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Paul Levinson
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author, professor, media commentator, blogger, podcaster, singer-songwriter
author, professor, media commentator, blogger, podcaster, singer-songwriter

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Ray Donovan 5.7: Reckonings
An especially strong Ray Donovan 5.7 last night, in this especially strong - and heartbreaking - season, with at least four signal developments: 1.  Looks like Avi is off the show - at least, for a while.  It was close to being permanently, but Ray managed ...

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Star Trek: Discovery 1.1: Klingons and Hitchcock
Star Trek: Discovery debuted on CBS tonight.  Alas, it won't be there long - in fact, after this first episode, viewers will need to pay for CBS All-Access to continue watching this latest Star Trek series. Which is a shame, because the first episode has a ...

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Outlander 3.3: Free
A powerful and powerfully sad episode 3.3 of Outlander tonight, with both Claire and Jamie gaining freedom from each of their own prisons, separated by some 200 years in time. So why was it so sad? Well, Claire finally is free of Frank, and not because he f...

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Salvation: Plans A and B and more
Salvation was shown on CBS this summer - finale was just this past week - but binge-junkie that I am, I binge-watched the whole 13-episode run over the past few days on Amazon Prime. And this series is binge-watchable and excellent indeed. The premise or st...

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Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles 15 of X: Voting for McCartney, Again
It's been a while - too long - since I posted a review of a chapter or more of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles.  Lots of reasons, including end of summer, but the most significant is I want this wonderful book to last as long as possible - or reading t...

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Somewhere Between Finale: Photograph
Well, Somewhere Between concluded tonight with a photograph.  I'm tempted to hum Ringo's song "Photograph" - I've heard it a few times in the past few weeks on the Beatles Channel, and it sounded good - but no, it wasn't that kind of photograph at the end o...

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Outlander 3.2; Whole Lot of Loving, But ...
Outlander 3.2 put on a good show tonight, with Claire and Frank making love in the late 1940s, and Jaime doing the same (mostly off camera) back in those 1750s... Problem is, Claire's thinking of Jaime (of course), and Frank knows it (also of course).  And ...

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Gypsy: Beyond Treatment
Binge-watch Gypsy on Netflix in you're in the mood for a highly original, riveting, erotic, New York-based, not quite a thriller in the conventional sense but it has a a lot of that too, and a tour-de-force performance by Naomi Watts. It was especially good...

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Somewhere Between 1.9:
And in this next-to-last episode of the season (series? who knows) of Somewhere Between - 1.9, to be precise - we get lots of important developments, including [spoilers abound  below] Tom is dead.  Shot dead, that is, by the team of bad guys, whom we learn...
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