LOS ANGELES — Raising teenagers can be a difficult task in the best of situations. Now, imagine what that would be like if those teenagers possessed mutant powers so incredible they have become the target of a government that wants to imprison them — or worse. You now have the plot for the new Fox drama “The Gifted,” the latest television series in the ever-expanding Marvel Comics Universe.
Stop us if this sounds familiar: A tall, dark, bearded servant of rough breeding comes from far away to suddenly charm a grumpy, widowed Queen Victoria and thus upend Britain’s royal court at the turn of the 20th century.
LOS ANGELES — After too many years away from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Larry David pronounces himself satisfied with the new season, which he said is just like previous ones, and glad he did it. That’s pretty good — no, very good — on several fronts.
As soon as the Universal logo flickers and switches to its retro ’70s look and the disco music starts to play, jazzing up Jimmy Carter speeches and old news footage, we know what we’re in for with the cocaine-smuggling adventure “American Made.” This is a romp and a half. Maybe even three.
Admit it, you’ve always wanted to do this: race about in public wearing a cape that flaps and waves oh so awesomely in your super-speedy wake. For even greater awesomeness, provide your own soundtrack by singing aloud: “Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na … BATMAN!”
Get a taste of Germany right here in Clark County. After all, what's fall without beer gardens and German food? The fifth annual Washougal Oktoberfest, starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Reflection Plaza at 1703 Main St. is an early one -- starting the same month as Munich's fest.