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Screens Gems: TV the week of November 2

Brotherhood (8 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) If you're still lonely for Tony and Carmela and the gang, why not give Brotherhood a try? Kicking off its third season, this drama about a family of Irish Mafia and Broth2 politicians (and yeah, it's hard to tell which is which) in Rhode Island is the most underwatched series on TV. Brilliantly written and acted, it's every bit as riveting as The Sopranos, and you don't need a dictionary of Italian swear words to watch it. As the season gets underway, the family pol Tommy (Jason Clarke) is thinking about retirement -- guess how he's going to finance it? -- and family gangster Michael (Jason Issacs) is overwhelmed by paranoia, if that's what you call it when everybody really does want to kill you.

All The President's Men (8 p.m. Sunday, Turner Classic Movies) -- Speaking of crooked pols, John Dean -- yeah, that John Dean -- helps Robert Osborne host a showing of this 1976 journalism thriller (if you can really use those words in the same sentence) about a couple of Washington Post reporters (Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman) on the trail of the Watergate scandal. Well, they say they're reporters, but I didn't see their blogs.

Medal of Honor (9 p.m. Wednesday, WPBT-PBS 2) -- This documentary tells the history of the Medal of Honor through the stories of its recipients. This will have to do until PBS finishes its 17-part series on courageous TV critics.

Law & Order (10 p.m. Wednesday, NBC) -- Egad! Still breathing after 19 seasons! Law & Order returns with an episode about a stockbroker beaten to death in broad daylight. One more thing to blame on those damn hedge funds.

Note: Days and times for PBS shows are for the Miami area, and may differ elsewhere.


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