On Screen

October 09, 2021

The Greeneville Sun's On Screen provides TV listings, entertainment content and puzzles for the local Greeneville, TN area.

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The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN October 9 - 15, 2021 — 3 2 x 3.5" ad a) swango's b) greene cnty farmers 2 x 4" ad williams electric 2 x 1.5" ad ymca 2 x 1.5" ad doughty stevens 2 x 1.5" ad midway const. THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. FSSE NBA Preseason Basketball Miami Heat at At- lanta Hawks. (Live) 11:00 p.m. FSSE NBA Preseason Basketball Miami Heat at At- lanta Hawks. FRIDAY 3:00 p.m. FSSE NBA Preseason Basketball Miami Heat at At- lanta Hawks. 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 NBA Preseason Basketball Boston Celtics at Miami Heat. (Live) 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 2021 WNBA Fi- nals Game 3: Teams TBA. FOOTBALL SATURDAY 12:00 p.m. 6 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) 13 39 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) ESPN College Football Teams TBA. ESPN2 College Football South Carolina at Tennessee. (Live) 3:30 p.m. 6 13 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) 11 College Football Georgia at Auburn. (Live) ESPN ESPN2 College Football Teams TBA. 4:00 p.m. 39 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) 7:00 p.m. 6 13 College Football Scoreboard (Live) ESPN College Football Teams TBA. 7:30 p.m. 6 13 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) 8:00 p.m. 11 College Football Ala- bama at Texas A&M. (Live) 39 College Football Teams TBA. (Live) 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 College Football Memphis at Tulsa. (Live) SUNDAY 8:20 p.m. 5 10 NFL Football Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs. (Live) MONDAY 5:30 p.m. FOXSP N.C. State: One with Wolfpack Football 8:00 p.m. ESPN NFL Football India- napolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens. (Live) TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 College Football Playoff: Top 25 (Live) 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 College Football Appalachian State at Louisiana. (Live) THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. ESPN College Football Navy at Memphis. (Live) 8:00 p.m. 39 NFL Football Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles. (Live) FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. ESPN College Football Clemson at Syracuse. (Live) 10:00 p.m. ESPN College Football Scoreboard (Live) 10:30 p.m. ESPN College Football California at Oregon. (Live) GOLF SATURDAY 3:00 a.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA Jr. League Championship. (Same-day Tape) SUNDAY 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 Golf PGA Jr. League Championship. (Live) HOCKEY TUESDAY 7:30 p.m. ESPN NHL Hockey Pitts- burgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning. (Live) 10:00 p.m. ESPN NHL Hockey Seattle Kraken at Vegas Golden Knights. (Live) WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m. TNT NHL Hockey New York Rangers at Washington Capi- tals. (Live) 10:00 p.m. TNT NHL Hockey Chi- cago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche. (Live) By George Dickie A talented cast and multiple perspec- tives help tell the story of the beginning of the opioid epidemic in a miniseries upcoming on Hulu. In "Dopesick," an eight-episode series based on the bestselling book by Beth Macy that premieres Wednesday, Oct. 13, the story of the emergence of Oxycontin and the subsequent death, suffering and mayhem it caused is seen through the ex - periences of a well-meaning rural Virginia doctor (Michael Keaton) who prescribed it for an injured coal miner (Kaitlyn Dever); the chairman (Michael Stuhlbarg) of the pharmaceutical company that sees the drug as its financial salvation; the sales reps (Will Poulter, Philippa Soo) pitching the drug to doctors and hospitals; and the Department of Justice officials (Peter Sarsgaard, John Hoogenakker) and DEA agent (Rosario Dawson) investigating what went down. At the heart of it, of course, is Oxycon - tin. It's an opioid and thus very addictive but the company's time-release formula was supposed to mitigate those qualities, making it the new miracle drug for suffer - ers of chronic pain. But like any narcotic, users develop a tolerance over time and require increasing dosages. Soon pharma- cies are being robbed, lives are wrecked and people are dying. And the drug com- pany is running for cover. Meanwhile, an epidemic has taken hold, a familiar story that still plays out today. "The ease with which it became epidemic kind of knocked me out," says Keaton, also an executive producer on the series. "It seemed almost too simple that this happened this way. ... To be honest, I'm reading (the script) and thinking, well, are we really — is this too on the head? And then you, after you read Beth Macy's book and you start to do any kind of research, then you realize this is not exaggerated in the slightest. But that's the expression, that's the thing for me, the ease with which all this happened was sickening." The story demands attention as there is a lot here to digest. It jumps around in multiple timelines and does considerable character exposition. Pulling it all together was an enormous task but executive pro- ducer Danny Strong felt that to do it any other way wouldn't do the story justice. "I really wanted to do something that felt like it was telling the totality of the story because I felt as if one story wasn't the full story ...," Strong explains. "My main goal was to expose what happened, the crimes that were committed ... and then to dramatize, in real-time, their victims. I thought by going back and forth between the people that are suf - fering (and) the people that are making these decisions, that feel like even petty decisions that they're making, could really shine a (light) on what they did and could also give a sense of empathy and under - standing (for) people that are suffering from addiction." Hulu's 'Dopesick' offers a 360-degree view of the opioid crisis Cover Story Cover Story 423-422-1601 One Y. One Community. Greene County YMCA 423-639-6107 www.greenecounty-ymca.org 921 W. 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