I went to see the Mr. Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and wow, I was hit hard by realizing how much that show contributed to my feeling of safety and fun as a child. … More Movie Night: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
I’ve been re-watching the early 2000’s show Dark Angel, and finding it eerily topical. … More Dark Angel – When A Show From the Past Becomes Relevant to the Disturbing Present
Bliss April 14, 2014 When I first heard about Mad Men and all the rave reviews, my reaction was “a show about a bunch of smoking, boozing, sexing, chauvinistic, high-powered ad executives from the sixties? No, thanks.” Then I Netflixed the pilot, and it was all over. Turns out I get a perverse pleasure out of … More Sunday Evenings are for Mad Men
Write February 12, 2014 Dear Nashville, Don’t turn my girl Zoey into the token—and thereby annoying and dispensible—black person. Give her a goal, a conflict, and reaction that any reasonable person would have. So she decides she wants to be a backup singer. I can get behind that. She goes to audition and the gatekeeper … More Nashville, Please Don’t Dress Up the Black Girl and then Give Her No Place to Go
Bliss November 18, 2013 I met my favorite filmmaking duo, Dia and Allan of Cheza Jouer Films, for dinner on Saturday night. Talk turned to our favorite TV shows, and Dia inevitably shared her off-point observations. Dia: I really like Sleepy Hollow, but Nicole Beharie is so petite. Don’t you think that makes her unconvincing … More Size and Superpowers Aren’t Everything
And by the way, my only bliss this past week Bliss October 21, 2013 Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I got hit with a family crisis—I didn’t even get to go to the art exhibit I’d been planning on for the past three weeks. It looks like everything is getting resolved, though, and … More Fall TV Redux
“Anything really worthwhile is perishable.”—Bryan Cranston Bliss September 30, 2013 Text from me: Hey, Cyn, r u watching Breaking Bad? Want to go to the finale watch party on Sunday? Cynthia: Hey Shannon girl you know I’m watching Breaking Bad. Where’s the party??? “This parking lot is full,” said Cynthia as we drove around the … More Breaking Bad Finale Watch Party in Albuquerque
As much as I love to read books, I’m happy about the start of new fall TV. It takes the edge off the end of summer. Here are the new shows I’m excited to check out. Sleepy Hollow Premieres 9/16 on Fox, 9/8c This looks like a fun, modern take on an old, old story. … More Fall is Coming, and So Is Fall TV