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Michael K. Williams, Star of 'The Wire' and 'Lovecraft Country,' Dead at 54

NPR News Now

00:55 sec | Last month

Michael K. Williams, Star of 'The Wire' and 'Lovecraft Country,' Dead at 54

"Actor. Michael k williams who start an hbo series like lovecraft country in the wire has died at age. Fifty four npr. Tv critic eric dagan says williams acceler plan characters who explored the challenges facing black men in society. He's nominated for an emmy this year playing closeted father on lovecraft country and he played one thousand nine hundred ninety s era gangster chalky white on boardwalk empire but williams may be best known as the robber of drug dealers omar little on the wire who told police he only mug people who were in the drug game. We don't get it twisted do some dirt too. But i ain't never put my gun on nobody who wasn't in the game. A man must have a code No doubt born in brooklyn. William started off appearing music videos before earning multiple emmy nominations playing tough black men smarter and savvier than the world expected. He was found dead in his brooklyn home. No cause of death has been announced. Eric duggan's npr

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3 Documentaries You Should Watch About the Tulsa Race Massacre

All Things Considered

02:06 min | 5 months ago

3 Documentaries You Should Watch About the Tulsa Race Massacre

"Marks the 1/100 anniversary of the beginning of the Tulsa Race massacre, one of this country's worst recorded incidents of racial violence. Starting on May 31st 1921 and armed white mob aided by complicity or complacent officials killed as many as 300 men, women and Children in the area known as Black Wall Street. Burning it to the ground. Numerous events are taking place this long weekend to mark the centennial, although disputes rose when particularly high profile event was canceled, reportedly in a disagreement over compensation for three elderly survivors who were supposed to take part. But other events are proceeding and there are lots of opportunities to learn more about this traumatic but consequential moment, including numerous TV projects. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans has picked three documentaries, which he says you should not miss. For a long time. The Tosa race massacre was the attack America forgot and obliterated Tulsa, Oklahoma's prosperous black own Greenwood district, also known as Black Wall Street. The riots by white moms was hushed up by local officials and overlooked in history books. But that is changing as several TV outlets mark the centennial with documentaries on the massacre and its aftermath. It's an effort educate Americans on a horrendous attack, which burned down over 1200 homes and killed between 103 100 people. Among the best and most cinematic of these efforts is the history Channel film Tulsa Burning the 1921 Race Massacre Co directed by Emmy winner Stanley Nelson and executive produced by MBA star Russell Westbrook. This film opens with Reverend Robert Turner, pastor of Historic Burn in a M E Church who regularly visits Tulsa City Hall with a Bible in a bullhorn, reminding residents of the atrocity You are standing in a crime scene referred Turner Pastors. The church where black people hit in a basement tow avoid white moms 100 years ago. He now supports efforts to excavate a local cemetery where victims of the massacre rumored to have been dumped in unmarked graves in passing the

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Bryan Cranston on new TV drama "Your Honor"

Fresh Air

06:08 min | 11 months ago

Bryan Cranston on new TV drama "Your Honor"

"Bryan cranston. The star of amc's breaking bad returns to series television for the first time since that show left. The air in a new showtime miniseries called your honor which begins on sunday. Cranston plays a new orleans. Judge whose life is torn apart after his teenage son gets into some sudden and very serious trouble are tv critic. David be cooley. Has this review bryan. Cranston had played the goofy dad on the fox sitcom malcolm in the middle then. Redefined himself brilliantly as walter white. The meek high school chemistry teacher in breaking bad. What made walter break. Bad was the sudden news that he had contracted terminal cancer leading to a series of increasingly momentous decisions. In the new showtime miniseries. Your honor cranston returns to series tv playing another character who gets some sudden life changing news. This time he plays. Michael desio a compassionate judge in new orleans and a single parent raising his teenage son after the death of his wife a year ago in an unexpected tragedy. On the day of that saturday anniversary the sun adam played by hunter. Doohan experiences an unexpected tragedy of his own after leaving flowers at the convenience store where his mother was an innocent bystander. Shot by robbers has an asthma attack while driving away he searches for his inhaler on the passenger seat and as he takes his eyes off the road he slams into a motorcycle driven by another teenager. Adam after returning home tells his father what happened next. Where did this happen. Okay okay so would be the new hospital. Then the emeralds. Taken to what in new orleans and i don't know well the police must have sex. Overweight drove away before the tried to can give you called nine hundred time to try to at least yes or no please. I could breathe okay. I got you guys. This ten part series begins like the. Hbo mini series the night of following a young man. He descends deeper and deeper into a horrifying spiral of accidents and consequences that engrossing 2016 mini series was created by peter moffett who adapted it from his own british series. Moffitt is the adapter of your honor as well but this time he's not working from his own story showtimes. Your honor is his new version of a twenty seventeen. Israeli drama called ca- votto which has the same basic plot and is available of sample on youtube but for this adaptation for the united states. The location is changed in new orleans and other elements are given an american spin from police brutality. To local criminal activity one thing stays the same though. And it's thing that makes your honor so gripping from the start the father doing the right thing as both a judge and a citizen escorts his son to the police station to turn them in with an explanation but when he gets there he sees the father of the victim and recognizes him as a powerful local mob boss. All of a sudden the judge realizes that to turn his son in would be to signed his death warrant so from that point on. What is the right thing to do. And how many people does he have to enlist or deceive to do it. There's a certain flavor of breaking bad this because we're essentially put in the position of sympathizing with and rooting for a person who's breaking and avoiding the law but that's not a complaint because breaking bad may be the best tv drama series ever made and bryan cranston once again crafts a marvelously nuanced and empathic performance. And in your honor. He's not alone. The executive producers in addition to moffitt in cranston include robert and michelle king the talented creators of the good wife. So both the characters and the legal twists are fully drawn hundred. Doohan as the judge's son has the same relatable acting skills cranston and needs to since he carries most of the show's opening our and other riveting characters and actors abound michael stool barred from. Tv's fargo plays. The mob boss and hope davis plays his wife as very fierce and involved sort of carmela soprano to his tony and while margo martindale from justified in. The americans doesn't show up as the judges mother-in-law until episode four. Wow is she worth the wait. The writers on your honor include moffitt himself and the directors include clark johnson. An actor and director way back on homicide life on the street and edward. Berger who did a marvelous job directing another showtime miniseries patrick metros showtime provided only four of the ten episodes of your honoring advance. Each one. both impressed and surprised me and made me hungry to see the next cranston's michael ziada is smart enough to think on his feet and almost every scene requires him to do just that to avoid exposure endanger and to protect his only son whatever the repercussions to others the series title. Your honor isn't just the judge's work title. it's also at the center of the show. When it comes to your family would you do to save them. And what effect will that have upon your moral code your relationships with others and your honor

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"tv critic" Discussed on Animal Radio

Animal Radio

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"tv critic" Discussed on Animal Radio

"My dog friendly magazine presents the 12th annual cross-country pet adoption tour get your licks on Route 66 along with media sponsor animal radio and car sponsor Legends Car & Van Rental with compassion sponsored. Xymox Advocate sponsored Brutus, bone broth camping sponsored and Community sponsor hands on gloves. The tour travels down America's favorite Highway stopping at shelters along the way support adoption events and to raise money in the first eleven years the tourist helped to place over 14,000 pets into new forever homes live on 250 friendly.com to see where the tour stops near you off and come out for a safe fun way to support your local shelter. And who knows you might just find your new forever friend. This is animal radio with us. Now TV critic for the Boston Globe. Matthew. Gilbert is during this time. How you doing? You mind if I call you Matt? No, not at all. You're the kind of guy that you really didn't like dogs. They were actually afraid of dogs weren't you? I was terrified of dog, you know, I grew up in a home where we never had a dog. My mother was also afraid of dogs. And so if I saw dog it just it seemed so mysterious and unpredictable and I thought they were dirty too if I touched a dog accidentally took my hand would Buzz until I could wash it and it's happened up until your forties or I would say. Yes, and totally early forties. Yes. What a cock changed you. Well, I think you know, some people find a dog and they fall in love with the dog and then they that kind of becomes their bridge to falling in love with another person from birth. Happened the other way around I met a person who is now my husband and I fell in love and he's a dog person. And yeah, and I had to kind of loosen up and and gradually I relaxed around dogs because I was constantly having to be around them. I began to trust them and wage reached a point where I couldn't imagine living without a dog and I mean just told you that when I touched a dog I couldn't wait to wash my hands now. I mean, I kiss my dog go beyond mouth, you know, I can't get enough of touching him. I feel very drawn to him in attack time. You did see where Toby was cleaning an hour before he kissed her mouth, right? We blocked those things. Yeah, you got a lot of making up to do but what happened was I got this, you know, so we finally got this dog, Toby and even the Dead On the TV critic and kind of the sort of person who spends most of my time in front of the T or just with my husband or one two friends. Toby wasn't having that he had to get out. He had two player. He's an extremely social dog. I found him pulling me to the dog park and it became ultimately a great experience for me off at that. Take away from your work. I mean if watching TV is your job by the way Great Gig if you can t create can get paid for it, but did that take you away from your job? Did you find that it was you took me? I have distractions from work also, and I'm just wondering how this affected you. Well, it depends whether or not my bosses are listening. Okay. Now, I'm just kidding. You know, I don't think it did take away from my work time because I would come back from the park and I still do I come back from the park refreshed, you know, sometimes I'm sitting in front of my TV or my computer and I'm back. Not really being productive. The best thing that I can do is to leave and come back. Yes re-energized and the park is a great place to do that. Yeah, it took the dogs get you out from behind the TV which is and you know, what they have this new dog TV where the have you seen this on DirecTV to have dog TV. That's my biggest fear is that me and the dog will be sitting in front of the couch potatoes TV all day now, I'm a big people Watcher at there's gotta be a lot of people to watch at a dog park I can imagine. Yes, you got oh, yes all different types of thoughts about some of the crazy people there. Oh crazy. No dog people who are crazy. What do you mean? It's one of the things that I love about the culture of subculture of the dog park is that it brings in people of all ages all different walks of life. And so you find yourself talking to and rub Elbows with people that you might normally never meet, you know, there are people and and some I think my favorite dog park type is the person who loves to talk, you know the person who because they're in this semi Anonymous place and they're among these dogs who are having such a good time. They feel like they can just tell you everything about themselves. You know, I'm a sort of good listener. I love listening to people's stories. So, you know, there are these people it's like I call it Dam burst age. I mean you're standing there and they're telling you their entire life story, even though you don't know their names very eccentric and very sweet. So I love that which is another thing you notice never know their names, you know, their dogs names, but you never know their names exactly which can be you know, it's you know, it's funny that the dog park and I noticed crazier the person is yeah the probably the better pet owner or pet parents. They are they love their pets that that's what I've noticed more crazier. They are off. I'm saying crazy. I'm just talking about the ones you look at and say that one's it not but usually they they make better the best pet owners. I agree with you a hundred percent. I some of the people that you met and you think this person is crazy and I better not make eye contact and before you know it you're touched by them because you can see how much they love dogs. And and what what is a good dog owner they are and it's you know, it really is a nice common ground that you have with you know, when mention Common Ground, you know an incident that happened to me one time. I was out with my dog a little tiny dog and bird man was approaching me and he had tattoos on his face and the tire he was definitely in a gang and I was there by myself and I was a little frightened and I kind of held my purse close and held my dog is any he was coming right towards me and the guy gets close gets down on his knees and starts talking baby talk to my dog and tells me about a dog that he had when he was younger that looked just like my dog and went home. Say he opened up and it was like we knew each other forever. I love that story. By the way, if you go to the dog park and you don't see any crazy people you're the crazy person just to let you know when I'll tell me the book is and we barely mentioned the book. It's called off the leash and it's about obviously your trips to the dog park it about my trips to the dog park. It's about everything we've been talking about. Okay, you know, it's about my transformation from a more-or-less introvert to a more outgoing and social person. Thanks to talk to my dog and the dog park it's called off the leash. The author is TV critic for the Boston Globe Matthew Gilbert. Thank you so much for hanging with us today. Oh my God, this was delightful. Thank you. Have yourself a great week by by this is an Abarth Rick radio..

