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Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘American Crime Story’ and more

Welcome to the Hype List, a weekly recommendation series in which columnist Tirhakah Love highlights all of the pop culture happenings — movies, music, television, books and more — you need to know about.

TV: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Cable’s premier true-crime series returns for a long-awaited second season.

More than a year after FX and Ryan Murphy scored a smash hit with 2016’s The People vs. OJ Simpson (and after some behind-the-scenes readjustments), American Crime Story is back for a second season. Staying true to its roots of sensational real-life crime sagas that happened in the ’90s, the show is now focused on, as the subtitle states, the assassination of Gianni Versace.

Based on Maureen Orth’s 1999 book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, tells the story of Versace’s 1997 murder and the investigation into Andrew

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Angela Henderson-Bentley: New offerings ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘Versace’ have shaky starts

The CW has had a ton of success with dramas based on DC Comics superheroes. But their newest, “Black Lightning,” is unlike any of the others. Whether that’s good or bad, I’m not quite sure.

Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, the principal of an inner city charter high school who was once the superhero Black Lightning. Jefferson retired nine years ago when being a superhero destroyed his marriage. But when the dangerous local gang, The One Hundred, threatens the safety of his daughters, Black Lightning returns to the streets.

Black Lightning is an adult hero with a family, which gives him an interesting dynamic that’s different than most superheroes, and Williams is great at playing that inner conflict of family vs. duty.

The problem is that Jefferson is way more compelling of a hero as a principal than he is as a superhero. Black Lightning just struts down the street with the

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Patton Oswalt: Falling In Love Again Was Like ‘Getting Hit By Lightning Twice’

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. We’re going to continue our holiday week series, featuring some of our favorite interviews of the year – today, our interview with Patton Oswalt, recorded in November a few weeks after the release of his latest Netflix stand-up comedy special. In the special, he starts off talking about life in the Trump era. But later, he heads to a much more personal place and reflects on the sudden death last year of his wife, Michelle McNamara, and how he tried to help his 7-year-old daughter through her grief while he was overcome by grief himself. Not exactly funny subject matter – but in describing some of the more absurd things that happened in the aftermath, he manages to get laughs without making light of the pain.

His life

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Patton Oswalt: Falling In Love Again Was Like ‘Getting Hit By Lightning Twice’

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. We’re going to continue our holiday week series, featuring some of our favorite interviews of the year – today, our interview with Patton Oswalt, recorded in November a few weeks after the release of his latest Netflix stand-up comedy special. In the special, he starts off talking about life in the Trump era. But later, he heads to a much more personal place and reflects on the sudden death last year of his wife, Michelle McNamara, and how he tried to help his 7-year-old daughter through her grief while he was overcome by grief himself. Not exactly funny subject matter – but in describing some of the more absurd things that happened in the aftermath, he manages to get laughs without making light of the pain.

His life

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Patton Oswalt: Falling In Love Again Was Like ‘Getting Hit By Lightning Twice’

Patton Oswalt co-starred on the comedy series King of Queens and voiced the main character in the Pixar film Ratatouille. More recently, he’s appeared in Veep, Justified and Young Adult and other TV and film roles.

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