Melanie Mayron

Piper Laurie in Snapshots

Snapshots, three generations of women work it out

Snapshots begins when a grandmother, mother, and daughter all gather for a weekend together at the family cabin by the lake. Rose (Piper Laurie) is the grandmother, and content with her life living alone by the lake. Patty (Brooke Adams) […]

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Sarah Lancashire and Patrick Breen in Julia

Julia: S2.E7 Shrimp and Grits

Julia: Shrimp and Grits is my all time favorite episode of Julia. It tells a clear story about women’s role in the world and the almost invisible ways they’ve had to wield influence over the years. Episodes like this one

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David Hyde Pierce and Sarah Lancashire in Julia

Julia: S2.E6 Chartwinkerie

The Julia: Chartwinkerie episode contains so much humor, starting with the word “chartwinkerie.” Paul (David Hyde Pierce) makes it up on the spur of the moment while he and Judith (Fiona Glascott) are having a cooking challenge match. She tosses

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Isabella Rossellini and Sarah Lancashire in Julia

Julia: S2.E2 Fried Chicken

Julia: Fried Chicken, episode 2 of the second season of Julia, involves a high stakes cookoff, several famous names, and a still uncertain list of recipes for the cookbook. Are Julia Child (Sarah Lancashire) and her cookbook co-writer Simca (Isabella

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Sarah Lancashire in Julia

Julia: S2.E1 Loup en Croûte

Julia: Loup en Croûte begins season two of Julia with Julia Child (Sarah Lancashire) and her husband Paul (David Hyde Pierce) in France. They are staying at the Provence home of Julia’s cookbook partner, Simca (Isabella Rossellini). They’ve been there

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Sarah Lancashire in Julia

Julia, episode 6, “Breads”

Episode 6 of Julia, directed by Melanie Mayron, is about both baking French baguettes and cooking sweetbreads. Instead of looking at what’s happening with Julia (Sarah Lancashire) in this episode, I want to talk about the supporting characters around her.

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Sarah Lancashire in Julia

Review: Julia, episodes 1-3, in which Sarah Lancashire is a marvel

Julia on HBO Max dropped the first 3 episodes of the 8 episode series on March 31. Future episodes will air weekly on Thursdays. The way Julia Child became “The French Chef” on public television is explored in these first

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Sarah Gadon in Alias Grace

10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the

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