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"tv critic" Discussed on Animal Radio

Animal Radio

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"tv critic" Discussed on Animal Radio

"My dog friendly magazine presents the 12th annual cross-country pet adoption tour get your licks on Route 66 along with media sponsor animal radio and car sponsor Legends Car & Van Rental with compassion sponsored. Xymox Advocate sponsored Brutus, bone broth camping sponsored and Community sponsor hands on gloves. The tour travels down America's favorite Highway stopping at shelters along the way support adoption events and to raise money in the first eleven years the tourist helped to place over 14,000 pets into new forever homes live on 250 friendly.com to see where the tour stops near you off and come out for a safe fun way to support your local shelter. And who knows you might just find your new forever friend. This is animal radio with us. Now TV critic for the Boston Globe. Matthew. Gilbert is during this time. How you doing? You mind if I call you Matt? No, not at all. You're the kind of guy that you really didn't like dogs. They were actually afraid of dogs weren't you? I was terrified of dog, you know, I grew up in a home where we never had a dog. My mother was also afraid of dogs. And so if I saw dog it just it seemed so mysterious and unpredictable and I thought they were dirty too if I touched a dog accidentally took my hand would Buzz until I could wash it and it's happened up until your forties or I would say. Yes, and totally early forties. Yes. What a cock changed you. Well, I think you know, some people find a dog and they fall in love with the dog and then they that kind of becomes their bridge to falling in love with another person from birth. Happened the other way around I met a person who is now my husband and I fell in love and he's a dog person. And yeah, and I had to kind of loosen up and and gradually I relaxed around dogs because I was constantly having to be around them. I began to trust them and wage reached a point where I couldn't imagine living without a dog and I mean I just told you that when I touched a dog I couldn't wait to wash my hands now. I mean, I kiss my dog go beyond mouth, you know, I can't get enough of touching him. I I feel very drawn to him in attack time. You did see where Toby was cleaning an hour before he kissed her mouth, right? We blocked those things. Yeah, you got a lot of making up to do but what happened was I got this, you know, so we finally got this dog, Toby and even the Dead On the TV critic and kind of the sort of person who spends most of my time in front of the T or just with my husband or one or two friends. Toby wasn't having that he had to get out. He had two player. He's an extremely social dog. I found him pulling me to the dog park and it became ultimately a great experience for me off at that. Take away from your work. I mean if watching TV is your job by the way Great Gig if you can t create can get paid for it, but did that take you away from your job? Did you find that it was you took me? I have distractions from work also, and I'm just wondering how this affected you. Well, it depends whether or not my bosses are listening. Okay. Now, I'm just kidding. You know, I don't think it did take away from my work time because I would come back from the park and I still do I come back from the park refreshed, you know, sometimes I'm sitting in front of my TV or my computer and I'm back. Not really being productive. The best thing that I can do is to leave and come back. Yes re-energized and the park is a great place to do that. Yeah, it took the dogs get you out from behind the TV which is and you know, what they have this new dog TV where the have you seen this on DirecTV to have dog TV. That's my biggest fear is that me and the dog will be sitting in front of the couch potatoes TV all day now, I'm a big people Watcher at there's gotta be a lot of people to watch at a dog park I can imagine. Yes, you got oh, yes all different types of thoughts about some of the crazy people there. Oh crazy. No dog people who are crazy. What do you mean? It's one of the things that I love about the culture of the subculture of the dog park is that it brings in people of all ages all different walks of life. And so you find yourself talking to and rub Elbows with people that you might normally never meet, you know, there are people and and some I think my favorite dog park type is the person who loves to talk, you know the person who because they're in this semi Anonymous place and they're among these dogs who are having such a good time. They feel like they can just tell you everything about themselves. You know, I'm a sort of a good listener. I love listening to people's stories. So, you know, there are these people it's like I call it Dam burst age. I mean you're standing there and they're telling you their entire life story, even though you don't know their names very eccentric and very sweet. So I love that which is another thing you notice you never know their names, you know, their dogs names, but you never know their names exactly which can be you know, it's you know, it's funny that the dog park and I noticed crazier the person is yeah the probably the better pet owner or pet parents. They are they love their pets that that's what I've noticed more crazier. They are off. I'm saying crazy. I'm just talking about the ones you look at and say that one's it not but usually they they make better the best pet owners. I agree with you a hundred percent. I some of the people that you met and you think this person is crazy and I better not make eye contact and before you know it you're you're touched by them because you can see how much they love dogs. And and what what is a good dog owner they are and it's you know, it really is a nice common ground that you have with you know, when you mention Common Ground, you know an incident that happened to me one time. I was out with my dog a little tiny dog and bird man was approaching me and he had tattoos on his face and the tire he was definitely in a gang and I was there by myself and I was a little frightened and I kind of held my purse close and held my dog is any he was coming right towards me and the guy gets close gets down on his knees and starts talking baby talk to my dog and tells me about a dog that he had when he was younger that looked just like my dog and went home. Say he opened up and it was like we knew each other forever. I love that story. By the way, if you go to the dog park and you don't see any crazy people you're the crazy person just to let you know when I'll tell me the book is and we barely mentioned the book. It's called off the leash and it's about obviously your trips to the dog park it about my trips to the dog park. It's about everything we've been talking about. Okay, you know, it's about my transformation from a more-or-less introvert to a more outgoing and social person. Thanks to talk to my dog and the dog park it's called off the leash. The author is TV critic for the Boston Globe Matthew Gilbert. Thank you so much for hanging with us today. Oh my God, this was delightful. Thank you. Have yourself a great week by by this is an Abarth Rick radio..

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'Woke' draws humor from a Black cartoonist's political awakening

Morning Edition

02:36 min | 1 year ago

'Woke' draws humor from a Black cartoonist's political awakening

"Is a new comedy on Hu Lu, about a black cartoonist who's about to launch a new A political comic when he's harassed by the San Francisco police. The show about his journey from complacency. Toe activism is out today and here's NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans with a review. As woke, begins. Cartoonists Keith Night spelled K E F is on the verge of the biggest success of his career. His cartoon toast and butter is so popular fans on the bus in San Francisco recognized I Love Toaster, but to make it So you keep night. I am funny. I didn't think people Happens all the time. And he's about to finalize a national syndication deal put together by a powerful agency to reach a mainstream audience. But there's a problem with the promotional materials. You guys lighten my photo that looked like Sammy Sosa. I might go back to my own comic strip O trust me. No one's gonna ever accuse you of being too black. Okay? I'm sorry. What? What? It's what we like. About two year Your crossover index is in the 95th percentile here being made to be champion. The data. I don't see color as you can hear. Keith Night played with an authentic, charismatic comic timing by Lemorin Morris has a well practiced ability to shrug off Microaggressions. He explains his attitude and a conversation with a different fan played by Sasheer Isa made last year, But I'm not controversial. You're black cartoonist here controversial just by existing. Why is it that as people of color always having to stand for something Just the cartoonist because the world's racist place and that's why I keep it light. But when San Francisco cops mistake him for a mugger, draw guns on him and handcuffed suspects, trauma leads him to see inanimate objects as animated living things, encouraging him to be well. Woke right talking trash key, and that ain't even close to No one. But you know, we're not even this's case. This is all wrong. This is how woke adds new layers of funny to a situation that easily could have been predictable and pedantic, especially when comics like Cedric the entertainer and the Cold Buyer are voicing the objects. This is a pitch perfect comedy released at just the right time, encouraging us to laugh at all of the absurdity surrounding today's racial and social politics, while also reminding us of why staying woke is ultimately so important.

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Entertainment Companies Express Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

All Things Considered

05:00 min | 1 year ago

Entertainment Companies Express Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

"Log into your Netflix account and you will see a new category this week the black lives matter collection Amazon prime and HBO are also featuring black TV and film making at the same time HBO Max has pulled from its library the classic film gone with the wind until it can give audiences context on the movie on how it romanticizes slavery in the south during the civil war now all these entertainment companies and plenty more have expressed solidarity with black lives matter and they're highlighting a lot of good shows also some not so good shows for some guidance I want to bring in NPR's pop culture critic Linda Holmes Highlander hi and our TV critic Eric deggans Herrick Hey let's start with one movie that had shot to a lot of people's viewing here is it just the help from twenty eleven and then came this huge backlash Linda I'm gonna throw this to you first because I know you just wrote a column about the movie and and some of the problematic elements that prompted this backlash yeah the help is a film about black maids in Mississippi in nineteen sixty three but it sees their story very much through the eyes and the experiences of a young white woman played by Emma stone who decides to write a book about them and it's very much about her as the person who saves them and help them out that's a classic Hollywood trope of the white savior and you know file a Davis who plays able in one of the maids has talked about this herself and said she regrets doing the film because of that focus on the white character rather than on the maids huh to the point about problematic elements of of some of the show's Erica each item will be honest and say I grew up watching and loving gone with the wind I imagine there are a lot of people out there thinking of a TV show or film that they have loved and thinking there's actually some pretty problematic characters and storylines and there it is a critic how do you think about this one of the things I always recommend is paying attention to how characters of color are treated by the story line are they fully realized characters with their own goals with their own values or are they constantly sacrificing themselves in order to aid a white protagonist I think that Linda makes a great point in her column where she talks about how the black maids and they help are constantly risking their jobs and their lives to help this white protagonists who just wants to like write a book about them and and and the question is always you know what are black characters are characters of color are doing for themselves do they seem like a collection of stereotypes or do they seem like authentic people who may have flaws are they like there to move the story along what do they really have agency and finally with gone with the wind you know what idolizes the antebellum south and it idolizes the south that was enslaving black people you know what what is the story ultimately saying is good and what is it saying that's negative and does that really line up with your values as if you were you have to constantly ask yourself these things Linda to Eric's point about that we should be aware as we watch black characters on screen are they authentic characters are they fully realized characters what are some things you would recommend viewers look for well I what I want to say first that I think if you're a white person like I am who who is trying to kind of do better and understand better what you watch is always going to be just a compliment to whatever real work you're doing watching a movie is not enough of course and that's why in a lot of ways what I recommend to people and I hope people do it's just change persistently consistently durably change the mix of creative voices that you are listening to and that you are giving your eyeballs too and not only when they are specifically addressing race so you know watch makayla Cole's new HBO show which is called I may destroy you if you're looking for something that's new if you want to go a little older and a little more mellow one of my favorite romances as the two thousand found love in basketball it matters a lot just what you're putting into your own eyes as far as representations of people I think it can be really hard to undo repeated exposures to something with conscious explanations of it I I I would push back against one element of that and say that I do think that one reason why people may have felt more comfortable voting for a black man to be president is because we saw a black man as president on both the hit TV show twenty four and the popular movie deep impact and so I do think that what we allow characters of color to do in film and TV shows expands our idea of what we may accept people of color doing in real life Linda give us a recommendation or to Eric did you want to weigh in here what what would do you recommend that people watch if we are trying to

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Tim Burgess, Snowpiercer on Netflix, cult movie Adam & Paul

