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World Cup starts this week from Brazil

This week we have three major sporting events, a potentially interesting new drama from TNT on tap and news of a highly regarded Belgian detective thriller that is available on Netflix. Thursday the eyes of the vast majority of the world will be on South America as the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil. Soccer, or football as it is known in the rest of the globe, has gained in popularity here in the US over recent years with… Read More »

Jack is back as 24 returns

Kiefer Sutherland’s return as Jack Bauer highlights an excellent mix of shows and sports this week when 24: Live Another Day premieres on Fox at 8 p.m. on Monday. It has been four years since the last episode of 24 when there were plans for a movie franchise. Ultimately those did not come to fruition and so the show returns for a 12-episode run. Left unsaid is the implication for all involved that a successful return will lead to a… Read More »

Watch this (week of Nov. 18)

This week, it’s all about the Peanuts gang, music awards and the premature onslaught of Christmas programming. Here’s what’s on: SUNDAY “The Walking Dead” (7 p.m., AMC) continues its stellar season, but I’m still reeling from a few weeks back. For those who haven’t caught up, I won’t ruin it. But… wow. Also tonight, “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” (8 p.m., ABC) will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Christina… Read More »

Watch this (week of Aug. 26)

Summer’s not officially over, but with most kids back in school and Labor Day a week away, it’s starting to feel like it. So it’s a perfect time to sit back and watch a little TV to unwind. But you’re still busy, right? So here’s a look at some of the highlights of this week, so you don’t have to sift through all those TV listings yourself. SUNDAY Like mosquitoes and camping, two other things that go together: Summer and… Read More »

Watch this (week of Feb. 5)

SUNDAY: There’s something going on this weekend that a few people might want to watch. Let’s see if I can remember what it is… I know it involves a sport of some kind. Ah, yes … the Super Bowl. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The New England Patriots face off against the New York Giants at 3 p.m. Sunday on NBC. If you’re not sick of singing competitions yet, the season premiere of  “The Voice” immediately follows the big game.… Read More »