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Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 16h ago

The Americans 5.12: Back in the USSR

Well, I couldn't resist, and I'm sure I'm the zillionth person to have this song in my head as I watched The Americans - not to mention that I've been hearing it a lot on the new Beatles Cha...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1d ago

Peter Asher's From Me to You Show on The Beatles Channel: A Hit

I already knew Peter Asher had talent as a singer (Peter and Gordon) and record producer (Linda Ronstadt and many others), but I found out a few hours ago that he lots of talent as a disc jo...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 2d ago

Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles 2 of X: The Heroine with a Thousand Faces

Among Rob Sheffield's many talents as a Beatles journalist - not historian, because, as Sheffield convincingly demonstrates, the Beatles are far more important today then when they were writ...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 3d ago

Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles 1 of X: The Love Affair

I've always loved The Beatles.  First as a fan, always as a fan.  How much as a fan? Well, I was delighted to find a subscription to Sirius/XM  Radio in my new car, early this month, and I p...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 4d ago

Twin Peaks: The Return 1.1-2: Superluminal Sans Cherry Pie

Twin Peaks was back - therefore also known as Twin Peaks: The Return - last night with the two first episodes of some new seasons on Showtime.   I enjoyed it. But - well, it's a strange and...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 5d ago

12 Monkeys 3.8-10: "Up at the Ritz"

The concluding three episodes of the penultimate season 3 of 12 Monkeys on the SyFy channel tonight - soon to be rebranded in all caps - was as good as the first seven, which is to say, supe...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 6d ago

12 Monkeys 3.5-7: "A Thing for Asimov"

A superb, punching, philosophic triad of episodes 3.5-7 of 12 Monkeys tonight, with Jennifer's most memorable line being (back in 1953) "a thing for Asimov".  This has almost nothing to do w...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1w ago

12 Monkeys 3.1-4: "The Smart Ones Do"

12 Monkeys returned tonight with the first four episodes of its third season, and they were superb indeed - in fact the best episodes in the series so far.As usual, Jennifer has the best lin...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

Epilogue for Frequency

A really satisfying epilogue to Frequency, recently cancelled, put up online a few days ago by CW.The epilogue's under four minutes, but it ends the series just right.   (Don't read on if yo...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

The Americans 5.11: Execution in Newton

About as powerful an episode - 5.11 - as it gets on The Americans, with Elizabeth and Philip stretched to their limits in a room in Newton, MA.In that room is woman the Center has identified...