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Legendary country star Merle Haggard died Wednesday on his 79th birthday, a coincidence that wouldn't seem out of place in one of Haggard's many indispensable contributions to country music. But Haggard didn't just pen hits like "Okie from Muskogee," "Sing Me Back Home" and "Mama Tried." He fundamentally altered the course of country music on a granular level, introducing a sonic blueprint that would come to be known as "the Bakersfield sound," a rough-hewn counterpoint to the sweeter sounds coming out of Nashville at the same time. Born in Bakersfield, California, to Dust Bowl migrants from Oklahoma, Haggard spent large »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
This review contains spoilers.
1.7 The King Of I
In some ways, episodes six and seven of this season could be regarded as a connected pair. Both episodes worked as an extended examination of Richie’s emotional travails and both of them used a particular narrative device to do so. In last week’s episode, the twist was that, in thinking that Ernst really was accompanying him, Richie knew less than the audience (assuming that, in this post Fight Club/Sixth Sense cultural environment, you all saw the reveal coming). This week, it’s Richie who knows more about his Las Vegas adventure and the viewer who has to be clued in after the fact. It was a subtle way of suggesting that Richie is back in control, »
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 17, 2016 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This slapstick, police procedural spoof comedy follows dedicated Lapd detectives as they investigate outlandish yet serious crimes.
In the tradition of "The Naked Gun", take a look @ the new satirical comedy TV series "Angie Tribeca", created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, starring Rashida Jones, debuting January 17, 2016 on TBS:
Guest stars include Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, Matthew Glave, Alfred Molina, Quincy Jones/Peggy Lipton (the real-life parents of Rashida Jones), Bill Murray, Adam Scott, James Franco, Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong.
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- Michael Stevens
4 items from 2016
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