Ryan Eggold

Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer in A Jazzman's Blues

A Jazzman’s Blues, Tyler Perry finds his groove

Tyler Perry is not my favorite. But A Jazzman’s Blues looked different from his usual fare. I thought I’d take a look. If I didn’t like it, I’d just switch off and move on. It was different. And that difference resulted in a very good story about love and tragedy in the Jim Crow era.

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Billy Crudup in The Morning Show

Why am I still watching this stuff?

I’ve abandoned many a show midseason when I didn’t like it, but I want to talk about 3 shows I’m still watching in spite of thinking I’m bored or upset every time I see one. They are The Morning Show, Y: The Last Man, and New Amsterdam.

Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is Unflinchingly Realistic

Never Rarely Sometimes Always shows in powerful detail how a 17 year old girl from Pennsylvania manages to travel to New York City for an abortion. The film is as real and difficult as the journey was. You can watch it on HBO Max.

Freema Agyeman and Ryan Eggold in New Amsterdam

Brain Dump: New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Manifest

The fall TV season started this week and it’s time for a few short pot shots at new and returning shows. Comments will include New Amsterdam, The Gifted, and Manifest. A couple of really short comments about this and that may get tacked on, too.

Review: The Blacklist

In the last week or so I watched season 1 of The Blacklist. I got hooked on it and just kept watching. After episode 1, I wasn’t sure I was committed, so I tried episode 2. Before long I decided to watch the whole season. James Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a criminal mastermind who inexplicably turns himself in …

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