Show: Ramy ( 2019 )
Ramy is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. Ramy will bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it's like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.
TV Show: The Deuce ( 2017 )
The Deuce was inspired in part by the career of twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for Mob control of the volatile and lucrative sex industry from its origins. This drama will chronicle the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s
TV Show: Wolf Hall ( 2015 )
Historical drama chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell, the son of a humble blacksmith who became King Henry VIII's chief minister, as he navigated the corridors of power in the Tudor court.
TV Show: McCloud ( 1970 )
Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of the Taos police travels to NYC to track down a criminal. He ends up loaned to the NYPD as a special investigator, and his laid-back cowboy ways are a strict contrast to the rough-and-tumble NY police officers that he works with.The series was part of NBC's Sunday Mystery Movie, and brought in high ratings as it rotated with Columbo and McMillan and Wife.
TV Show: MacGyver ( 1985 )
MacGyver follows the adventures of the laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent Angus MacGyver. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution whenever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Utilizing his education as a scientist and his experience as an operative in the Department of External Services (DXS), he is able to solve a range of problems usually with the help of his ever-present Swiss Army knife.
TV Show: Hunter ( 1984 )
L.A.P.D. Sgt. Rick Hunter is a tough-minded, Dirty Harry-type policeman who can't stand the creeps, thieves, rapists, and especially murderers who prowl the streets of Los Angeles. Unfortunately his method of doing things doesn't sit well with his precinct captains, which lead to their efforts to get rid of him. Because of his heavy-handed approach, he is unable to keep partners for any significant time frame, and is assigned to Sgt. Dee Dee 'The Brass Cupcake' McCall.
TV Show: Banacek ( 1972 )
Thomas Banacek is an investigator who takes on "impossible cases" for insurance companies. In return for a finder's fee, Banacek will find a missing insured item. If a football player disappears in the middle of a play in front of thousands of fans, or an experimental rocket engine disappears in full view of a hundred witnesses at an exhibition hall... Banacek is the man to find them.
TV Show: McMillan & Wife ( 1971 )
San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart McMillan's duties require him to intervene personally in police cases when circumstances warrant. By good fortune, his wife Sally is something of a genius. They have a shrewd housekeeper named Mildred, who is as often as not at odds with her slightly distraught sister Agatha. Commissioner McMillan is aided by the saturnine but enthusiastic Sgt. Enright.
TV Show: The Defenders ( 1961 )
Together, Lawrence Preston and his son Kenneth represent defendants in complex legal cases.
TV Show: Legend ( 1995 )
Ernest Pratt is a novelist who is confused for his character Nicodemus Legend by the reading public. Pratt's friend, Janos Bartok convinces Pratt to assume the role of Legend in order solve crimes and maybe make a few scientific discoveries along the way.
TV Show: At Home with Amy Sedaris ( 2017 )
Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills, from creating popsicle-stick buddies and gutting a fish to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen. As always, Amy will use her unique expertise to entertain guests, demonstrate her know-how by preparing meals and exhibit her can-do spirit by attempting to work out personal issues. Remember, if you want to be the perfect host, accentuate the positives and medicate the negatives.
TV Show: Hunderby ( 2012 )
Helene is a shipwreck survivor washed ashore near a small English village. There, she is swept off her feet by widowed pastor Edmund and the two soon marry, with the puritanical Edmund believing his bride to be untouched by another man. But it seems that she has a history, and a dark one at that.
TV Show: Angel ( 1960 )
Trials of a young American Architect with an enchanting but foolish French wife.
TV Show: Independent Lens ( 1999 )
Independent Lens is an anthology of independent documentary films.
TV Show: Bless Me Father ( 1978 )
Bless Me Father is a British situation comedy starring Arthur Lowe, Daniel Abineri, Gabrielle Daye, Patrick McAlinney, David Ryall, and Sheila Keith. It was aired on ITV from 1978 until 1981 and described the adventures of an Irish Catholic priest, Father Charles Duddleswell (Lowe) and his young curate (Abineri) in the fictional parish of St. Jude's in suburban London.
TV Show: Road to Avonlea ( 1990 )
Based on a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea follows a young rich girl as she is sent to live with relatives in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley) is a 10-year-old Montréal heiress who is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts, Hetty and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family.This critically-acclaimed Canadian favourite follows Sarah as she struggles to transition from her privileged Montréal life to survive emotionally in rural Avonlea without her father, as well as the drama and romance of the other members of the King family and other residents of the Avonlea community.
TV Show: Mad About You ( 1992 )
Mad About You tells the story of Paul and Jamie Buchman, a husband and wife trying their best to be married and stay in love. Along the way, this urban duo must contend with their sometimes difficult friends and family — not to mention the daily inconveniences of daily life — and learn to savor the everyday miracles.Initially aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999
TV Show: Hardware ( 2003 )
The series revolves around the store staff as they engage in a daily wisecrack battle with packs of DIY obsessed clients.
TV Show: Vanished ( 2006 )
In the series premiere, Sara Collins, the beautiful young wife of prominent Georgia Senator Jeffrey Collins, inexplicably vanishes. As the search for Sara unravels one of the nation's most prominent families, it also exposes evidence that could rock the foundations of American society. Through the eyes of Senior FBI Agent Graham Kelton, ambitious reporter Judy Nash and the distraught members of the Collins family, viewers will journey inside a sensational, thrilling national soap opera. Kelton, partnered with determined Agent Len Mei, uncovers enigmatic clues that suggest Sara's disappearance may be part of a large, sinister conspiracy. At the Collins home, Jeffrey and Sara's dutiful son Max is keeping secrets of his own, while his rebellious sister Marcy is on the verge of eloping with her sketchy boyfriend Ben, whose motives are questionable. Just when things couldn't get any more chaotic for Senator Collins, his ex-wife Jessica Nevins and a man from Sara's past, Peter Manning, mysteriously surface.
Movie: The Father ( 2020 )
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Movie: My Wife Is Retarded ( 2007 )
A man learns the secret behind his perfect marriage.
TV Show: The Exes ( 2011 )
The Exes revolves around three divorced men, ladies man Phil, homebody Haskell and newly-single and needy Stuart. The men live together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce attorney Holly, who also happens to be their landlord. Holly avoids her own relationship and commitment issues by becoming immersed in the men's affairs as they put their lives back together and return to the dating scene.
TV Show: The Equalizer ( 1985 )
The Equalizer follows a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a mysterious past, who uses the skills from his former career to exact vigilante justice on behalf of innocent people who are hopelessly trapped in dangerous circumstances.
TV Show: Six Feet Under ( 2001 )
When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challenging as--and far less predictable than--the one inside on Six Feet Under.
TV Show: The Good Fight ( 2017 )
The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife. In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms.
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