Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Harvey Weinstein Isn’t the Only One

Posted by melissa kandel on October 11, 2017 in Hollywood | 1 Comment

Over the past week, I have been voraciously following the Harvey Weinstein story both as it played out in The New York Times and with more vivid, damnable detail today by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. A lot of people are now asking how this went on for so long. Why was Hollywood quiet […]

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch is Next Archie Comics Character on TV

Posted by melissa kandel on September 28, 2017 in Television | No Comments

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.”

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Starsky & Hutch Returns … to Your TV

Posted by melissa kandel on September 1, 2017 in Television | No Comments

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. […]

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How I Met Your Father (Might Be) Making its Way to Your TV

Posted by melissa kandel on August 12, 2017 in entertainment, Hollywood, In the News | No Comments

WHAT. Today Deadline reported a newly hatched How I Met Your Father is alive and very possibly, potentially happening, with FX’s You’re The Worst writer, Alison Bennett, putting words to the prospective sitcom. Bennett’s credits include writer-producer on Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter and Hulu’s The Awesomes.

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The Surprising Ways Successful Screenwriters Find Inspiration

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2017 in creativity, Film, Hollywood | 2 Comments

There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by the window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen into some tropical oasis of leather chairs and sunlight and leaves. Then […]

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‘The Munsters’ Reboot From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers is ON

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 […]

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David Letterman Hosted by Netflix in New Series

Posted by melissa kandel on August 9, 2017 in Hollywood, In the News, Netflix | 1 Comment

Like two mega-stars crashing in the nebulous unknown, two media giants are about to collide and the result could be catastrophically awesome. Today it was announced David Letterman, the longest-serving host in U.S. late-night TV, will bring his charismatic persona camera-side for a new series on Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network, (in case […]

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Robby Hayes is a Bachelor in Paradise

Posted by melissa kandel on August 8, 2017 in entertainment, Interview, Television | No Comments

“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 […]

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Mary Tyler Moore: No Ordinary Person

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 […]

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Jeremy Lin Shoots (But Doesn’t Score) In New Viral Video

Posted by melissa kandel on October 19, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Sports | No Comments

If there’s anything more awesome than watching a well-made and hilarious viral video, it’s watching a failed attempt at a well-made and hilarious viral video. (The end result is no less hilarious.)  Today, Comedy Central’s fictional branding agency, Viralocity, released a new video starring Brooklyn Nets point guard, Jeremy Lin, and it’s a smart and […]

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