Day: July 30, 2021

TV’s mega-universe grows, fills a void

The zillion-channel TV universe is even larger than most people realize.
Yes, there are the broadcast networks … and cable … and streaming. But there’s also a labyrinth of digital channels. They deliver old shows, old movies and – occasionally – something new.
Meet “Johnson” (shown here), a new drama (with some comedy) on the Bounce digital channel. “I saw a void,” Deji LaRay, the creator and one of the stars, said in a video conference. Read more…

Best-bets for Aug. 1: Three finales, a debut and more

1) “Kevin Can (bleep) Himself” season-finale, 9 p.m., AMC, rerunning at 11:02. This clever series walks a narrow line: Each hour starts as a sitcom, filled with cliches – oafish husband, noisy friends, long-suffering wife – and bad jokes. Then it switches to a drama, as the wife (Annie Murphy, shown here) sinks into dismay. Last week, she tried to have him killed; instead, he shot the would-be hitman and is considered a hero. Now we see the aftershocks on her and her friend. The final minutes are powerful and well-crafted. Read more…