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)…"Murphy Brown Comes Swinging on Thanksgivng"
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…"Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit"
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.…"The Good Place: Season 3 is GREAT!"
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…"Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Should Stick to Film"
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…"Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 on Blu-ray"
In the newest American Masters, one of the greatest ballplayers to ever play the game gets profiled in Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived.” Ted Williams’ final stats from his playing days should carry an asterisk. Not because of performance-enhancing drugs but because of the five years lost to military service. Williams first served time in the U.S. Marines and lost out on three seasons. Despite leaving, he would join the Reserves. When…"Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived”"
The best thing that one can say about the new HBO drama, Succession, is that it is the dramatic version of Arrested Development. After that, it gets tricky. The series follows around the family of Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the CEO of Waystar Royco. As the series starts, it’s assumed that Logan Roy would be retiring from the company. After all, he’s 80 years old and can’t keep doing the job forever. He’s married to his…"Succession: The Dramatic Arrested Development"
The first episode of a new Refinery29-produced fairy tale anthology series, Fabled, premiered during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival this past week. Titled “Anodyne,” the series offers us another take on some of the beloved fairy tale characters of all time. The series, created by Evan Jonigkeit and Girls alumnus Zosia Mamet, imagines a world in which Alice in Wonderland‘s titular Alice (Mamet) meets The Wizard of Oz‘s Dorothy (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in a mental institution. With…"Tribeca 2018: Fabled"
Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader shines in the dark comedy, Barry, airing on HBO. The role is a stark difference from what fans are used to seeing of Hader during his years on the long-running NBC sketch comedy show. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Barry Berkman (Bill Hader), is working as a hitman, where he’s being handled by Fuches (Stephen Root). When the tender Chechen kingpin Goran Pazar (Glenn Fleshler) and…"Barry: Bill Hader Shines in Dark Comedy Series"
As Star Wars Rebels came back for the second half of the final season, a long-anticipated moment in the series finally happened. Whether fans will like that moment or not is a different story. There are spoilers discussed for the events that transpired during last week’s episodes. If you’ve not watched those episodes, now would be a good time to catch up on what you missed! Kanan Jarrus, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., succumbed to…"Star Wars Rebels: Jedi Night"