What to watch: TV characters that didn’t stand the test of time. Plus, ‘American Rust’ and what we want to see at the VMAs

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210910141933-barney-how-i-met-your-mother-nph-restricted-super-tease.jpg One night this week, I got into the mood for some heavy camp, so I turned on “Death Becomes Her,” the 1992 dark comedy that in no way deserves the cast it ended up having (Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Read more …

‘Scenes From a Marriage’ review Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac bring raw intensity to HBO’s Ingmar Bergman reboot

https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210910101648-04-scenes-from-a-marriage-hbo-super-tease.jpg The five-part series employs an interesting and somewhat puzzling device, in each episode showing the actors before filming begins under Covid protocols, walking through the set surrounded by masked crew members. It’s a way of establishing the theatrical qualities Read more …