The story of Richard Kuklinski (portrayed
here by Michael Shannon) is one of those true crime tales that you
simply can’t believe. It’s too crazy to be true, but it also has that
“made for the movies” vibe.
The Arrested Development story is a TV nerd’s dream come true. A smart, quirky, new kind of comedy struggles to attract an audience. Despite being critically acclaimed, the series fails to draw in enough viewers (and playfully mocks its own demise) and gets canned after the third season. Enter the Netflix era.
The year is 1915 and France is caught up
in World War I. Young men are on the front lines where injuries and
death abound, but a sense of duty and responsibility inspires more to
join the ranks and, those who can convalesce quickly, to return to the
front as soon as possible.
Tom+Chee, the local gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup restaurant, will be featured on this week’s episode of Shark Tank. Founders Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward
will pitch their business proposition to a panel of
entrepreneur-investors (“The Sharks”) in hope of striking a deal and
expanding the franchise.
You’ve got to say this for Eli Roth: Like
his filmmaking brother-in-arms Quentin Tarantino, he’s got spools of
film instead of veins with blood keeping his heart a-beating, and he’s a
genre geek deep in the marrow of his bones.
I was tricked into watching Small Town Security
(10 p.m. Thursdays, AMC) during its premiere last summer. The reality
workplace comedy following a Georgia private security company
immediately followed each episode of the first half of Breaking Bad’s
The film tracks Lore (Saskia Rosendahl),
the eldest of five children, the offspring of staunch Nazi supporters,
who seeks to protect her siblings and stay one step ahead of the Allied
troops at the end of the war.
America’s Best Bites (4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cooking Channel), hosted by Natalie Forte, is in
its first season, and Abigail Street’s Chef Dan Wright and his wife Lana
will be featured on the third episode.