SXSW 2019: Shrill

Shrill stars Aidy Bryant as Annie Easton in this six-episode comedy series streaming on Hulu this weekend following the SXSW world premiere. We get to know Annie (Aidy Bryant) and her circle of friends, family, and co-workers over the course of six episodes.  She’s the assistant calendar editor for the The Weekly Thorn.  Annie would rather take on more duties like actually having the opportunity to write articles.  Her boss, Gabe (John Cameron Mitchell), is…

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Don Cheadle’s shirt on SNL: Protect Trans Kids

Avengers and Black Monday star Don Cheadle wore a “Protect Trans Kids” shirt on Saturday Night Live this weekend before introducing Gary Clark, Jr. Being a transgender woman who moved to Chicago for improv and has friends working on SNL, Don Cheadle’s shirt made my night.  This isn’t the first time in which someone used their platform for transgender rights.  Most recently, Cecily Strong did so when Scarlett Johansson hosted the show back on March…

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 Brings Laughs

As the period comedy returns for a second season on Amazon Prime, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel brings the funny with a superb performance from Rachel Brosnahan. Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) isn’t afraid of telling it like it is.  This is never more true than in the season’s second episode.  While there men have made the argument that women aren’t funny, Midge turns this idea on its head.  In telling the bunt truth–even in a…

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The Orville: Season 2 Premiere

Seth MacFarlane’s ensemble sci-fi comedy, The Orville, came back on Sunday night for the premiere of its second season on FOX. Billed as a comedy, the MacFarlane-created comedy-drama series is arguably in the same vein as Star Trek.  By airing on FOX, the series is certainly more accessible to fans wishing to watch the series.  It’s no U.S.S. Enterprise as this crew travels by way a mid-levell exploratory spaceship, The U.S.S. Orville, across the galaxy. …

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Angie Tribeca Brings All The Fun in Season 4

As Angie Tribeca returns for Season 4 with a two-day marathon, the cop satire jumps into the future while offer no shortage of laughs. It’s been well over a year since we last saw Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones). This fourth season takes place some 20 years following the events of season 3.  Angie’s son, Angie Jr. (Bobby Cannavale), grew up without having any kind of relationship with his mother.  In any event, Angie finds herself…

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Murphy Brown Comes Swinging on Thanksgivng

Murphy Brown‘s Thanksgiving episode came swinging with one of the most political episodes by far since returning to air in September. Thursday night’s episode saw two undocumented immigrants being arrested by ICE.  I was in tears as a family got broken up.  The Gonzales family of three arrived in the USA when their son was only two years old.  You might be asking why–gang violence.  All season long has hinted to Miguel Gonzales (Adan Rocha)…

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Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit

With help from Poe Dameron and BB-8, Star Wars Resistance introduces us to some new characters in an hour-long episode titled “The Recruit.” This is going to be a mix of recap and review of this newest television series in the Star Wars universe.  The review aspect will be coming towards the end of you wish to jump ahead.  Please read at your own peril. Having our good friends Poe Dameron and BB-8 lends some…

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The Good Place: Season 3 is GREAT!

The Good Place is back for season 3 and the hit sitcom starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson is as great as it’s ever been. When we last saw our favorite people trying to escape The Bad Place, Good Place architect Michael (Ted Danson) argued in front of the Judge (Maya Rudolph) that four humans did not receive proper treatment.  Season 2 ended with a twist that stays true to the spirit of the series.…

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Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Should Stick to Film

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is able to take advantage of the long-form narrative storytelling but the action is few and far between. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels were so long that to make a film means having to condense the narrative.  When I first learned that a television series would happen, my first instinct was maybe this could be a good thing.  It has some positives to enjoy but unlike the films, the television series…

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Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 on Blu-ray

The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels brings the series to an epic finish leaving fans with a satisfying conclusion. Going into the series’ final season, we knew that Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger would likely die.  Something would have to explain their missing from the Rebellion seen in the original trilogy.  While Kanan does indeed die to save the crew of the Ghost, Ezra takes his sacrifice to the next level in…

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