Monthly Archives: July 2017

What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ and ‘Purple Noon’

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Paul Bettany, center, in “Manhunt: Unabomber.”

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Discovery Channel

Discovery rallies from Michael Phelps’s nonrace against a great white shark with what our critic called as good a series as you’re going to see on TV this summer. And Alain Delon plays the talented Tom Ripley.

What’s on TV

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Tune in Tonight 8/1

Some shows are period pieces; others time machines. The eight-part thriller “Manhunt: Unabomber” (9 p.m., Discovery) invites viewers to return to an era before Wikileaks, iPhones, the War on Terror, 9/11, the hanging chad election, widespread internet use and Y2K to go back and dwell in the mid-1990s, a moment both far removed from today, yet remarkably, even eerily, similar.

“Manhunt” focuses on FBI Agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), a rebellious pioneer of criminal profiling and forensic linguistics. He’s seen chafing at the old-school ways of the FBI as the agency tries to hunt down the so-called Unabomber, later revealed to be Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany).

Much of tonight’s two-hour premiere bounces back and forth in time — between 1995, when Fitz is first hired by the feds, and 1997, after Kaczynski has been captured. Not to give too much away, but the ordeal of getting inside the Unabomber’s head leaves

Read more at: http://www.kenoshanews.com/tune-in-tonight/article_fef879f9-f802-5f09-af27-5cf222800bcb.html

ET Obsessions: ‘What Would Diplo Do?,’ Brooklyn Beckham’s Photography Book, ‘Detroit,’ and ‘Manhunt:

Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things — and for the week of July 31 to Aug. 8, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’

One of the longest searches in history for someone on the America’s Most Wanted list came to a close after 17 years when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), Discovery’s Manhunt: Unabomber will focus on FBI agent and criminal profiler James “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneers the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber. The riveting eight-episode series will touch on aspects of the investigation many have doubtless forgotten or never knew.

Read more at: http://www.whas11.com/entertainment/entertainment-tonight/et-obsessions-what-would-diplo-do-brooklyn-beckhams-photography-book-detroit-and-manhunt/460868385

‘Unabomber’ show offers inside look at FBI tactics, forensic linguistics

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Read more at: https://www.policeone.com/terrorism/articles/389562006-Unabomber-show-offers-inside-look-at-FBI-tactics-forensic-linguistics/

‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Compelling and Surprisingly Personal Drama That Won’t Let Go (VIDEOS)

“Manhunt: Unabomber”, the Discovery Channel eight-part series begins Tuesday August 1 (first hour of premiere now streaming on its YouTube channel and website) and there’s reason for the hype and anticipation. The production sucks you in to the world inhabited by those whose lives were consumed by the hunt for Ted Kaczinski, forcing you to understand more than you ever thought possible about the mind of the man known as the Unabomber. Here’s a clip of the opening sequence.

“Manhunt: Unabomber” covers the period of 1995-1997, with action tossed back and forth as needed for dramatization. There’s crime solving procedural drama, combined with the kind of techniques used by the fictional character Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. While that film features face-to-face time between the lead characters, we only get that in “Manhunt: Unabomber” after the capture of Kaczinski, except it sure feels like more.

The premiere begins by

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2017/07/31/manhunt-unabomber-review-compelling-surprisingly-personal-drama-wont-let-go-videos/

True Crime: Discovery Looks at the Capture of Ted Kaczynski in Manhunt: UNABOMBER

It was one of the longest searches for someone on the Most Wanted list when the FBI began hunting for the man who became know as the Unabomber, and turned out to be Ted Kaczynski.

In Manhunt: UNABOMBER, Discovery’s  eight-episode limited series, the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history, is told.

Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), the story focuses on FBI Agent and Criminal Profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneered the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber.

