As we are in the midst of turning a much needed (and long overdue) critical eye on the people making our content and informing our perception of the world, Netflix’s “Over the Moon” presents a glaring lack of creative team diversity.
Whether you’re practicing social distancing or have been ordered to shelter in place, either way you’re going to have some time on your hands, and probably want some streaming suggestions.
A messy and boring season of “The Bachelor” concludes with a messy and disappointing finale! Are they out of creative storylines/endings? Let’s also dive in to some of Peter’s mommy issues. Spoilers ahead.
What happens when you make a bunch of already wound up women dating the same guy cohabitate while they all sleep with (or don’t sleep with) him? Not a lot, as it turns out. Also who IS our new Bachelorette? Seriously, I don’t remember her. Spoilers ahead.
We finally head to hometowns where everything was more or less predetermined, but at least we got some juicy drama at the end. Spoilers ahead.
As per usual we are subject to another filler episode of “The Bachelor”, where nothing really happens, but it got us to where we needed to be. Spoilers ahead.
WHAT A NIGHT. Normally I am severely disappointed by The Oscars, but this year had some unexpected (but much deserved) wins that make me think there might be a smidgeon of hope for The Academy. Congrats “Parasite!!!
Another year where minorities and women were overlooked! Let’s take a look at this mish-mosh of nominees and at some folks who should have been nominated.
This week we were subject to 5 hours of “The Bachelor” where just about nothing happened. We’ve hit the mid point seasonal lull that is so typical of this show and it’s time to take inventory of how successful this season is doing against previous ones. Spoilers ahead.
We’ve hit the beginning of the middling point in the season where the fights get repetitive and the relationships progress at a glacial pace. Let’s take a look at the few and far between highlights of episode 3 of this season of “The Bachelor.” Spoilers ahead.
Champagne problems or problems with champagne. Either way it’s time to take a look at Episode 2 of Season 24 of “The Bachelor” - spoilers after the break.
The first two weeks of the year are done! Let's take a look at some reality TV options right now!
The first episode of this season of “The Bachelor” has come and gone and here are my guesses for the season based on nothing but the unhealthy amount of reality TV I consume and one unsolicited tidbit from a friend. I have not visited the bowels of the Bachelor conspiracy theory internet - YET.
In honor of the return of “Vanderpump Rules” here is an accounting of what it’s like to actually visit Lisa Vanderpump’s reality trash palaces.
Every year the Golden Globes cause me to ask "did I see the same version of these films as the HFPA?"
Ah yes the Golden Globes, where everything's made up and diversity doesn't matter!
Let's end the year on a positive note! Here are 19 of the top films I saw this year.
Making a movie is tough and I have nothing but respect for those who accomplish it. However that doesn't automatically make every movie good, and some may waste your time. Let's take a look at 19 of the most disappointing films of this year.
“It’s an honor to be nominated!” - but what happens when great work by diverse artists get shut out?
In a telecast that ranked somewhere between uneventful to outright boring - the 2019 Emmy Awards provided few surprises. Some highlights were "Bandersnatch" winning for Television Movie (opening the door for awards validity for more unique streaming experiences), the few winners who chose to dedicate the limited time for their speeches to noble causes, and of course Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Billy Porter getting their much deserved rewards.
It’s also clear that there are only about 15 shows total on television right now. Oh wait just kidding we’re in the golden age of content for television and yet somehow only the same batch of shows are getting nominations. Something here is broken.
In the interest of full transparency I’ll fully admit that I’ve been very behind on my television watching this year. Therefore more often than not I’m making a best guess here informed by years of melting my brain in front of the ol’ boob tube. Also keep in mind some of these predictions are wishful thinking.
Nestled a three quarters of a mile away from the hubbub of the epicenter of SXSW in Austin is a hidden experience so exclusive, you’ll need to bleed to get in.
What did we learn from this year’s Academy Awards? Well the show actually seems to run just fine without a host. It was a great night for women of color (and particularly mothers of color who got thanked). Several categories are apparently just for sale.
Much like the chaotic mess that is this year's host-less Oscars, predicting them has been equally tumultuous. It's going to make for some great drinking games, and some not stunning upsets since there are fewer clear categories than in past years.
You may know her from FXX’s “You’re the Worst”, IFC’s “Stan Against Evil”, as the voice of Korra on Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra” or perhaps even from her own podcast “The JV Club with Janet Varney” - but San Francisco knows her as one of the driving forces behind the preeminent comedy festival, SF Sketchfest.
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