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Television

Critic’s corner for Dec. 27

Wives With Beehives 10 p.m., TLC

It’s time to vintage, everyone. Yes, that’s a new verb. This special looks at four women who have decided that they want to return to the 1950s. Yes, women. Looking for “old-fashioned values and morals,” they wear retro outfits and fill their houses with ’50s furniture. Are they sitting on a tinderbox of suppressed rage, too? “The modern world looks confusing, scary, and kind of ugly,” one of them says.

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