Bigmouth

06:47 min | 1 year ago

Tim Burgess, Snowpiercer on Netflix, cult movie Adam & Paul

"Welcome back to big mouth. The media strip of pop culture podcasts. Were time has become an infinite loop and yet still managed to stay yes. We're happy not going anywhere at World Zoom again and I can spot sean pattern of those inboxes. Hello Charlene how are you well? I'm alright I'm all right. Thank you and you have you not bad busy week. He said rhetorically weirdly. Busying notice that we're very shows of pop news in the pop firmament in the in the endless paralysis of now but a party. Boy George has written six or seven albums. Lockdown is a good thing. I think that's amazing and I think he should release every single track. Nothing should go in the volt and we should hear the unexpurgated unagitated boy George knockdown albums. They should be locked with boy. George Yeah definitely I think he needs an added support says Dasa. He's he says I'm not saying every single thing is good so I'm saying if you wanted it down to eight tracks the eight best trucks or George Comeback while we're speaking of albums. What did you think of Lana del Rey announcing that she's GonNa Call Hanyu Album Chem trails? Washington up fantastic. Hasn't she going to Matt a bit? She's GonNa little bit crazy. Maybe she just needs opposite town and I loved her last album. That MS billions. What could change US stick Allen because she her whole sorts of I've analysis to trip to myself everybody complains? She goes rage. Tweeting about them and yet it's such a malady created thing that she is She's a whole load of contradiction subsequently gigantea all of pop string anyway special. This week route settings a big mouth. It's Telegraph TV critic. Guardian Culture writer on Kane. Doug owner start Newington. Michael Hogan how you doing Michael. Hi I'm goodson. Y'All at your window shows you. 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Yeah it's interesting obviously about TV so in a way that hasn't stopped but what always they've run out of TV. They outlandish leaving. Eastenders runs out in a week's time I think and the ultras run out already. I is about to start doing special coronavirus episodes so yeah. It's very old and we've seen a lot of people on zoom looking awkward a bit like this bomb. The tally which is most modern family did this before anybody didn't they? Would that brilliant episode? Where class took an apple. She can only interact with the family. Five watt up to face time twitter because she's one of the girls off and got married to a radio boyfriend. The entire upset takes place on the screen and it was genius. Unfortunately old tally is like not now what I mean now. I think things like I got news for you can of quite painful but then you know Johnny Burqas and John Nova shows actually really. I mean if the trouble is they're doing all these dramas playlets now and I think we'll get tied of looking at that very quick. Have you start looking at? These seem screens? You're not gonNA spend evening looking at Bonday as a way of kind of golden era moment like you know what like would ruin acoustic mate and it was basis. They've zillow about the song that performance in studio trickery may physically like that no Michael Hogan hideous say one. Tv In this in this is who's been the best. Use Been Champion lockdown champion. Joe Wicks probably Tim Burgess Yeah to budgets will be coming in to save a little bit later. Jarvis Don domestic disco. His saved my Saturdays and he's not do Spanish. She's soon yeah she's yeah. She wolves the hot. Doesn't she shop trash compactor pulp? We can see how we can see her name. It's Nadia Serene author illustrator and pop music. Devotee hello how are you can confirm the shame the unknown in front of a book? Shel- let you guys know. This is why the Best Wifi is and if I turn around he just throwing house you've been playing against this ruining that's only what my office is like as well but yeah. I have lots of books on stuff and they were really impressed. Fit Range high coach low culture. You'd love it. Wonderful has not done treating you. She knows what I'm really lucky because I also hermit anyway. I work from home anyway. So it hasn't impacted me in the same way as I guess impacting people who announced I have space. I have two cats and I had a small human Is Pretty Calm? So yeah tonight about wonderful. What you've been binging on while in this. You know what the knowing thing. Is that the anointing is my small child. Because of lockdown all retains so. He's now away from most of the same house. I'm way which is bad news because it means I'm Kinda stuck watching her. Hit stuff that set. He loves the Teen Titans. Joe which is great the now so we will and just important days ago. 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"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Streaming service HBO Max NPR TV critic Eric deggans says the film which nearly didn't see public release makes a compelling case a warning this story will feature detailed discussion of sexual harassment and assault drew Dixon was an up and coming record executive in the nineties and pioneering hip hop label def jam recordings when she says the company's co founder Russell Simmons began sexually harassing her in the office trying to kiss her and exposing himself I thought that he was like this tragic eighty eighty happy dog that I just re training later she says Simmons lured her to his apartment and raped her after which she took a shower with her clothes on and tried to process what happened nothing about me mattered nothing about anything that makes me who I am mattered I was some physical thing that he utilized for his pleasure Dixon story including allegations she was arrested another job by former Arysta records chief executive LA Reid forms the spine of on the record the film features allegations against Simmons from eight women and says a total of twenty have accused him of misconduct or saw Simmons denies forcing sex on anyone read who left as chairman of Epic Records in twenty seventeen after a sexual harassment claim give the movie a written statement calling Dixon's allegations quote a complete misrepresentation and fabrication both men declined to be interviewed on the record does a good job showing how black women have felt caught in the middle under recognized by the me too movement and criticized by other black people for tearing down black men Toronto Burke the black woman who coined the term me too explains black women's need and really duty to we fail to protect black man is definitely ahead of us to protect ourselves this is added later in the black community and we have to contend with of like are you going to put this before with the race right you're gonna put this because this you let this thing happen to you now we have to pay for it as a race and and then we have silenced even more other black female cultural critics including still life Abrams a former executive assistant at def jam speak eloquently on how rap became more misogynist with the rise of gangsta rap in the eighties and nineties later Abram says she was sexually assaulted by Simmons she describes the feelings was letter to a suicide attempt after the attack it'll range just range over what he had done you're a chew toy for men of power this is your life on the record was supposed to debut on apple TV plus but media star Oprah Winfrey who was an executive producer removed her name from the film in January telling The New York Times she felt that there were inconsistencies in Dixon story and other problems Simmons and rap star fifty cent had pressured her publicly to step away citing some of the same arguments about tearing down black man at the film criticizes for silencing black women I wish Winfrey had been more specific with her misgivings it would be troubling to learn there are inconsistencies the film doesn't explore what other criticisms that it gives short shrift other assault allegations or doesn't explore the context of misogyny in hip hop don't really hold water instead on the record makes a powerful case but left unanswered is the question for all of us once the silence is broken what comes next Americans this is NPR.

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New show 'Defending Jacob' is a homecoming for Chris Evans

All Things Considered

01:30 min | 1 year ago

New show 'Defending Jacob' is a homecoming for Chris Evans

"Superhero movie star Chris Evans plays a more down to earth role in defending Jacob it's a limited series on apple TV plus about a prosecutor whose son is accused of murder NPR's TV critic Eric deggans says the show which debuts today fits into a troubling trend in television there was a growing genre of TV drama in our streaming saturated times that I have given INEC the almost quality drama now these shows have big stars lofty concepts gritty premises and huge ambitions but they're not quite good enough to be the next handmaid's tale or succession if there were fewer streaming services around they might not have even gotten may which brings us to apple TV pluses defending Jacob and the character played by star Chris Evans Andrew Stephen barber can you state your occupation please as an assistant district attorney in this building for ten years was so you're no longer employed as a prosecutor for Middlesex County is that correct yes that's right any barber is sitting in some sort of proceeding answering questions from a supercilious prosecutor about the worst of it and his family's life playing Barbour Evans hides the chiseled good looks that made him such a hit as Marvel's Captain America behind a bushy brown beard and an air of defeated resignation but let's not move too fast here first consider the crime that set all this

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Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

The Big Picture

10:08 min | 1 year ago

Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail

"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

AP 24 Hour News

00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

"Tina fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the golden globes next year polar herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Jr face as host a tongue in cheek polar said the network was glad the pair found time in their busy schedules to take on the globes they have hosted three times

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host Golden Globes in 2021

"Only a week after this year's golden globes we now know who will host next year's golden globes if you watch the golden globes last Sunday you may have gotten the impression that host Ricky Jr vase didn't want to be there perhaps that was due to was rather free when mentioning that this was the last time he intended to MC not to worry Ricky next year's hosts are Tina fey and Amy Poehler announced Saturday at a TV critics meeting in California the duo has hosted the golden globes three times before said polar tongue firmly in cheek there are no two funnier people

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes

"Weekend but we already know who will host next year's golden globes and who won't if you watch the golden globes last Sunday you may have gotten the impression that host Ricky Jr vase didn't want to be there perhaps that was due to was rather frequent mentioning that this was the last time he intended to MC not to worry Ricky next year's hosts are Tina fey and Amy Poehler announced Saturday at a TV critics meeting in California the duo has hosted the golden globes three times before said polar tongue firmly in cheek there are no two funnier peep pull

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Is 'The Morning Show' enough to make Apple TV+ a top streaming contender?

All Things Considered

03:54 min | 2 years ago

Is 'The Morning Show' enough to make Apple TV+ a top streaming contender?

"Apple's new series the morning show is a star studded project featuring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon it's also the highest profile show debuting Friday on the company's new streaming service apple TV plus NPR TV critic Eric deggans says it's a powerful drama which might also remind you of a certain former NBC news anchor the morning show begins with a bomb shell and it's centered on morning TV anchor Mitch Kessler played by Steve Carell Kessler's coanchor Alex Levi played by Jennifer Aniston has to explain it all to America I'm bringing you some sad and upsetting news miss kestler my co host and partner of fifteen years was fired today for sexual misconduct levy is hurt and angry especially since the show's executive producer Charlie played by mark Duplass knew the network was investigating Kessler HR has been looking into it for a few weeks I didn't want to drag you in I was trying to protect you Alice okay we knew about this and you didn't tell me my honor partner my TV husband is a sexual predator now you should not have been involved in this conversation if this all sounds familiar that's because the morning show one falls like a fictionalized version of the fall of X. today show star Matt Lauer the former NBC anchor was fired in twenty seventeen amid allegations of sexual harassment and rape the story might have thought stale a few months ago but recent reporting on the former NBC news staffer who accuse Lauer of rape and the former anchors recent the Nile to put the issue back in the headlines Kessler also echoes the denials that Lauer offered in real life he admits sleeping with subordinates but says he never forced anyone they can't just take my life away based on hearsay they have documented complaints Mexican place about what that I had affairs since when is it a crime so now we're engaged twenty years of my life is now locking me out you know what everything's changed but they forgot to send home the morning show can feel like a long string of self absorbed overly entitled characters screaming at each other but in between the outburst is a percolating drama about how the meat to move make can shift power to women marginalized by clueless middle aged male bosses Aniston's Levi gets a no nonsense local TV reporter played by Reese Witherspoon hired as our co anchor in a meeting with top executives levy makes it plain she's taking control of the show the party you guys never seem to realize is that you don't have the power anymore the news division is held up by my show are you actually trying to justify your actions listening I don't need to justify anything we are doing this my way because frankly I've let you bozos handle this long enough it's the kind of speech you hope Savannah Guthrie gave to NBC executives after all our got fired the show also explores the denial of powerful men who refused to recognize their own predatory behavior and one telling moment Carell's Cussler tries to commiserate with a film director also accused of sexual misconduct played by Martin short I don't even understand what their messages are sending out the that women are not allowed to be in possession of their sexual choice when they fix it unless they lose sight of the issues I actually feel bad for the kids because there's nothing sexy about consent well that came out wrong and and and that was creepy the morning show with stylish and fast paced the biggest project among nine original programs kicking off the new apple TV plus service it's also a close look at how what TV news organization and by extension all of us handles the new environment ushered in by the meat to movement whether that's worth four dollars and ninety nine cents a month his apples multi

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Apple TV Plus early reviews: Are the new shows any good?

The Frame

06:17 min | 2 years ago

Apple TV Plus early reviews: Are the new shows any good?

