Day: October 13, 2021

Two years after a (verbal) bomb dropped, “Succession” is back

HBO fans are used to long waits.
That’s the thing about networks that want quality; they take their time and get it right.
“Game of Thrones” once went 20 months between the end of one season and the start of another. “The Sopranos” had gaps of 16 months one year, 15 the next and 22 months before the final season.
But all of that was without a COVID shutdown. Now “Succession” (shown here) returns at 9 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 17, rerunning at 10 and 11:35 p.m.) … a full two years after the last season ended. Read more…

Best-bets for Oct. 15: Reality shows offer togetherness

1) “Home Sweet Home” debut, 8 p.m., NBC. Each week, people with opposite lives will trade places. That’s been done before (“Wife Swap,” “30 Days”), but now Ava DuVernay (shown here, working on an upcoming episode) – the “Selma” director and “Queen Sugar” producer – is in charge, awash in good intentions. In the opener, a Greek Orthodox family swaps with a two-mom Black family. Both families are deeply evolved, so similar phrases – “we’re all the same,” etc. – persist. The intentions are sweet, but quite repetitious. Read more…