‘Riverdale’ Hoping For “Backlash” As Latest Offering In Small-Town-Gone-Weird TV Trend – TCA

Not all of the TV critics at TCA are happy that CW’s upcoming Riverdale has been added to the in-vogue Small Town Gone Weird sub-genre. Set in the present day and billed as a modern, subversive take on the iconic Archie Comics franchise, Riverdale, from Warner Bros TV, follows Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, as they explore the surrealism of small-town life, aka the darkness and oddities bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
The critic warned of…

Not all of the TV critics at TCA are happy that CW’s upcoming Riverdale has been added to the in-vogue Small Town Gone Weird sub-genre. Set in the present day and billed as a modern, subversive take on the iconic Archie Comics franchise, Riverdale, from Warner Bros TV, follows Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, as they explore the surrealism of small-town life, aka the darkness and oddities bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome façade. The critic warned of…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Never More Relevant, Participants Insist – TCA

The Handmaid’s Tale is especially relevant to the politics of this country now, EP/writer Bruce Miller told TV critics during a panel on the new Hulu series at TCA.
The drama series, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what formerly was part of the United States, plagued by environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime in which women are property of the…

The Handmaid’s Tale is especially relevant to the politics of this country now, EP/writer Bruce Miller told TV critics during a panel on the new Hulu series at TCA. The drama series, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what formerly was part of the United States, plagued by environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime in which women are property of the…

‘Please Like Me’ Creator/Star Josh Thomas Not Happy To Hear You Binge Watched – TCA

Please Like Me star Josh Thomas, attending his first TCA since Participant Media killed his show’s first home, Pivot network (Hulu picked up the fourth season, premiering today, January 7) confided that TCA’s make him nervous. That’s because the first one he attended was on the occasion of Pivot’s launch and he was on a panel with other network stars, including Meghan McCain and some gang members, he said.
“You put up your hand up [to ask a question] and go, like ‘Fuck…

Please Like Me star Josh Thomas, attending his first TCA since Participant Media killed his show’s first home, Pivot network (Hulu picked up the fourth season, premiering today, January 7) confided that TCA’s make him nervous. That’s because the first one he attended was on the occasion of Pivot’s launch and he was on a panel with other network stars, including Meghan McCain and some gang members, he said. “You put up your hand up [to ask a question] and go, like ‘Fuck…

Hulu’s ‘Harlots’ Offers A “Whore’s Eye View” Of Georgian London – TCA

Hulu’s Harlots is entirely told from the “whore’s eye view,” executive producer Alison Owen told TV critics today at TCA. There are “no male gazes” in the show; it is entirely about the women, looking outwards at their world. To that end, the team of producers, directors and writers is nearly entirely female, which, EP Debra Hayward said, “influenced the show in the way we wanted it to.”
Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Lesley…

Hulu's Harlots is entirely told from the "whore's eye view," executive producer Alison Owen told TV critics today at TCA. There are "no male gazes" in the show; it is entirely about the women, looking outwards at their world. To that end, the team of producers, directors and writers is nearly entirely female, which, EP Debra Hayward said, "influenced the show in the way we wanted it to." Samantha Morton (The Last Panthers), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Lesley…

Hulu’s ‘The Path’ Particularly Relevant In Donald Trump’s World, Series Creator Says – TCA

Jessica Goldberg told TV critics at TCA today that Season 2 of her fringe religion/cult drama for Hulu, The Path, debuting January 25, still feels very relevant in this new Donald Trump-ian “American environment.”
Aaron Paul stars, with Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, as a man grappling with the loss of his family and community after his doubts about the cultish Meyerist Movement came to light.
“I was watching some of the episodes after the election,” show creator/EP…

Jessica Goldberg told TV critics at TCA today that Season 2 of her fringe religion/cult drama for Hulu, The Path, debuting January 25, still feels very relevant in this new Donald Trump-ian “American environment.” Aaron Paul stars, with Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, as a man grappling with the loss of his family and community after his doubts about the cultish Meyerist Movement came to light. “I was watching some of the episodes after the election,” show creator/EP…

Governator Bows Before President-Elect In ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Ratings – But Why?

President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade about Celebrity Apprentice ratings this morning caused the knotted and combined locks of industry pundits to stand on end as they attempted to decode and decipher. Did Trump, as some have suggested, lob another bright shiny light to distract media outlets from his scheduled meeting with intelligence leaders about their reports on Russia’s election interference, which Trump has called hooey intended to discredit his win?
 
Or…

President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade about Celebrity Apprentice ratings this morning caused the knotted and combined locks of industry pundits to stand on end as they attempted to decode and decipher. Did Trump, as some have suggested, lob another bright shiny light to distract media outlets from his scheduled meeting with intelligence leaders about their reports on Russia's election interference, which Trump has called hooey intended to discredit his win?   Or…

Obama To Sit For Last Interview With ABC News As President

ABC News has said it will air its final interview with President Obama while he is in office Sunday on This Week.
It will be ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos’ 12th interview with Obama in office. Sunday’s Oval Office sit-down, ABC promises, will include Obama’s views on the transition with President-elect Donald Trump and “the intelligence community’s latest assessment on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.”
The full interview will be available…

ABC News has said it will air its final interview with President Obama while he is in office Sunday on This Week. It will be ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos’ 12th interview with Obama in office. Sunday’s Oval Office sit-down, ABC promises, will include Obama’s views on the transition with President-elect Donald Trump and “the intelligence community's latest assessment on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election.” The full interview will be available…