Day: May 26, 2023

“Yellowjackets”: Another gem on “Succession” night

In an all-or nothing world, this sort of fits:
Here we are in TV’s summer season, when viewers figure nothing worthy is available. Yet two important hours are at exactly the same time – 9 p.m. Sunday, May 28.
One is the series-finale of “Succession,” on HBO; the other is the season-finale of “Yellowjackets” (shown here in a previous episode) on Showtime. Both show the extremes people will reach for survival and dominance.
And yes, you can still see both of them, by: Read more…

A marvelous show has warm, witty finale

A marvelous TV show has its final episode today (Friday, May 26).
Like most great ones, it’s leaving too soon. Unlike some, it has an exceptionally good finale.
Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (shown here) departs after five season, during a week overloaded with departures. On Sunday, HBO’s “Succession” ends after four; the following Wednesday (May 31), Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” ends after three.
These decisions were all apparently voluntary. But they don’t seem fair in a world that gave nine seasons to “Alice,” 12 to “My Three Sons” and 14 to “Ozzie & Harriet.” Read more…

Best-bets for May 28: Voices soar; “Succession” ends

1) “National Memorial Day Concert,” 8 p.m., PBS, rerunning at 9:30. Each year, on the eve of the holiday, this offers a passionate mixture of stories and music, done live on the Capitol lawn. This time, the music includes gospel great Yolanda Adams (shown here), country’s Trace Adkins and Jo Dee Messina and former “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, plus The War and Treaty, a duo that brings gospel-sized power to Americana music. Read more…