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Hulu's 11.22.63 dispatches James Franco to thwart JFK's assassination

Countless books, movies, miniseries and documentaries have delved into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in downtown Dallas. Hulu’s 11.22.63, adapted from Stephen King’s time-traveling bestseller, is the latest and hardly the greatest. But it has its moments while veering toward a notably sweet and satisfying ending. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

CBS11's Arezow Doost is latest reporter to leave D-FW scene

It’s been a busy revolving door this year in D-FW television news, with CBS11’s Arezow Doost the fifth reporter to depart since the first of the year. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page, which also brought you the earlier news of Carla Wade, Melissa Cutler, Eric King and Elizabeth Dinh calling it quits in this market.
Ed Bark

Better Call Saul comes calling anew

Judging from the first two episodes, Season 2 of AMC’s Better Call Saul is in no big hurry to get where it eventually must go. But the dialogue-heavy Breaking Bad prequel is still slow-cooked to near-perfection. Our review is here.

Also, Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark

HBO's Vinyl makes the 1970s music scene, with Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger as tour directors

The principal executive producers of the new HBO drama series Vinyl are Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. And they’re not messing around in this vivid and sometimes too far-out depiction of New York City’s coke-addled 1970s music scene. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Defense-dominated Super Bowl 50 takes a dip in D-FW ratings

Sunday’s landmark Super Bowl 50 on CBS had little offense and lots of defense, particularly by the winning Denver Broncos. Although the game neared the 2.5 million viewers mark in D-FW, it still fell well short of last year’s New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks thriller. All the numbers are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark