Love on the rocks

The second season of “The Crown” gets off to a rocky start, in more ways than one. Early episodes focus on a rough patch in the marriage between Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip (Matt Smith), an ordeal that doesn’t quite compare to Her Highness’ love-hate relationship with Winston Churchill in the stellar first season. The series should pick up when Dexter — I mean, Michael C. Hall — pops up as U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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Hollaback girl

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton move one step closer to morphing into the Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé of their generation in “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas” with a guest list that includes Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong and Seth MacFarlane. Meanwhile, the rest of No Doubt weep quietly by their phones.

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Great American hero

Each episode of “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” is less than five minutes long, but the first couple of installments are packed with so much reckless action and glum expressions from the Nazi-battling crusaders that viewers will feel like drivers jammed up by a 52-car pileup on Interstate 94. The animated series starts to show promise in the third installment, where we’re finally introduced to the Ray, who picks up powers just as he’s trying to get the nerve to tell his parents he’s gay.

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Neal Justin