"This Friday apple will launch streaming service apple TV plus with four very expensive original shows the tech giant isn't the only big name marching into the streaming battlefield next month Disney will launch its own Perform Disney plus NBC HBO Both Have Plans to follow suit Friday TV critic Caroline Fram key check out apple's new series and she gave me her down road I've seen at least one episode of four shows launching the morning show See for all mankind Dickinson all of which have producers who have come from TV they're not totally new The morning show obviously features probably the busiest stars Reese Witherspoon Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston which is probably the biggest actor coup for any of the apple show's coming synthesis Jennifer Aniston's first regular TV role since friends good morning I'm bringing you some sad had upsetting news and while I don't know the details of the allegations to throw me under the bus Mitch Kessler my co host and partner of fifteen years was fired today you know see and for all mankind are both alternate history shows that I think is actually a very interesting see is as an alternate future in which almost all humans have lost the ability to see some say site was taken from them by God to heal the air for all mankind as an alternate history of what if the Soviet Union made it to the Moon I was about being first turns out the stakes are much bigger those are interesting concepts but what they do with it isn't particularly interest thing that was really striking to me in your views in an a two way you had with one of your other variety critics is that felt that they weren't daring that given what else is out there on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Amazon prime that they weren't willing to go the extra mile and actually take a risk yeah and I think that would obviously agree disagree with me I think the morning show particular feels like it did belong on network six years ago despite trying upbringing timely elements they obviously had to bring in some of me to Dickinson shirts trying for those who don't know Dickenson is about emily Dickinson but it's about her as a feisty teenager played by Hailee Steinfeld one purpose that is to become a great writer it definitely does a lot stylistically it has a lot of you know bass heavy rap music that comes in every so often is played by wiz Khalifa it's very cw in the vein of Riverdale but I do think looking at the four shows overall there's this weird sense I got that all these shows might have been more interesting if they came out five years ago you know they're all very shiny expensive versions of things I feel like we've seen before or that have been innovative previously but in twenty nineteen I don't know I feel like I need a little bit more from them to really stand out when there are so many shows if you were to step back and say this is clearly the market that apple is going after could you define what that audience might be I don't know that I can say that because I'm not sure apple can either think that this first of shows is a confusing one because all seem to be sort of going for a different audience Dickinson's kind of going for a CW teen thing for all mankind feels very AMC to me morning show I think I said my column feels sort of ABC CBS all access question mark and see is like a game of thrones got lost I I just don't know where what they were trying to do with the four of them combined I think feels like they were casting a wide net and it just feels like some of these shows are kind of splitting the difference in not playing it very safe they're not really taking aside and maybe that felt safer apple but it it's not very interesting TV no in one of the challenges for apple is they don't have the library that say Netflix or Disney plus has so they we are making almost a pure play on these shows and if they don't have a show that people have to watch the question is I guess would people spend five bucks a month just to watch Jennifer Aniston and that seems to be the proposition doesn't it the content library is a big part of streaming services and I feel like Apple has kind of underestimated that they to their credit are pricing it relatively low five dollars a month is definitely the lowest price by pretty wide margin for any of the streaming services right now though I believe that Disney plus will not be much more expensive and again they have all these movies all these other shows that will be available just for people to have so even if you're not interested in one of the original shows you you're probably gonNA subscribe so you can watch all the Disney stuff right and that's the issue right because even as people are cutting maybe their direct TV subscription or their cable subscription if you start doing ala carte pricing where you're getting Netflix Amazon prime you're getting Hulu Oh you're getting Disney plus a couple of bucks here pretty much your back to a hundred plus a month patch what would be the argument for subscribing to apple right now or maybe are there other shows that they're hoping will continue generating momentum and he you have to imagine it's the latter especially because they have been signing more and more overall deals with other creators or shows down the Line Affonso Koran recently assigned TV deal which I find very interesting Jason Kanaan's and Friday Night Lights signed an overall deal there and in general these overall deals for creators like Ryan Murphy if it can get people

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"tv critic" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

10:34 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter and you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook at the fine print F. I. E. N. the fine print all right let's get back with Dan here Dan welcome back in. okay let's talk about some of the new shows there's a lot here that you've reviewed and I've only seen a couple of the new shows but I'm interested in many of them let's start with one that I've seen and that I really really liked the the the pilot episode I really enjoyed evil I thought it was I thought it was really terrific how how many episodes have you seen. I'd seen four episodes which is more than that you know of any other shows so I am I am well on top of things I I can tell you I was I would say I was disappointed by the next two but the first up so really what kind of creepy and a little bit disturbing in a little bit funny the next two episodes aren't really as. creepy or disturbing and then they try to get back into spooky disturbing evil gear in the fourth episode even the two middle ones were definitely not that and I don't know it's a it's an up above average procedural and one of the few procedurals what I watch this call were actually cared about. the actual cases of the week which is apparently a very difficult. because so many shows really cannot do it yeah don't tell everybody about evil in them yeah. we have several concept verses good or you know the TV show on CBS. this TV show on CBS. okay adjustability discuss deep philosophical yeah yeah yeah that's that's that that's the that's the the profile my show sure yes. so he's evil it comes from the kings Robert and Michelle king who also did that good life in the good fight and the a little weird quirky Washington horror comedy thing called bring that the a few people really liked a couple years ago anyone it stars coach of her room soon people may or may not know from Matt have your west world or leftovers as the forensic psychologist and former mountain climber little bit unclear why she is a former mountain climber that's what she is who is basically working for the D. A.'s office in her primary job is to come into court and say that people accused of crimes are all saying to to cut off the insanity defenses at the knees but then she has one clients or who well maybe he's not so much saying maybe he was even as his wife suggest because. even there and then she also meets a team of. took sponsored Catholic Church in this case investigators one of them is inspiring played by Michael turned the other is basically a. national skeptic played by asa Mondavi and and that's where things go yet guess what she's going to become curious about whether there's more to more to sanity in the world and she's been scientifically giving it credit for and maybe there is and maybe there is so I thought perhaps it really did have a very good mixture of disturbing stuff but also really funny stuff to my mind the next couple of sorts maybe go a little bit more funny and then like I said the fourth episode is back to disturbing but it's it's really solid and solid in a way that not many that were troubles are these days you so you really like the idea very much and that they have those scenes with George I'm telling you and I you know I'm a I'm a massive horror fan Dan and I was sitting on my couch kind of freaking out watching it and and I and I was it mean that the and I thought I thought it went a little further than most. the whole cutting off the finger stuff I was like whoa. I think this is CBS what's going what's going on here and I like I mean it like that the general concept of it I think is is really a lot of fun and I happened to be down I happen to be one of those like ridiculous X. files dorks and it was it was appointment TV for me and I mean this is obviously just you know it's a variation on that on that formula and I'm I'm all about it and I and I really like and I love the lead I'm I I you know I I remember her from the left overs and and I just I kind of stopped watching Westworld because I don't know what the hell was going on but but but I really love her and I thought it was great I thought that you know the chemistry between the bit between everybody involved was really good I thought I thought that I thought the the the first episode was really terrific and I'm looking forward to seeing more. it's solid and it's you know I've been mentioning it for months now is being kind of the key network drama that is closest to interesting or intriguing lord must watch or whatever and you know I don't know that necessarily if this were to a pop up on each PO or affects our Netflix that there would have been a huge amount of enthusiasm for it but I think it does what it does in a difficult space namely network TV drama out much better than it probably needs to I appreciate the call now the other one that than I did watch I have a few more on my DVR that I have to catch up on but I did watch the unicorn and that is the it's a sitcom with Walton Goggins because when you think sit com you think Walton Goggins so we'll tell everybody about the about the unicorn. the unicorn is Charles Walton Goggins as a grieving widower because when you think Saddam so you think mean die who's a grieving widower it's been a year since his wife died he's been basically trying his best to raise his two daughters one fourteen one twelve and he's wildly over his head in rather than suggesting other ways that they might help him more you know improve the quality of their life she's friends decide it's time for him to get laid and push him not broadly out into the dating pool where he was shocked to discover that in the twenty years that he was with one woman or grieving that things have changed and dating apps and stuff like that and it's. this will be a show please or Walton Goggins in fact if you really can do this and does it. clearly like the blaze so credit to him for that good supporting cast rob Corddry Omar Benson Miller several people who aren't from ballers most specific detail Watkins who's always good in things yeah the two girls who played his daughters are are really good also and and total leave likable in their own respect this is one word scene three and I didn't find the pilot all that funny but I found it okay you know little bit terming that's about it and then the next two episodes I would say definitely not fun here and perhaps a little bit less turning so wrong here if you're waiting for it to settle in and we become brilliance that is not happening but if you are simply therefore. four Walton Goggins in for the kill walked into for a lot quicker it's under a. worse ways to spend twenty minutes away you know what that's kind of how I felt about the first I was like okay you know I'm there was a greater anything I really I'm glad that you mention the kids because I thought the kids were right room were really strong I think I think everybody in it is really strong I just don't I I it it didn't grab me adding last very much I mean I it just kind of it's just what it just kind of flew by I was like okay because I like the people that are in it and I personally think makayla Walken's is it like a national treasure at this point I just think she's fantastic and everything that she does and and I like they needed to prove that Walton Goggins can be just like charming and not crazy and and complete you know complete complete real Emplate likable it was fine it flew by and then watch it again I I didn't think was anything you know over the anything really special but the I I also didn't think it was bad I just thought I I like the cast and I thought it was fine. that's what they're going forward and and do you know with the the next episode and I talked with this my review on the whole order that the next episode it took us is on the friends being worried that the main character has anger issues and all I could think while watching the entire episode was hot I I've seen all gardens play characters with anger issues before it usually involves for torture killing and wearing and how how really chilled version of gone with anger issues so I think that's what the entire show was about it's a. him saying if you think I can only play outside dangerous scary characters sometimes funny in those ways also here look at me I'm playing a normal guy if anyone ever needs me to do this again I'm totally capable of doing it and he is not fun yeah who's behind the show who's who the creators it is a it is a couple guys who I honestly don't know and then the the main producer behind it is Eric Kaplan who produces like half of the shows on CBS which is part of why it feels. you know it feels like a single camera version of Kevin can wait or been with the planet you know it's it's just slightly more polished than those shows and slightly less pandering but in terms of the complexity of the situations or the complexity of the punch line or I don't know the awareness of what modern life is like on any level actually gets the. probably embalmed to those shows I think it is better than those shows but only by a little I I think that you could take the sickly this entire premise and. someone with a little bit more cops could turn this into a really good show with the exacting cast me exactly premise I don't get the feeling that this has really good show part of potential but it definitely has there's twenty one minutes yeah it's what yes exactly that's exactly I agree with every word she said at the end all right Dan hang on okay. okay Dan Feinberg is with us and he is a TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook at the fine print F. I. E. and lots more TV to talk about at the news as the new fall season is on on unveiled right here on seven twenty WGN..

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Hostless Emmys Hit All-Time Ratings Low

The Frame

03:29 min | 2 years ago

Hostless Emmys Hit All-Time Ratings Low

"The Emmy awards were last night and for a second year in a row the ratings hit it and all time low but bad news for broadcast. TV was good news for streaming joining me to recap the ceremony is the chief TV critic at Variety Daniel Daniel Diario. Hi How are you. I'm good. I WanNa ask you this whole idea of the hostess award show. It feels like it's not going away anytime soon. If you were to grade the as on how they handled it. What kind of Marx would you give them. I would give the EMMYS a failing grade for how they handled filling in the gaps without got a host. I thought all of the interstitial bits all of the comedy all the attempts to explain to the audience what TV was fell totally flat. I will say one positive fringe benefit was that I noticed that fewer stars were being played off and the longer speeches were more impactful and more thoughtful every other aspect of the production. I thought didn't work and I missed the presence of a kind of guiding intelligence. Let's listen to the speeches that did get to run a little bit longer. This is Michelle Williams accepting her emmy for playing gwen Verdon and Fosse Verdon and so the next time a woman especially a woman of color because she stands to make fifty two cents on the dollar compared to her white. Male counterpart tells you what we need to order to do her job. Listen to her the. I think it's important to note Michelle. Williams has simone history with this. She went back for some re-shoots on the movie all the money in the world. She got paid a thousand thousanddollars. Mark Wahlberg got a million and a half so this is a personal issue for her but it feels like the really did discover something by not playing Michelle. How Williams off absolutely I think I mean I feel as though if you think back a couple of years when Nicole Kidman won for big little lies she ultimately we got to give a long speech about what she learned about domestic violence in the role but she was kind of fighting with the orchestra in a way that kind of sapped the dignity and meaning of the moment the fact that Williams was able to kind of speak in Kristalina way as composed she was carrying across these points that were personal to her relevant to the project relative to Hollywood. I thought it was really important on unfortunately with the viewership being what it was. I'm not sure how many people saw these great points but I I still think it was important. Let's talk about the viewership because it does appear that the ratings were an all time low for the Emmy Broadcast and it does. I feel like what was celebrated. Last night was not network television. I think Saturday night live with the only network show that picked up any emmy's in the primetime ceremony last tonight. Does it feel us if this is a network show that celebrating stuff that you would never see on any network. Yes it feels as though this is a network show that not only we celebrate stuff that doesn't air on network but stuff that never could I mean fleabag show. I greatly admired that was the night's big winner in comedy is so so far beyond I think what the great network watching still extant mill American audience is accustomed to that basically could come from another planet. I think what this means for. The EMMYS is an existential question going forward of what the show can do and where it should even be. Would this be better better served. If we put the Amazon Netflix would be better served. We put it on

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Eric Deggans, HBO And NPR discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Eric Deggans, HBO And NPR discussed on Morning Edition

