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…Crush It

im out krysten ritter GIF by Jessica JonesThis What to Watch Wednesday and the eve of International Women’s Day, it seems like the perfect time to celebrate a certain vigilante whose second season hits Netflix tomorrow.

If you don’t know who I’m talking about, I suggest you start binge-viewing season one of “Jessica Jones,” right now. Read the rest of this entry

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…enjoy the view

This What to Watch Wednesday, in the face of an incredibly polar and political world, I present to you a sitcom reboot that may just be the key to finding our better selves—“One Day at a Time.”

I hesitate to call it a reboot because of the stigma, but seeing as Norman Lear, who developed the original show, was just as involved with this reimagination, it’s hard to judge it too harshly on that front. Also, it’s pure joy, so it has that going for it too… Read the rest of this entry

…echo

This What to Watch Wednesday, I’d like to take a moment for the anthology, which is having a moment of its own right now.

Now the modern anthology has taken a variety of forms. Some would, for instance, make a case for everything Ryan Murphy is working on right now, “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” and “Feud,” not to mention “Fargo” and “True Detective” too.

Each of those shows starts with a new story each season, with some crossover and connections, a repertory cast in some cases, but no story arc continuation. These shows are all great in their own way, but they’re not my favorite kind of anthology. Read the rest of this entry

…Stream On

It’s a new year, which means new television. Gone are the days of new series only starting in the fall. Thanks to streaming and cable television, we’re in the golden age of television series.

That being said, all this awesome drama (and comedy) can make it hard to decide what to watch. I know, it’s a rough life. The good (or bad?) news is 2018 is adding even more variety, and welcoming back a few favorites. Read the rest of this entry

…take another look

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In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.”

In a world screaming for originality, the remake gets a bad wrap. And, to be fair, a lot of remakes deserve that wrap. I will not contest that the world is full of many pointless remakes that don’t have good enough answers to the one basic question you should have to answer before you embark on such a scheme—Why? Read the rest of this entry