Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Ellen Gray's weekend TV picks

Calling all Anglophiles: PBS´s "Call the Midwife," with (from left) Trixie Franklin, Cynthia Miller, Jenny Lee, and Chummy Noakes, is clearly aimed at fans of crown jewel "Downton Abbey."
Calling all Anglophiles: PBS's "Call the Midwife," with (from left) Trixie Franklin, Cynthia Miller, Jenny Lee, and Chummy Noakes, is clearly aimed at fans of crown jewel "Downton Abbey."

* THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3.

The Season 5 finale caps a remarkable year for one of TV's best dramas. I can't wait to see what happens next, though honestly, it should be enough just to have Alicia Florrick's formidable mother-in-law, Jackie (Mary Beth Peil), and her even more formidable mother, Veronica (Stockard Channing), on-screen together as they take over planning for their grandson's graduation party.

* CALL THE MIDWIFE. 8 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12.

A week after Mother's Day, the Season 3 finale delves into the sometimes complicated bonds between mothers and daughters. It also signals what appears to be a major shift in the series, one I'm pretty sure it can survive. Emotional but seldom sentimental, "Call the Midwife" remains one of the highlights of a night not exactly short on excellent drama.

* VEEP. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO.

Vice President Selina Meyer goes to Britain for the centenary of World War I. What could possibly go wrong?

* SPIDER-MAN 2.1. 8 p.m. Saturday, 6ABC.

Disappointed with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? Revisit Sam Raimi's better-received sequel of only 10 years ago, with eight minutes added from the original screen version, Tobey Maguire as Spidey and Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus.

 

 

 

 

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