‘Fresh Off the Boat’ fell short of its promise, but the ABC sitcom still left a mark

For a standard sitcom in most respects, “Fresh Off the Boat” weathered a fair amount of off-screen drama. Despite the occasional tumult, the ABC series about an Asian-American family — which concludes its six-year run Friday — still left a mark. Go to Source Continue reading ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ fell short of its promise, but the ABC sitcom still left a mark

‘The Call of the Wild’ gets caught in a no-dog’s land between live-action and animation

After multiple tries, there has never been a really good movie version of “The Call of the Wild” (no, not even with Clark Gable), and the latest — built around a computer-generated dog — doesn’t end that streak, despite Harrison Ford as the main man in his life. Go to Source Continue reading ‘The Call of the Wild’ gets caught in a no-dog’s land between live-action and animation

Al Pacino hunts Nazis in ‘Hunters,’ a series whose premise tops its execution

“Hunters” is such an enticing premise as to overcome its execution problems, at least for a while. But the tone of this Amazon series — which counts Al Pacino among its ensemble cast — varies wildly, leaving behind a show that isn’t bad, but which really should be a whole lot better. Go to Source Continue reading Al Pacino hunts Nazis in ‘Hunters,’ a series whose premise tops its execution