With: Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser With: Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser Photo: Darren Michaels/Sony Pictures Television Photo: Darren Michaels/Sony Pictures Television Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 With: Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser With: Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser Photo: Darren Michaels/Sony Pictures Television TV Review: ‘Mad About You’ Reboot 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “Mad About You” would seem an unlikely show to reboot: Unlike fellow 1990s NBC comedy hits “Frasier,” “Friends,” and “Seinfeld,” it’s had no meaningful second life on streaming, and its central story, of a couple living together in New York, is hardly one that feels either … [Read more...] about TV Review: ‘Mad About You’ Reboot
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, pivoting in the final season of Broad City. Photo: Cara Howe/Comedy Central The first episode of the fifth and final season of Broad City follows Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and her forever BFF Ilana (Ilana Glazer) as they celebrate Abbi’s 3oth birthday by walking from the top of Manhattan all the way to the island’s bottom. Naturally, they livestream much of the journey, peppering their Snapchat Stories with enough filters and captions to make them seem like a pair of teenagers instead of full-fledged adults entering their fourth decades. That disconnect is the point. Based on the trio of new episodes Comedy Central provided to critics, the notion that these up-for-anything millennials are aging out of their usual antics is a running theme in the final season, which gets underway on Thursday. The first episode, “Stories,” provides the first hint that it’s time for the duo to take their lives in new directions. Subsequent … [Read more...] about Is Back for One Last Time, and That Feels Right
We loved the Kindle Fire HDX. It's faux-Android wrapped up in a budget body so beautiful you'll learn to stop worrying and love the forked OS. Now its big brother, the HDX 8.9, is here with the same flavor of lovely in a stretched-out package. Advertisement Update: In October 2014, Amazon released a new version of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with an updated processor and a few other small tweaks. The differences are subtle enough that our review of the 2013 version (which originally ran on 11/06/13) still stands, so what follows is that initial review with clearly marked additions where it matters. After all, it's not like you can get the old Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 anymore. What Is It A $380, 8.9-inch tablet grafted directly to Amazon's vast collection of books and movies. A beautiful screen on (roughly) the same body we loved so much on the Kindle Fire HDX. A monster movie machine. Light as hell. Who Is It For People who are into watching movies, reading comics and magazines and … [Read more...] about Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: Bigger Is Still Beautiful (Updated)
Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession. Photo: HBO If there’s an evil opposite of a Mona Lisa smile, it’s the expression on the face of Logan Roy (Brian Cox) at the end of Succession’s second season, as he sits in front of a television watching his son, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), address reporters at a devastating press conference that builds to Kendall declaring of his father, “This is the day his reign ends.” Viewers will spend the downtime between now and season three parsing Logan’s expression for clues on how he’ll deal with Kendall, whether he’ll manage to stay in control of the company that he founded and whether this was a case of a minion turning on his boss or another one of Logan’s chessmaster schemes, wherein Kendall becomes the instrument of his old man’s destruction because Logan doesn’t want to do the deed himself. We Zapruder the close-up and wonder: Is Kendall suddenly turning on his dad a wild card that … [Read more...] about Is a Love Story
This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Black Friday season is here already, which means it's time for some TV deals. Stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and the rest are rolling out early sales for all kinds of products -- especially TVs. So if you're in the market for a new screen (because you want to watch The Mandalorian in all its glory), you don't have to wait if you don't want to. First, peruse our list of the best TVs of 2019, then head below to find our favorites that are currently on sale. (Hint: These include LG's 2019 OLED models and TCL Roku TVs.) Best Black Friday deals available now and coming soon 32 Photos We've gathered the best Black Friday TV deals so far here. Unless noted otherwise, the deals are all available now. We'll update this list with the latest deals going forward -- and we expect that to happen A LOT. For … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2019: Get these TV deals early
AT&T, despite owning DirecTV and thus the live TV streaming service DirecTV Now, just launched another: AT&T WatchTV. Like DirecTV Now, it streams live TV to nearly every kind of mobile device and set-top box. Like DirecTV Now, it has an easy-to-navigate interface. Unlike DirecTV Now, AT&T WatchTV is the cheapest way to stream live TV. No cable subscription required, just $15 a month. That feels like a bargain when you consider the price hikes similar services have had in the last week. DirecTV Now costs $40 a month (up from $35), and Sling TV Orange is now $25 (up from $20). Of the services you’ve heard of from established TV providers AT&T WatchTV is now officially the cheapest. It’s also cheaper that services you might not have heard of, like the $16 a month Philo and the $18 a month FuboTV. But cutting costs when you cut the cord with WatchTV also means sacrificing some of the most convenient features of its competitors. Advertisement For example, … [Read more...] about AT&T’s WatchTV Is the Very Cheapest Way to Stream Live TV, But Is It Worth It?