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Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1d ago

The Americans 6.4: Stark Truths

The Americans 6.4 tonight was about as stark as this series gets - which is to say, dire, for everyone concerned.It's hard not to feel at least a little bad even for Elizabeth - hard because she surely deserves all that befalls her, given all the peo...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 3d ago

The Crossing 1.3: The Missing Inventor

With episode 1.3, it's clear that The Crossing not only has some elements of Lost and FlashForward, but also of Stephen King's The Dome - probably why King, on Twitter, said the first five m...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 4d ago

Timeless 2.5: JFK

Well, I'll just come right out with it and say that Timeless 2.5 was easily the finest episode of the series so far - across one and a half seasons - and that's because the episode was one of the best JFK and time-travel narratives in any medium, pag...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 4d ago

Homeland 7.10: President Trump and President Keane

With James Comey's book about to released, with him about to be interviewed (at 10pm on ABC) about what he wrote in the book -- all about what led up to Trump firing him as FBI Director - we...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1w ago

Shout-Out to Jack Dann and Joseph F. Patrouch

This came up at Monday's conference on Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion, which I organized at Fordham University.  It arose in my answer to a question I posed to the panel on "Science Fiction Looks at ...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

The Americans 6.3: Stan and Oleg / Elizabeth's Fate

For some reason, the scene that most is still playing in my head in The Americans 6.3 - a moody episode, which little action until the end - is the one with Stan and Oleg.Stan repeatedly pleads to Oleg that Stan did his very best to protect Oleg, esp...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

The Crossing 1.2: Calling for More Time Travel

The Crossing moved into its regular season last night - or maybe it did a week ago, when its first episode was rebroadcast on ABC, having first played earlier on Hulu - but the series is any...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

Timeless 2.4: Striving to Avoid the 'I Made It Happen' Loop in Time Travel

A very thoughtful, altogether excellent episode 2.4 of Timeless tonight, in which -Rufus tells Jiya not to tell him her visions of the future because his knowledge of them, and the impossibility of his then not acting upon them, causes them to come t...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 1W ago

Homeland 7.9: Franny vs. the Job or the U. S. Hacks Twitter

Whew, another outstanding, heart-pounding episode of Homeland just on tonight - 7.9 - about as good as it gets on Homeland (which is, remarkable indeed), and, in this case, about the best on...
Paul Levinson's Infinite Regress · 2W ago

The Americans 6.2: Brutal

I thought The Americans 6.2 was rather pro forma, even lackluster, until the very end, which was ... brutal.That's the latest chapter in the eduction of Paige.  The brains of an American general all over her mother's face.  And Paige doesn't know the...