I have a habit that horrifies most people. I watch television and films in fast forward. This has become increasingly easy to do with computers (I'll show you how) and the time savings are enormous. Four episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" fit into an hour. An entire season of "Game of Thrones" goes down on the bus ride from D.C. to New York.
In the Starz-BBC co-production of "The Dresser," Anthony Hopkins plays a past-his-prime Shakespearean actor known only as Sir who is on the way to mental breakdown. Ian McKellen costars as Norman, the faithful assistant of the title whose own career and identity depend entirely on Sir.
DON'T MISS: "Shark Week" - Television's longest-running summer programming event is back to make another big splash. Celebrating its 28th anniversary, "Shark Week" again offers a jam-packed lineup of compelling documentaries and specials devoted to the toothy creatures of the deep. In addition, Eli Roth returns to host the late-night series, "Shark After Dark." The action begins at 8 p.m. Sunday with "Tiger Beach" on Discovery (Check listings for specific programs throughout the week).
Peeking behind the curtain is almost always a letdown. Most musicians will tell you that while being on stage is exhilarating, the other 22 hours of the day are an endless series of sound checks, infighting and stinky bus rides.
Once upon a time, not that very long ago, a show called "Queen of the South" would have centered on some steel magnolia solving mysteries out of her Charleston bakery. Or perhaps a troubled musician struggling for fame and self-worth in New Orleans.
In the early years, the biggest events in "Game of Thrones" history tended not to come in season finales. Neither - spoilers alert - Ned Stark's execution nor the Red Wedding was in a concluding episode.
Corey Lewandowski, who debuted as a CNN contributor three days after being fired as Donald Trump's campaign manager, is hardly the only political operative that a cable news network is paying to talk about politics.
After staging a successful expanded Copa America in the United States for the tournament's 100th anniversary, soccer officials intend to discuss whether to establish a new event that would see regular competition between the regions.