The story opens as  fresh-faced criminal profiler Fitz becomes the newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faces an uphill battle not just against the Unabomber – one of the most sophisticated and brilliant criminals in history – but also against the bureaucracy of the UTF itself

Read more at: https://parade.com/591054/paulettecohn/true-crime-discovery-looks-at-the-capture-of-ted-kaczynski-in-manhunt-unabomber/

The Parade Preview: What to Watch, Rent or Buy July 31 – Aug. 6, 2017

All times Eastern

MONDAY, July 31
Manhunt: Unabomber
The dramatic true story of the FBI’s hunt for the deadliest serial bomber in history unfolds in this series starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge) as agent and criminal profiler Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, who pioneered the forensic techniques used to ultimately capture the Unabomber, Ted Kacynski (Paul Bettany) (9 p.m., Discovery).

Chopped Grill Masters
Top grilling professionals head outdoors for a showdown in front of judges and special guests, showcasing their skills with only charcoal and propane grills and a smoker at their disposal as they prepare ingredients out of “mystery baskets” and compete for a grand prize of $50,000 and a dream vacation to California’s Napa Valley (10 p.m., Food Network).

TUESDAY, Aug. 1
CMA Fest 2017
Country music’s hottest stars take the stage and the spotlight at this event, filmed during Nashville’s four-day music festival in June, which features dozens of concerts on

Read more at: https://parade.com/585933/npond/the-parade-preview-what-to-watch-rent-or-buy-july-31-aug-6-2017/

“Criminal Minds” And Seoul To Start Joint Campaign Fighting Violence Against Women

tvN’s “Criminal Minds” will be joining the city of Seoul in a campaign to prevent violence against women.

On July 31, the production team of “Criminal Minds” announced, “From August to September, we will raise awareness fighting violence against women with the city of Seoul, which is enforcing policies to create a safer city for women. We will be informing citizens about Seoul’s women protection policies through online channels, social media sites, and in the streets.”

For the campaign, tvN has created a poster that includes the phrase “Seoul and tvN’s ‘Criminal Minds’ protect women’s safety together.” The poster has been shared through social media channels owned by tvN and Seoul Metropolitan Government.

The drama will also be featuring a less than 60-second scene where the policies of Seoul will be introduced to the viewers through text.

Seoul’s Deputy Minister of Women’s Family Policy stated, “Crime against women such as date rape, hidden

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/30/criminal-minds-seoul-start-joint-campaign-fighting-violence-women/

First Impressions: "Criminal Minds" – Criminally Good Or Just …

Following fellow American dramas “The Good Wife” and “Entourage,” “Criminal Minds” has now also been remade into a Korean series, starring Lee Joon Gi, Moon Chae Won, and Son Hyun Joo. The US version, a procedural drama that airs on the CBS channel, will enter into its 13th(!) season this coming September. The upcoming season will also bring Daniel Henney over to join the main cast from the now canceled spin-off (yaaaay!). The drama, created by Jeff Davis, revolves around a team of FBI profilers who catch criminals by studying their behaviors and profiling them.

Cast of Season 12, “Criminal Minds” US version

Now, when I heard that this show was going to be remade, I had so many thoughts running through my mind. “Criminal Minds” is a rather “dark” show, with a lot of gruesome

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/30/first-impressions-criminal-minds-criminally-good-just-criminal/

First Impressions: “Criminal Minds” – Criminally Good Or Just Criminal?

Following fellow American dramas “The Good Wife” and “Entourage,” “Criminal Minds” has now also been remade into a Korean series. The US version, a procedural drama that airs on the CBS channel, will enter into its 13th(!) season this coming September. The upcoming season will also bring Daniel Henney over to join the main cast from the now canceled spin-off (yaaaay!). The drama, created by Jeff Davis, revolves around a team of FBI profilers who catch criminals by studying their behaviors and profiling them.

Cast of Season 12, “Criminal Minds” US version

Now, when I heard that this show was going to be remade, I had so many thoughts running through my mind. “Criminal Minds” is a rather “dark” show, with a lot of gruesome and mature content, showing us just how appalling some humans can be. I remember marathon-ing a season

Read more at: https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/30/first-impressions-criminal-minds-criminally-good-just-criminal/