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Elvis Presley: The Searcher (HBO Films)

What promised to be a definitive documentary on one of America’s greatest musical performers instead offers three hours of sanitized observations on a complicated man who deserves better.

AMC Presents: Better Call Saul, Season 4, Episode Six: “Piñata”

This week’s episode of Better Call Saul offers the viewer a glimpse into heartbreak and a shocking change of character and personality in the once likable Jimmy McGill.

AMC Presents: Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 3: “Something Beautiful”

This week’s episode is a subtle affair, one that lacks the emotional pull or frenetic action of its predecessors, yet in its own way builds up the tension, offering foreshadowing through very subtle means. And it’s perhaps the first episode of the series that truly feels more like a Breaking Bad episode.

AMC Presents: Better Call Saul, Season Four, Episode Two: “Breathe”

This week’s episode of Better Call Saul stands in stark contrast to last week’s melancholic and funereal pace; instead, the episode is a relentless, amphetamine–paced ride that is shocking and brutal, yet manages to be one of the finest episodes to date.

Reelz Presents: Collision Course: Gloria Estefan

On the season premiere of Collision Course, the near fatal bus accident involving Gloria Estefan is examined, and reveals a story that could’ve ended in a tragedy.

AMC Presents: Better Call Saul, Season Four, Episode One: “Smoke”

The season premiere of AMC’s hit series Better Call Saul is a superb but dark, emotionally draining episode that kicks off what promises to be a dark, tragic––and possibly final––season.

Reelz Presents: Breaking The Band: The Supremes/Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Florence Ballard

Two excellent episodes airing tonight on Reelz take a hard hitting look at the history of The Supremes, as well as a detailed examination of the life and death of the group’s founder, Florence Ballard.

Reelz Presents: George Michael’s Lonely Life/Autopsy: The Last Hours of George Michael

Two documentary programs airing this weekend on Reelz examine the lonely life and sudden death of beloved British pop star George Michael.

Guided By Voices: Live From Austin TX (New West)

Guided By Voices’ appearance on Austin City Limits was supposed to be the band’s big, nationally-broadcast fare-thee-well, shortly before they completed their final tour. Regardless, it’s a fine performance of a band at the top of its game, and there’s not a nostalgic moment to be had; it’s a vital, exciting performance from a band that still has a lot to give.

Eric Johnson: Live From Austin TX (New West)

Texas guitarist Eric Johnson’s career was in an odd place in the 1980s; though a superbly talented musician with a Grammy nomination under his belt, he had difficulty finding a proper home for his music. Instead, he focused on his live show, and became a top-notch live act. This concert, recorded in 1988, captures him in his prime, shortly before he scored a surprise commercial hit with his song, “Cliffs Of Dover.”