Best televised bets of September 16 |
Cheyenne & Lola
Sundance Now, the first American series!
This modern-day drama / western series from France focuses on the titular female characters, who mature into a ruthless duo after 30-something Cheyenne (Veerle Baetens) watches Lola (Charlotte Le Bon) kill her lover’s wife. With this murder binding their fates, the two women find themselves drawn into a threatening game of fraud and betrayal. All eight episodes are available today.
Coroner: “Back to the future”
After a horrific discovery on a bodily farm, Jenny (Serinda Swan) and Donovan (Roger Cross) uncover the tragic secrets of a small town. Meanwhile, Gordon (Nicholas Campbell) continues to woo a mysterious woman, and River (Kiley May) finds an admirer.
Spotlight on TCM: The Greatest Stories Ever Told
TCM, starting at 8 p.m. EST, Catch a Classic!
Turner Classic Movies is putting on the skates again for another night of movies featuring rollerblading in one way or another. First, in the 1955 musical It’s Always Fair Weather, after escaping the gangsters by rushing through a roller skating rink, Gene Kelly’s main character skates through the streets of Manhattan, then dances in the skates while singing. the song “I Like Myself” in what some fans consider the last big solo dance of Kelly’s film career. Donald O’Connor himself has a memorable “roll” in the upcoming film, the 1953 musical I Love Melvin, which features a scene in which he tap-dances while wearing roller skates. Next, Funny Girl, the 1968 musical biopic of actress / comedian Fanny Brice (played by Oscar winner for Best Actress Barbra Streisand). At one point, Brice’s early efforts to get into show business saw her play a role in a roller-skating vaudeville act, and the scene shows her singing “Roller Skate Rag” while ‘she’s in her skates. To end the night very late was Unholy Rollers, a 1972 action comedy from American International Pictures, whose films at that time were perhaps on a low budget, but were generally a lot of fun. Former Playboy model Claudia Jennings stars as a woman entering the ruthless world of roller derby. – Jeff Pfeiffer