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Television:”Chilling Adventure of Sabrina” — This Sabrina lands somewhere between the Melissa Joan Hart series and “The Haunting of Hill House.” It’s definitely darker, but you probably won’t lose any sleep over it. And the performances of Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez, Richard Coyle, Lucy Davis, and Kiernan Shipka (have I made my point yet?) are anything but frightening.
“Six” — This Show blew up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and has swiftly expanded its campaign for world domination to the West End, a UK tour, and a new production in Chicago this spring. Featuring the six wives of Henry VIII it’s a rock concert and history lesson all rolled up into one tight and sassy package. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll probably want to rewatch the Tudors.
“The Band’s Visit” — This show may seem small on the surface, it’s one act and takes place over just a single day. However, it uses its time well. From the beginning we’re told that this story of an Egyptian band that winds up in the wrong town in Israel is not important, but that’s not entirely true. It’s not overtly preachy, it doesn’t beat you over the head with its message but it still has one mixed in with its floating melodies and enchanting moments of simple humanity.
“Mean Girls” — I’m using this one as a “looking forward to” of sorts. Iabsolutely cannot wait for Ms. Fey to hit Broadway and if it’s half as good as this 30-second clip, it’s going to be so fetch.
“The Good Place” —Kristen Bell’s absolute sainthood aside, this show pulled off one of the most ridiculously shocking twists (yes “Story of Us” fans, bigger than the twist at the end of episode one). Seriously, there was screaming at the television (good screaming, but screaming nonetheless). If you haven’t seen the first season, stay away from season 2. You have been warned. But of course, the second season continues to blow my mind. Let the binge-watching commence.
“Why Not Me” — I haven’t read this book yet, but having finished Mindy Kaling’s first book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” in record time, I feel safe in assuming that this book will also be incredible. If you haven’t yet fallen in love with Ms. Kaling, then you’ve obviously not seen any of her work. Lucky for you, I’m about to fix that: