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The holidays are long gone and the weather is cold and gloomy, which means it’s time for me to settle into the couch and watch my favorite television shows until spring.
Plenty of great shows are debuting or returning this season, but I’ve narrowed the list down to five series I think you should watch.

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Something Special to Start

Holiday Fare: A Beautiful Soup

What an elegant way to start a festive holiday dinner: a smooth, fragrant, beautiful and delicate soup.
It’s simple, too.
The trick, well, it’s not really a trick, to this cauliflower soup is the stock. Yes. You ought to make it yourself, but that’s simple too. 

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Getting Good, Finally, At Comic Con

Excursion: NYCC

Since its debut in 2006, New York Comic Con (NYCC) has become a pop culture behemoth, filling the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan with fans (many dressed in colorful costumes) searching for the latest collectibles and news surrounding their favorite comics, games, movies and television shows.

You’ve Always Got the Albums

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I am fan of John Mulaney’s standup comedy. His albums “The Top Part” and “New In Town” have gotten me through more than one lengthy road trip. It’s just too bad many of the same jokes from those albums (which were released in 2009 and 2012) were reused in “Mulaney,” his bland new sitcom.

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Where History, Aviation And Technology Merge And Amaze

Thomas Jensen visits a nearby marvel, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

As a boy, I constructed model airplanes. I put together wood-framed scale models of old planes, models that actually flew, which was amazing to me. And I remember our family outings to the the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a unique “living museum” with one of the largest collections of early planes, planes that actually fly, which was even more amazing.    

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Just Call It Simpson Love

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My love of “The Simpsons” goes all the way back to the Dark Ages of the early 1990s, when I needed to use a VHS tape (ancient technology that our younger readers may have never seen) to record my favorite episodes.

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The Emmys Are Back: Time for Darryl’s Picks

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The 66th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced last week, and this year’s list signals a game-changer in the way we watch television.
Netflix proved once again that online shows are a force to be reckoned with by earning 31 nominations, including 13 for “House of Cards” and 12 for “Orange is the New Black.” These two series are in the running for outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series, respectively.

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Where Did They Go . . . And Why?

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The fourth season of “Game of Thrones” is over, but HBO is already filling that Sunday-night void with a new show called “The Leftovers.”
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, this series focuses on the residents of Mapleton, NY, after 2 percent of the world’s population suddenly vanishes without a trace. The first few minutes of the pilot are heartwrenching. A woman puts her crying baby in a car seat and looks away for a moment — when she turns back around, the infant is gone. Screams of panic echo through the streets as a boy looks for his father and cars crash into each other.

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Taking to the Stage, the TV Stage

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Emily Soell may have spent her working life in advertising, but at 70-something she is spending a fair amount of time as an actor. Check out HBO’s latest entry into fantasyland and you will catch Soell in the first two episodes of “The Leftovers,” a tale about the disappearance of a lot of people in some kind of rapture and how the people left on earth, the leftovers, Soell’s character among them, take it.

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A gripping mystery, seen from both sides of the Atlantic

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It should come as no surprise to hear that a British television show is being remade for a U.S. audience. Remember “The Office”? The British version featured co-creator Ricky Gervais as the manager of a branch at a paper company, while the U.S. version gave that role to Steve Carell. Imagine how different the American show would have been if Gervais filled those shoes again.
That’s what’s happening with “Gracepoint,” the U.S. remake of the British crime drama, “Broadchurch.” David Tennant stars in both shows as a detective investigating the death of a young boy in a quiet seaside town.

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