"Green sketch comedy has been a staple on television from its very beginning but a sketch show created written directed by and starring black women it's something new NPR TV critic Eric deggans as HBO's a black lady sketch show debuting Friday is well worth the wait this is a sketch show you never knew you needed until it appears in a burst of groundbreaking comedy let's start with your take on one of those YouTube marriage proposal videos featuring a flash mob or Ashley Nicole black reacts a little more realistic you just lost your job I quit my job to devote myself to organize this flash mob full time you cringe you told me you got fired this is what you always wanted

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'Veronica Mars' Fares Better Than Most Reboots

KQED Radio Show

03:27 min | 2 years ago

'Veronica Mars' Fares Better Than Most Reboots

"The TV series Veronica Mars created by rob Thomas starring Kristen bell as the young private investigator already has had several lives it began as a drama series on UPN in two thousand four back on the title character was in high school it lasted three years outlasting U. P. N. with its final season moved to the C. W. network then there was a standalone reunion movie in twenty fourteen funded by Kickstarter and shown on HBO and now there's a new eight episode sequel series available on Hulu one that arrived earlier than expected and according to our TV critic David Bianculli is even better than expected to here's his review the original Veronica Mars premiered on television fifteen years ago which in TV terms was a whole different era David milch is HBO series deadwood which just reunited it's cast for a fabulous TV movie premiered that year so did two major hits for A. B. C. lost and desperate housewives in the year two thousand four also brought us the premiere of NBC's the apprentice Kristen bell hit the ground running that year is Veronica Mars an outcast high school in the fictional California beach town of Neptune she worked part time as an investigator for dad's private eye firm like a modern day Nancy Drew but her narration in the opening episode showed she had a little Sam spade going as well this is my school if you go here the parents are either millionaires are your parents work for millionaires in California a town without the middle class if you're in the second you get a job fast food movie theaters many marks or you can give me my after school job telling philandering spouses or investigating false injury a lot of times past since then and a lot has happened to Veronica by the end of the original series she had gone from high school to college in the twenty fourteen movie she abandon law school and now is the new eight episode Veronica Mars begins she's on familiar ground again back in our hometown working again for her dad's detective agency and still providing her very own right near H. I spent my first nineteen years trying to escape my home town of Neptune made it out and after a decade away decided not to needed me and I needed it I was wrong on both counts Neptune didn't need another private investigator it needed an enema this new season over Annika Mars was supposed to arrive this Friday but who presented a Mars panel at the San Diego comic con fan festival last Thursday which happened to be bells thirty ninth birthday Hulu surprise the actress and the fans and TV critics by unveiling the entire new season early as a sort of birthday present so viewers can now see all over Annika Mars the telemovie is available on HBO and the show's first three vintage seasons and the new fourth one are streaming now on who the new season borrows a bit from jaws with a series of deaths threatening to close down the beach town during the summer tourist season except it's not a shark doing the killing it's a serial bomber

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'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'Big Bang,' seek final Emmy nods

Morning Edition

04:39 min | 2 years ago

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'Big Bang,' seek final Emmy nods

"Off the headline is game of thrones Veep two shows that have dominated at the Emmys are both going away in the same year conventional wisdom has told us that well game of thrones is the front runner for the outstanding drama and the Veep the front runner for the outstanding comedy ME but people as you know spoiler alert did not like that final season the game of thrones the great being over the finality particular came right before voting actually began so the question is did that impact things and on the comedy side there also is a sense that maybe there is so much political fatigue that people may have been a little tired of the themes that V. sort of swam in even though it was a strong finale if I do say so myself but that's left both categories potentially open to spoilers but Joe what do you think is the TV academy too predictable and ultimately will fall into line with the shows that everyone's predicting will life be front runners you know Mike I will defer to you on most things any related or spot anybody else other than myself I am not in any expert however I will say I do think at least in the nominations I'll be shocked if game of thrones doesn't get a whole bunch of nominations that cast his beloved and the cast is not to be held responsible for the writers I think is going to be a disconnect between Twitter and TV critics verses academy members who mostly still think it's a great show now whether or not they wind come September is another question there yeah you know there could be a whole bunch of surprises but in terms of either show not getting a whole crap town of nominations I think it's highly unlikely that we will see plenty of game of thrones and Veep nominations now here's a prediction that you can back me up on and no matter what happens on Emmy nomination morning there will be plenty of disappointments and part of that's just because we do live in this era of peak TV but there's still only seven slots for drama and comedy and that leaves not a lot of room for new comers or for shows that haven't been nominated in the past now you and I've talked a lot about why not just expanded to ten but makes total sense right I think it's a no brainer at this point there's enough great television programming that if the Oscars can certainly stretch it out to ten nominations as a potential there's no reason you can't have that on the TV side as well where there's so many outlets making TV and so many great TV shows being produced at the same time I also feel like an egg we've talked about this over the years like you and I privately it's ridiculous that the TV academy doesn't bring back an old category which is best new show the fact is you know TV is a continuing medium and we have shows that continue to get nominated year after year and that's fine a lot of shows produce great work every year they should be nominated about I feel like one way to recognize the fact the TV's also involving medium that continues to create new things every year is to do a best in show category and maybe even some best new debut performers there are lots of different ways that the TV academy could find ways to recognize things and honor some of its best even if all these award categories on ultimately end up on TV yeah the the problem that the TV academy faces now is the fact that TV has splintered so much that two comedies look like dramas dramas look like comedies you've got talk shows some of which are are variety shows some of which focus on single topics you could like splinter a lot of these categories but they'd academy fears of category proliferation and what that means and and you don't want to for our show as a result so they run into a lot of these issues and and even when it comes to expanding categories to more nominees then suddenly they have to offer more tickets to more nominated up people and that certainly may pull back from the the amount of money that they make as well there's still a business yeah the academy of even though it's a nonprofit they still need to make your money as well in order to stay in business so a lot of issues that are hard to solve but ones that we're continuing to talk about as awards continue to be perhaps even more important to these different outlets those money problem nothing that intense around set read his things of Netflix and Jeff Bezos at Amazon could get together over weekend and pull out their wallets he would change comes loose interest and fund all those you know maybe there needs to be a secondary venue where people can can attend watches I look as I don't know but those sorts of issues seem to be secondary to the fact that TV ought to do a better job honoring its own in mall I am a long known and loud and noisy skeptic of enemies and the imports in which the town puts on them because I feel like at the work really should be validation up and the amazing paycheck as don draper walks once said that's what the money is for if you're going to be involved in the enemies and you're gonna make a big deal anyway then you might as well have those categories reflect the breath of the amazing error of television we're looking for right now well get ready now the nominations are coming out phase two of campaigning is just about to begin

"tv critic" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Are like mine it's kind of a big deal to pitch a tent and camp out in the backyard maybe have a friend over for a sleepover and my boys who are twelve they still take great delight in this of course now the tent has to be placed in close enough proximity to the house to ensure a good wifi signal they also like to take their little portable DVD player out there and watch movies recently they had a friend over in all three slept outside and they decided to watch my DVD collection of the old night stalker TV series with the late Darren McGavin you will remember him the rumpled irascible Chicago reporter Carl coal Shaq who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up they often involve the supernatural or science fiction including fantastic creatures and monsters like vampire zombies where wolves well the boys were in the tent and they manage to watch about three episodes and I think it was the zombie episode that actually did the man they were back in the house sleeping in the rec room by about eleven o'clock it all took me back to nineteen seventy two when I saw the original made for TV movie the night stalker that aired on ABC about a vampire terrorizing Las Vegas that one hundred my nightmares for years and years in hours one into mark do with geac is a TV critic with the Cleveland plain dealer and he's written several books celebrating the TV series so together will pay marsh the car coal shack the night stalker vampires of the cinema and TV the TV schedule speaking of is littered with programs dedicated to ghost hunting in ghost busting comprised of teams of so called paranormal investigators equipped with a lot of gadgets trees EMF meters full spectrum Cameros EVP recorders and spirit boxes now while it might make for good television most of these programs seem to be seriously lacking in proper investigative techniques enter Greg Lawson a former law enforcement officer and long time paranormal investigator who applies crime investigation and detection techniques to the paranormal and he's put it all down in a new book how to be a paranormal detective and I think the most of these so called ghost hunters and paranormal investigators out there could learn a thing or three from reading the book or at least listening to Greg coming up in hours three and four it's a night filled with vampires and other creatures of the night hauntings and the paranormal pillar to post on coast to coast so come on in weary traveler hang your cloak and a pick grab a stool and come together by the fire there are stories to be told in you are among friends I'm Richard Serra this is coast to coast AM why don't you stay awhile.

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"tv critic" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KTOK

"Appointed rec room with the simulated wood paneling the electric fireplace and the painting of dogs playing poker your loft that greasy spoon just off the interstate and your cabin in the woods welcome to coast to coast AM the best and late night talk radio I'm Richard Serret and tonight this morning coming to you from coast to Rajo Canada affiliate news talk ten ten it's a great night to be with you if your children are like mine it's kind of a big deal to pitch a tent and camp out in the backyard maybe have a friend over for a sleepover and my boys who are twelfth they still take great delight in this of course now the tent has to be placed in close enough proximity to the house to ensure a good wifi signal are they also like to take their little portable DVD player out there and watch movies recently they had a friend over in all three slept outside and they decided to watch my DVD collection of the old night stalker TV series with the late Darren McGavin you will remember him the rumpled irascible Chicago reporter Carl coal Shaq who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up they often involve the supernatural or science fiction including fantastic creatures and monsters like vampire zombies where wolves well the boys were in the tent and they manage to watch about three episodes and I think it was the zombie episode that actually did the man they were back in the house sleeping in the rec room by about eleven o'clock it all took me back to nineteen seventy two when I saw the original made for TV movie the night stalker that aired on ABC about a vampire terrorizing Las Vegas that one hundred my nightmares for years and years in hours one and two mark do with geac is a TV critic with the Cleveland plain dealer and he's written several books celebrating the TV series so together will pay March.

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"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:55 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Talent show and you're standing fine enjoying yourself came up behind you and you're wearing pajama pants. Pants you. But I didn't know you weren't wearing onto it. Everyone song. And I really felt bad about it. Entire life. Why are you kidding? I have no memory of that. You were so. Election. I've been sweating this for like twenty years. Tell him I'm gonna done a lot of drugs, but you have a really. He's clearly thought about this in a post me to way as is this, the thing that I did that traumatized a woman that I know and that I'm responsible for. And how do I take responsibility for it? So they have this conversation about this rear thing, my impression, I don't. Watch quite as many shows as, as a professional TV critic. But it seems to me that they don't seem to be a lot of plotlines about men grappling with their own transgression. This is one thing. I found really lovely about this is that it was not only a man grappling with transgression, but it was also a small story, not a big story. It wasn't about some larger than life anti hero, grappling with world. Be striding crimes. It was about just an ordinary guy kind of thinking about his history. Really the ideal thing about the movement aside from deposing terrible. People who've done horrible. Things is also having fresh is to be able to look at the world. And best shows that are doing this seem to me to be doing something I find really admirable in artists, which is the ability to shift in a just and have fresh eyes on the world and try to say something that's neither simply like go girl affirmative or kind of hackneyed gag.

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"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"What? Watching a talent show and you were standing in front enjoying herself. And I came up behind you and you were wearing pajama pants. Pants you. But I didn't know you weren't wearing underwear and everyone song. And I really felt bad about it. My entire life. What? Where you laugh how are you kidding? I have no memory of that. Really? You were so. Election. I've been sweating this for like twenty years and tell him that, you know, a lot of drugs, but you have a really. He's clearly thought about this inappopriate me to way as is this, the thing that I did that traumatized a woman that I know and that I'm responsible for. And how do I take responsibility for it? So they have this conversation. But that's a rare thing, my impression, I don't. Watch quite as many shows as, as a professional TV critic. But it seems to me that they don't seem to be a lot of plotlines about men grappling with their own transgression. This is one thing. I found really lovely about this is that it was not only a man grappling with transgression, but it was also a small story, not a big story. It wasn't about some larger than life anti hero, grappling with world. Be striding crimes. It was about just an ordinary guy kind of thinking about his history. Really the ideal thing about the movement aside from deposing terrible. People who've done horrible. Things is also having fresh is to be able to look at the world and the best shows that are doing this seem to me to be doing something I find really admirable in artists, which is the ability to shift in a just and have fresh eyes on the world and try to say something that's neither simply like go girl, affirmative or kind of a hackneyed, gag.

