The last I recall, Archie Comics weren’t cool. I used to receive a stack of them from a since-departed comic store every Tuesday afternoon I spent at sleep away camp, a conspicuous package colored light brown and labeled simply: “books.” Continue reading “Sabrina the Teenage Witch is Next Archie Comics Character on TV”
After a stunningly macabre Season 1 and less-than-stellar Season 2, here’s hoping Season 3 of True Detective brings the grit. HBO officially green-lit the season last week, which stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). Jeremy Saulnier (The Green Room) will direct, alongside True Detective writer, Nic Pizzolatto, who came under fire and then was vindicated for potentially plagiarizing the first installment in the crime compendium. Continue reading “True Detective Season 3 Plot Revealed”
Funny just last night I was half asleep in bed, flipping through the channels and trying with pitiless resolve to swat a fly, when Starsky and Hutch, (the one with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) appeared on TV.
Underrated, I thought, laughing at a particularly funny scene I now can’t recall. This should’ve been bigger.
Apparently someone in Hollywood felt the same because under the watchful eyes of The Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise writer/director James Gunn, scriptwriters Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn and Sony Pictures Studio, a re-booted Starsky & Hutch project is in development at Amazon. Continue reading “Starsky & Hutch Returns … to Your TV”
There’s nothing funny about spending thousands of dollars on a sneaker … or maybe there is. At least that’s what LeBron James and his agent, Maverick Carter intend to prove in a new, untitled half-hour, single-camera comedy show about the sneaker culture phenomenon, set to air on HBO. Continue reading “LeBron James & Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment to Produce HBO Sneaker Store Comedy”
Herman Munster is the man of my dreams and always has been since for as far back as I can remember. I recall little me, in cotton, strawberry-patterned pyjamas, watching The Munsters before bed, dipping my carob cookie into my goat’s milk, (my family was super healthy) and thinking Herman was just the coolest guy on 1313 Mockingbird Lane. You could imagine my elation when today, NBC announced the network will be resurrecting the iconic 1960s comedy. Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out creator) will script the show and former SNL Alum Seth Meyers joins the creative team as executive producer. Continue reading “‘The Munsters’ Reboot From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers is ON”
If there’s any time my friends and I resemble the precision and ritualistic exactitude of a Japanese bullet train, it’s Monday at 8 p.m. When the clock strikes, we unwrap the cheese, uncork the Pinot and affix our eyes to the glossy TV screen for two—sometimes three!—hours of unintentional tragicomedy as The Bachelorette unfurls with wildly contrived abandon and we wine-buzz our way through the entire 120+ minute thing.
This Monday night, during the Season 13 finale, our routine was no different. Until suddenly, it was. Continue reading “America Loathing The Bachelorette Finale Proves We All Believe in Love”
“Hey, can I call you back? I’ve got to use Google Maps and figure out where I’m going.”
“Sure,” I said, nodding even though obviously the voice on the other end couldn’t see.
As a New York transplant to Southern California, I understood how navigating Los Angeles could easily become an epic Game of Thrones-like conquest of overflowing freeways for anyone who wasn’t accustomed to its concrete terrain.
Minutes later the call resumed and I was again talking with Robby Hayes, contestant on The Bachelorette Season 12 and Bachelor in Paradise Season 4, partner at LeisureLetics and since April 2017 when he headed west from Denver, newly minted resident of Los Angeles. Continue reading “Robby Hayes is a Bachelor in Paradise”
Described as an “epic fantasy,” Disenchantment, the new animated series by The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, is set to hit Netflix in two, 10-episode batches next year. As with Groening’s other cartoon triumphs, this one is aimed at adults and will feature his characteristic off-kilter humor, a mix of optimistic petulance and satire-infused social commentary. Continue reading “The Simpsons’ Matt Groening Masterminds New Netflix Series”
A few months ago, I found myself in the midst of a big media coup when Netflix approved little me to receive press releases from that massive nerve center for all things streaming video. I am not sure if the Senior Vice President of Press Release Approvals approve everyone who submits an application, (alas, an Internet search says they do) but the email that informed me I am now an official member of the Netflix Press Corps. and can have access to all House of Cards episodes before anyone else (it didn’t say that) was impressive and also co-signed by Tobias Fünke and George Bluth. (It wasn’t.)
ANYWAY. Yesterday, a small, inconspicuous email landed in my email box that read: “Fuller House Returns Friday, September 22!” Continue reading “Fuller House Return Cloaked in Shadowy Veil of Mysteries and Secrets”
I never personally knew Mary Tyler Moore but from a very early age, always felt like I did. Leaping off the glazed expanse of my television screen, hair perfectly coiffed, smile bright and genuine, she had the kind of vivaciousness that could inspire not only this young girl but also an entire generation of TV-watchers and then another generation after that … and it did. Continue reading “Mary Tyler Moore: No Ordinary Person”