Day: August 9, 2019

At last: A perfectly good comedy

LOS ANGELES — For two weeks, I’d been seeing shows that promised to be fresh or fun or edgy or some other good thing.
And then, on the final day of the Television Critics Association tour, I saw my new favorite show. It’s called “Perfect Harmony” and it’s a perfectly harmonious blend of comedy, warmth and music. Read more…

Best-bets for Aug. 11: Teens soar and sing

1) U.S. Gymnastics Championships, 8-10 p.m., NBC. After three nights on cable, the event jumps to NBC for its finish; this is the women’s championship, the key part for American viewers. This often showcases future Olympic stars; past winners include Simone Biles, five times; Shawn Johnson and Jordyn Wieber (shown here) twice each; Dominique Dawes; and Mary Lou Retton. Now we’ll see another champion — a year before the Olympics. Read more…

For kids, life can be a shapeshifting swirl

LOS ANGELES — For many people, childhood means inhabiting multiple worlds.
That can be a good thing, molding an actor or author, a politician or salesman. Or it can be an ordeal.
The latest example is “David Makes Man,” the Oprah Winfrey Network series about a 14-year-old bouncing between a housing project and a magnet school. It’s fictional … except when it’s not. Read more…