TV critic twenty years
"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Talent show and you were standing fine enjoying yourself. And I came up behind you and you were wearing pajama pants. Pants you, but I didn't know you weren't wearing underwear and everyone saw, and I really felt bad about it. Entire life. Why? What are you kidding? I have no memory of that. Really? You were so. Election. I've been sweating this for like twenty years. Tell me to. Out of drugs, but you have a really. He's clearly thought about this in a post me to way as is this, the thing that I did that traumatized a woman that I know and that I'm responsible for. And how do I take responsibility for? So they have this conversation about it. But that's a rare thing, my impression, I don't. Watch quite as many shows as professional TV critic. But it seems to me that they don't seem to be a lot of plotlines about men grappling with their own transgression. This is one thing. I found really lovely about this is that it was not only a man grappling with transgression, but it was also a small story, not a big story. It wasn't about some larger than life anti hero, grappling with world. Be striding crimes. It was about just an ordinary guy kind of thinking about his history. Really the ideal thing about the movement aside from deposing terrible. People who've done horrible. Things is also having fresh is to be able to look at the world. And best shows that are doing this seem to me to be doing something I find really admirable in artists, which is the ability to shift in a just and have fresh eyes on the world and try to say something that's neither simply like go girl affirmative or kind of hackneyed gag and actually.

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"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Watching your talent show and you're standing in fine enjoying yourself. And I came up behind you and you were wearing pajama pants. Pants you, but I didn't know you weren't wearing underwear and everyone saw, and I really felt bad about it. My entire life. What? Are you kidding? I have no memory of that. Really? You were so. Election. I've been sweating this for like twenty years. And tell him to you know I'm gonna done a lot of drugs, but you have a really. He's clearly thought about this in opposed to way as is this, the thing that I did that traumatized a woman that I know and that I'm responsible for. And how do I take responsibility for? So they have this conversation about it. But that's a rare thing, my impression, I don't. Watch quite as many shows as professional TV critic. But it seems to me that they don't seem to be a lot of plotlines about men grappling with their own transgression. Well, this is one thing. I found really lovely about this is that it was not only a man grappling with transgression, but it was also a small story, not a big story. It wasn't about some larger than life anti hero, grappling with world. Be striding crimes. It was about just an ordinary guy kind of thinking about his history. Really the ideal thing about the movement aside from deposing terrible. People who've done horrible. Things is also having fresh is to be able to look at the world. And best shows that are doing this seem to me to be doing something I find really admirable in artists, which is the ability to shift in just and have fresh eyes on the world and try to say something that's neither simply like go girl, affirmative or kind of a hackneyed.

TV critic twenty years
"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Our TV critic Eric Dagens went to the up fronts, cocktail parties and presentations in New York. All this week hair, too tough job at somebody. So everybody's focused on the high quality TV outlets like HBO which has game of thrones at net flakes, or the networks. Just not as cool now. Certainly there fighting that perception and every network is also part of a larger company that's gone through a lot of change. So Comcast own MBC and Disney ABC, they've tried to get bigger to compete better with the Netflix in the Amazons of the world. So NBC is starting its own streaming service next year, that's free and supported by ads. And that's a big deal, Disney announced that it's going to take operational control of Hulu and CBS is trying to keep going after a string of metoo and diversity related controversies including CNN CEO, an longtime hands on leader less Moonves forced to step down last year after harassment and assault allegations. So TV makes a lot of money, you know, the last year's upfront, did something like nine billion dollars in business, but they do have to convince the industry. They're still cool, but not frighten off the advertisers, and traditional viewers. All right. So that's the business end of things. What about the shows, did you see any new shows or new trends that you think were interesting was interesting, these networks, they're now cards in? A much bigger media machine. So they don't have the independence to take chances like they used to. But Keenan Thompson is going to start in a sitcom executive produced by Chris rock called the Keenan show and he's still going to appear Saturday Night Live. That'll be interesting net. Geos genius series is finally going to look at the life of a female non white genius in Aretha, Franklin and the show that one my heart is called mixed issue. It's about the early years of this character on black ish called rainbow. Johnson played by Tracy Ellis Ross, now this character grew up in the nineteen eighties as a mixed race child. She was raised in a commune in all of a sudden, she has to go to a mainstream regular school with her siblings, and then go so well, and we've got a little clip. Let's check it out. Magin being.

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Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes

The Frame

06:35 min | 2 years ago

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes

"Depending on where you're watching TV. You can get a very different picture of what it means to be a Muslim, especially a Muslim American. Fox News recently suspended host Janine Pirro. For her comments challenging the patriotism of Muslim congresswoman Ilhan, Omar Brian Kilmeade, a host of FOX and friends also questioned Omar's loyalty, but on other networks, depictions of Muslims have been becoming a lot fairer and more nuanced. And in some cases, their faith is used for comedy, which is a lot different than ridicule. A few years ago, author and religious studies scholar resum s lawn came on the frame, and he talked about why that evolution was important. I feel like as a Muslim in ECE middle easterners. We will never be a part of American culture until people start making fun of us on television. And so I am desperate for the day in which we finally have like a Muslim all in the family. Really? So where do things stand? Now. The rain Ali is the TV critic at the LA times. And when she came into our studio this morning, she cited the Hulu series Rami starring Rami Yousef as an example of a show that humanizes it's Muslim characters and lets you laugh at and with them. Oh, it's fantastic. It's such a breakthrough show in many ways, you know, half hour comedy, you know, lead character is a practicing Muslim, but also millennial growing up in New Jersey about all these things you never think that you would see Muslims paired up with it's like sex sex more sex, stating really edgy comedy. But also with you know, practicing Muslim. So there's themes inside the mosque there's themes during Ramadan. And it's it's hysterical. Let's talk about Ramadan. He talked about how his stand up comedy translated into this series. Here's rob a use of when he was talking with us. Not that long ago. I was fasten during Ramadan doing standup. I start talking about it. And I'm like, yeah. You know, I believe in God and us feel the room go what like. 'cause you know, most comedians punchline like, you know. Yeah. Then we go to church right church is like a joke. You know? And so I would be like that's not my reality. And and very quickly. I realized just talking about my reality made the crowd kind of turn their head like, oh, that's what's real to you. And so that became clear to me that, you know, all I really had to do is just talk about that stuff. Right. And all those things are at odds with each other. And you would think, you know, maybe this is a little too specific. And it's like, no not at all. Just exactly what you said. It goes very wide by being kind of specific and those very areas, but it's also he's the son of immigrants. He's you know, his his friends are Muslim but their varying degrees of it. So it's really nice to see that too. It's not like, okay, I Muslim. So therefore, oh without means. You do all these things. It's like, actually, no it's just like being Catholic or Jewish or whatever it is. And he shows that beautifully and that gets to a bigger point you wrote about this about a month ago in the LA times before Rami premiered. And was about the various ways that Islam is depicted on television. And you wrote at the time, I'm quoting you. Now, never before have American viewers seen Muslims covered by the media with such a broad range of images and narratives as they have this month. Where would you say the patterns of negative depictions of Muslims fall? I think in scripted, you know, for the longest time it's been obviously the terrorists. But then as we got, you know, the wars in Iraq, and, you know, nine eleven we were in Afghanistan, we were kind of looking at Muslims just in terms of war. You know, either the women wailing over the body or the enemy in American sniper. And I think since then, you know, there's been an interest and understanding more. But oftentimes, even those good intentions don't quite work out the way, they're supposed to be now what we're seeing with these new members in the house representatives Rashida to leave Ilhan, Omar, you know, you're seeing that there's different. Creations of what Muslims are doing in public life. I know that sounds ridiculous. But really we've only seen like three or four different kinds through the media. So now, we're seeing, you know, people in government now we're seeing comedians in unfortunately with what happened in New Zealand. You're seeing very human reactions to you know, what had happened to everyday normal people. And you're seeing how the government there reacted to it. Look these are citizens they were under attack rod than than what's been going on here of the mistrust from the government towards Muslims. No. What I think it's a very important point that we all understand how we got here and how popular culture and TV and news contain JR. The way that we think and change the way that we think stereotypically, I think something that we're seeing is there are even kind of small characters or small moments in series where there is a different way of looking at this issue. I'm thinking about Matthew weiner's series, the Romanovs because fleetingly he did something that would have been expected. A couple of years ago. Right. I mean, he has a character in there who is kind of the help essentially she's like a made that's coming into help and an elderly woman. And you know, normally she kind of probably would have been aside character she wears job. She's practicing, but she essentially becomes a central character in this episode. And there's a love affair that happens. And there's an a really deep understanding between an older Parisian with kind of very set ideas of what it means to be French. But she's also kind of realizing we'll that's changing and she's doing it through this character who is Muslim. I've never seen anything like that before. And I thought it was pretty amazing. I mean in a series that wasn't that great any other kind of under the radar series right now that you think people should stop find it somehow and check it out also documentary called the judge, and it was out on PBS few months ago. And it really follows a woman who is Palestinian, and she is. Is the first female judge on sharia court of law into officials slumming clause profound Cuban have a woman president run country and women not allowed to drive in another. And if that sounds like what the it it. It really is. Because it brings you in not only to what sharia lot is. And what that looks like because it's a family lie. It's court. It's you know, divorces things like that. But it also kind of shows you woman maneuvering, very patriarchal system being the first of her kind, and she's like this power house. It's really interesting look at SRI Alah the Muslim world women in a slum. It's it's just kind of got everything all in one.

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"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"But our TV critic David beyond Cooley says there's never been one even remotely like the new series premiering tonight on the F X network is called what we do in the shadows. And it's based on a film from New Zealand. Here's David's review over the decades television has taken some significant new approaches to the ever-evolving vampire legend, the vampires as a persecuted social class in true blood, the vampire as avenging hero in Buffy, the vampire slayer and angel back in the nineteen sixties there, even was the vampire is tragic romantic figure in dark shadows of cult series, the managed somehow to build a daily soap opera around vampires, which is and where wolves what we do in the shadows premiering this week on FX takes the dark shadows. Trick and applies it to yet. Another TV. John RA the comedy series specifically the fake documentary comedy series. It's like the office only with fangs and occasional spurts of blood. And it's also got a bit of the odds. Couple in its comedy veins because the show is about a small group of vampire, roommates, male and female sharing the same layer who really don't get along that. Well, the original incarnations of what we do in the shadows came from New Zealand where Jemaine Clement and Tyco what Tiki wrote directed and starred in a comedy short in two thousand five followed by a very funny feature film in two thousand fourteen both of them have substantial pop culture standing what Tiki directed. The recent Thor ragnarok movie and Clement is one half of the goofball musical duo flight of the conchords for this new FX version Clement is creator and both he and what Tiki direct and write several episodes. The new creative addition is co writer Paul Simms. As a writer on the Larry Sanders show, and the creator of NewsRadio what they've done for. This. New weekly TV version is populate the story with entirely new characters. Clemson what Tiki no longer star, and they transplant the vampire layer and the action from Wellington New Zealand to Staten Island, which somehow is Justice funny as are the jokes. They choose to resurrect like the time when a visiting elder vampire, emerges from his coffin to address his followers and notices the camera crew, filming the action office style. I called you. No way. Rule that what I just said. You world. Recording is our life lie to turn the future. It's a documentary through the cameras. Look, even here feeling me. Yes. It's kind of the natural piece. You were saying him centuries have passed and you have not gone kid. You you hide.

