Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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Social distancing and the cancellation of sports have forced me into a sadly familiar corner: TOO MUCH TV. (Except right now there can’t be enough.)

So, getting injected into a heady mix that already includes AMC’s “Better Call Saul” and a bunch of DVDs that piled up (“Midway” = great; “Yesterday,” not so much) are:

*HBO’s “The Plot Against America” premieres tonight at 9pm. Alternate history, which I love: Hero aviator/fascist sympathizer Charles Lindbergh is elected president in 1940, and the nation swings in a disturbing direction. You can’t go wrong with John Turturro.

*The final season of “Brockmire” premieres on IFC Wednesday. Everyone who works in my profession knows a washed-up media hack like Jim Brockmire. The problem is, maybe it’s me. The frequent presence of Joe Buck complements Hank Azaria hilariously.

*The second season of “Tacoma FD” launches on truTV March 26. Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of “Super Troopers” fame are firemen, not state troopers. Hilarity ensues.

That’s a decent start. But it’s not enough during the pandemic. “Hunters” on Amazon seems a good bet for binge-watching. I got "Rambo: Last Blood" and "Uncut Gems." ESPN helps with the "30 for 30" docs.

I can’t watch old sporting events. If I already know the result, I’m not interested.

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