Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her. [more inside]
Taskmaster: Series 8 Season 8, Ep 0
"It's a very rare treat on a television program, to see someone lose their job on a different television program." Available on YouTube or on Channel 4. [more inside]
Taskmaster: Series 3 Season 3, Ep 0
Contestants are Al Murray, Dave Gorman, Paul Chowdhry, Rob Beckett and Sara Pascoe. Flamboyant clocks! Flag meals! Swedes on Swedes! Scoopy! Weirdly-disturbing winking! All episodes are available in the USA on the Taskmaster YouTube channel and in the UK on Channel 4. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week Season 8, Ep 2
Sandwich Biscuits, Fortune Cookies and a Biscuit Board Game!
Not, as I assumed, some sort of concert documentary, but a farce portraying a sort of parody of a day in the life of the Beatles early in their career as they dodge hordes of screaming fans and commit shenanigans and hi-jinks on their way to a live TV concert. I found it charming and very funny. [more inside]
The Blacklist: Dr. James Covington (No. 89) Season 2, Ep 3
The discovery of a disgraced banker with a "repossessed" transplanted heart leads Red to tell the FBI about a surgeon running an illegal organ transplant ring catering to criminals and the impatient rich. Meanwhile, an arms dealer named Mr. Vargas (guest star Paul Reubens) causes strife between Red and some of his associates.