Category Archives: Television

…look up

chattering_teethThis What to Watch Wednesday, I wanted to take a moment to laugh with some summertime comedies. Because, I think we could all use a moment of legitimate, uncomplicated humor right now.

As cathartic as it might be to laugh at what would otherwise be the horribly depressing realities of our world, sometimes it’s nice to laugh with no buried drama. So, today, I’m taking a moment for pure, joyful comedy… Read the rest of this entry

…just you wait

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Another Saturday, another shot at Triple Crown glory as the Preakness is run this afternoon in Baltimore. Of course, this year’s race doesn’t just fall on any Saturday. No, today also happens to be the 20th of May, which (as any musical theater nerd knows) was proclaimed Eliza Doolittle Day.

This wonderful coincidence brings together two beautiful scenes from a beautiful film and stage musical. So, naturally, will this blog post will too… Read the rest of this entry

…take the stage

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As a fan of both the stage and the small screen, I’m a fan of anything that combines the two and as you may have noticed, the trend of live theatrical performance in television has sort of caught on. What started as an annual Twitter snark-fest…I mean treasured holiday tradition…with NBC’s annual live musicals has now expanded to something of a trend as FOX joined the party with “Grease Live,” an Easter special, “The Passion,” and I’ll even count its less-than-live remake of “Rocky Horror.”

Now everyone is upping their game and there are more live and quasi-live theatrical televised events to keep track of than ever before. So, in today’s very special Theater (on television) Thursday, let’s all take a moment to catch-up and anticipate… Read the rest of this entry

…Flip Ahead

The time we all knew was coming is here—the end of the network television season. Back in the dark ages, before streaming and Netflix original programing, that meant that couch potatoes were forced to watch reruns or (gasp) find something other than television to occupy their time.

Thankfully, the television season never ends, and this is also the time of year when networks announce what’s in the pipeline for the upcoming season. So you can spend this time planning out your fall television viewing schedule. Read the rest of this entry

…relate

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This What to Watch Wednesday, we find ourselves in the middle of a week with more than a hint of absurdity, crusaders. So, I can’t think of a better moment for a touch of madness with some actual method. With that, I present the National Geographic mini-series, “Genius.”

In the history of humanity, there are few figures who are as universally known for their intelligence as Albert Einstein. I’m not saying he was the most brilliant (or that he wasn’t), but I am saying that no one else’s surname is quite so literally synonymous with genius. So the name for this series, which chronicles Einstein’s dramatic journey from a struggling but brilliant student in Germany (portrayed by Johnny Flynn) to a world-renowned, Nobel prize winning physicist (portrayed by Geoffrey Rush) here in the United States, is truly fitting.

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