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KQED Radio

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KQED Radio

"TV critic David being Cooley in for Terry gross the Showtime drama series, billions starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis began its fourth season this week. It's a drama about state and federal politicians and prosecutors and manipulative Wall Street billionaires. I usually don't return to TV series this far into their runs. But there are two reasons in particular to give billions another look and another helping of praise one is that because of events in the real world since the series was launched in the election year of two thousand sixteen billions has become almost astoundingly relevant its main characters and conflicts include prosecutors in the southern district of New York, opportunistic and wealthy power players and even media dominating lawyers and powerful Russian oligarchs. That's one reason the other reason is that the writing the acting and the directing on billions all of which started at a very high level have gotten even better each season and for season four all the chess pieces are being moved around. Former foes are now allies formerly tight relationships are now shaken to the core and new players keep being introduced, adding even more fire and explosiveness to the mix. There's an exciting by product. All this change, Paul giamati from HBO's John Adams plays Chuck roads. A former federal prosecutor who's now running for state attorney general Damian Lewis from Showtime's homeland plays. Bobby Axelrod, the Wall Street tycoon whom road spent years investigating and prosecuting. But now they're on the same side, which means these two powerhouse actors get to share many more scenes and Maggie Sieff who plays Chuck's wife, Wendy, and a psychological counselor to Axelrod and his firm finally gets to take center stage as the new season unfurled her husband's campaign for attorney general is proceeding nicely. But this season arrival politician blackmails Chuck into dropping out of the race or he'll release some potentially damaging personal information. Namely, the Chuck and his wife, privately engage in SADO masochistic sex play with her is the dominant initially Chuck is willing to risk that public school. Closure. But not Wendy. And don't.

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"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

07:32 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The Disney empire NPR. Tv critic Eric Dagens has been following a huge merger and he's on the line. Eric morning. Yeah. Yeah. You know, I'm reminded the chipmunks did a version of that. Maybe we'll get to hear that we can hope for that. We can hope for that. Okay. So that combines with the people who did when you wish upon a star on and on how big a deal is this. It's a huge deal. One of the biggest media deals in recent history. Regulatory agencies across the world had to sign off on this deal, including the US department of Justice, which may Disney sell off a bunch of regional sports networks that FOX on just to keep them from dominating too much of the sports TV industry here. So yeah, this is this is a big deal. What does Disney get? I mean, what what that had the label FOX on. It goes over to Disney. So this is a seventy one point three billion dollar deal and involves two of the biggest studios in Hollywood. So there's a lot of names involved in this and TV and film that folks will recognize so so Disney gets outlets like Twentieth Century Fox television, which produces shows like empire in modern family. They get FOX animation and National Geographic partners. Fox. Meanwhile, has created this slimmed-down company to include a lot of the stuff that Disney didn't buy. So they have Fox News channel, FOX business network. The FOX broadcast network and Fox Sports. And in fact, the former speaker of the house Paul Ryan was named to the board of that new FOX corporation, so Rupert Murdoch's family, which of course, is controlled FOX Murdoch keeps the stuff which we can imagine his closest to his heart like, the Fox News channel and gets rid of some of this other stuff, right? A company that's a little more focused on news in sports. Okay. Couple of consequences here one. If you could imagine a bunch of layoffs as these two companies, consolidate is that likely. Yeah. There's a lot of concern and fear at lower levels in the entertainment industry that thousands of people could lose their jobs when Disney starts to consolidate its film and TV properties. We've already heard about some of these bigger executives who are going to shuffle around. You know, there's some folks from FOX high level TV executives that are going to move over to Disney to help run their TV outfits, and then a big executive from maybe EMC was moved over and took a job running, FOX entertainment. So this is going to be interested and will this change? What we see? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. And this is another step in the streaming wars in a way, you know, Disney is getting bigger to compete with Amazon net flicks. The everything from Star Wars to dub dead pool is going to be in the same home the same corporate home. They have the streaming service called Disney plus that starting up so they're going to get a lot of material for that. They're getting a controlling stake in Hulu, which is another streamer. There's a sense that some of the more adult. Oriented stuff might end up on Hulu and more family stuff might end up on Disney. Plus, and then there's the question of what's going to happen with Disney owned ABC and FOX broadcast network must have twelve months to really develop some new programming for each of those broadcasters, and we should note the Twentieth Century, Fox and Walt Disney pictures are both supporters of NPR and we've been listening to NPR TV critic, Eric Eric. Thanks. All right. Thank you. The northern California town of paradise was almost completely destroyed by last year's campfire, but scattered across the ruins there are a few signs of life. Like the building permits being issued to start rebuilding arc Albert of north state. Public radio has been talking to those residents who are committed to sticking it out in paradise rolling up to Jim and choline corners place in paradise. It still looks like a post apocalyptic homestead the neighborhoods been depopulated block after block of ruins torched. Vehicles. Hulking pines many. Dead have yet to topple at the apex of a semi circular driveway. Linebacker sized plastic tanks. Hold precious drinking water corners home since nineteen seventy five exists only in memories, and photographs I doubted right after it happened. And I asked Coleen what do you want to do? And she said, no, no doubt. She didn't even hesitate. She wants to come back. And I said, okay, that's it. Then they moved quickly within two and a half weeks. We have plans at the architects, and that's why we're kind of I I called PG Indianapolis for temporary power powerful. They said, well, we're going to take applications. I said, okay. I'm applying though, they make it sound easy. The corners have some advantages. Jim is in a related trade. He's an estimator for an abatement company and knows a thing or two about swinging a hammer they've remodeled their home four or five times over the decades. Jim is entering his seventies. With two prosthetic knees. They were in escrow on a one. Story home. Elsewhere mainly. Ditch the stairs and their two story home but ended up backing out and then the fire happened. So we will build a same story. Watcher to ask for right? About three and a half miles away. David anderson. The local contractor is surrounded by planks of fragrant Douglas for this house. Here's seventeen hundred square foot four bedroom. Two bath he and his crew were finishing up framing a home. There were awarded permits for in January. Like, the coroner's Anderson is a believer while many former residents will not return and there are deep concerns about rebuilding in a fire zone. He's confident the stigma associated with the deadliest wildfire in state history won't scare off buyers. Forever. I mean for the for the next year. Yes, that's going to be an issue with all burnt trees in the burn structures, the debris, but I'm looking beyond the first year. Anderson expects some changes to the town with a larger proportion of younger families. He said fiber optic cable is being installed making the town viable for telecommuters. I just see this. One of the more modern communities in our state Jim corner. Also senses big changes coming to paradise. The town will reemerge, but with fewer people the funky cheap. Dwellings of the past were lost a new building codes mean they won't come back. There were chicken shack turned into houses. There was mobile home from nineteen sixties little single wide sitting around and lots of debris in the yards. And I think this is gonna turn into more of a suburbia the loss of so much older housing much of it paid off leaves little doubt that purchase prices and rents will be higher than in the past possibly beyond. The reach of many Brits here were eight hundred dollars a month for two or three bedroom house, right? That's gone. There'd be no more of that aside from themselves and their granddaughter. There are few other signs of life at the corners homestead outside the window of their RV, and ornamental Plum that somehow survived as birth. I into bloom, it's flowers all the more cherished asked about when construction will start Kaleen says, we're having a housewarming party on my birthday this fall for NPR news. I'm Marc Albert in paradise California. This is NPR.

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"tv critic" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

07:20 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on KCRW

"Tv critic Eric Dagens has been following a huge merger and he's on the line. Eric morning. Yeah. I'm reminded that chipmunks did a version of that. To hear that we can hope for that. We can hope for that. Okay. So that combines with the people who did when you wish upon a star on and on how big a deal is this. It's a huge deal. One of the biggest media deals in recent history. Regulatory agencies across the world had to sign off on this deal, including the US department of Justice, which may Disney sell off a bunch of regional sports networks that FOX on just to keep them from dominating too much of the sports TV industry here. So yeah, this is this is a big deal. What does Disney get? I mean, what what that had the label FOX on it goes over to Disney. So this is a seventy one point three billion dollar deal. And it involves two of the biggest studios in Hollywood. So there's a lot of names involved in this and TV and film that folks will recognize so so Disney gets outlets like Twentieth Century, Fox television, which produces shows like empire and modern family. They get FOX animation and National Geographic partners. Now FOX meanwhile has. Created the slimmed-down company to include a lot of the stuff that Disney didn't buy. So they have Fox News channel, FOX business network. The FOX broadcast network and Fox Sports. And in fact, the former speaker of the house Paul Ryan was named to the board of that new FOX corporation, so Rupert Murdoch's family, which of course, is controlled FOX Murdoch keeps the stuff which we can imagine is closest to his heart like, the Fox News channel and gets rid of some of this other stuff, right? A company that's a little more focused on news sports. Okay. Couple of consequences here one you could imagine a bunch of layoffs as these two companies, consolidate is that likely. Yeah. There's a lot of concern and fear at lower levels in the entertainment industry that thousands of people could lose their jobs when Disney starts to consolidate its film and TV properties. We've already heard about some of these bigger executives who are going to shuffle around. You know, there's some folks from FOX TV executives that are going to move over to Disney to help run their TV. Outfits, and then a big executive for me AMC was moved over and took a job running, FOX entertainment. So this is going to be interested and will this change? What we see? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. And this is another step in the streaming wars in a way, you know, Disney is getting bigger to compete with like, Amazon and Netflix. The know everything from Star Wars to dub deadpool is going to be in the same home, the Saint corporate home, they had the streaming service called Disney, plus that's starting up. So they're going to get a lot of material for that. They're getting a controlling stake in Hulu, which is another streamer sense that some of the more adult oriented stuff might end up on Hulu and more family stuff might end up on Disney. Plus, and then there's the question of what's going to happen with Disney owned ABC and FOX broadcast network once they have twelve months to really develop some new programming for each of those broadcasters, and we should note the Twentieth Century, Fox and Walt Disney pictures are both financial supporters of NPR. And we've been listening to NPR TV critic Eric decades. Eric, thanks. All right. Thank you. The northern California town of paradise was almost completely destroyed by last year's campfire, but scattered across the ruins there are a few signs of life. Like the building permits being issued to start rebuilding. Marc Albert of north state public radio has been talking to those residents who are committed to sticking it out in paradise rolling up to Jim and choline corners place in paradise. It still looks like a post apocalyptic homestead the neighborhoods been populated block after block of ruins torched. Vehicles. Hawking pines, many dead have yet to topple at the apex of a semi circular driveway. Linebacker sized plastic tanks. Hold precious drinking water the corners home since nineteen seventy five exists only in memories, and photographs I doubted right after it happened. And I asked choline what do you want to do? And she said, no, no doubt. She didn't even hesitate. She wants to come back. And I said, okay, that's it. Then they moved quickly within two and. And a half weeks. We have plans at the architects, and that's why we're kind of I I called PG in the NS for temporary power poll. They said, well, we're going to take out locations. I said, okay. I'm applying though, they make it sound easy. The corners have some advantages. Jim is in a related trade. He's an estimator for an abatement company and knows a thing or two about swinging a hammer for modeled their home four or five times over the decades. Jim is entering his seventies. With two prosthetic knees. They were in escrow on a one story home elsewhere mainly to ditch the stairs in their two story home but ended up backing out and then the fire happened. So we will build the same story. Watcher what ask for right? About three and a half miles away. David anderson. The local contractor is surrounded by planks of fragrant Douglas for this house. Here is seventeen hundred square foot four bedroom. Two bath he and his crew were finishing up framing a home. There were awarded permits for in January like the corners Anderson is a believer. While many former residents will not return and there are deep concerns about rebuilding in a fire zone. He's confident the stigma associated with the deadliest wildfire in state history won't scare off buyers. Forever. I mean for the for the next year. Yes, that's gonna be an issue with all burnt trees and the burnt structures and the debris, but I'm looking beyond the first year. Andersen expects some changes to the town with a larger proportion of younger families. He said fiber optic cable is being installed making the town viable for telecommuters. I just see this being. One of the more modern communities in our state Jim corner, also senses big changes coming to paradise. The town will reemerge with fewer people the funky cheap dwellings of the past were lost a new building codes mean they won't come back. There were chicken shack turned into houses. There was mobile home from nineteen sixties little single wide sitting around and lots of debris in the yards. And I think this is going to turn into more of a suburbia philosophy so much older housing much of it paid off leaves little doubt that purchase prices and rents will be higher than in the past possibly beyond the reach of many rents here were eight hundred dollars a month for two or three bedroom house, right? That's gone. There'd be no more of that aside from themselves and their granddaughter. There are a few other signs of life at the corners homestead outside the window of their RV, and ornamental Plum that some. How survived as burst into bloom. It's flowers all the more cherished asked about when construction will start. Choline says we're having a housewarming party on my birthday this fall for NPR news. I'm Marc Albert in paradise California. This is morning edition..

