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A picture of the Shangri-Las from "This Is Pop," an eight-part docuseries from Netflix.

The hit parade of Netflix’s ‘This Is Pop’

The eight-part docuseries breaks down the trends and spotlights the artists who have defined popular music since the '60s.

TELEVISION
Trinitee Stokes was accepted to Emerson College in March. At 15, she'll be the school's youngest student ever.

15-year-old actress Trinitee Stokes is about to become Emerson’s youngest student

The high-achieving "K.C Undercover" star plans to juggle academics and her acting career.

Michael Packard (center) and first mate Josiah Mayo appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night.

From inside a whale’s mouth to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ Cape Cod lobsterman relives rare encounter

About a week after Michael Packard's chance encounter with a humpback whale off the coast of Provincetown, he and first mate Josiah Mayo appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to tell the tale.

TELEVISION
James Baldwin, pictured at his home in France in 1979, the year he spoke to ABC's Sylvia Chase in Manhattan for a "20/20" segment that never aired.

ABC’s scrapped ‘20/20’ segment on James Baldwin resurfaces

Baldwin is intensely charismatic in the 1979 interview with Sylvia Chase, and his comments about race, about slavery, about his mission to “disturb the peace,” dig deep and remain on point.

TELEVISION
Rose Byrne in "Physical."

‘Physical’ stretches one woman’s self-loathing to the limit

Apple TV+’s compelling new series, starring Rose Byrne, is set during the aerobics craze of the 1980s.

TELEVISION
Mae Martin (left) and Charlotte Ritchie in "Feel Good."

‘Feel Good’ maintains mix of romance and conflict to the end

The episodes in the second and final season are on a par with the old ones — textured, funny, a bit dramatic, and fitted with a clear theme: trauma and recovery from it.

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Jane Levy and John Clarence Stewart in "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," one of the very few imaginative series on network TV. It's been canceled.

Network TV is where originality goes to die

Primetime is a third-rate place to find quality entertainment, particularly if you’re not big fan of game shows, reality competitions, the Arrowverse, and Dick Wolf.

MATTHEW GILBERT | YOUR TV GPS
Rose Byrne is an '80s California housewife who discovers aerobics as a way out of domestic misery in "Physical."

This week’s TV: Novel ideas, getting ‘Physical’ in the ’80s, and a Juneteenth celebration

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert navigates the week in TV.