Day: December 18, 2019

It’s catch-up time, with “Bob” reruns

I’ve already babbled about “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” the season’s best new situation comedy.
ut now is a handy time to catch up: In a 10-day stretch, you can see three key reruns. The pilot film is 9:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 21); others are 8:30 p.m. Dec. 25 and 30.
What you’ll see is a show with a unique style and pace. It’s not like other sitcoms – including other gems (“Big Bang,” “Mom”) from the same producer, Chuck Lorre; for that, we’ll credit Gina Yashere (shown here). Read more…

Best-bets for Dec. 20: Lucy, Lidia and linebackers

1) “I Love Lucy Christmas Special,” 8 p.m., CBS. This fun hour changes only partially from year to year. Each time, it has two old episodes, with color added by computer; the first is a 1956 Christmas show. Only the second one varies: This time (shown here), it’s set in Paris. Both episodes have slow build-ups, leading to a sight gag that’s worth the wait. The opener has three dandy flashbacks, including Lucy’s-having-her-baby, a comic masterpiece; the second has a hilarious jailhouse translation scene. Read more…