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"tv critic" Discussed on To Live

To Live

13:15 min | 2 years ago

"tv critic" Discussed on To Live

"Do you like that same. Well first of all. I like this episode so just one of my favorite episodes of t._v. I'm big thirty rock fan and i like comedy a lot and i like sitcoms. A lot and i like a lot of meta comedy and the episode that this is in is called. Rosemary's rosemary's baby and i don't know if you've watched it but it's the one where carrie fisher plays her hero who is who's female l. television comedy writer from the nineteen seventies who's become incredibly <hes> like just rundown important. She's living in a neighborhood hang. Remember what it's called like a little bosnia or something like just like his made no money and had to leave tv because she could not get her stuff me and and engages <music> ongoing meta debate about what kind of comedy is political comedy an edgy comedy and meaningful comedy on tv because she keeps encouraging her basically basically to quit quit by saying. You're a sellout you're working for n._b._c. You're making this kind of schlocky comedy show and so. She is quitting so in the middle of this episode where there's this ongoing. I'm going to date that. They're having including debate about racial humor and what kind of humor is offensive. What kind of humor not offensive. It's like it's sort of about laughing and all of these old t._v. Shows they have the scene which is literally a demonstration in seen form of the kind of comedy that at thirty rock does it engages in all of these racial limitations that he's doing but it's crazy way where they're all actually about t._v. E invitations so that he's doing an imitation of good times and j._j. And good times and stuff like that and also it's just a tour of course performance but every every time i look at the episode liberty look at that scene newness new things and this time i've actually forgotten that when he starts to the do the imitation of tracy family he doesn't doesn't do a racial imitation. He actually just tries to do it as himself. Then tracy's like that's not like my dad. You should do my dad and the other thing is i once had this long conversation with somebody about the role of the sort of very earnest wait therapist women wearing her beige. She's like very perfectly style l._t._v. the sort of like the way in which this completely hilarious towards thing that just keeps expanding and including new characters and then in depth and everything keeps being broken up by other comments from the other character through she's like that's just jason's like reminding the audience. That's j._j. From dynamite she's like this is not what you're supposed to be doing and then tracy says when he does the white imitation he says now you're just engaging hurtful racial stereotypes anyway. It's just it's just my jam. I'm like i like a lot of different kinds of comedy on and a lot of comedy on t._v. Isn't very funny lately because most comedy shows are sad and upsetting and about sex and relationships in they're on cable and they're dromedaries until somebody comes up with a better name and i like a lot of those shows that there's something about a certain kind of hard joke writing that they did on this show. Oh that i think is very beautiful and kind of mathematical and this is a well filmed scene but it's a network sitcom. It's not doing anything thing particularly film mick but i still think it has unbelievable potency because it's just the close ups of these performances that are especially his performance alex. Alex will do a lot of bad things and make a lot of annoying comments and all of this kind of stuff and they'll still kind of be like that was still a good seen right. Stop making terrible comments alec. I would like to appreciate your senior. Are you able to divorce yourself that would just see jack donahue rather than just a general the issue in life right now but anyway but but you know we talked about how <hes> in class studied tv writer scripts because that's just sort of the pure distillation of the writers vision whereas you look at the produce show and millions of other decisions have been made from everyone from the line producer to director someone yeah disagreed example of well into the strive if thirty rock they're writing for the talents of their cats. You would not right absolutely any other sitcoms. We don't have our entry is great in the scene like it really doesn't work without his. He's completely ernest shifts from one one thing to another things like this is not working then and it's right it's also there's a real sweet yeah. That's the other thing the show is. You said it was very much about mentor. Protege relationship alleged perfect. What we're seeing here betrays the job. Although it's interesting because at the end he's part of the theme of the scene is i don't need my family. This is my family my work family and many shows. That's a very warm thing on parks and recreation. That's a very warm thing. One thing i always appreciated about thirty rock is he's not really a warm show. In that way i mean the people do care for one another but they're they're incredibly damaged characters who also sort of waver between being people being archetypes and and their their relationship with work is completely screwed up but celebrated but if i have this obsession with how many workplace shows there are on tv which i'm convinced her about about the fact that t._v. is so frequently written in writers rooms so t._v. Creators keep creating shows that are either in this case a direct portrayal of a writer's room or in the case of a metaphorical. You know like there's a lot of shows that have a crazy boss and a bunch of eccentric people that they're trying to get to work together. Those are all shows about writers rooms on back to talking about mad men and breaking. I think are both just sort of metaphors for writing eaters. They're fighting with the people who work with them very strong very clear visions like show others have and they're very dictate to'real and it's like shows that are a little often. I lagaan sit-coms. There's a whole stream of shows that are all meta shows about tv. You know dick van dyke and going back to your show of shows being then replicated on dick van dyke in sort of get traumatized in a writer's room and you create a narrative about gang that works together and they yeah so for anybody. That doesn't follow a million twitter. You make mistakes. She's a great follow on twitter but you recently tweeted something. This is my worst nightmare. This is where it all goes off genuine. What did i tell them very curious. How sort of what the decision processes and this there is one and you tweeted shows. You just watch maniac. You didn't like it. You watched forever on amazon loved. Many many people i wanted to love forever. Forever was made by a bunch of people whose work i really like. I'm i had reviewed those shows. So it wasn't like i wasn't i wasn't i do. I do do what you're asking about which is educationally tweeden opinions that is not actually a tethered to a review that i wrote in the case of that. I was trying to get people to recommend shows to me that i would like better than those shows because i know because i was frustrated. I didn't want to write a series of sort of you know not. They're they're not full on pans but like the maniac one was but like the mixed reviews of shows that i found disappointing i i don't that's not to me an enjoyable joyful thing to do. I mean frankly. I would rather have a show that i actively disliked but i thought was very powerful interesting and worth talking about so i tweeted that because i wanted people not to recommend forever. I tweeted it. I tweeted a summary of a few shows and i was saying fine me something off the beaten track. I was using twitter the way i often do as kind of a global fishing expedition for people to mention too and it's been very effective like all right to come in with a recommendation well actually i ended up then going to two other television critics and because we all have to work together a little bit because there are so many screeners that like like <hes> i reviewed you which is a lifetime which i really like and i would never i would never found you if if if like i chat chat with other critics and say what screeners have you looked at that good because two way of there there is a level which it's not about mimicking other people's opinions about group like a mind like a hive minding what's promising check in with someone somebody recommended maniac maniac and like it's not as though people are just repeating each other's opinions but it's useful. It's useful to find out what what's if you watch something that people are buzzing about and you hate it. You might you chad some critically lichens. It's ju- watches my missing something. That's not it's. It's not exactly athenian. Occasionally i mean i'm friendly with ellen seven wall and he like statler and waldorf and like we really disagree about a lot of things there are other shows we agree on to do occasionally. You talk like that but i feel like people actually yet once in a while. If you really baffled by people's responses the things you might just ask a friend. What did you think of this but i do find that helpful just because there are so many shows that shows get lost and if i have i have one one friend who likes. She watches a lot of things that are on lifetime in the c._w. That i've missed and like she watches a lot more reality. Even i do so. I actually find her a very reliable person to go to and say what am i missing. I particularly want to find things that are not on the five channels. That just happened to be watching watching out. Completely and netflix is impossible because it's like a university of shows are so how many i'm just sitting spending his whole panel just complaining about how much t._v. There isn't so boring but i mean a lot of people complain about that these days. It's a great thing though the t._v.'s leash right. I mean it's sort of for a complete. Is you know i spent years praising t._d. Having any audiences because i felt like vastly improved t._v. Not to have to appeal to everyone. People could do experimental. Little things. Take risks at this point. It's actually gone past the point where there are great niche things that i can point to and things like fleabag in you know like trying to think of what little cool things clause which i like but high maintenance is tiny show on but i i watched lovesick when it was called recommended your reds heads. This is my one that i was cooling. Country wasn't quite i reviewed it was called skurdal refund and i did it because my wonderful friend who watches shows like that recommended into lovely show but but i do think that the problem is that a this isn't a problem insofar as it's obviously good for there to be many different kinds of television shows but it does become harder to draw attention to any particular show as the crowd kind of moves from one thing to june other. I mean people do want something shared talk about so and i have to say there's been this year has been weirdly disappointing year for tv. There haven't linden many things that i've watched this year that have been for the way that i would. I know we can conversation about forever. I forever had some termi elements. Eh one element my wonderful <hes> okay so us when we're questioning of up to you guys in new york times uh-huh rainer of james poniewozik was hired as a tv critic but now you know this presidency has essentially turned him into a pundit. Have that is not true. That's all the time also rates about in the context of politics so much to the point that he's really writing a book about trump now right now. You feel like nick having a t._v. President has changed t._v. Criticism well. It's the least the tiniest issue of having trump is president is like how's it very good but that is actually the most important thing i would have to say james reviews consistently. I think he's one of the absolute best critics end he he while there are things that you unavoidably right about trump when you right about like roseanne i wrote a review of roseanne that touched on the relationship with trump but but jay goes i mean he reviews other t._v. Shows he just happens is to be one of the best people at writing about trump on tv. I say why i haven't done that. I wrote one essay that i have. I don't think it's tabatha it. I wrote it about trump in the and the apprentice in order to do it. I watched most of the apprentice <hes> <hes> which is not available to people by the way so i had to use magical powers to access it for political reasons or it's not available for i assume mark burnett based razors seles like it's not available.

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"tv critic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

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"tv critic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

"Now finally tonight to this. Anybody listening who doesn't already have a huge growing list of things they want to watch from various streaming services. We have news of new way to add te'o. Guilt. If you're in the US that is because the country seem to get access to a library of moving thousand independent and art house movies at the tell us more about it. Joining me in the studio the film and TV critic Karen Crisanto, I current this is not that long after a similar issue of shut down causing some dismay young. Yeah. Starstruck. Which was film. Struck net. Star star star stroke is me because I'm here with you was your worn into the of course, was was Warners streaming service, which which was acclaimed for its quality. And when they shut it down a lot of filmmakers, I mean and stars to cap, yo, and we're arguing that they could be they wanted to come back huge number. And so it's quite delightful. Title that the criterion collection is now coming online so far it's going to start in April so far only in North America. So is there a prospective it's spreading? Elsewhere one hopes we make it sound like could zoo or something terrible. Yes. I don't see why it wouldn't be Netflix seems to be the these standard for global domination. And I think that the exciting thing about criterion is that these are films that are generally restored they're classics there. It's good cinema. And it's easier actually pick up which went won't give us a few highlights films. We talking about well, the ones that are that are coming out. I was trying to get companies list of of all the criterion titles. They say they're going to have about a thousand of them. But we've got a whole drive seven samurai pans labyrinth night of the hunter, which of course, Charles Lawton's, first and only drug toil w I direct director thing anything twelve angry men by Sidney lumet. Do the right? Things by glee. We've got one car. Why we've got Bergman we've got cubic duck Strangelove now those are great foams on unlike many times when you come in here and dosing things. I like to be seeing them this time majority of but also I've already got them on DVD's blueberries of bolt them a now someone wants me to pay money to have them again. Don't they the money very true? Things you giving a limitless library. Well, there's a lot more involved though. They're also going to have a fifteen minute thirty day trial free trials, you could see like it. But they're also going to have little fifteen minute film schools. They're saying they're gonna have a lot of extras. And so I think it's going to be a lot more interesting than just what Netflix has to offer. I suppose the issue and presumably with previous shut down because it wasn't making enough money that you you would think if you already own the rights to these films, and they are sitting on a service on this waiting for somebody to stream them all hard to make money out of a relatively small numbers of scribe. Well, one may think and to be honest. I haven't looked deeply into why films talk actually stopped. I think it's okay to own the rights, but you may not own the rights globally. You may own them only uncertain platforms at certain times or certain countries. So sometimes you have to work these things out because a lot. Out of these agreements were made before the internet or internet, streaming was really a thing. And now it is. But the great thing about criterion is that they do have wonderful copies of these things. And there was arguments saying that other streaming services can only use the copies that are as good as they've got. But criterion plows money into making these immaculate films. Even though they're very very old. The there is a wide thing here is that if you mentioned Netflix, Netflix kind of gorilla in the room, I was in his big video.

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