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  • 'Help,' Jan. 31, Acorn

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- When it debuted on Britain's Channel 4 last September, "Help" was well-received by critics and viewers alike. The 98-minute film -- which makes its North American premiere Monday, Jan. 31, on the Acorn streaming service -- lives up to its advance billing; it's not only topical but finely acted and compassionately rendered.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Feb. 6, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Feb. 6 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Feb. 6, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Feb. 6. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'As We See It,' Jan. 21, Amazon Prime

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- An estimated 5.4 million American adults live on the autism spectrum. Television programming has gradually come to reflect this reality. Now in its fifth season, the ABC drama "The Good Doctor" revolves around an autistic surgeon, Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore). And, though not identified as such, many have speculated that fan favorite Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on CBS' popular comedy "The Big Bang Theory" (2007-19) may have had Asperger's syndrome.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 30, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 30 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 30, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 30. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Stay Close,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Based on the novel by Harlan Coben." That's a phrase with which Netflix subscribers should expect to become familiar. In 2018, the prolific, award-winning American mystery writer inked a lucrative contract with the streaming service to executive produce 14 series adapted from his books.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 23, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 23, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 23. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 9, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 9 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • 'The Larkins,' streaming, Acorn TV

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Adapted from the popular novel "The Darling Buds of May" by H.E. Bates, the rollicking English period comedy "The Larkins" is, for the most part, a lark. Its fast-and-loose attitude toward traditional marriage, however, together with some sexual innuendo, mark it as less than family-friendly.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Jan. 2, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 2 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Jan. 2, 2022

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 2. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Bloods,' streaming, Hulu

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Bloods," a comedy series about London paramedics that debuted on the British premium channel Sky One in May, is now available on Hulu. Belabored and in questionable taste, the show airs in six half-hour episodes.

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