Continuing our sub-series of greatest TV shows, we review 2 episodes of A Different World:
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The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.
Los Angeles marketing analyst Michael Boll (James Spader) struggles with insecurity despite his successes — until he meets a mysterious man, Alex (Rob Lowe), who promises to help him gain confidence. However, Alex’s guidance becomes toxic when he introduces Michael to sex, drugs and crime. When Michael’s life begins collapsing, he comes to realize that his mentor is a sociopath. Is it too late, or can Michael escape Alex’s sinister web of machinations?
Old-school mobster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) rules London’s underworld with an iron fist and a score of well-greased palms. As big-time gangsters and petty crooks all scramble to get their cut of a Russian mobster’s crooked land deal, street-wise hustler One Two (Gerard Butler) tries to play both sides of the fence as the lucrative deal falls into the lap of Lenny’s presumed-dead son.
Four years ago, DAmato’s (Al Pacino) Miami Sharks were at the top. Now, his team is struggling with three consecutive losses, sliding attendance, and aging heroes, particularly 39-year-old quarterback Jack “Cap” Rooney (Dennis Quaid). Off the field, DAmato is struggling with a failed marriage and estranged children, and is on a collision course with Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), the young president/co-owner of the Sharks organization.
A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who survived the explosion are now in peril. Kit Latura (Stallone) is the only man with the skill and knowledge to lead the band of survivors out of the tunnel before the structure collapses.
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Season number: 3 Episode number: 17
Air date: February 20, 1987
Vacationing on a remote Caribbean island, unarmed Tubbs is the target of vengeful drug kingpin Orlando Calderone.