This is an amazing discussion between women in television. It’s rare to hear such frank talk from women, because they are definitely spilling some truth t during this roundtable. And I’m dying to know who the three-episode guest star is that Lena refers to.
What if Seinfeld were about Jerry and Elaine trying to make it in show business? That’s basically the premise of DIfficult People, written and created by Julie Klausner. As you may have surmised from my occassional mentions, I’m a huge fan of Julie and Billy Eichner. Finally her show is available, streaming on Hulu with new shows every Wednesday. They’re both great, the show is fantastic and it’s just been renewed for another season.
‘Hello, friend. Hello, friend. That’s lame. Maybe I should give you a name. But that’s a slippery slope. You’re only in my head, we have to remember that. Shit. It’s actually happened, I’m talking to an imaginary person. What I’m about to tell you is top secret. A conspiracy bigger than all of us. Theres a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world. I’m talking about the guys no one knows about, the guys that are invisible. The top 1% of the top 1%. The guys that play god without permission.’
Over the Christmas break, I had the chance to finally watch the show I’ve been meaning to watch since it was released, Transparent. A number of publications have named it the best new series of the year so it was a perfect time for me to sit down and watch the entire season. The story, as it unfolds through the course of ten 30 minute episodes, is the story of the Pfefferman clan and how they deal with the patriarch’s late-in-life transition to female.
Is anybody still watching the pathetic husk of a show that Real Housewives of New Jersey has become? Once a crown jewel in Bravo’s Housewives lineup, in the course of six seasons has devolved into a tepid sorrow-filled Giudice apology tour that only illustrates my previous post on the importance of casting to these reality shows.
When we last left Homeland, Carrie was pregnant with Nick Brody’s love child, while said congressman/terrorist was being
punished hanged in the middle of a public square? Or was he still drying out from heroin addiciton? I don’t even know, because my Showtime subscription ran out in the middle of the season and I had given up on this show after 2 seasons of pulpy romance smattered with occasionally thrilling CIA exploits. Not that any of that matters, because Homeland’s showrunners have taken Brody’s exit as an opportunity to refocus the show back on the CIA.
There’s over two dozen new shows premiering this fall, not counting new and returning shows on cable and Amazon/Hulu/Netflix. That’s a ridiculous amount, and many won’t even make it till the end of the season. Some look really, really good (Gotham) and some are already circling the dreaded hiatus designation (Red Band Society, The Mysteries of Laura). That’s all fine and good, but which shows am I the most excited about? Glad you asked!