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Miracle Workers (TBS)
To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, and fellow angel Eliza must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans, Laura and Sam, fall in love.
Weird City (YouTube)
Weird City is a lively but slightly slapdash collection of half-hour vignettes all set in the same near-future metropolis, one divided by a strict security border called the Line. Those living above the Line (presumably on Allegorical Avenue) are the Haves: affluent, status-conscious poseurs pampered by daft sci-fi luxuries. Those subsisting below the Line are the Have Nots, who mostly just seem like normal decent folk rather than the usual Mad Max-style feral scavengers.
Proven Innocent (Fox)
“Proven Innocent” tells the emotional story of one woman’s fight to prove the innocence of wrongfully convicted people. The legal drama follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a fierce and uncompromising lawyer, Madeline Scott, who was wrongfully convicted in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession. Madeline runs the legal firm with her partner, Easy Boudreau, the very lawyer who helped set her free after 10 years in prison. Their team also includes investigator Bodie Quick and communications director Violet Price, who runs a true crime podcast that follows each investigation.
Doom Patrol (DC Universe)
A team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes comes together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence.
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father’s death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
Off the Cuff: The Critic Catches Up Part 2
Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South – trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming – despite the odds.
The Sisters Brothers
It’s 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the gold rush land of California — an adventure that tests the deadly family ties that bind.
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.