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Billy Crystal's Broadway smash tells his life story and introduces the many colorful members of his extended family, all within the framework of the 700 Sundays he spent with his beloved father, who died when the comedian was 15. In person, his voices and impressions are a time machine transporting live audiences to the Long Island of his youth. But the transition to TV makes it a less intimate and compelling experience. There's no doubting Crystal's passion or comic versatility. However, on the small screen Sundays feels like Old Timers Night and his Mr. Saturday Night schtick could be slapped with a PG-64 rating. B–
Yes, it's a made-for-TV film. Yes, it's on Lifetime. Yes, it stars Whoopi Goldberg as an asthma-suffering mom who's trying to pull her family together before she dies. Sold?
If you haven't gotten into thriller Orphan Black yet, the second season premiere is the perfect time to jump in no drama better than clone drama, am I right?
You may say your mom is crazy, but at least you're not Melissa Rivers trying to deal with her live-in mom's antics, including blackouts and sex tapes. Classic Joan.