Darren Criss

Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an extravaganza of a final season

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 5, took an “everything including the kitchen sink” approach to wrapping up this funny series. There were flashbacks and flash forwards, there were musical episodes, there was a roast, there were shows within shows, there were jokes on top of jokes. The love affair this show had with 1960s fashion, music, and New York City …

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The aspiring actors in Hollywood

Review: Hollywood

Hollywood is about rewriting the story of Hollywood by going back 80 years and re-imagining everything. Set in the 1940s, the series creates a new history for Hollywood that includes people of color, out gay men, and women bosses.

Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin in The Flash

Brain Dump: Supergirl & The Flash, American Crime, Taken, Shots Fired

This and that about a few TV shows: a brain dump. This week I’m thinking about musical crossovers, hidden slavery in America, the ratio of Beals to violence, and the criminal justice system.

girl most likely

Review: Girl Most Likely

Do you know how long it takes while thumbing through lists of available movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime to find one with a woman in the lead role? Almost forever! After feeling that a movie poster with a woman on the front would never appear in the list, I found Girl Most Likely. I have never been so happy …

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Glee Goes Elder

Last week on Glee it was Shirley Maclaine singing along with Darren Criss. They sounded terrific together. They sang of “Piece of My Heart.” This week June Squibb was there, singing and dancing with Chris Colfer. The woman can belt! Not only was June Squibb there, but Tim Conway and Billy Dee Williams were also in the cast. I cannot …

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